The Dream of Love

 “From now on, I shall recount to you, as well as I know, how I went to work. First, I want to tell you, without any long story, about what Diversion* served and about his companions, and then I will tell in

a full and orderly way about the appearance of the blue garden. I cannot speak of everything together,

but I will recount it all in such order that no one will have any criticism to make.”1

1 (de Lorris & de Meun, 1995/1230-1305?)

* In "The Romance Of The Rose" a poem started by Guillaume de Lorris circa 1230, continued by Jean de Meun circa 1305, with the word blue in front of garden added by Elin T. Sørensen in 2020 the names of the characters function as personal names as well as metonyms illustrating different factors driving the story forward.1 For example, Diversion is used both as a name and to represent courtly values such as Beauty and Generosity. In the context of this thesis, Diversion represents the act of diverting or straying from a course.2 This links to lines of flight in a rhizomatic process, as thought out by philosopher Gilles Deleuze. Again, with similarity to this thesis lines of inquiry, with its deviating paths or serendipities; In the words of urban researcher François Ascher these are “circumstances that allow for finding what you have not been searching for”.3

1 (Merriam-Webster; metonym)

2 (Merriam-Webster; diversion)

3 (Braae et al., 2013, p. 194)

Ph.D. intro A sense of wonder — Multispecies urbanismExploratory action research Urban ambience A marine landscape architecture Univocal Appendix : Three articles


Co-creators —  — Undersea fieldwork Landscapes with a soul — — HAV intro


A purple sunstar (Solaster endeca) casually resting its arm on sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima) growing on a coralline red algae-encrusted rock. Underwater photo, published, by permission, from Pernilla Carlsson, NIVA. The motive was found in Melfjordbotn October 2008.