Tim Ingold, CBE, FBA, FRSE is Professor Emeritus of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen. He has carried out fieldwork among Saami and Finnish people in Lapland, and has written on environment, technology and social organisation in the circumpolar North, on animals in human society, and on human ecology and evolutionary theory. His more recent work explores environmental perception and skilled practice. Ingold’s current interests lie on the interface between anthropology, archaeology, art and architecture. His recent books include The Perception of the Environment (2000), Lines (2007), Being Alive (2011), Making (2013), The Life of Lines (2015), Anthropology and/as Education (2018), Anthropology: Why it Matters (2018), Correspondences (2020) and Imagining for Real (2022). Ingold is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In 2022 he was made a CBE for services to Anthropology.
Sybille Krämer was Full Professor for Philosophy at the Free University in Berlin; since retirement guest professor Institute Cultures and Aesthetics of Digital Media, Leuphana University Lueneburg. Previously a member of the German ‘Scientific Council’ (2000-2006), of the European Research Council (2007-2014)); member of the ‘Senat’ of the ‘German Research Foundation’ (2009-2015), ‘Permanent Fellow’ at the ‘Wissenschaftskolleg’ zu Berlin (2005-2008). Several International Visiting Professorships and Fellowships; 2016 Honorary Doctorate by Linköping University/Sweden.
Research Areas: Mathematics and philosophy in 17th century; Philosophy of Language and Writing; Performative Studies, Media and Cultural Techniques; Digitality and History of Computation; Testimony and Witnessing.
Andreas Ervik (b. 1987) is a Norwegian artist, with a PhD from the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo. As an artist, Ervik’s practice is multimodal, ranging from image and music production to site-specific installations and workshops. Ervik’s research is an extension of his artistic practice, applying creative methods to examine media technologies, platforms and content. In his artistic practice and academic research, Ervik is interested in how contemporary culture is formed by ecosystems and evolutionary dynamics. In 2022 his debut book, Becoming Human Amid Diversions, is published by Palgrave Macmillan.
Neda Genova is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at the University of Warwick. She works at the intersection of cultural, media and post-communist studies, by focusing on spatial and temporal transformations in Bulgaria’s post-1989 context. She is especially interested in thinking about surfaces as dynamic, material-semiotic sites of political enunciation. Neda holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London, and has taught at Goldsmiths, University of Winchester, London South Bank, and Regent’s Universities in the UK as well as at the Henrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, Germany. She is a member of the editorial collective of the Bulgarian-language journal dVERSIA.
Nick Walkley is a PhD fellow at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Previously, Walkley completed his BA(hons) and his BArch at the Manchester School of Architecture, followed by an MA at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and subsequently held positions within architectural profession and as a professional musician. He returned toacademia in 2021 with interests in preservation, recording, rediscovery, renewal and reinterpretation of cultural heritage through digital technologies. His ongoing PhD dissertation takes the continuing trajectory of the Urnes Stave Church Portal as starting point for the investigation of ornamental architectural components, their study through reproduction and their projection into a digital future.
Jenny Perlin makes 16mm films, videos, and animations. Her films work with and against the documentary tradition, incorporating innovative stylistic techniques to emphasize issues of truth, misunderstanding, and personal history. Her projects look closely at ways in which social machinations are reflected in the fragments of daily life. She is a research fellow at the Oslo National Academy of Art and director of The Hoosac Institute, an interdisciplinary platform for the arts.
Loukia Tsafoulia is a registered architect, educator and researcher. Together with Severino Alfonso, she has founded PLB studio design and research practice. Tsafoulia is Assistant Professor at the College of Architecture and the Built Environment, Thomas Jefferson University, where she co-direct the Synesthetic Research and Design Lab.
Tsafoulia received her diploma in Architecture Engineering from the National Polytechnic School of Athens where she is a Ph.D. candidate. She is the editor of the book publication titled “Transient Spaces” and editor of the upcoming book “KatOikia, Housing in the Age of Rapid Globalization, Ubiquitous Technologies, and Information”. She has collaborated with Studio Dror, LEESER Architecture, and Jorge Otero Pailos in New York, and with K+T Architecture and the NTUUrban Environment Lab in Athens.
Severino Alfonso is a registered architect, educator and researcher. Together with Loukia Tsafoulia, he has founded PLB studio design and research practice. Alfonso is Assistant Professor at the College of Architecture and the Built Environment, Thomas Jefferson University where he and Tsafoulia co-direct the Synesthetic Research and Design Lab.
Alfonso holds two MS in Urban Design and Advanced Architecture respectively from the school of architecture in Madrid (ETSAM) where he is currently a Ph.D. candidate. He has worked with international architectural studios such as Carme Pinos, Angel Fernandez Alba and Federico Soriano in Spain, Lomar Arkitekter in Sweden and Per-forma Studio, KDF Architecture and Natalie Jeremijenko in the United States.
Jakob Oredsson is an artist, architect and scenographer, currently Artistic Research Fellow at Norwegian Theatre Academy with the project Scenography as Symbiosis, 2020-2023, which seeks to outline an ontology of scenography, exploring how scenography exists. After receiving a BA in scenography from NTA, Jakob studied architecture at The Cooper Union and The Pratt Institute in New York and received an MA in Architecture from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Oredsson has realized works in public, gallery and theatre contexts. Works which seek to queer binaries such as art-context, active-passive and culture-nature, accentuating ambiguity and embracing flat ontology.
Benjamin Blackwell is a Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Manchester. After completing his BA (hons) and MArch in architecture at Manchester School of Architecture, and spending time in architectural practice, he completed his PhD in Architecture at the University of Manchester, which was completed in 2022. His research explores the infrastructures of knowledge creation and dissemination, looking both at buildings of scientific and technological research and development, and, more recently, at the design and use of secondary school buildings.
Julie Barfod is a trained architect. She works at the intersection of performing- and visual arts with installation, sculpture, and text. She is inspired by ideas and literature from feminist and intersectional theory and practice, with a particular interest in gender in creative processes.
Marius Moldvær is a visual artist, writer and educator with a BFA from The National Academy of Art, Department of Photography, Bergen, Norway, and a Master ́s degree in Critical Theory and Creative Research from The Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR. His work is conducted on the intersection between practice and theory through mediums such as textile, photography, sculpture and writing, and formats such as exhibitions, lectures, and publications. Between the different parts that make up his practice there are no set boundaries or constraint, but the different mediums and formats blend into each other to construct paradigms that cut cross multiple disciplines and ideas. Both through, and within these paradigms Moldvaer interfere with, or disrupt linear narratives and set history, where knowledge, experience, and landscape continually osculates between personal stories, history, and collective memory.
Adam Hudec is a researcher, architect and activist, currently a PhD student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. His research is based on the intersection of science, art and architecture, where interdisciplinarity has become a tool to explore hidden or ignored anomalies of the environment. His projects have been published internationally in various exhibitions including the Bi-City Biennale in Shenzhen, the BIO26 Biennial in Ljubljana and Venice Biennale 2022. Since 2019, Adam Hudec's activities are represented by Dust Institute, a research platform in Vienna that he co-founded.
Beatrice Zaidenberg is a trained art historian working at the intersection of art and science. She is part of the Dusts Institut in Vienna and the artist-research collective LIMB. Currently, she is a curatorial trainee at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe where she co-curated e.g. the exhibition “BioMedia,” which provides insights into possible forms of coexistence between organic life and artificial agents.
Marte Danielsen Jølbo
Marte Danielsen Jølbo is a curator, writer, and Director at Hå Gamle Prestegård, Norway. She is co-founder of Another Space, a project space for art and architecture based in Copenhagen and Oslo. Jølbo is also co-founder and editor of the web journal Contemporary Art Stavanger, and is the author and editor of several essays and art publications. Jølbo holds an MA in Modern Culture and Cultural Communication from the University of Copenhagen, and a BA in Comparative Literature. Recent curatorial projects include “We are the Places” Vestlandsutstillingen (2019) and several projects for KORO.
Gustav Jørgen Pedersen
Gustav Jørgen Pedersen (b. 1989) is an art historian with a PhD in aesthetics and philosophy from the University of Oslo. He has previously been a senior advisor in the research department at Kulturtanken and Head of Department at the Department of Language and Culture at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. From 2022, he is the leader of the Edvard Munch Center for Advanced Studies (EMCAS) at the Munch Museum. Pedersen has published several research articles on contemporary art and philosophy.
Ingrid Halland is an art and architectural historian and art critic, based in Oslo and Bergen, Norway. She is associate professor in modern and contemporary art and architecture history at the University of Bergen and associate professor II at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, where she teaches in the PhD program. Halland is editor in chief of Metode, and responsible editor for Metode vol. 1 Deep Surface
The Editorial Board of Metode consists of Ingrid Halland (editor-in-chief), Victoria Bugge Øye, Gustav Jørgen Pedersen, Anna Ulrikke Andersen, Sara Yazdani, Marie-Alix Isdahl, and Anders Rubing.
Tord Øyen (b. 1993) is educated as an architect from Bergen School of Architecture (BAS) and during 2020-2021 worked as an advisor at the City Architect in Bergen municipality with focus on culture, the living city and wooden architecture. He has a special interest for the architectural role in local place-making processes.
Gyrid Øyen (b. 1987) is an art historian and a PhD Fellow at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, where she is engaged in museum practices. Øyen is interested in research practices relating to heritage processes, cultural revitalization and knowledge production in Sápmi, Ruija, Northern-Norway, with a particular emphasis on the contemporary Kven culture.
Martin Søberg is an architectural historian (M.Sc., Ph.D.) specializing in the theory and history of architecture, forms of representation and poetics, especially in the 20th and 21st centuries. He works as an associate professor of architectural history at the Royal Danish Academy – Architecture, Design, Conservation(KADK), with a current research project on the Danish architect Kay Fisker.
Rasmus Wærn has been architect at Wingårdhs since 2004. Teacher of architectural history at KTH during 2004–2010. Editor of the journal Arkitektur 1996–2004. Commissar for the exhibition "Architektur im 20. Jahrhunderet: Schweden" at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt am Main 1998.
Ylva Frid is an architect and architectural critic working in Stockholm. She currently works as an architect at Arkitektstudio Witte and has regularly contributed as a writer and critic in the professional and daily press, discussing architecture and urban development. Frid has also participated in international exhibition projects, including as co-curator of the exhibition "Nordic ID".
Sara Ettrup is a practicing architect at the design studio JJW in Copenhagen and an active voice in the Danish architecture debate. She is a former editor of the blog section at Arkitektens Forlag and contributes regularly with critical considerations and reviews in the professional magazine Arkitekten and other media. In addition, she teaches at the Institute of Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape at the Royal Danish Academy – Architecture, Design, Conservation (KADK).
Anna Ulrikke Andersen
Anna Ulrikke Andersen (b. 1988) is a filmmaker and architectural historian, currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford. She holds a PhD in architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. As a Fellow of the Future Architecture Platform 2021, she was commissioned to curate the exhibition Chronic Conditions: Body and Building at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale.
Mari Hvattum is professor of architectural history at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. She holds a degree in architecture from NTNU and a PhD in architectural history from the University of Cambridge. Hvattum has published Gottfried Semper and the Problem of Historicism (Cambridge University Press 2004), Heinrich Ernst Schirmer. Kosmopolittenes arkitekt (Pax 2014), and Hva er arkitektur (Universitetsforlaget 2015).
Gaute Brochman has a BA in Film and Film Theory from the International Film School Wales (2005) and an MA / Diploma from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (2011). After his studies, he worked as a practicing architect at MAD Architects. Has been editor of, among others, Billedkunst and Arkitektnytt and has written regularly in magazines such as Natt & Dag, Dagens Næringsliv and NRK Ytring. Brochman is currently editor-in-chief of Arkitektur N and a regular architecture critic in Morgenbladet.
Tina Lam (b. 1989) is an urban planner working in A-lab. She has an MA in urban and regional planning from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. From 2015 - 2021 she was a communication assistant at ROM for kunst og arkitektur. Lam was born and raised in Norway, while her parents came to Norway as refugees from Vietnam.