Sverre Bjerkeset holds a cand.polit. degree in social anthropology from the University of Oslo and a master’s and a PhD degree in urbanism from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO). Currently, he is an urban researcher affiliated with the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape, AHO. His research interests revolve around the ethnography of public space and urban public life. His latest work is concerned with ‘contact-supporting circumstances’ (or the lack thereof) in urban public space: basic social, physical and other circumstances that encourage convivial chance interaction among diverse strangers.
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