Alena Rieger is a PhD fellow studying material histories and provenance in 20th century architecture. Her research examines paradigms of architectural value and considers the potential of material histories in rethinking motives and methods for preservation. The research is supervised by Mari Lending and part of the OCCAS project Provenance Projected: Architecture Past and Future in the Era of Circularity.
Rieger holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Manitoba, Canada and a Master of Architecture from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO). Her masters thesis focused on the history and future of material trade between Southern Norway and Northern Denmark and was published by the Canadian Centre for Architecture as part of the Figuring Territory collection (Canadian Centre for Architecture).