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Janike Kampevold Larsen


Institute of Urbanism and Landscape


Tel: +4722997090

Janike Kampevold Larsen is Professor at the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape.

Larsen holds a Dr. Art in Literature.

I teach and research contemporary landscape, currently with a particular focus on Arctic landscapes . My research links landscape studies to material studies, environmental humanities and contemporary archaeology. Current projects focus on the time landscapes and cultural heritage in the Svalbard territory, as well as place development in the Arctic, particularly in the city of Vardø.
In the RCN funded Future North project we researched, mapped and projected into Arctic landscapes and the relationship between landscape change and social development. Sites included the Canadian North, the Kola Peninsula, the Norwegian Barents Coast and Svalbard. 

Ongoing research includes Arctic coastlines, The timelandscape of Bjørnøya and the cultural history of glaciers in Svalbard in the project The Way Ice Works.
I am also co-PI on the project To manage or not: assessing the benefit of managing ecosystem disservices, where I offer humanistic perspectives on research on ecosystem management and discuss the project in a beyond culture and nature perspective on changing scientific agendas in the world of climate change. 

I am one of the editors in Journal of Landscape Architecture (JoLA)

I was project coordinator for the work to extablish a program in Landscape Architecture in Tromsø, a joint program with UiT, the Arctic University of Norway. 
2013-2017 project leader for the RCN-funded project Future North, a project that researched Northern and Arctic landscapes and territories,
2008-2011 I was part of the research project Routes, roads and landscapes, Aesthetic practices en route 1750–2015. I have been working as a literary critic, as an Assistant professor in Comparative Literature and as editor of both literary publications and the literary magazine Vinduet. 



  • Architecture and Landscape
  • Emerging Landscapes and Terretories
  • Infrastructure and Landscape
  • Landscape Urbanism
  • Public Space and Parks

Curriculum Vitae - CV

Recent publications:

  • w/ P. Hemmersam, M. Morrison: Future North - Kola, Future North - Svalbard, Future North - Vardø
  • w/ Peter Hemmersam; Future North, the Changing Arctic Landscapes
  • w/ Nina Frang Høyum: Views, Norway seen from the Road, 1733-2020.
  • w/ B. Brenna, B. Elvebakk, M. Hvattum, Routes, Roads and Landscapes, a collection of essays, Ashgate, 2011
  • Articles:
  •   “Caring for Arctic and Subarctic Landscapes”, in The Routledge Handbook of Teaching 
    Landscape, Karsten Jørgensen, Nilgül Karadeniz, Elke Mertens, Richard Stiles (eds), 
    (London and New York: Routledge, 2019), pp. 148-161.
  •   “Nurturing forth: designing careful futures in a small arctic city”, with Andrew 
    Morrison, Angeliki Dimaki, Maria Bertheussen Skrydstrup, in Designing Cultures of Care, Laurene Vaughan (ed.), Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. 
  •  “Landscape in the new North”, in Future North, The Changing Landscapes of the
    Arctic, J.K. Larsen & P. Hemmersam (eds) (London: Routledge, 2018), pp. 86-106.
  •   “What is the Future North?”, with Peter Hemmersam, in Future North, The Changing Landscapes of the Arctic, J.K. Larsen & P. Hemmersam (eds) (London: Routledge, 2018), pp. 3-16.
  •   “The Grorud Valley: Borderline Suburbia”, with Espen Aukrust Hauglin, in Infinite Suburbia, Allan Berger, Joel Kotkin, Celina Balderas Guzman (eds), (Boston: MIT Press, 2017), pp. 146-155.


  • “Imagine the Ground of the Landscape” in Making a Geologic Now, Elizabeth Ellsworth, Jamie Kruse (eds), (New York: Punctum Books, 2012).
  • “Landscapes of Measure. Cultivation and appreciation of contemporary landscapes”, forthcoming in Experimenting Proximity. The Urban Landscape Obervatory, C. Girot and F. Truniger (eds) (Sulgen: Niggli, 2012).
  • “Landscapes on Display. Global Tourism Practices as Living Heritage: Viewing the Norwegian Tourist Route Project”, forthcoming in Future Anterior, Jorge Otero-Paillos (ed.), 2012.
  • “The King’s Road: Constructing the modern landscape”, with Mari Hvattum, Brita Brenna, Torild Gjesvik, forthcoming in KULVER anthology, Peter Lang Publishing, 2012.
  • “Curating Views, The Norwegian Tourist Route Project”, in Routes, Roads and Landscapes (London: Ashgate, 2011)
  • ”Vegskjæringens sublimitet”, / [The Sublimity of the Road Cut] Norsk Vegmuseums Årbok, 2010,
  • ‘The view from the road”, in ’Scape Magazine: Landscape architecture and urbanism, no 1/2010, pp. 39-41.
  • “CLUI.org. Å beskrive og forstå jordoverflaten” [CLUI.org. To describe and understand the surface of the earth] in Vagant, nr. 3, 2010.
  • ”Views from the Road”, catalogue essay for the exhibition Produced Landscapes at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Sept. 2009.
  • ”The forms of The Tourist Roads”, contribution to the catalogue for the exhibit of The Norwegian Tourist Route Project, Detour, Norsk Form, 2006.


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