Charles Alexander Booker

Professor; Head of Department Department of Architecture and Technology
+47 73595004
Alfred Getz vei 3, Sentralbygg I, Midtre lavblokk * 221c

Background and activities

Alex Booker is a professor and head of the department of architectural design, form and colour studies, Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art, NTNU.


 Areas of special expertise

  • Form and form grammar
  • Gestalt principles of visual organization and composition
  • Visual communication
  • Colour and communication
  • Visual art
  • Art in public space and architecture.


Trained in the UK as a fine artist, Alex Booker has exhibited widely in Europe and Scandinavia as well as completing a number of major public commissions. From 1986 to 1992 he was associate professor in painting at Art Academy in Trondheim and from 1995 professor at the department for architectural design form and colour where he has responsibility for teaching two and three dimensional form grammar, colour and visual communication for both product design and architecture students. In addition to his artistic practice he has been director of and curator at Trondheim’s center for contemporary art and a member of the board of directors for Trondheim’s Art Museum.

Alex Booker is also a founding member of the Light and Colour research group at the faculty.


Current interests/focus

  • Modes of hybridism in photography
  • Theories of the Dérive, psychogeography and the sense of place and space
  • Colour and light in the urban environment
  • The nature of the relationship between the physical and contextual space of the museum and the artefact

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database


  • Booker, Charles Alexander. (2012) TRE SOM IDE OG EKSPERIMENT I KUNST OG ARKITEKTUR Moderation of panel discussion. samtale mellom kunstnere, arkitekter og andre interesserte om tre som drivkraft for ideer og eksperimenter I kunst og arkitektur og som symbolsk, kulturell og etisk verdi. [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst; Trondheim. 2012-09-16.
  • Booker, Charles Alexander. (2012) Trondheim Dérive, City Sky and other new works. Solo Exhibition [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . Trondhjems Kunstforening; Trondheim. 2012-04-15 - 2012-05-20.
  • Booker, Charles Alexander. (2011) A Melancholic Journey - Circumnavigating the Sublime. Aesthetic Formulations: Nature and Architecture . Estetisk Selskap Trondheim; Trondheim. 2011-09-29 - 2011-10-01.
  • Booker, Charles Alexander. (2011) Dampsentralen and Tate, towards a Kunsthall in Trondheim. Project Kunsthall . Trondheim Kommune, Prosjekt Kunsthall.; Trondheim. 2011-05-30.
  • Booker, Charles Alexander. (2011) Utsmykking: Rusklininken, Trondheim. Kunstnerisk utsmykking [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . Rusbehandling Midt Norge; Trondheim. 2011-09-04.
  • Booker, Charles Alexander. (2010) 25 år med form og farge. Addressavisa Kultur, side 12 [Avis]. 2010-09-03.
  • Booker, Charles Alexander. (2010) Artwork in Public Space, Transparency, Light and Colour. Lysdagen . Department of Architectural Design, Form and Colour Studies,; Trondheim. 2010-10-18 - 2010-10-18.
  • Booker, Charles Alexander. (2010) Exhibition; Form og Frage gjennom 25År ved Trondhjems Kunstforening. Work by artists employed at Form og Farge in the last 25 years and examples of student work from courses taught at the department. Form og Frage gjennom 25år [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . Department of Architectural Design, Form and Colour Studies, NTNU and Trondhjems Kunstforening; Trondheim. 2010-09-03 - 2010-10-03.
  • Booker, Charles Alexander. (2010) Kronikk i Adressavisa av Tore I. Haugen. Addressavisa. Kronikk [Avis]. 2010-09-18.
  • Booker, Charles Alexander. (2008) Public Art. Vikhammer Junior School. Decoraton of fascade glass, entrance, interior partition glass wall. design of security marking of glass, sinage for classrooms and general colour scheme. Public Artwork [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . Malvik kommune and KORO Kunst I Offenteligr Rom/Public Art Norway; Vikhammer Barneskole, Malvik kommune, Sør Trondelag. 2008-11-18.
  • Booker, Charles Alexander. (2007) 7 Paintings / public art for the main obsevation lounge of M.V Colour Magic. Art work for observation lounge of M.V. Colour Magic [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . Colour Line and International Corporate Art; Oslo-Kiel ferry M.V. Colour Magic. 2007-07-15.
  • Booker, Charles Alexander. (2007) "Going under, Coming up`imagecyclus/video projection to accompany "Vox Balaenae" by George Crumb. Crumb 1, concert of George Crumb´s music, Trondheim kammer musikk festival [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . Trondheim kammer musikk festival; Dokhuset, Trondheim. 2007-09-26 - 2007-09-26.
  • Booker, Charles Alexander. (2006) Inkjøp av kunst til Forsyningssenteret, Helsebygg Midt-Norge, RIT. Inkjøp av kunst [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . Helsebygg Midt-Norge; Trondheim. 2006-12-19 - 2030-01-01.
  • Booker, Charles Alexander. (2006) Utsmykking av Forsyningssenteret, Glassvegg mot kundesenter, Helsebygg Midt-Norge. RIT. Utsmykking [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . Helsebygg Midt-Norge; Trondheim. 2006-01-01 - 2030-01-01.
  • Booker, Charles Alexander. (2006) Inkjøp til Utsmykking av Stabygg, Regionkontor Midt-Norge. Utsmykking [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . Utsmykkingsfondet for offentelig bygg; Tronka, Statbygg Regionkontor Midt-Norge. Trondheim. 2006-09-09.
  • Booker, Charles Alexander. (2003) 6X9X30X30. Group exhibition med 6 kunstnener [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . Trondheim Kunstmuseum; Trondheim. 2003-03-30 - 2003-04-27.