Curriculum Vitae (2020)

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I run IART Ingrid Katrine Amundsen, which was established in 2009, and the web portal;, was created in 2007, but has gone through some fundamental changes in design and content. This is a nonprofit web portal without any political agenda.

My academic journey

I have a general interest in societal issues, whether its geograpphy, economy, innovation, psychology, the environment, culture, such as e.g. art. But, certain themes goes through my academic story: a future oriented take on social criticism, wholeness, through being creative, use my intuition, create analysis, viaual spatial approaches, and to seek for innovative solutions to challenges that are systemic. During my journey, I simply have overcome obstructions, and found unexpected solutions, and you can find them on this web portal. The core passions, mentioned, I would not have explored, if I did not take the academic journey, which started out in 1997, when I started at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture (KADK), and continued at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO). Nevertheless, what I did not know is that I would end up with an education, that I wrote an highschool-essay on in 1995; a Master in Human Geography. And finally, nor did I know that I would persue my key childhood devotions: (intellectual) writing and photography. I have returned to my roots! To fulfill the circle I have also planned to take up my teenage sport: sailing. I love sports!

Name:             Ingrid Katrine Amundsen

DOB:               03.02.1976

Nationality:    Norway

Phone:            (+47) 47374076


Address:         Maridalsveien 286, 0872 Oslo, Norway.



I hold a MA in Architecture from The Oslo School of Architecture (AHO), and a MA in Human Geography from UiO. My main interest is human geography, particularly economic geography with questions

related to social and green justice, evolutionary economic geography, system theory and innovation. Methodologically I am particularly interested in radical interdisciplinarity and open science. I explore my interests through radical and interdisiplinary academic writings, being a former board member in Kristian Ottesen`s Prize Work Group, participation as a former board member in Green Students and being on Green Student's voting list for two consecutive years. I am also quite innovative and was a participant in the finale in two innovation contests. As an artist and architect I am particularly interested in street art, photography, sculpture, contemporary art, architecture and urbanism, expressive painting and color, installations and performance art. I enjoy writing more conceptual short texts too.



Website ( art mediator, social criticism, writing independently in English, and usage of knowledge from two Master degrees. Intuitiv, creative, organic og analytical writing style. Master degree in Human Geography:

good critical and analytical writing skills, indepth knowledge. Apply good memory on scientific literature. Master Degree in Architecture: good visual, colour and spatial skills. Experimental, abstract og conseptual. Innovation contests: future oriented, creative, inventive and innovative. Work expirence: social and scientific cooperation, diversity and responisbility, gives insight. Use new methods and apply knowledge from different disciplines; core principles of radical interdisciplinarity and open science.


These are skills gained by studying architecture, running my own webpage, and as being a finalist in innovation contests.


These are skills gained by studying architecture, participation in drawing and painting courses, and photographing.


These are skills gained by studing architecture, participation in innovation contests, and creating consepts for the essays on this webpage.


My work expereince shows my interests for architecture, photography and research.

IART Ingrid Katrine Amundsen

Writing architect, Human geographer and photographer (2009. 01)


  • Running the company and the web portal.
  • Creating concepts for essays and writing essays in English.
  • Taking photographies for the web portal.

"Shared Mobility for Innovative and Inclusive Green Cities (Sharming Cities)" , Oslo, Norway

Research Assistant in research project as a Master Student in Human Geography at (UiO), in collaboration with UiO and TØI (2016.09-2018.12)


  • Participation in research meetings
  • Interviews with informats from the carsharing community

Plan and Byfabrikken, Oslo, Norway

Consultant (2012.10-2013.02)


  • Conseptual collaboration with the Guest Editorial Board from Byfrabrikken on Plan's "Issue 1: Velocity".
  • Consultant for Friedrik Giertsen on the opening essay to the conceptual issue, the collaboration can be seen as successful, as it was reprinted in one of Norways largest newspaper's magazine; Innsikt (Insight).

"Social Innovation Contest", World Wide Narrative, Oslo, Norway

Participation in the finale of a innovation contest (2013.05-2013.05, 3 days)


  • Creating a concept for an app "Dumpsterwatch".
  • Collaboration with selected team to visualise and present the app for an audience.

Vice Chancellor's Challenge

Participation in the finale for a green idea innovation contest (2013.04-2013.04, 1 week)


  • Creating a concept for "GreendreamOslo".
  • Presenting the concept for an audience.

Kulturhagen (the Garden of Culture), multidisciplinary atelier, Veitvet, Oslo, Norway

Self-employed artist (2012.11-2013.04)


  • Taking photos for the informal opening of "Bok på Veitvet" (Book of Veitvet).
  • Presenting the photocollages at Westerdals, Høyskolen Kristiania.

Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Gallery assistant (2011.01-2011.05)


  • Guiding the exhibition; "Det Menneskelige Mønster Hanna Ryggen i Vår Tid".
  • Reseptionist.

Dahle & Breitenstein Arkitekter AS

Intern (2006.06-2006.11)


  • Drawing flats in a listed department.
  • Architectural assistant.

"Immigentri", The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), Oslo, Norway

Project assistant (2002.07-2002.08)


  • Registration.
  • Photographic analysis.

"Oslo Triennale 2001", Norwegian Architects Association (NAL), Oslo, Norway

Project assistant (2001, 1 week)


  • Taking part in meetings.
  • Practical arrangements.

"Building Standards in the Inner City of Oslo", Asplan Viak AS, Sandvika, Norway

Project assistant (2000, 1 month)


  • Course in building standards and inspections of departments in inner Oslo city.
  • Registrations, documentation and phone interviewing.


I started my academic journey at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture (KADK) in 1997, since then I have gained a Master in Architecture (2005) and a Master in Human Geography (2018), at The Univeristy of Oslo. Both educations inspired my interests for academic writing and photography.

University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway (UiO)

Master in Human Geography (2012.09.-2018.02)

Results: Scholarship for Master in Human Geography and participation in research project.

Title of Master Thesis: "The Complex Nature of Sharing Economy -- A Structural Comparison of Four cases of Carsharing in Oslo, Norway".

Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway (AHO)

Master in Architecture (1999.09.-2005.06)

Title of Master: "Transitional Liquidity".

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen, Denmark (KADK)

First year student in Achitecture (1997.09.-1998.05)

Nesbru Highschool, Asker, Norway

General Subjects (1992.09.-1995.05)

Voluntary Work

International Sustainability Transitions (IST) Conferance, Manchester, United Kingdom

Invited participant with A0 poster (2018.06.-2018.06, 4 days)

"Ecological Challenge", Institute of Sociology and Human Geography, UiO, Oslo Norway

Conferance assistant (2017.09.-2017.09, 4 days)

"Kristian Ottesen's Prize Workgroup", Green Students, UiO, Oslo, Norway

Board Member (2014.03-2017.04)

Green Students, UiO, Oslo, Norway

Board member and on the voting list (2014.09.-2015.10)

"MoldeJazz", Molde, Norway

Hostess (2013.07.-2013.07, 3 days)



"Oilpainting", Friakademiet, Oslo Norway


"Imaging in Photoshop", Interfoto AS, Høvik, Norway

(2008, 3 days)

"Autocad Intensive Cource", NDI, Oslo, Norway

(2007, 3 days)

"Microstation Intensive Course", Bentley AS, Oslo, Norway

(2006, 1 day)

"Woodpieces", workshop with Sami Rintala, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway

(2004, 1 week)

"Urban Nomad", workshop with RIEA, AHO, Oslo, Norway

(2003, 1 week)

"Freehanddrawing", Oslo Tegne- og Maleskole, Oslo, Norway


"German Language Course", Internationales Kulturinstitutt, Vienna, Austria

(1996, 2 months)

Computer Skills

Graphic: Photoshop and Illustrator (intermediate user), GIMP (intermediate user)

3D: FORMZ (sketching) and 3D STUDIO MAX (sketching)

Drawing: Autocad (professional user), Microstation (intermediate user)

MS Office: Word and Powerpoint (intermediate user)

Webpage: webpage builder (intermediate user)

Professional Affiliations and Interests

Board member and at Green Students Voting list, Oslo, Norway (2016-2018)

SMS Activist for Amnesty International, Oslo, Norway (2013.01.-2019.10)

Byfrabrikken (The Cityfactory), member (2012)


Norwegian (profficient user)

English (independent user)

German (basic user)

Leisure Activities

As a person with sports interests I have been on the national team in sailing for four consecutive years and I have been competing for my home district's alpine skiing team for several years, as a teenager. I am deeply fascinated by fine art and music, exciting cultural events and scientific lectures. In my spare time I enjoy kayaking and swimming. I am also planning to start sailing again.