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Kjerstin Uhre




Kjerstin Uhre is an architect MNAL. She holds a diploma from the Bergen School of Architecture and has studied Philosophical Aesthetics at the University in Bergen. Uhre has built, exhibited, taught, debated, and published extensively and she is Director of Dahl & Uhre architects in Tromsø. Her PhD thesis – The Perforated Landscape – addressed ongoing and contested transitions of outfield landscapes in Sápmi. She is a member of the research group ‘Place, Power and Mobility’ at the University in Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway.



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Publications (13)



…gruvedrift i nord

Arrangement: Bærekraftig by-og tettstedsutvikling Type arrangement: Konferanse Utbredelsesområde: Norsk Arrangør: UiT – Norges arktiske uni og Fagforbundet Sted: Tromsø Tidspunkt: 12.02.14 – 13.02.14 .. Read »

Conference paper

Sápmi and the Fennoscandian shield – on and off the map

Triggered by European Union’s Raw Material Initiative and intensified resource mapping, a negotiation of the limits of exploitation is emerging; in it decision makers go to extremes in accepting environmental damage. This paper unfolds discourses on resource extraction from two cartographies representing the same territory with different names and worldviews... Read »

Book chapter

Appearing and Disappearing Landscapes 2.0.

‘DAHL: I think the notions Appearing and Disappearing landscapes and the notion To charge the landscape with new energy in all our projects have been related to different conceptions of landscape. In a sense a kind of explorative position of landscapes under pressure, searching for a terminology on its behalf so to speak... Read »


La Byen Synges

Letter to the editor, Tromsø paper Nordlys. january 12th 2013 ‘I høst var vi mange stumme vitner til at dialogenes by fremstod som samehetsens by. I selskap med mange andre som vanligvis er svært engasjert i spørsmål om Tromsøs utvikling, holdt jeg meg utenfor ordskiftet som fulgte byrådets beslutning om å trekke søknaden om innlemmelse i forvaltningsområdet for samisk språk... Read »