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.
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.
This research investigates how forcibly displaced people become part of cities, in ways that sustainably contribute to economic development, cultural advancement and wellbeing.
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).
The project seeks to extend knowledge of High Arctic coastlines with a specific focus on the spatial, temporal and material engagement and experience of its inhabitants.
At present the Circumpolar North provides a unique laboratory for studying future landscapes of production, infrastructure, excavation, and environmental change.
En analyse av metoder og verktøy for sivilsamfunnsmobilisering, innbyggerinvolvering og medvirkning i kommunale planprosesser, by- og stedsutviklingsprosjekt
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?
Exploring the relevance of urban morphology and cultural heritage in strategic urban planning.
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.
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.
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.
The project traces the history of the forest clearing as a spatial metaphor in architecture and challenges prevailing ideas about the links between the forest and architecture in Scandinavia.
Experimenting with systemic and participatory design tools, the research explores the role of landscape architecture in landscape-based climate adaptation and mitigation
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.
The thesis will study how relocations and movement patterns of programs moving from the inner city parts are manifested in a new peri- urban context of the Oslo Region.