Isabelle Anguelovski

Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (ICTA)
Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA)

Justice, Resilience, and Wellbeing in the Green City

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About the speaker:

Anguelovski is an ICREA Research Professor, a Principal Investigator, and Head of the Gender, Diversity, and Wellbeing Committee at ICTA-UAB. She also currently coordinates the Catalan-funded SGR (Research Group) BCNUEJ. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Studies from Science Po Lille and a Master’s in International Development at the Université de Paris 1 Sorbonne, pursued a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management at Harvard University and obtained a PhD in Urban Studies and Planning from MIT before returning to Europe in 2011 with a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship

As part of collaborative and individual international research projects, she studies how urban environmental injustice is materialized and contested. Currently, her focus is on four main research areas: 1) The politics of the green city as a growing global planning orthodoxy; 2) The social and racial manifestations and impacts of green gentrification for historically marginalized residents; 3) Urban planning for health and wellbeing, with a focus on health equity and justice; and 4) Justice and inclusivity in climate adaptation planning, including distributional and procedural insecurities produced by adaptation plans, interventions, and land use configurations and regulations. Her most current work examines the compounding environmental racisms and injustices faced by marginalized groups when exposed to climate impacts (e.g. heat, flooding), resilient infrastructures, and displacement pressures.

To read more about Anguelovski’s work see: Isabelle Anguelovski Bio – Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability (

Einar Sneve Martinussen

Institute of design, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)

The digital city – integrative or divisive

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Einar Sneve Martinussen is an interaction designer and researcher working with culture, technology and urban life. Martinussen is the Associate Professor and coordinator of interaction design at the Institute of Design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Martinussen did his doctorate as a part of the research project YOUrban on networked cities, social media and design. His PhD thesis is titled ‘Pockets and cities – Investigating and revealing the networked city through design’ and takes up how interaction design can be used to gather insights and generate new meaning in the meeting point between new technologies and urban life.

Martinussen is educated as an interaction designer at AHO, but also has a background from architecture and urbanism, music and technology. His work includes visualisations of technology, films, inventions, interactive products and exhibitions. Martinussen also lectures widely about design, technology, everyday life and media at conferences and institutions such as Goldsmiths University, IxDA, the School of Visual Arts in New York, Playful, TEI and Aalto University.

Outreach and communication is a central part of Martinussen’s work. This includes opinion articlesfor national newspapers, online writing and media contributions to places such as Discovery Channel, NRK and CBC. Martinussen has also been part of organising and hosting the international conference ‘Digitalt Byliv’ on digital urban life. Several of Martinussen’s projects have been exhibited widely, including ‘Immaterials‘ at Lighthouse, MoMA’s ‘Talk to Me’ in New York City, ‘Invisible Fields’ at Laboral in Spain and ‘DREAD’ at De Hallen Haarlem in Amsterdam.

Since 2008 Martinussen has been teaching and developing various areas of interaction design at AHO, including concept development, theory, electronics and programming. Martinussen is also a part of the Oslo based design studio Voy.