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 thrilling 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, and young climate strikers, deforestation, 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. It is also fundamental to have an an unexpected theoretical turn, to transform the suggested theories into exciting and passionate knowledge. This is accheived by emphasizing on a system understanding, and an interdisciplinary methodological approach! If not always a radical interdisciplinary perspective, the author most certainly, aim at having an interdisciplinary approach in her essays and texts. The author is also inspired by fictional texts and confessional expressions, to emphasize on engaging the reader. This adds to the accessibility of knowledge, that communicates to a broader audience: a democratization of knowledge. But note: the essays on this web portal is written online, when it says 'work in progress' in the opening of the essay, it is not finished and may have inherent erros. However, when the essay is finished the 'work in progress' sentence will be removed. The year the essays are due to be finished, is next to the title of the essays in the meny bar, but this year might be changed, plans might change the order of the essays, since the essays are written organically and intuitively. The author has tried to keep the essays with similar themes next to each other, if possible. But, some essays are singular and do not have a following essay within the same theme. The essays states my core intellectual interests and the photographies shows my artitical devotions. The photo gallery and the photographies in the texts is, however, under construction.
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 inspire you! I thrive in making complex theories more accessible and to put them into comprehensive, but easy to grasp frameworks. By connecting unexpected theories and add these into intriguing frameworks, the author always seeks to make knowledge shine!
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 seek to connect unexpected theories (interdisciplinarity). 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, equals having an holistic perspective on fundamental matters in theory and in life, or to engage in existential matters, the big questions in research and life. I will argue that knowledge can be colourful, unexpected, visual, spatial, be questioning, be meaningful, funny, and shine like photographies!
Start with the easiest essay! Or, if you prefer complexity...
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.
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