Current & Upcoming Projects

Editor-in-chief of Metode, an online publishing platform by ROM for kunst og arkitketur that publishes experimental essays in the fields of art and architecture, funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Research Grant (12 million NOK) for the project “How Norway Made the World Whiter” from The Research Council of Norway (Researcher Project for Scientific Renewal, 2022 – 2027)

Research Grant (3 million NOK) for the project “The Materiality of White” from
The Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (NARP) in collaboration with Marte Johnslien (2022 – 2025)

Teaching autumn 2022: Course responsible for the PhD Course Designing Research Methods at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (7 ECTS)

Teaching autumn 2022: Course responsible for KUN108 Art, Architecture and Visual Culture 1950-today (15 ECTS) and KUN254 Modern and Contemporary Art with Bachelor’s Thesis (15 ECTS) with the thematic focus “The Exhibition as Research,” the University of Bergen

Public lecture series at the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, The University of Bergen, august – november 2022

Keynote lecture at the symposium Living Prototypes at Aedes Architecture Forum/ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin, 9 December 2022

Interview with Arkitektnytt about the launch of Metode (in Norwegian)

Essay ‘Design in Museums 2022: Towards an Ethical Design Aesthetic‘ about Designmuseum Danmark and the National Museum of Norway published in Formkraft, August 2022

Essay “Design i utakt” about the new National Museum in Norway published in Morgenbladet, June 2022

The Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative, forthcoming essay as part of the Aggregate “Toxics” Project, late summer/early fall 2022

PhD supervisor for Lisbeth Funck’s work-based PhD thesis ‘Becoming with Architecture: Making the abstracted space through works and words’, public PhD defence 8 April 2022

Keynote lecture “Material Withdraw: How Modernism Made the Surface Invisible.” A response to Tim Ingold’s keynote lecture at the seminar ‘Kunsthåndværk i en digital tid’, Statens Kunstfond/Syddansk Universitet, 20. January 2022. Report from the conference in Formkraft by Heidi Laura.

Momentum Fellow 2021-2022 at the University of Bergen

Edited book Ung Uro: Unsettling Climates in Nordic Art, Architecture & Design published by Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2021

Recipient of the FORART research grant 2021 with Marte Johnslien

Book launch conversation with Anna Ulrikke Andersen at ROM for kunst og arkitektur, 30. mars 2022

Member of the Advisory Board for the project The Nokia Design Archive, led by Anna Valtonen, funded by the Academy of Finland (2021 – 2025)

Editorial Board Member of the Libelli series by Cappelen Damm Akademisk

Selected Past Projects

Public lecture “How Norway Made the World Whiter” at the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities Lunchtime Seminar, 1 December 2021

Public lecture “Er byen en hjerne? Kybernetikk, globalisering og urbanisme ca. 1970” at the seminar Urban Ecologies, ROM for Art and Architecture, 31 August 2021

Co-organizer of the public debate “De gamle må ut!”, 31 august 2021

Lecturer at the PhD summer school Designing for Resiliency: RE:GENERATE alpine-urban circularity (ETH Zurich, EPFL Lausanne, MonViso Institute), 5-13 June 2021

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

PhD committee member for Bin Li, “TRANS-ALPINE LANDSCAPES: Transecting a Chinese High Mountain in Transition”, public defence 9. april 2021

Conference paper: “From White Walls to Human Cells: The Surface Sustainability of Titanium Dioxide, 1916-Present” in the session New Material Histories of Architecture, The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Annual Conference, 14-18 April, 2021

Public mid-term evaluation of Bjørn Blikstad’s PhD project at The Oslo National Academy of the Arts, 9. October 2020

Journal article “Being Plastic” published in Log 47

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

Editor of the essay series ‘Kunsthistorisk kritikk’ at ArtScene Trondheim

Guest lesture “Are We Plastic? Art and Thinking After Plastic” at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Environmental Humanities Center, 18 November 2019 and at University of Groningen, Research Centre for Arts in Society, 19 November

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

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

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

Book chapter: “Origo: Quantum Field Theory, Deep Ecology, Touch” in A Square on a Sphere: Marte Johnslien (Oslo: Uten tittel, 2018)

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)

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”