Nina Lager Vestberg

Professor of Visual Culture Department of Art and Media Studies

+47 73550601
Dragvoll, Edvard Bulls veg 1, Bygg 8 * 8441

Background and activities

I am Professor of Visual Culture in the Department of Art and Media Studies. I completed my education in the UK, where I studied photography and multimedia at the University of Westminster (BA Hons), and history of art at Birkbeck College, London (MA and PhD).

I teach across the BA and MA programmes in media studies, and I'm particularly committed to fostering my students' academic writing and research skills through my teaching and supervision.

I am part of the research group Media Acts, and currently serve as co-editor of Ekfrase: Nordic Journal of Visual Culture, together with Sara Brinch.

 

Research Interests

  • Photography and archives
  • Materialist media ecology («green media studies»)
  • Digitization theory
  • Copyright in/and visual culture

 

Selected research projects

Digitization and Diversity: Potentials and Challenges for Diversity in the Culture and Media Sector - a collaborative project with the Norwegian Business School, Handelshøyskolen BI, supported by the Research Council of Norway through its KULMEDIA programme.

Remaking Media Ecology - a collaborative project with Jon Raundalen which explores how an environmentally aware media studies might look.

 

Service

  • Chair of the departmental research committee (2016).
  • Programme leader in Media Studies (2014-).
  • Representative on the departmental research committee (2013–).
  • Programme leader in Film and Visual Media Studies (2010).

 

Recent conferences and seminars

2015
À partir d'aujourd'hui... Reconsidering Post-Photography
Montréal
Invited oral presentation: "The Ecology of Photography: Archive, Infrastructure, Environment"
 
European College of Sports Science 20th Congress
Malmö
Invited oral presentation: "Flatscreening Football: Ecological Perspectives on Electronic Spectatorship" (co-author Jon Raundalen)
 
Archives-Power-Society
HbK, Braunschweig
Invited plenary: "The Ecology of the Photographic Image: Archives, Power, and Materiality"
 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Books

  • Maxwell, Richard; Raundalen, Jon; Vestberg, Nina Lager. (2015) Media and the ecological crisis. Routledge. 2015. ISBN 978-0-415-70923-1.
  • Vestberg, Nina Lager; Dahlgren, Anna; Petersson, Dag. (2013) Representational Machines: Photography and the Production of Space. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. 2013. ISBN 9788771241655.

Part of book/report

  • Maxwell, Richard; Raundalen, Jon; Vestberg, Nina Lager. (2015) Media Ecology Recycled. Media and the ecological crisis.
  • Vestberg, Nina Lager. (2013) The photographic image in digital archives. The Photographic Image in Digital Culture.
  • Vestberg, Nina Lager. (2009) Flytande fotografier - originalitet och upphovsrätt i det digitala arkivet. I bildarkivet. Om fotografi och digitaliseringens effekter.

Others

  • Vestberg, Nina Lager. (2015) The Ecology of Photography: Archive, Infrastructure, Environment. À partir d'aujourd'hui... Reconsidering Post-Photography . Concordia University; Montreal. 2015-10-01 - 2015-10-03.
  • Vestberg, Nina Lager; Raundalen, Jon. (2015) Flatscreening Football: Ecological Perspectives on Electronic Spectatorship. European College of Sports Science 20th Congress . ECSS; Malmö. 2015-06-24 - 2015-06-27.