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Arid Frontier: Urban Growth and Environmental Degradation Along the Hexi Corridor

The dissertation project is a regional study of the Hexi Corridor in China’s northwestern Gansu province—a culturally and geopolitically significant zone known as the ‘golden sector’ of the Historic Silk Road. The multi-scalar research includes cartographic mapping, fieldwork, and the visual documentation of individual sites and projects.

Date:
01.08.2018 ->
Project leader:
Sample Page
Themes:
China|Landscape|Urbanism
Project type
PhD

Digital Urban Living

The project focuses on how digital technologies and media enable new ways of designing urban services and positively affect issues of urban liveability, sustainability, design and governance of cities and urban space.

Project leader:
Hello world!
Themes:
Urbanism
Approaches:
Critical|Propositional
Project type
Basic research

Ethnography of Northern Landscapes

The project maps and investigates existing and potential vitality of remote Arctic communities, with fieldwork to be completed in the Barents region, and in particular in the Varangerfjord Region (Vardø, Kirkenes) of the Kingdom of Norway, and in the Murmansk Oblast of the Russian Federation (Murmansk, Nikel).

Date:
01.09.2013 -> 31.08.2017
Project leader:
Sample Page
Themes:
Arctic|Landscape|Urbanism
Approaches:
Critical
Project type
PhD

Innovating Urban Practices

This research project explores the potential of a more active role for the architect as a mediator and a key agent in shaping the future, and study innovations in urban practice. How may urbanists and architects contribute to a sustainable future for our cities by operating intelligently in the space between grassroots initiatives and top-down approaches?

Project leader:
Sample Page
Themes:
Oslo|Urbanism
Approaches:
Critical|Experimental
Project type
Basic research

Invisible Infrastructures: Assessing socioecological transformations in the postindustrial metropolis

This cross-disciplinary project  seeks to find new methods of research and develop the way we understand change and injustice in the city. A chief aim of the project is to develop new tools and methods to gain this understanding, based on a cross disciplinary and collaborative approach.

Date:
01.07.2016 ->
Project leader:
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Themes:
Oslo|Urbanism
Approaches:
Critical|Experimental|Propositional
Project type
Basic research

Oslo Water Metropolis

The project focuses on landscape in relation to the project of the metropolis – the possibility of imagining and realizing a coherent form and image of the space of inhabitation. The project proposes the image of Oslo Water Metropolis , as a tool for elaborate descriptions and projections that are able to inspire visions, projects and policies. The aim is to stimulate a dialogue in the Oslo region, to transfer knowledge from relevant experiences and models, and to invite experts and regional actors to engage in a research-by-design.​

Project leader:
Sample Page
Themes:
Landscape architecture|Oslo|Urbanism
Approaches:
Critical|Propositional
Project type
Basic research

Spatial Mediation: Place‐based approaches to the dynamics of forced migration in arrival cities​

The project explores the correlation between the layout and architecture of places used for both displaced persons and their hosts, and suggests inclusionary programmatic and spatial solutions in future responses to urban displacement. The research concerns the role and design of public spaces in urban life. It explores the application of urban design and architectural practices in crises contexts and contingency planning and asks what architects and urbanists can learn from studying displacement situations.

Date:
01.09.2019 -> 31.08.2023
Project leader:
Sample Page
Themes:
Oslo|Urbanism
Approaches:
Critical
Project type
PhD

SUV – Preparing Cities for Autonomous Vehicles

The SUV project (Stimulating the Uptake of Autonomous Vehicles by Local Authorities) provides cities and regions with the right tools and practices to prepare their urban developments for the introduction of autonomous vehicles. It aims to connect and enhance sustainable mobility and city/regional planning to understand the actions needed to maximise the benefits autonomous vehicles can offer society.

Date:
01.09.2019 -> 31.08.2022
Project leader:
Sample Page
Themes:
Oslo|Urbanism
Approaches:
Propositional
Project type
Applied research

The Perforated Landscape

Through multi-sited analysis of the ecocultural footprint of a copper-mine prospect affecting both coastal and pastoral communities in Finnmark, the thesis addresses the prospects for re-productive landscapes, Sámi reindeer husbandry, coastal fishery, and outfield environments in the context of Scandinavian policies for industrial mining.

Date:
01.09.2012 -> 23.06.2017
Project leader:
Sample Page
Themes:
Arctic|Landscape|Landscape architecture|North|Urbanism
Approaches:
Critical|Experimental
Project type
PhD

The Urban Matrix

This research project is designed to provide a shared space for researching, reflecting and writing up overlapping and complementary interests between urbanism and design.

Project leader:
Sample Page
Themes:
Urbanism
Approaches:
Critical
Project type
Basic research

The Vital City

The project on The Vital City sets out to explore the relevance of vitalist perspectives for understanding cities and urban cultures.

Project leader:
Sample Page
Themes:
Oslo|Urbanism
Approaches:
Critical
Project type
Basic research

Urban Residential Habitat Transformation: A Case Study of Kileleshwa, Nairobi

This research is a critical analysis of the production of residential habitats in a rapidly transforming urban context. The investigation unpacks the underlying mechanisms and outcomes of urban residential transformation in Nairobi, Kenya, with a focus on its western residential suburb. It seeks to establish novel perspectives for comprehending and contemplating the dynamic urban phenomenon.

Date:
01.09.2015 -> 31.08.2018
Project leader:
Sample Page
Themes:
East Africa
Approaches:
Critical
Project type
PhD

Urbanization of Rural China: A case study on a township level

Chinese urbanization gained speed three decades ago and the momentum is continuing. After years of huge amounts of constructions and migration, a new strategy that places more emphasis on small and medium sized cities and towns is introduced by the central government. Within this blue print, future urbanization in small places is planned to account for up to half of the total urbanization volume. My research is about the urbanization process in the smallest urban form: the township and villages. In order to achieve this objective, I pick one specific place as the site for a case study in this empirical research.

Date:
01.09.2014 -> 31.08.2017
Project leader:
Sample Page
Themes:
Southeast Asia and China|Urbanism
Approaches:
Critical
Project type
PhD

YOUrban

YOUrban is a research project into social media, design and the city. It investigates tools and means to creating engagement and a sense of ownership and responsibility towards our physical, social and cultural world.

Date:
11.08.2011 -> 16.10.2014
Project leader:
Sample Page
Themes:
Oslo|Urbanism
Approaches:
Critical|Experimental
Project type
Basic research

Zombie Urbanism

In the endeavor to create an urban environment that is perceived as appealing by the established and culturally oriented middle class, earlier successes are unscrupulously copied: A prominent cultural building signed by a star architect, a promenade for sophisticated walk and a couple of delicious restaurants and cafes. The result is a kind of Zombie Urbanism where standardized perceptions dominate.

Project leader:
Sample Page
Themes:
Oslo|Urbanism
Approaches:
Critical
Project type
Basic research