Background and activities

I am a PhD candidate in Science & Technology Studies (STS), where I work in the project "Everyday life as a service" (2018-2021). The goal of the project have two main sides, where the first is to critically research Norway's national, regional, and local transition agendas of sustainability and circular economy with particular focus on the region of Trøndelag, mid-Norway. Secondly, I also research forms of consumption in an everyday-life perspective related to principles within circular economy. Here, I will be affiliated with the Department of Design at NTNU and the ZEN-centre (Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities). The project is financed by NTNU Sustainability

Academic background

I have a master's degree in Science & Technology Studies (STS) from NTNU. The master's thesis focused on smart cities in a European and Norwegian context, where I researched how visions of future smart cities were interpreted at municipal level in Trondheim, and lastly what consequences these interpretations may have on smart city development. Furthermore, I hold a bachelor's degree in German language and literature from NTNU, where my thesis looked at the German energy transition, the "Energiewende".

Research interests

  • Circular economy
  • Transition processes
  • Sociotechnical imaginaries and visions
  • City development
  • Growth/degrowth
  • Innovation
  • Climate- and environmental policy
  • Risk and disasters

Scientific, academic and artistic work



  • Sutcliffe, Thomas Edward. (2018) "The smart city and the engagement of publics". CenSES årskonferanse . CenSES; Oslo. 2018-11-21 - 2018-11-22.
  • Sutcliffe, Thomas Edward; Gansmo, Helen Jøsok; Berker, Thomas; M. Bergschöld, Jenny. (2018) The smart city as a sociotechnical imaginary - Translating visions of the future into local networks and interpretations of smartness. 2018.