Personlig profil

Forskning

I am an urban ecologist and environmentalist, a thinker-activist and transdisciplinary scholar who is not so much interested in analyzing how the world is but rather how to affect its multiple becomings. My current research evolves around four interrelated interests: 

Environmental humanities, environmental justice, and the rights of nature

I work with environmental justice and food justice across sites in the global north and global south. I am also interested in nature philosophy, political ecology, and the rights of nature across cultural contexts and sites. I use notions of the commons and commoning both as territory and as a community-making process where land and resources are shared. I believe that processes of commoning across communities and cultures can pave pathways for a reparative environmental futures. I work with embodied knowledge production to welcome sensuous, collective, and pluriversal forms of knowing. I draw on theories and methods from eco-feminism and multispecies ethnography to engage with the more-than human, to explore pluriversal worlds and how they co-exist. I am interested in shared land use, land restoration and citizen-led initiatives in the green transition, opting for a just, democratic and sustainable future.

Anthropocene urban and rural landscapes

I explore urban natures and post-industrial landscapes in and around the city, and how they bear witness of anthropogenic damage, and at the same time are potential sites for multispecies commoning. I am interested in how to overcome urban-rural divides and how new food systems, for instance regenerative farming and permaculture can provide prefigurative politics for environmental change of both urban and rural landscapes. Drawing from spatial theory and landscape theory, I am also concerned with environmental restoration, more-than human agency in landscape design and planning, and multispecies co-design.

Cultural citizenship, slow activism and art

I am interested in how activism, design and art can be seen as worldmaking practices, enacting citizens' desires and imaginaries. Art, design and activism I see as social, cultural, and environmental experimenting that can imagine worlds to come. I am particularly interested in collaborative and co-creative forms of art, design and activism as the processes of commoning often involves negotiation and contestation of current norms and habits. Methodologically I explore such negotiations and affective encounters through my own engagement and participation. Furthermore, I am concerned with slow forms of activism such as permaculture, regenerative agriculture, and eco-art contesting conventional understandings of human agency in art, design and activism.

Arts-based,- sensory, site-specific, and collaborative methodologies

In my research designs, I experiment with arts-based, site-specific, and collaborative methodologies. While I draw from established methodologies such as sensory and multispecies ethnography, audiovisual methods, co-creation, and site mapping, my research designs are always situated and closely developed together with stakeholders and collaborators. I have a strong expertise in co-design, co-creation and artistic research collaborations, and I am always curious about other disciplines and I welcome collaborations of any sort.

 

Curriculum

I am currently an associate professor at Department for Communication and Arts, and have been employed at Roskilde University since 2010. I have taught topics such as aesthetic theory, situated methods, participatory design, and performance design, performative urbanism. Currently I also teach topics on environmental justice, urban change and marginalization, and participatory design. I have ongoing collaborations with people and places in Chile, Brazil, Canada, Sweden, the US and Denmark.

 

A brief curriculum:

2018-2023 Co-researcher in the cross-continental project, Performative Urbanism - Situating Critical Performance Design Practices in the City headed by Director Shauna Janssen, Concordia University.

 

2015-2021 Co-researcher with the subproject Evental Urbanism in the national project Affect, Interface, Event headed by Professor, Bodil Marie Thomsen, and funded by FKK.

 

2018- 2020 Principal Investigator in Situated Knowledge and material practice in problem-oriented Learning. Funded by Centre for research and Problem-oriented project Learning at RUC.

 

2014-2016 Co-PI with Sanne Krogh Groth in Fluid Sounds - Fluid States - a project developing arts-based formats such as the Audio Paper, and the site-responsive conference Fluid States-Fluid Sounds. A collaborative project funded and supported by, Designing Human Technologies, Roskilde University, and Danish Council for Independent Research, FKK, and PSI (Performance Studies International).

2012-2015 Co-researcher in Designing Human Technologies, a transdisciplinary project across several departments at Roskilde University, headed by Prof. Jesper Simonsen.

2007-2010 Ph.D. project Performative Aesthetics in Urban Space - a transdisciplinary project situated between JuulFrost Architects (JFA) and the urban studies and planning research group (MOSPUS) at Roskilde University. 

 

Research stays abroad:

2019: Visiting researcher at Pulse Lab, Concordia Univcersity.

2013 Visiting Researcher at Universidad Catolico, Santiago de Chile.

2009: Visiting scholar at Columbia University at the Department for Architecture and Planning. 

 

Besides my jobs in academia I have been working as a tour guide, a freelancer, a ready-made performer, a consultant, a bartender, a copy-editor, an editorial assistant, an industrial cleaner, a tourist hostess.

I live in Nørrebro, Copenhagen with my two kids. I am easily inspired, and research is all I can do.

Ekspertise relateret til FN’s Verdensmål

I 2015 blev FN-landene enige om 17 Verdensmål til at standse fattigdom, beskytte planeten og sikre velstand for alle. Denne persons arbejde bidrager til følgende verdensmål:

  • Verdensmål 11 - Bæredygtige byer og lokalsamfund
  • Verdensmål 12 - Ansvarligt forbrug og produktion
  • Verdensmål 13 - Klimaindsats
  • Verdensmål 15 - Livet på land
  • Verdensmål 16 - Fred, retfærdighed og stærke institutioner

Emneord

  • Fysisk planlægning, Bystudier
  • Byens rum
  • Byens æstetik
  • rumanalyse
  • tilblivelse
  • Assemblage
  • affekt
  • planlægning
  • kulturarv
  • kulturel byudvikling
  • Proces
  • Midlertidige rum
  • urban studies
  • Situationisme
  • bysociologi
  • København
  • Carlsbergbyen
  • New York
  • Gentrificering
  • The High Line
  • urban gardening
  • DIY
  • kunstaktivisme
  • Festivaler i byen
  • Stedsudvikling
  • stedets og rummets æstetik
  • Distortion
  • Sao Paulo
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • urbanitet
  • Urban and planning theory
  • the informal city
  • redesign
  • arkitektur
  • det offentlige rum
  • Kulturmøde, Multikulturalitet
  • Videnskabsteori, Videnskabshistorie, Videnskabssociologi, Forskningspolitik
  • Situeret viden
  • performative metoder
  • vitalisme
  • Aktør-Netværks-Teorier
  • Kunstens videnskabsteori
  • Visuelle metoder
  • affektteori
  • vidensociologi
  • procesfilosofi
  • æstetiske læringsprocesser
  • tværdisciplinaritet
  • designteorier
  • Performande studies
  • Performanceteori
  • Bysociologi
  • Critical theory
  • Litteratur, Kunst, Musik, Æstetik
  • avantgardens æstetik
  • performance studies
  • atmosfære
  • relationel æstetik
  • foto
  • installationskunst
  • participatorisk kunst
  • interaktion
  • performativitet
  • urbanitet
  • sansning
  • æstetisk teori
  • Midlertidige rum
  • Performance design
  • kunst- og eksperimentalfilm
  • dokumentarfilm og hybridgenre
  • visuel kultur
  • street art
  • litteraturteori og modernitet
  • performance art
  • Situationisme
  • Fluxus
  • filmteori
  • kunst i det offentlige rum
  • samtidskunst
  • arkitektur
  • rummets æstetik
  • DIY
  • Kommunikation, Journalistik, Medier
  • Visuel kommunikation
  • Visuelle metoder
  • Rumlig kommunikation
  • Instagram
  • Fotografi
  • Location based blogging
  • Billedmedier
  • Visuel etnografi
  • bybranding
  • strategisk kommunikation i byplanlægning

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