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.
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.
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.
Metode ISSN number: 2704-0550
Metode is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The website is designed and developed by Bielke&Yang.