Current & Upcoming Projects

Associate Professor at the Department of Art and Media Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Current research project: Building the Global Green – A Critical History of Green Architecture

Courses taught fall 2019: “KUH3003 The Politics of Art Historiography” (15 ECTS, MA students) and “KUH2207 Art in its Context: Contemporary Climates” (7,5 ECTS, BA/MA students) at the Department of Art and Media Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Guest lesture “Are We Plastic? Art and Thinking After Plastic” at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Environmental Humanities Center, 18 November 2019

Recipient of the George R. Collins Fellowship 2019 from The Society of Architectural Historians

Guest lecture “Notes on Flexibility” at The Academy of Arts, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, 7 November 2019

Oslo Architecture Triennale: Public lecture “Degrowth Tendencies of the Norwegian Deep Ecology Movement” at the seminar Degrowth Histories, 28 September 2019

Journal article “Being Plastic” published in Log 47 (forthcoming)

Journal article “Arkitekturteoriens nye relevans” [The New Relevance of Architectural Theory] in Arkitektur N no 5 (2019)

Journal article “The Unstable Object: Glifo, Blow, and Sacco at MoMA, 1972” forthcoming in Journal of Design History

Essay “Notes on Flexibility: On Radical Inflatables, Design Thinking and Marte Eknæs’ Air Body as part of Marte Eknæs’ exhibition “Kunsthall 2025” at Kunsthall Stavanger, October – December 2019

Trondheim Form Lab: Website for speculative art history and criticism 

Past Projects

Essay “Kunstfilosofi etter relasjoner” [Art Philosophy After Relations] published at Contemporary Art Stavanger, 21 June 2019

Exhibition essay “Unbroken Return” for The whole is less than the sum of its parts at She Will, 15 – 23 June 2019

Art essay: “Beholder: Or, the Unthought’s Negation: An Essay on Johanne Hestvold’s Sculptures” in the exhibition catalogue for Sun and Spring in January – Next Generation in Norwegian Contemporary Art at The Astrup Fearnley Museum, 25 January – 5 May 2019

Invited lecture: “Delos Ouroboros: Cybernetics/Brain/Epistemology” The Delos Network: Delos Now, workshop 3, Loughborough University, UK, 4 May 2019

Conference paper: “The Universitas 1972: ‘Radical Left’ and ‘Right-Wing Technocrats.'” The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Annual Conference, Providence, USA, 24 – 27 April 2019

Review of the book and exhibition Charlotte Wankel og L’Esprit Nouveau published at Kunstkritikk, 8 April 2019

Interview with Talent Norge (in Norwegian)

Critic in residence at the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in connection to the exhibition project “Platform for Young Norwegian Art and Criticism”, 2018-2019

PhD Completion Grant, 12 months, Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo, 2018 – 2019

Co-organizer of the conference “Martin Heidegger and the Black Notebooks” at Kunstplass Contemporary Art [Oslo], 9 March 2019

Invited keynote roundtable discussion at the Norwegian Critics’ Association’s annual meeting, 9 March 2019

Public lecture “Om Johanne Hestvolds Beholdere og nyere kunstfilosofi” at the Astrup Fearnley Museum, 14 March 2019

Review of the exhibition series Game of Life at Kristiansand Kunsthall, published at Kunstkritikk, 7 February 2019

Book chapter: “Origo: Quantum Field Theory, Deep Ecology, Touch” in the book A Square on a Sphere: Marte Johnslien (Oslo: Uten tittel, 2018.) Related to the exhibition “A SQUARE ON A SPHERE – Marte Johnslien” at Lillehammer kunstmuseum, October 2018 – February 2019

Invited lecture: “Are We Plastic? On Speculative Design and Gaetano Pesce’s plastic bunker from the year 3072” at The Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen, 3 December 2018

Courses taught fall 2018: KUN2500/4500: Art and Criticism in the Anthropocene at the University of Oslo (10 ECTS, BA/MA students)

Convener of Lurid Space: Ecology Beyond Organisms, PhD course at University of Oslo, 1 – 2 November 2018

Book chapter “(V)endepunkt: Plastikk og plastisitet i 1972/3072” in Kollaps: På randen av fremtiden (Oslo: Dreyer forlag, 2018)

Interview in Morgenbladet, 6 July 2018

Public PhD defense, 19 June 2018

Conference paper: “Why We Must Destroy the Environment” at European Architectural History Network (EAHN), 13 – 16 June 2018

Courses taught spring 2018: KUN2201/4201 – Design Culture: Ten Things at the University of Oslo (10 ECTS, BA/MA students)

Conference paper: “‘Nothing better than a touch of ecology and catastrophe.’ On Jean Baudrillard’s attempt to destroy the environment, 1970.” Association for Art History, 2018 Annual Conference, Courtauld Institute of Art & King’s College London, 5 – 7 April 2018

Invited guest lecture: “(v)endepunkt: kunst og tenkning etter postmodernismen” [Art and Thinking after Postmodernism], as a part of the exhibition program for REPEAT FORWARD at Galleri F 15, 25 February 2018

Research Fellow in the research project “Back to the Sustainable Future: Visions of Sustainability in the History of Design” 2014 – 2017

Visiting scholar at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, New York City, USA, 2016-2017

Invited guest lecture: “Hva er kunsthistorisk forskning? Om nyere tendenser i kunsthistoriefaget” at the seminar Den forskningsbaserte utstillingen, Norges museumsforbund, seksjon for kunst- og kunstindustrimuseer, 16 October 2017

Art essay “Museum Without Walls” published at Kunstkritikk, about the world premiere of A-form, a work by composers/artists Ryuichi Sakamoto, Fujiko Nakaya, Min Tanaka and Shiro Takatani

Interview with Design History Society in connection to the Essay Prize 2016 

Co-convener of the Design History Society Annual Conference 2017 Making and Unmaking the Environment

Essay on Peter Sloterdijk’s Spheres trilogy (in Norwegian) published at Kunstkritikk

Design History Society Essay Prize 2016 Winner for the article “Designs on our Ultimate Environment: Gruppo 9999, Superstudio and the New Ontological Landscape”

Journal article published in Kunst og kultur: «Hvor er nødutgangen? Spekulativ kunsthistorie i Antropocen» [Where’s the Exit? Speculative Art History in the Anthropocene]

Curator and Art Consultant at International Corporate Art, 2013-2014

Journal article published in Kunst og kultur “Systematikk og kulturhistorie: Jens Thiis, Hans Dedekam og debatten om en utstillingsreform” [Systematics and Cultural History: Jens Thiis, Hans Dedekam and the Debate about an Exhibition Reform”