Background and activities

Academic interests

Architecture & design history, art theory, cybernetics, ontology, philosophy of technology, post-modernism, ecology, plastics, environmental history, post-structuralism, speculative realism, exhibition theroy


Fall 2019: “KUH3003 The Politics of Art Historiography” (15 ECTS, MA students) at the Department of Art and Media Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Fall 2019: “KUH2207 Art in its Context” Theme: Contemporary Climates (7,5 ECTS, BA/MA students) at the Department of Art and Media Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)


Critic in residence at the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, connected to the project "New Art and Art Criticism", 2018-2019

Research Fellow at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo, 2014-2018

PhD thesis: Error Earth: Displaying Deep Cybernetics in "The Universitas Project" and Italy: The New Domestic Landscape,1972 (defended 2018)

Visiting Scholar, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, New York City, US, 2016-2017

Art Consultant & Curator at International Corporate Art, 2012-2014

Master's degree in art history/museology, University of Oslo, 2010-2012. MA thesis: Utstillingsreform: En studie av Jens Thiis og Hans Dedekams utstillingsstrategier for kunstindustrimuseer 1895-1905. [The Exhibition Reform: Jens Thiis and Hans Dedekam's Strategies of Display for Applied Arts Museums, 1895-1905]    


Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Skeide, Cecilie; Skeide, Cecilie; Halland, Ingrid. (2018) A Square on a Sphere: Marte Johnslien. 2018. ISBN 9788293502227.

Part of book/report

  • Halland, Ingrid. (2019) Beholder: or, the Unthought’s Negation. An Essay on Johanne Hestvold’s Sculptures. Sol og Vår i Januar / Sun and Spring in January.
  • Halland, Ingrid. (2018) (V)endepunkt: Plastikk og plastisitet i 1972/3072. Kollaps. På randen av fremtiden..
  • Halland, Ingrid. (2015) Norwegian Design. The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design.
  • Halland, Ingrid. (2014) Fra system til kontekst: En utstillingsreform på tvers. Museologer på museum - Fra undring til kunnskap.


  • Halland, Ingrid. (2018) Error Earth: Displaying Deep Cybernetics in "The Universitas Project" and Italy: The New Domestic Landscape, 1972. 2018.
  • Halland, Ingrid. (2012) Utstillingsreform: En studie av Jens Thiis og Hans Dedekams utstillingsstrategier for kunstindustrimuseer 1895-1905. Universitetet i Oslo. 2012.


  • Halland, Ingrid. (2019) Degrowth Tendencies of the Norwegian Deep Ecology Movement. Degrowth Histories . Oslo Architecture Triennale; Oslo. 2019-09-28 - 2019-09-28.
  • Halland, Ingrid. (2019) Delos Ouroboros: Cybernetics/Brain/Epistemology. The Delos Network . University of Birmingham/University of Loughborough; University of Loughborough. 2019-04-06 - 2019-04-06.
  • Halland, Ingrid. (2019) Notes on Flexibility. Guest lecture . The Academy of Arts, UiT The Arctic University of Norway; Tromsø. 2019-11-07 - 2019-11-07.
  • Halland, Ingrid. (2019) Om Johanne Hestvolds 'Beholdere' og nyere kunstfilosofi. Offentlig foredrag . Astrup Fearnley Museet; Oslo. 2019-03-14 - 2019-03-14.
  • Halland, Ingrid. (2019) “The Universitas 1972: 'Radical Left' and 'Right-Wing Technocrats'”. The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Annual Conference . The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH); Providence. 2019-04-17 - 2019-04-20.
  • Halland, Ingrid. (2018) (V)endepunkt. Kunst og tenkning etter postmodernismen. REPEAT.FORWARD . Galleri F 15; Moss. 2018-02-25 - 2018-02-25.
  • Halland, Ingrid. (2018) Are We Plastic? On Speculative Design and Gaetano Pesce's Plastic Bunker from the Year 3072. Public guest lecture . The Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design; University of Bergen. 2018-12-03 - 2018-12-03.
  • Halland, Ingrid. (2018) Notes on Ecology, Environmental Humanities, and Inescapabilty. Musics, Environments, Humanities . Department of Musicology; University of Oslo. 2018-10-20 - 2018-10-20.
  • Halland, Ingrid. (2018) 'Nothing better than a touch of ecology and catastrophe.' On Jean Baudrillard’s Attempt to Destroy the Environment, 1970. Association for Art History 2018 Annual Conference . Association for Art History; London. 2018-04-05 - 2018-04-07.
  • Halland, Ingrid. (2018) Why We Must Destroy the Environment. Fifth International Meeting of the European Architectural History Network . European Architectural History Network; Tallinn. 2018-06-13 - 2018-06-16.
  • Halland, Ingrid. (2017) Air Conditions: A Discussion on Architectural Aerodynamics. Design History Society Annual Conference 2017, "Making and Unmaking the Environment" . Design History Society; University of Oslo. 2017-09-07 - 2017-09-09.
  • Halland, Ingrid. (2017) Hva er kunsthistorisk forskning? Om nyere tendenser i kunsthistoriefaget. Den forskningsbaserte utstillingen . Norges museumsforbund; Bergen. 2017-10-16 - 2017-10-16.
  • Halland, Ingrid. (2017) Plastic: Physical and Metaphysical Destructiveness. Plast og kunst – Fra utopi til undergangsvisjon . The Norwegian Art Yearbook; Oslo. 2017-06-06 - 2017-09-06.
  • Halland, Ingrid. (2016) (Re)working the Past, (Dis)playing the Future: The New Domestic Landscape, MoMA, 1972. Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference . Design Research Society; Brighton. 2016-06-27 - 2016-06-30.
  • Halland, Ingrid. (2016) Plastics and Plasticity: Gaetano Pesce in 1972, 2013 and 3000. Design and Time - the Design History Society Annual Conference 2016 . School of Art & Design, Middlesex University and DHS; London. 2016-09-08 - 2016-09-10.
  • Halland, Ingrid. (2016) ‘The Vegetable Garden’ at MoMA, 1972: An Eco-Survival Device for the Anthropocene. For What It's Worth: Nostalgia, Sustainability and the Values of the Present . Justus Liebig University; Giessen. 2016-04-28 - 2016-04-30.