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  • Universitetsvej 1, 43.2

    DK-4000 Roskilde


1994 …2020
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I am broadly interested in performance, design and ontologies relating to the role of materiality and practice-based, embodied knowledge. I have written extensively about the performance turn in cultural/social theory, especially with regards to heritage and leisure/tourism studies, and am interested in exploring the relations between performance, design and space on all scales from flow spaces enacted by global mobilities of people, things and images to the enclosed spaces of the exhibition hall, urban space or the living room. I am local research leader in the national project "Our Museum" (2016-20, where my reserch relate to the use of technology and design as means for enhancing participation in museum exhibitions. In 2013 I was part of establishing FabLab RUC ( as an open facility for design and technology experiments and explorations. Since then parts of my research has been about - and with - people and practioners from the maker/fablab milieux. I am currently interested in futuring, speculative ontologies and utopian theory in relation to experimental and explorative approaches to research, design, teaching and activism. A recent spin off of this is the establishment of the exocollective studio (


2018: Professor (wsr) in Performance Design, RU

2014: Ass. Professor in Performance Design, RU

2010-14: Director of Studies, Bachelor Programme in Humanities and Technologies, RU

2007: Visiting Research Fellow, CeMore, Lancaster University

2004-06: Member of Academic Council, RU

2000: Ass. Professor in Cultural Geography, RU


  • Event, Tourism, Performance
  • Cultural encounters, Multi-culturalism
  • Physical planning, Urban studies
  • Theory of science, History and sociology of science, knowledge and technology, Research policy
  • Literature, Art, Music, Aestheticism
  • Technology

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

Research Output 1994 2020

Bodies at Sea: 'Water' as Interface in Viking Heritage Communication

Haldrup, M., 2020, Tourism and Embodiment. Palmer, C. & Andrews, H. (eds.). Routledge

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

Acts of Citizenship

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

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationResearch

Museum communication between Enlightenment and Experience

Christensen, H. D. & Haldrup, M., 2019, In : Nordisk Museologi. 2019, 1, p. 5-10 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Performance Design as education of desire

Petersen, F. B. & Haldrup, M., 15 Mar 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearch

Re-framing mobile citizenships: Media, participation, and performance design

Mouritzen, L., Kærgaard, P. & Haldrup, M., Jun 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

Projects 1999 2020

Acts of Citizenship

Haldrup, M. & Samson, K.


Project: Research

Vores Museum

Haldrup, M., Baggesen, R. H. & Littrup, S. L.

01/07/2016 → …

Project: Research

Dansk Center for Museumsforskning

Haldrup, M.

01/08/2011 → …

Project: Research

Experimental Museum Exhibition Design

Andreasen, T., Haldrup, M., Svabo, C., Møbius, N., Kjølbæk, A. S., Thorlund, S. & Simonsen, J.


Project: Research

RUCMUS: Kulturvidenskabeligt Center RUCMUS

Haldrup, M. & Kjølbæk, A. S.


Project: Research

Activities 1995 2019

  • 22 Lecture and oral contribution
  • 7 Organisation and participation in conference
  • 3 Hosting an academic visitor
  • 1 Editor of Research journal

Nordisk Museologi (Journal)

Michael Haldrup (Editor), Hans Dam Christensen (Editor)

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewEditor of Research journalResearch

Between Institution and Intoxication: How does Performance Philosophy Intervene?

Franziska Bork Petersen (Organizer), Michael Haldrup (Speaker), Kasper Risbjerg Eskildsen (Speaker), Ulrik Schmidt (Speaker), Patrick Rowan Blackburn (Speaker)
15 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

Acts of Citizenship

Kristine Samson (Organizer), Michael Haldrup Pedersen (Organizer)
26 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference


Futurability. Speculations on Time, Design and Performance

Michael Haldrup (Speaker)
20 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Jilly Traganou

Kristine Samson (Host), Michael Haldrup Pedersen (Host)
9 Sep 201830 Sep 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

Press / Media

Danske seniorer er vilde med Spanien

Michael Haldrup Pedersen


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Fremtiden for Roskildes vikingeskibsmuseum vækker debat

Michael Haldrup Pedersen


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Kopier af successer virker ikke

Michael Haldrup


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Globus Hotel

Michael Haldrup


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

RomerRiget uge 27, 2012

Michael Haldrup


2 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media