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Oslo-based anthropologist specialized in visual and material culture - with an interdisciplinary practice focusing on dialectics between advertising, contemporary art, anthropology, and speculative perspectives. Work presented at MOMA Warsaw, Parsons, Oxford University, Design History Society, TATE Research and Learning, Art History Association, College Art Association, American Anthropology Association, material culture section at UCL, Theaster Gates' Arts Incubator in Chicago ++
The paper has its point of departure in the cand.polit thesis Producing Scarcity – An Investigation of the Retro Market (2004), an analysis of one of the dominant trends during the past ten years. More specifically, the study concerned the construction of transnational symbolic value attached to material culture by aesthetically influential social...
‘Normcore’ was not only the most Googled fashion trend of 2014 but also the runner-up for neologism of the year by Oxford University Press. The phrase generated numerous headlines, such as “Normcore Is (or Is It?) a Fashion Trend (or Non-Trend or Anti-Trend)” in the Los Angeles Times in 2015 or “Everyone’s Getting Normcore Wrong, Says Its Inventors...
Helsinki Photomedia 2018 - Reconsidering the “Post-truth Condition”: Epistemologies of the photographic image Charlotte Bik Bandlien & Synne Skjulstad Abstract: DRIB The networked digital image, as it not only moves from page to screen, but from screen to stream, is in motion. On the move, out of well-established formats into new digital cross-m...
The paper is based on work done within the project Valuing Norwegian Wool, where the main objective is providing knowledge on how Norwegian wool can contribute to a more environmentally sustainable textile production and consumption, but also increase value creation in agriculture, the textile industry, retailing and design. With wool's enormous en...