ESSAYS

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WHO I AM AS AN ESSAYIST


I am Ingrid Katrine Amundsen and I run IART Ingrid Katrine Amundsen. I am an educated architect and human geographer, as a photographer I am, however, self-thought. I am inspired by making knowledge more accessible; an easy read, even though the urgent issues that are brought to attention may have engaging complexities. In writing about complex matters the author always seeks to make a system account on rather hot issues, such as questions embedded in cultural, psychological, economic, environmental or technological fields of research, e.g. compassion, creativity, wind turbines, innovation or art. This is sought by placing the chosen problem(s) or hypothesis into a broader context, whether these are historical, societal, geographical or institutional, a system approach it is. The bird's-eye perspective of the chosen frameworks needs to be taken into account to encourage a deeper understanding of a singular or more case(s). And finally, to criticise the complexities of a system, there has to be a dialogue between the case and the system, as well as an unexpected turn to transform ordinary themes into exciting and passionate knowledge, by emphasizing on a system understanding, and a radical interdisciplinary methodological approach!



WHY CHOOSE ME TO COLLABORATE WITH?


My essays are creative, intuitive, organic and hopefully brings new insights and novelties, to the reader, whether you are a beginner or professional reader. I use all the faccetted colours of our language to engage the reader! I thrive in making complex theories more accessible and to put them into complex frameworks, to excite the reader. By connecting unexpected theories, the author always seeks to make knowledge shine!

MY HISTORY


My devotional interest in academic writing.

My interest in academic writing is something that I have nutured from the first days I attended my studies in architecture. I guess I am a writing architect, human geographer and photographer. In my studies I unintentionally sought theory courses with assigned writing tasks. Since my career took a late academic turn; when I started my studies in human geography, I was able to follow my passion for academic writing, fully!


Knowledge & photography

One of my core interests in human geography were complex theoretical essays. Not, that I think that this is the way to write academically! I rather started to pounder on how to make academic writing more accessible, by adding metaphors and a more colourful language, inspired by the visual language of photography.


MY VISION: A VISUAL SPATIAL APPROACH


To make knowledge accessible, the author utilizes core pinciples of open science and radical interdisciplinarity. The core aim of open science is to democraticise knowledge and radical interdisciplinarity seeks to connect unexpected theories. By using a language that is more colourful than what is expected academically, the aim is to make knowledge a page turner and to excite! The next way to make it more intriguing is to add complexity. And, finally, the author has sought to connect theory that brings new insights and novelties, in which the reader becomes passionate about the questions posed. However, the core principles of a visual spatial approach is equal to have an holistic perspective on fundamental matters in life, or to engage in existential matters, the big questions in life.


I will argue that knowledge can be colourful, unexpected, visual, spatial, be questioning, be meaningful, funny, and shine like photographies!

USEFUL INFO


Start with the easiest essay! Or not, if you prefer complexity...

 

  • The Street is the New Art Forum! (easy read)
  • To Love Your Enemy (is a Romeo and Juliet Story) 
  • The Cathedral of Modern Art (is the longest and most complex essay)
  • The First Mover (challenges your critical sense, and is against my conviction, the author is pro offshore wind turbines, and against land based wind turbines, that harms nature)
  • The Past Can Bite Like a Snake (is a fictional short text and an aforism for some)

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