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Ingrid Halland

Associate Professor

Institute of Design

Ingrid Halland is an architecture and design historian and art critic. She is associate professor at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design where she teaches at the PhD programme.​ 

She is also associate professor at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies at the University of Bergen, where she teaches 20th century architecture history and theory, as well as contemporary art theory, politics of aesthetics, and art historiography. Her research interests include material histories, cybernetics, theories of environment, continental philosophy, as well as ethics of globalization, systems biology, and critiques of the Anthropocene.

Her academic work is published in journals such as Log, Journal of Design History, Arkitektur N, Kunst og kultur, and Nordic Museology, and her work as an art critic is published in art magazines, museum catalogues, and artist books. The book Ung Uro: Unsettling Climates in Nordic Art, Architecture, and Design was published by Cappelen Damm Akademisk in 2021. She is also founder and editor-in-chief of Metode, a publishing platform by ROM for kunst og arkitektur.  

Halland is the Principal Investigator of the research project «How Norway Made the World Whiter» funded by The Research Council of Norway (Researcher Project for Scientific Renewal), 2023 – 2028, and Co-Principle Investigator of the research project «The Materiality of White», led by Associate Professor Marte Johnslien, funded by Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (DIKU), 2022 – 2025.



  • Architecture & Culture
  • Architectural History


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