About 2019

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.


Mrs. Joana Peace Mungai

Joana Peace Mungai is a multi disciplinary  designer. With an educational background in music production and performances she has fundamentally solid experience in arranging concerts and cultural events. She is an interior designer inspired by use of space and rooms, furniture designs and making functional interior with an esthetic sense. Built on the fasination of architecture and the psychological impact of architecture “How does architecture affect us, and how do we affect architecture?Believing that every space has a feeling it is important to not only establish a concept of a design that meets the criteria for that particular given space but hopefully during the prosess and stages of design, the modeling improves it. This is a constant aim”. With projects to show for.
She is currently completing her degrees in Interior Architecture.
Joana is the primary contact for the Anticipation Conference 2019.


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. 


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

Margunn Aanestad, University of Oslo
Lise Amy Hansen, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Jonny Aspen, Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Cheryl Ball, Wayne State
Michelle Bastian, The University of Edinburgh
Manuela Celi, Politecnico di Milano
Chiara Colombi, Politecnico di Milano
Ola Erstad, University of Oslo
Keri Facer, Uppsala University
Elena Formia, University of Bologna
Ted Fuller, University of Lincoln
Fernando Galdino
Mads Dahl Gjefsen, Oslo Metropolitan University
Armin Grunwald , Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Laurence Habib, Oslo Metropolitan University
Peter Hemmersam, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Jessica Hemmings, University of Gothenburg
Tanja Hichert, Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, Stellenbosch University
Lissa Holloway-Attaway, University of Skövde
Adeline Hvidsten, BI Norwegian Business School
Morgan Ip, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design: Institute of Urbanism and Landscape
Thomas J. Chermack, Colorado State University
Amanda Jane Steggell, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Wendy Keay-Bright, Cardiff Metropolitan University
William Kempton, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Bastien Kerspern, Design Friction
Steinar Killi, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Per Koch, Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education
Joel Gethin Lewis
Gunnar Liestøl, University of Oslo
Ann Light, University of Sussex
Julia Lockheart, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Henry Mainsah, Oslo Metropolitan University
Betti Marenko, Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London
Thomas Markussen, University of Southern Denmark
Einar Martinussen, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Riel Miller, UNESCO
Nancy Odendaal, University of Cape Town
Erik Ferdinand Øverland, WFSF
Angela Piccini, University of Bristol
Palmyre Pierroux, University of Oslo
Roberto Poli, University of Trento
Rika Preiser, Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, Stellenbosch University
Jaco Quist, Delft University of Technology
Fabrice Roubelat, University of Poitiers
Cynthia Selin, Arizona State University
Johan Siebers, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Kenneth Silseth, University of Oslo
Synne Skjulstad, Westerdals School of Communication
Even Smith Wergeland, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Ole Smørdal, University of Oslo
Rolf Steier, University of Oslo
Dagny Stuedahl, Oslo Metropolitan University
Ragnhild Tronstad, Kulturtanken – Arts for Young Audiences Norway
Laurene Vaughan, RMIT University
Danielle Wilde, The University of Tokyo
Theodore Zamenopoulos, The Open University


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