Background and activities
Dr. Martina Maria Keitsch is Associate Professor in Sustainable Design at the Department of Product Design since 2011. She is also PhD Program Leader at the Department of Product Design, Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology, NTNU, and Project Leader of the NRC financed project: The Medical Home (Welfare Technology).
Keitsch has worked for over eighteen years in the sustainable development field, mainly with eco design, and -architecture, urban planning and stakeholder inclusion. From 1997-2004 she also worked with eco-technology at the Programme for Industrial Ecology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Keitsch is a member of several Scientific Committees, board member of the International Sustainable Development Research Society and she has been Guest-editor of two special issues for the Journal “Sustainable Development”. Keitsch is teaching Bachelor- Master- and PhD students and has published several articles on the topics above. Recent publications cover: Sustainability and Public Space, Waste Management and the Role of Stakeholders, Sustainable Design and Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation through Low carbon-city design.
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
- (2016) Framing Complexity in Design through theories of Social Practice and Structuration: A comparative case study of urban cycling. Proceedings of DRS 2016 International Conference: Future–Focused Thinking 50th Anniversary International Conference Brighton UK.
- (2016) Cultural Sustainability and Space - a Comparison of two Cases in Kathmandu, Nepal. Sustainable Development. vol. 24.
- (2015) Using Phenomenological Hermeneutics to Gain Understanding of Stakeholders in Healthcare Contexts. International Journal of Design. vol. 9 (3).
- (2014) Interactions Between Caregivers and Young Children: Exploring Pedagogical Tact in Nebulizer Treatment. Qualitative Health Research. vol. 24 (12).
- (2014) Cultural sustainability and the negotiation of public space - The case of Indrachowk Square, Kathmandu, Nepal. Journal of Sustainable Development. vol. 7 (3).
- (2013) Design for social entrepreneurship. Journal of US-China Public Administration. vol. 10 (6).
- (2012) Ethical Implications of Systems Methodology Applied to Industrial Ecology. Sociology Study. vol. 2 (1).
- (2012) Sustainable Architecture, Design and Housing. Sustainable Development. vol. 20 (3).
- (2012) Sustainable Design: A Brief Appraisal of its Main Concepts. Sustainable Development. vol. 20 (3).
- (2012) Pictorial Involvement: Providing access to philosophical texts via visualization through artistic practice. FORMakademisk. vol. 5 (2).
- (2011) Ethics in Industrial Ecology. Problemy Ekorozwoju. vol. 6 (2).
- (2010) Editorial (2010), Special issue: Sustainability and science - challenges for theory and practice. Sustainable Development.
- (2010) Using Systems Engineering to Create a Framework for Evaluating Industrial Symbiosis Options. Systems Engineering. vol. 13 (2).
- (2010) Exploring Relationships Between Universal Design and Social Sustainable Development: Some Methodological Aspects to the Debate on the Sciences of Sustainability. Sustainable Development. vol. 18 (5).
- (2009) Editorial:Special Issue on Transformations in Industrial Design: Emerging Trends, Approaches and Challenges. International Journal of Product Development. vol. Volume 9 - Issue 4 -.
- (2009) Using Systems Engineering to Create a Framework for Evaluating Industrial Symbiosis Options. Systems Engineering. vol. 12.
- (2009) Not always a victim! On seeing users as active consumers. International Journal of Product Development. vol. Vol. 9, No. 4, 2009.
- (2006) Changing technology perceptions. Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal. vol. 3 (1/2).
- (2006) Commentary: industrial ecology – seen from a philosophical point of view. Its break with the Baconian programme. Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal. vol. 3 (1/2).
- (2006) Editorial article: on the theoretical dimensions of industrial ecology. Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal. vol. 3 (1/2).