Åste is a Norwegian architect with a Cand. Arch in Architecture and Extreme Environments from the Royal Danish Academy of Architecture, Design and Conservation. Her background is from working in the cross-section between Architecture, Technology, Innovation and Society, with a special focus on the development of sustainable futures. Furthermore, Åste brings with her several years of experience working with the development of a ‘pedestrian-friendly mountain village’ as an Urban Planner in the Winter Destination Hemsedal. Her childhood in the Alpine region of Jotunheimen has also shaped Åste’s love for snow and winter.