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  • MATERIAL DRAMATURGY: TRACING TRAILS OF DUST IN THE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PROCESS 

    Trübenbach, Mara (CON-TEXT;124, Doctoral thesis, 2024)
    Following the digital turn of the 1990s, architectural practices moved into a digital world, a development that was further accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. In this shift from analogue to digital there is a risk of ...
  • Soiling Service Design: Situating professional designing among plural practices 

    Duan, Zhipeng (CON-TEXT;123, Doctoral thesis, 2024)
    Since the 1990s, professional service design knowledge has travelled globally, detached from its larger Western history and contexts. The proliferation of service design knowledge shapes how individual designers enact their ...
  • On Sacred Architecture and the Dzongs of Bhutan. Tradition and Transition in the Architectural History of the Himalayas 

    Amundsen, Ingun Bruskeland (CON-TEXT. PhD thesis;13, Doctoral thesis, 2003)
    This thesis contributes with new insight and knowledge on the architectural traditions in Bhutan and the Himalayas, and also discusses questions relevant to architectural theory and history. In Bhutan the traditional society ...
  • Speculating on design, life styles and forms : studies in the contexts of climate change sustainability 

    Zou, Yue (Doctoral thesis, 2023)
    This thesis explores a speculative, nondualist and relational design approach to engaging with ongoing climate change and sustainable design transformations. Posthumanism, amongst other theories, has attempted to use ...
  • Refuturing studies: rehumanizing futures through/by design 

    Joseph, Jomy (CON-TEXT. PhD thesis;121, Doctoral thesis, 2023)
    With the onset of climate and ecological breakdown, organized human life faces a precarious present and an even bleaker future. The sixth IPCC report (2021-2022) states that the window for drastic climate action is closing ...
  • Urban futures in the north : a collective imagination of an arctic borderland 

    Ip, Morgan Alexander (CON-TEXT. PhD thesis;120, Doctoral thesis, 2022)
    This dissertation is a cultural landscape mapping project, merging ethnography with urban planning and design to provide robust and relevant contextual data to inform those interested in a socially mediated urban future ...
  • The Banwan Project, From Experiment to Model? 

    Qing, Cao (CON-TEXT; PhD thesis;119, Doctoral thesis, 2022)
    Rural policies are given priority in China, and governmental and regional funding is allocated to the countryside. Chinese villages are being transformed as a partof the urbanization and modernization process as societies, ...
  • Tempo-materialities : encounters with time along Arctic island coasts 

    Tynan, Eimear (CON-TEXT. PhD thesis;118, Doctoral thesis, 2022)
    Time is at the heart of this doctoral research which engages with the Arctic island coasts of Jan Mayen, Bjørnøya and Hopen. As a means to work with different dimensions and scales of time along these coasts, I have chosen ...
  • Factory-made : the everyday architecture of Moelven brug, 1955-1973 

    Rusak, Maryia (CON-TEXT. PhD thesis;117, Doctoral thesis, 2022)
    While architectural histories of post-war Norway tend to focus on the work of select signature architects, the role of construction companies and industrial producers in shaping the built environment has remained largely ...
  • Å reise noe nytt og bedre : om arkitektur og politikk 1935–1940 

    Kronborg, Anne-Kristine (CON-TEXT. PhD thesis;116, Doctoral thesis, 2022)
    En politisk bevegelse med vilje til å forandre samfunnet, en velferdsstat på skissestadiet og en gruppe arkitekter i rollen som det nye samfunnets formgivere. Det er dette denne avhandlingen handler om. I 1935 dannet ...
  • Becoming with Architecture 

    Funck, Lisbeth (CON-TEXT. PhD thesis; 115, Doctoral thesis, 2021)
    Becoming with Architecture: Making the abstracted space through works and words Can spatial structure and material properties have capacity to radiate and intertwine in an architectural space? How can this radiant ...
  • Inside Healthcare Design Labs : Exploring the practice of healthcare service design in the context of embedded service design labs 

    Romm, Jonathan (CON-TEXT. PhD thesis;114, Doctoral thesis, 2021)
    Over the past two decades there has been a rise in using service design within healthcare and service design has been identified as particularly appropriate to support adaptations and innovations in the healthcare context ...
  • Urban Habitat Transformation and the African Middle Class The Case of Kileleshwa, Nairobi, Kenya 

    Makunda, Collins Sasakah (CON-TEXT. PhD thesis;113, Doctoral thesis, 2021)
    The subject of urban transformation in cities generally and in those of the global south in particular is a significant matter that requires to be understood and where possible, guide policy. The forecasting of rapid growth ...
  • Timber Tales : A Qualitative Study of Timber Materiality in Housing Projects 

    Groba, Ute (CON-TEXT. PhD thesis;112, Doctoral thesis, 2021)
    This qualitative study addresses how architects and residents employ, experience and value wooden building materials in housing projects, arguing that buildings that are loved last longer and thus contribute to both ...
  • Exploring Sacred Service Design 

    Matthews, Ted (CON-TEXT. PhD thesis;111, Doctoral thesis, 2021)
    This study focuses on the development of new service design approaches for the design of experience-centric services through the integration and utilization of concepts and practices relating to the study of the sacred. ...
  • Hello, Stranger? Urban Public Space between Interaction and Attraction 

    Bjerkeset, Sverre (CON-TEXT. PhD thesis;110, Doctoral thesis, 2021)
    A much-celebrated feature of urbanity, is peaceful face-to-face interaction among diverse strangers in public spaces. Such interaction has major civilizing effects, leading urban scholars argue. The rise in privately owned ...
  • Refashioning Service Design : Designing for popular cultural service experience 

    Dennington, Claire (CON-TEXT. PhD thesis;109, Doctoral thesis, 2021-04)
    Services are becoming ever more present in our everyday lives and cultural lifestyles, enabling new practices and shaping new values. In the entanglement of people, experiences, interactions, products, technology and media ...
  • Trans-alpine landscapes : Transecting a Chinese high mountain in transition 

    Li, Bin (CON-TEXT. PhD thesis;108, Doctoral thesis, 2021)
    The dissertation Trans-alpine Landscapes explores the changing landscapes of a high mountain in China affected by ongoing urbanization. Mount Gongga, the highest mountain of the Hengduan mountainous regions in Southwest ...
  • Sites of crisis : histories of the satellite town 

    Ruud, Guttorm (CON-TEXT. PhD thesis;107, Doctoral thesis, 2021)
    This thesis is a history of the relationship between the satellite town and the welfare state analysed through the prism of crisis. Extending the architectural historian Manfredo Tafuri’s concept of history as a project ...
  • The perforated landscape : a study on contested prospects in Sápmi 

    Uhre, Kjerstin Elisabeth (CON-TEXT. PhD thesis;106, Doctoral thesis, 2020)
    Mineral prospecting perforate landscapes both physically and discursively. Bringing landscape theory in conversation with critical cartography this monograph emphasis the landscape dimension in interrelated research fields ...

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