Background and activities

I am a social anthropologist doing research in the following areas:

  • Robotization, digitization and what is left to man
  • Craftsmanship and technology
  • Control rooms and telepresence
  • Collaborative processes and dialogue in work-life and organizations
  • Climate, environment and cultural change
  • Human presence
  • Meeting points between art and research


Short biography:


I gained my PhD in 2011 with the thesis "Meeting with presence: Between form and emptiness in product development, aikido and anthropological recognition". Previously I worked on product development, web meeting technology development, performance and religious experience studies. I have since 2012 studied adaptations related to climate measures, with special emphasis on the role of craftsmen. I currently study forms of collaboration and culture, especially in the construction industry; collaboration and clustering between industrial companies; Control room operators, crafts and communications in space; digitization, artificial intelligence and automation on construction sites.


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

Artistic productions

  • Fyhn, Håkon. (2010) Sniff the rat visits Trondheim; neurons showing the way. Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience. 2010.


  • Fyhn, Håkon; Aspen, Harald; Larsen, Anne Kathrine. (2018) Edges of Global Transformation: Ethnographies of Uncertainty. Lexington Books. 2018. ISBN 978-1-4985-8407-4.
  • Fyhn, Håkon; Rønning, Barbro. (2016) Høyblokka Post-Mortem: Teater som ritual. Novus Forlag. 2016. ISBN 978-82-7099-864-7.
  • Fyhn, Håkon. (2009) Kreativ tverrfaglighet: Teori og praksis. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2009. ISBN 978-82-519-2433-7.

Part of book/report