Background and activities

Dr philos. Martina Maria Keitsch is Professor in Sustainable Design at the Department of Design, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim. She is also PhD Program Leader at the Department of Design, Faculty of Architecture and Design. Keitsch was project leader of the research project ‘The Medical Home’ and is currently project leader of the Project’ Energy for Social Sustainability’  ( and Transdisciplinary Education for a Sustainable Society (SAMAJ) Keitsch has worked for over 20 years in the sustainable development area, mainly with eco design, and -architecture, urban planning, stakeholder inclusion and ethics of sustainability.  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 Member of several Scientific Committees, board member of the International Sustainable Development Research Society, and has been Guest-editor of three 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, Transdisciplinary collaboration in Renewable energy projects, 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

Journal publications