Background and activities

Cand.polit. Sosialantropologi, UiO (2001)
After many years outside academia, I have now taken partial leave from my job at the architect firm Gottlieb Paludan Architects, concentrating most of my time on a PhD in social anthropology. 
The preliminary title of my PhD is "On the managementality of urban public space". It is an ethnographic study focusing on participation processes, management and development of the common areas at Fornebu, a peninsular area outside Oslo.
In this study I use the urban development at Fornebu as a prism for taking a closer look at the relationship between individual and state, and the dichotomy between the public and the private sector. Focus is on models of organization, roles and mandates in urban governance and the position of property rights, citizen rights and the public space in the city.