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Research days AHO 28-29.09.2023

Research days 2023

Welcome to reasearch days at AHO. 


Thursday 28th september

Thursday 28th september

09:00 – 09:15 Welcome to AHO RESEARCH DAYS 2023

  • Rector Irene Alma Lønne & Lise Amy Hansen, Prorector for Research

09:15 – 10:15 Research for change

  • Tine Hegli (ARK) on barn raising - the example of Oslo Løa
  • Einar Sneve Martinussen (DES) on design for societal innovation
  • Janike Kampevold Larsen (UL) on soil, grazing and overgrowth in Varanger

30 minute break

10:45 – 12:00 Leading project & collaborations

  • Mari Lending, Erik Langdalen, Amandine Kastler & Thomas McQuillan (ARK) on Provenance Projected - Architecture Past and Future in the Era of Circularity - funded by the Norwegian Research Council’s FriPro-program for groundbreaking research (2023–2027). Architecture is all about change, function, the passage of time, fluctuating interests, deterioration, maintenance, and alteration. Within a paradigm of circularity and reuse, buildings may be seen as intermissions in the circulation of materials from their sites of extraction to a future use whose conditions are unknown. 
  • Andreas Kalstveit & Jørgen Tandberg (UL & ARK) on sustainable urban development collaboration
  • Kaja Misvær Kistorp (DES) on collaboration for innovation in the public sector

12:00 –  13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 14:15 Leading project & collaborations

  • Kjetil Nordby, Etienne Gernez & Synne Frydenberg (DES) on Ocean Industries Concept Lab and the OpenZero project - funded by the Norwegian Research Council’s Maroff-program (2023–2027). Better design standards are a necessary party in making sure the current global transformation of maritime industry is both safe and sustainable. However, uniting diverse stakeholders, each with their own interests and challenges, is no simple feat. Discover how the OpenZero project will try to harness open design innovation and design practice to spearhead transformative global change.
  • Tim Ainsworth Anstey (ARK) on collaboration and the Warburg Model project
  • Karin Helms & Abel Crawford (UL & DES) on NATURACT - a multi-disciplinary research, examining anticipatory projects through nature-based solutions (NBS) for landscapes in venerable situations

15 minute break

14:30 –  15:30 Research for change

  • Christine Fontaine (UC Louvain) & Matthew Anderson (ARK) on Rural Areas Facing Climate Change. Collaborative interdisciplinary fieldwork on tropical and continental remote European territories facing climate change and the realities of new rurality
  • Enrique Encinas (DES) on Uroboros Festival: art & design research collaborations to foster eco-social transformation
  • Ute Groba (ARK) on material exploration and the Re:Source Pavilion
  • Lisbet Harboe (UL) on collaboration towards sustainable, strategic urban leadership

15:30 –  15:40 Wrap up 

17:00 Publication exhibition & book launch in the library

  • Mari Hvattum - Style and Solitude, MIT Press
    Style has fallen spectacularly out of fashion in recent years. Once a conceptual key to understanding architecture’s inner workings, today, style seems to be associated with superficiality, formalism, and obsolete periodization. But how did style actually work? How was it used, what did it mean, and how did its adoption into architectural parlance in the late eighteenth century affect the way architecture was understood and made? Concentrating on German architectural thinking in the early nineteenth century, Style and Solitude traces the history of a modern architectural problem. 
Friday 29th september

09:00 – 10:15 Career after AHO – PhD & Executive Masters
Parallel session in A2 Sverre Fehn & online

  • What is the PhD programme and what is an Executive Master (etter- og videreutdanning)? Why to become a researcher? In this session, we will hear engaging presentations from architects and designers about their PhD journey – how was their path into research? What’s it like to do a PhD in Architecture, Design, Urbanism or Landscape Architecture? And, what can you do after your PhD? Presentations by AHO’s current and alumni PhD Candidates.

09:15 – 10:15 Introducing the New European Bauhaus landscape
Parallel session in A3

  • Ingvild Jacobsen, Climate, Energy & Environment research at Oslo Region European Office, Brussel 

30 minute break
10:45 – 12:00 Meet a PhD Candidate
Parallel session in A2 Sverre Fehn

  • Are you a student and curious about what a PhD is? How can you apply? Are you a practitioner wondering about how to do a public or private sector PhD (offentlig- og nærings-PhD) at AHO? Current PhD candidates and PhD advisor Jan Morten Øien will be gathered in A2, and you can approach them and ask any questions you might have.
  • The PhD Candidates will be divided into three different thematic café tables: 1. Design 2. Architectural History, Theory and Practice 3. Urbanism and Landscape Architecture. Join us and ask all of your questions!  

10:45 – ​12:00 PhD Supervisors session – sharing best practice on supervising the last stages of a PhD
Parallel session in the Board Room  

  • This session provides an autumn meeting within the annual supervisor forum. PhD Programme Chair Tim Ainsworth Anstey will update around the actions taken since the last supervisors workshop days in Økern last September and discuss best practice on supervising a PhD in its last stages. 
The days are held in English - Norwegian welcome // Forskningsdagene er på engelsk - norsk er velkomment.
Streaming link for A2 day 1 here: aho.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages
Streaming link for A2 day 2 here: aho.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages

Date: 28. September, 2023 - 29. September, 2023
Time: 9:00 am

Venue: The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Address: Maridalsveien 29, 0175 Oslo