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Kjerstin Uhre

PhD-fellow

Email
kjerstin.uhre@aho.no
Website
http://dahluhre.no

Biography

Kjerstin Uhre is an architect MNAL currently finishing her PhD project in Arctic landscapes at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Her thesis – The Perforated Landscape – addresses ongoing and contested transitions of outfield landscapes in Sápmi. She holds a diploma from the Bergen School of Architecture and has studied Philosophical Aesthetics at the University in Bergen. Uhre has built, exhibited, taught, debated, and published extensively and she is Director of Dahl & Uhre architects in Tromsø. D&U has alongside with designing built projects – alone and in collective achievements – contributed to Nordic urbanism through conducting prize-rewarded urban landscape projects and winning entries in open architecture- and idea competitions at regional and territorial scales in the Nordic Countries.

Kjerstin Uhre er arkitekt MNAL og ferdigstiller for tiden sitt PhD prosjekt i Arktisk landskap ved Arkitektur og Designhøgskolen i Oslo. Avhandlingen hennes, Det perforerte landskap, tar for seg pågående om omstridte overgangsprosesser for utmarkslandskap i Sápmi. Hun har diplom fra Bergen Arkitektskole og har studert filosofisk estetikk ved Universitetet i Bergen. Uhre har bygd, utstilt, undervist, debattert, og publisert vidtrekkende, og er daglig leder for Dahl & Uhre arkitekter i Tromsø. D&U har ved siden av å designe bygde prosjekter, alene og i kollektive arbeider, bidratt til Nordisk Urbanisme gjennom prisbelønnede landskapsurbane prosjekter og vinnerbidrag i åpne arkitektur- og idekonkurranser på regional og territoriell skala i de Nordiske landene.

Projects:

Future North|The Perforated Landscape

Publications (12)

Conference paper

Sápmi and the Fennoscandian shield – on and off the map

Triggered by European Union’s Raw Material Initiative and intensified resource mapping, a negotiation of the limits of exploitation is emerging; in it decision makers go to extremes in accepting environmental damage. This paper unfolds discourses on resource extraction from two cartographies representing the same territory with different names and worldviews... Read »

Book chapter

Appearing and Disappearing Landscapes 2.0.

‘DAHL: I think the notions Appearing and Disappearing landscapes and the notion To charge the landscape with new energy in all our projects have been related to different conceptions of landscape. In a sense a kind of explorative position of landscapes under pressure, searching for a terminology on its behalf so to speak... Read »

Other

La Byen Synges

Letter to the editor, Tromsø paper Nordlys. january 12th 2013 ‘I høst var vi mange stumme vitner til at dialogenes by fremstod som samehetsens by. I selskap med mange andre som vanligvis er svært engasjert i spørsmål om Tromsøs utvikling, holdt jeg meg utenfor ordskiftet som fulgte byrådets beslutning om å trekke søknaden om innlemmelse i forvaltningsområdet for samisk språk... Read »

Posts written by Kjerstin (1)

Northern arrival

The AHO Future North team has met up locally in Kirkenes with our partners at the Barents Institute. This is our first joint visit to the Circumpolar North. Our project team has gathered together a diverse set of interests and competencies: landscape theory, architecture, interaction design, ethnography, political science, and narrative.

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