Fully funded PhD position at AHO – Design for the Nordic Digital city

The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), Norway
Apply by April 2, 2018

The Digital Urban Living project aims at establishing conceptual frameworks that make for a better understanding of how the urban condition, seen as an evolving field of possibilities, can inform future notions of digital cities and urban liveability.

About AHO and the Digital Urban Living (Digitalt byliv) project

The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) is a specialized university and a leading international architecture and design school that provides education within architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism and design. AHOs fields of knowledge focus on design in all scales, objects, buildings, urban areas and landscaping. AHO is organized into four institutes, and has approx. 700 students and 145 employees.

The Digital Urban Living research group studies how digital technologies and media enable new ways of designing urban services and affect issues of urban liveability, sustainability, design and governance. The project is a collaboration between the Institute of Design and the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape, and includes interaction design and urbanism researchers.

The PhD scholarship is fully funded and there is no tuition fee.
The PhD fellowship will start on September 1st 2018.

This PhD should be developed in relation to the following overarching research questions: How can insights across the disciplines of urbanism (architecture, planning and urban studies etc.) and digital design (interaction and service design etc.) be combined to create new knowledge about potentials for digital urban living? How can new digital urban services be designed and developed in terms of the sharing of social and cultural resources, civic engagement and urban learning? What international experiences, theories and insights be brought together in ways that address Norwegian and Nordic issues and concerns in the development of digital urban services and cities, and vice versa: what does the Nordic context for the development of digital urban services contribute in terms of theory building and design practices?

Read the full ad at https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/148093/phd-design-for-the-nordic-digital-city
More information about PhD fellowships at AHO can be found at www.aho.no/en/RD/The-PhD-program/
For information about the project and the position please contact: Associate professor Jonny Aspen Jonny.Aspen@aho.no or Associate professor Einar Sneve Martinussen EinarSneve.Martinussen@aho.no

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