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  • Universitetsvej 1, 43.2

    DK-4000 Roskilde


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Research areas

Urbanity, urbanism, art, architecture and spatial design. Performance design, performance studies, spatial mediation, spatial performativity, spatial ecologies, urban ecologies, environmental studies, urban development, urban transformation, DIY urbanism and culture, urban activism, the informal city, participatory design, participatory aesthetics, urban design, temporary spaces, site-specificity, site-specific performance and art, planning, cultural planning, urban space, material studies, theory of space and place, event design, the emergent city, art in public spaces, assemblage theory, affect theory, event theory, aesthetic theory, immersion, immersive spaces, immersive performances, dissensus, the right to the city, citizenship, citizen studies, gentrification, critical urban theory, urban encounters, affective encounters, segregation.


  • Physical planning, Urban studies
  • urban planning
  • event urbanism
  • urban studies
  • informal urbanism
  • temporary urban spaces
  • urban activism
  • urban ecologies
  • place-making
  • urban design
  • art in public space
  • art and planning
  • co-design
  • collaboration
  • critical urban theory
  • segregation
  • architecture and urban design
  • spatial planning
  • cultural planning
  • affective ecologies
  • Cultural encounters, Multi-culturalism
  • informal settlements
  • urban migration
  • urbanization
  • civic engagement
  • civic rights
  • social inclusion
  • Citizen studies
  • Citizenship and belonging
  • Literature, Art, Music, Aestheticism
  • participatory art
  • Aesthetic theory
  • architecture
  • art in public space
  • Film studies
  • social aesthetics
  • installation art
  • performance art
  • avantgarde art
  • immersion
  • sound art
  • aesthetics of participation
  • art biennials
  • sound art in public space
  • aesthetic performativity
  • spatial performativity
  • visual performativity
  • performance festivals
  • the social turn
  • art exhibitions
  • relational art
  • media art
  • endurance performance
  • dance and choreography
  • found scenographies
  • Theory of science, History and sociology of science, knowledge and technology, Research policy
  • material studies
  • process philosophy
  • performance theory
  • assemblage theory
  • event philosophy
  • Research creation
  • research by design
  • affect theory
  • Art and Technology
  • Event, Tourism, Performance
  • performance design
  • event design
  • experience design
  • aesthetic experience
  • festival design
  • urban design
  • urban culture
  • participatory culture
  • biennials
  • festivals
  • destination culture
  • affectivity
  • visual and spatial place-making
  • event culture
  • urban events
  • airbnb
  • Communication, Journalism, Media
  • spatial communication
  • visual communication
  • place-making
  • media and activism
  • city-branding
  • spatial mediation
  • affectivity
  • visual methods
  • mediation
  • environmental media
  • social movements and media
  • visual ethnography

Publication network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2005 2019

Acts of Citizenship

Pedersen, M. H. & Samson, K., Jan 2019

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationResearch

From vagrant scenographies to urban speculative gestures: a feminist turn

Janssen, S. & Samson, K., 2019, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Spatial Citizenship: Events, dissent and design from down town Sao Paulo to the peripheries

Samson, K., 2019, (Submitted) Design as Dissent. Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

The Audio Paper – From situated practices to affective sound encounters

Sanne, K. G. & Samson, K., 2019, (Submitted) In : Paragrana.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

The Conch Manifesto

Samson, K., Juhlin, C. L. Z. & Fjalland, E. L. P., 2019, (Submitted) CAF Copenhagen Architecture Festival.

Research output: Other contributionCommissioned

Projects 2007 2020

Activities 2009 2019

Biosocial Research Lab (External organisation)

Kristine Samson (Member)
1 Mar 20192025

Activity: MembershipMembership in research network

University of Strathclyde

Kristine Samson (Visiting researcher)
18 May 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution


3rd International Performance Design Symposium

Kristine Samson (Participant)
24 Jan 201829 Jan 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Shauna Janssen

Kristine Samson (Host), Anja Mølle Lindelof (Host), Connie Svabo (Host)
14 Feb 201828 Feb 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

Nomad Knowledge and the minor history of performance design

Kristine Samson (Speaker)
25 Jan 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution


Press / Media

Festivaldeltagere ønsker rolige og rene boforhold

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Festivalgæster tæmmer Roskildes vildskab

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Gæster tæmmer Roskildes vildskab

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Festivalgæster tæmmer Roskildes vildskab

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Ritzau Plus: Festivalgæster tæmmer Roskildes vildskab

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