Bjørn Rasmussen

Professor Department of Art and Media Studies

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Background and activities

Professor Bjørn Rasmussen




Theatre as formation (bildung). Research in Arts didactics. NTNU/ Høgskolen I Bergen . Teacher education department (2009-2014)

Theatre and democracy. National collaboration on drama education research. With: Professor Rikke Gjærum Gürgens, Harstad professor Stig Eriksson, Bergen, and national associatives (2013-2017)

Perfomativity, arts based research and methodology (2009-

MYE PÅ SPILL’(A lot at stake). Education (Bildung) through expressionist theatre methods  1997-2004. Book project 2012-2014 with Børge Kristoffersen.



Drama Education, Performativity and drama, Pragmatic aesthetics and epistemology, Theory/Practice-relation in university grades and teaching, Modernism and applied drama/theatre, art as research, drama therapies



All academic subjects related to drama education, applied theatre, performance, dramaturgy

Practical teaching: Role playing, Prosess drama, improvisation,  Psychodrama, devised theatre, playback,


Professional duties

Head of deparment (1991-92, 2005-2009)

University mentor (2005-2009)

Postdoc. mentor  (2010-2012)



Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications


  • Rasmussen, Bjørn K.; Kristoffersen, Børge. (2014) Mye På Spill Teater som danningspraksis i skolen. Fagbokforlaget. 2014. ISBN 978-82-321-0162-7.
  • Heggstad, Kari Mjaaland; Eriksson, Stig A.; Rasmussen, Bjørn Konrad. (2013) Teater som danning. Fagbokforlaget. 2013. ISBN 978-82-450-1462-4.
  • Gjærum, Rikke Gürgens; Rasmussen, Bjørn Konrad. (2012) Forestilling, framføring, forskning: metodologi i anvendt teaterforskning. Akademika forlag. 2012. ISBN 978-82-519-2865-6.
  • Rasmussen, Bjørn Konrad; Kristoffersen, Børge. (2011) Handling og forestilling-forestilling om handling. Jacob Levy Morenos teaterekspresjonisme og sosiatri. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2011. ISBN 978-82-519-2780-2.
  • Rasmussen, Bjørn Konrad. (2007) Drama Boreale 2006 Aktuell forskning i drama og teater. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2007. ISBN 978-82-519-21961.
  • Rasmussen, Bjørn Konrad; Østern, Anna-Lena. (2002) Playing Betwixt and Between. The IDEA Dialogues 2001. Idea Group Publishing. 2002. ISBN 82-995928-2-8.
  • Rasmussen, Bjørn Konrad. (2001) Meninger i Mellom- perspektiv på en dramatisk kulturarena. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2001. ISBN 82-519-1688-7.