Anticipation 2019 is an international and interdisciplinary conference. It is curated by an organising committee from a diverse range of institutions and discplinary backgrounds. The organising committee is supported by a scientific committee who will review proposals and help to shape the conference.


Organising Committee

Professor Andrew Morrison, Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), Conference Chair

Andrew Morrison is Director of the Centre for Design Research ( at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) where he is professor of interdisciplinary design. He works in practice-based inquiry and theory building in transdisiciplinary collaboration and projects with designers, urbanist, architects, technologists and futurists. He is especially interested in the communication design and performative enactments in research and education that engage is in rethinking and reshaping futures through narrative, media and participation. He is currently working on a number of multimodal design fiction works and research into alternative future design, urbanism and landscape views on the arctic that includes field work as well as pedagogical interventions and experiments. At present he is working on a poetics of anticipation. He positions his work in the ‘future present’ tense (Morrison 2018, in press).


Dr Erik Overland, President and Chairman of the Board of World Futures Studies Federation, WFSF (2017-2021)

In addition to his work with the WFSF, Dr  Øverland  also holds a part time position as a guest researcher at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. In Norway he is senior policy advisor to the Minister of Education and Research and has represented Norway as official delegate to several working groups within the EU and to the Steering Committee for Educational Policy and Practice, CDPPE, of The Council of Europe. Dr. Øverland has published several books and scientific articles about futures studies and is one of the most experienced foresight practitioners and futurists in Norway. Øverland was the Project Manager of Norway2030 by the Norwegian Government (1998-2001) and has conducted futures studies for agencies and business enterprises both in Norway and abroad. Two of his most known publications are the article: Øverland, E.F. (2013): Universal perspectivism. Transcending ‘facta’ and ‘futura’ through foresight theory building, Themed issue 2013-1, On the Horizon, Emerald Publishing, and a university textbook CARPE FUTURUM. How to manage the future, Cappelen Publishing 2010.


Professor Dagny Stuedahl, Oslo Metropolitan University

Dagny Stuedahl teaches and researches sociocultural aspects of participatory processes in design. With a background in cultural anthropology, she has worked with design-based research in the cultural heritage sector and museums. Stuedahl has participated in national and international projects spanning net-based vocational training, multimodal communication design, mobile and social media communication design and STS and Actor Network Theory in design. She has been a senior researcher at InterMedia, Faculty of Education, University of Oslo and a Professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Stuedahl has experience from several multidisciplinary research projects that transcends disciplinary borders between humanities, informatics and educational studies. Her special interest is in how understanding sociocultural processes and dynamics may be inscibed into methods of participatory and co-design in the heritage field and anticipatory views on sustainability.


Associate Professor Lise Hansen, Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)

Lise Amy Hansen is an Associate Professor at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Her research is concerned with interaction design and digital movement from code to choreography, involving researchers from the many fields adjacent to design.


Associate Professor Per Koch, Forskningspolitikk & NIFU, Oslo

Per M. Koch is the editor of the Norwegian magazine Forskningspolitikk (Research Policy) and a Senior Adviser at the Norwegian research institute NIFU. He has been working in the field of research and innovation policy since the early 1991, in the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, the Research Council of Norway, Innovation Norway and as a researcher and leader at the research institute STEP, later NIFU STEP. He has been a member of  several working parties in the OECD; he chaired the OECD STIG project on science, technology and global challenges, led the 5th Framwork Programme project PUBLIN on innovation in the public sector and is associated with the UNESCO work on future literacy.


Professor Amanda Steggell, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO)

Amanda Steggell holds the position of Professor of choreography at KHiO. She has held positions within performance, new media and electronic art and has been advisor to (amongst others) the Norwegian Ministry of Culture, Arts Council Norway, Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (NARP) and National Research School in the Arts, Sweden. Through her choreography she has created participatory performance-related works in many environments and countries, also co-initiating international projects, such as Motherboard 1996-2008 and Currently 2012-16. She currently leads the NARP funded futures-orientated project, Amphibious Trilogies.


Dr Ole Smørdal, University of Oslo

Dr Smørdal has long-term experience in the intersection between design, education, and computer science. His interests are related to learning ecologies, infrastructuring, social innovation, empowerment, and sustainability. He is specialised in research that is based on research-practice partnerships, and adopts design-based and participatory methods in such collaborations. He is head of a research driven design and development unit, EngageLab, at the University of Oslo.


Associate Per Espen Stoknes, Norwegian Business School (BI)

Per Espen Stoknes, a psychologist with PhD in economics, is the director of Centre for Green Growth at the Norwegian Business School. An experienced foresight facilitator and academic, is also serial entrepreneur, including co-founding clean-tech company GasPlas. Author of several books, among them Learning from the Future (2004, in Norwegian) Money & Soul (2009) and the ‘Outstanding Academic Title of 2015’ award winning book: What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming (2015). In the past year Per Espen has served as a member of Norwegian Parliament.


Ms Amelie Dinh, Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)

Amelie Dinh is a cross-disciplinary designer with a focus in interaction and service design. Amelie is currently completing a Masters of Design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. She is the primary contact for Anticipation 2019.


Ms Palak Dudani, Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)

Palak Dudani is a designer-researcher from India interested in unpacking the narrative around technology & culture and exploring how it ultimately shapes societies. She believes that while economies are becoming global, their effects and challenges will always be a function of local socio-cultural realities. She’s previously worked with humanitarian aid and development organisations along with med-tech startups. She is currently a master’s candidate in Design at AHO.


Scientific Committee

Note: We invite nominations to the Scientific Committee for the Anticipation Conferences. Please send any suggestions to this list ()from the 2017 Conference to: (nominations close 30 November 2018).

Dr Vanessa Andreotti, University of British Colombia
Dr Simone Arnaldi, Universty of Padova
Prof Marjolein van Asselt, Maastricht University
Dr Michele Bastian, University of Edinburgh
Prof Kevin Birth, Queens College of the City University of New York
Dr Ivan Boldyrew, Humbolt University Berlin
Dr Tim Boon, Science Museum
Prof Nik Brown, University of York
Dr Manuela Celi, Politecnico di Milano
Prof Thomas J. Chermack , Colorado State University
Prof Håkan Edeholt, Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Dr Elena Formia, University of Bologna
Dr Patricia Gaya, University of Bristol
Dr Celine Granjou, IRSTEA, Grenoble
Dr Chris Groves, University of Cardiff
Prof Armin Grunwald, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Dr Rodney Harrison, UCL
Prof Shaun Hendy, University of Auckland
Tanya Hichert, Stellenbosch Anticipation Group
Prof Scott Jordan, Institute for Prospective Cognition
Dr Carlos Lopez-Galviz, University of Lancaster
Dr Janike Kampevold Larsen, Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Dr Tau Lenskjold, University of Southern Denmark
Prof Ramia Mazé, Aalto University
Dr Riel Miller, UNESCO
Dr Catherine Moir, University of Sydney
Prof Neville Morley, University of Exeter
Heather Moore, The shape of things
Dr Simon Naylor, University of Glasgow
Dr Deborah Osberg, University of Exeter
Prof Richard Pettigrew, University of Bristol
Dr Angela Piccini, University of Bristol
Dr Jaco Quist, Delft University of Technology
Prof John Preston, University of East London
Prof Fabrice Roubelat (Ass Prof), University of Poitiers
Prof Jonathan Rougier , University of Bristol
Prof Ziauddin Sardar, Middlesex University
Dr Jan Oliver Schwartz Aarhus University
Prof Caitlin De Silvey, University of Exeter
Dr Jeroen van der Sluijs, University of Bergen
Dr Bruce Snaddon, Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Dr Dagny Stuedahl, University of Oslo,
Dr Peter Thompson, University of Sheffield
Prof Laurene Vaughan, RMIT Australia
Prof Robin Williams, University of Edinburgh
Dr Josefin Wangle, Royal Institute of Technology – Stockholm
Dr Bonnie Wintle, University of Cambridge
Dr Theo Zamenopolous, Open University


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