The online journal platform Metode publishes essays in the fields of art and architecture.

The word “method”—or in Norwegian, metode—comes from Ancient Greek and means “the way to follow.” In the field of art and architecture, the term refers to the work process behind the work, while in a research context the term refers to the work process behind the research result. Although the term is often associated with precision, planning, and positioning, the term also implies challenges, unpredictability, and the unknown. Metode by ROM for kunst og arkitektur is a gathering place for work‑ and text-based thinking in art and architecture where the path is more important than the ultimate goal.

We invite artists, designers, and architects to unite with scholars from the humanities to explore creative and risky ways of assembling knowledge through words and works.

Peer-review process

All written submissions are firstly evaluated by Metode’s Editorial Board. Selected essay contributions will be developed in at least three hybrid workshops in which authors receive peer-review feedback from the Editorial Board and external peer reviewers. By working with an open peer-review method based on academic integrity, intellectual co-creation and collaborative methods, the aim of Metode is to build trust between authors and reviewers.

The journal’s open, in-depth peer review method aims to offer theorists and practitioners a discursive platform for generating original and compelling critical thinking on art, architecture, design, and aesthetics that challenges conventional academic publication formats and disseminations. 

About Metode

Metode is run by ROM for kunst og arkitektur: Ingrid Halland (editor-in-chief), Gjertrud Steinsvåg (project leader), and Solveig Tjetland (Assistent Editor). The editorial board 2023 - 2023 consists of Dr. Victoria Bugge Øye, Dr. Gustav Jørgen Pedersen, Dr. Anna Ulrikke Andersen, Dr. Wolfgang Hottner, and Dr. Gunhild Mathea Olaussen.

Terms and conditions 

All content published on Metode, is original content owned by ROM for kunst og arkitektur and the contributing artist/writer/photographer etc., unless otherwise stated. All contents are copyrighted and may not be reproduced, stored or shared without explicit consent from ROM and the contributor(s) in question. If you are an artist and believe your work has been published on this website without permission, please contact Metode or ROM.

Metode ISSN number: 2704-0550 


Metode is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The website is designed and developed by Bielke&Yang.