Even Smith Wergeland



Even_Smith_WergelandEven Smith Wergeland is an associate professor at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. He holds a MA in art history from the University of Bergen (2013) and a PhD from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (2013). Wergeland lectures and writes about a number of different topics, including the history of urban and regional planning, building heritage, architectural theory, sports architecture, urban geography and cultural politics. He has previously been an associate professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and a postdoctoral research fellow at the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences. In addition, Wergeland has practical work experience as an urban planner in the cities of Oslo and Stavanger.


Selected publications:


 From Utopia to Reality – the Motorway as a Work of Art, Oslo: doctoral thesis at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, 2013.

Book chapters

“From High Voltage to High Density: The Urban Dynamism of Cable Street, Oslo”, in Oevermann, Heike & Mieg, Harald A. (ed.), Industrial Heritage Sites in Transformation, New York & London: Routledge, 2015, pp. 47-61.

“In the shadow of the Pre-Modern and the Future City”, in Lønningsdal, Ingrid (ed.), Borgen: A Place for Culture Production, Oslo: Teknisk Industri AS, 2015, pp. 252-263.

“Arne Garborgs Plass: contemporary ruin with spatial neuroses”, in Hansen, Tone & Paaasche, Marit (ed.), We Are Living on a Star, Høvikodden: Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, 2014, pp. 117-123.

“Driving Spaces and the Dilemma of the Green City”, in Luccarelli, Mark & Røe, Per Gunnar (ed.), Green Oslo, Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2013, pp. 177-196.

“Stadium arcadium: fotballarkitekturen i framtida”, in Hognestad, Hans & Hjelseth, Arve (ed.), Kampen om tribunen: fotball, identitet og makt , Oslo: Akademika forlag, 2012, pp. 243-281.

“Aerocabs and skycar cities: utopian landscapes of mobility”, in Hvattum et al (ed.), Routes, Roads and Landscapes, Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2012, pp. 151-159.

Journal articles

“Architecture in Comic-Strip Form”, in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, vol. 75, no. 3, 2016, pp. 381-382.

w. Myrvold, Charlotte Blanche, “Participatory Action in the Age of Green Urbanism – how the Future Farmer leapfrogged the Cultural Consumer”, in The International Journal of Cultural Policy, published online 29 May 2016.

“Radical mobilities on display: the motorway aesthetics of postwar Oslo”, in Transfers, vol. 4, no. 1, 2015, pp. 89-107.

w. Sprovin, Mathilde, “Salmer fra kjøkkenbenken – kjøkkenets betydning i arkitekturen før og nå”, in Arkitektur N, no. 6, 2015, pp. 70-81.

“Det dynamiske teknokratiet: Oslo på 1960-talet”, in Kunst og Kultur, no. 1, 2014, pp. 14-23.

“When Icons crumble: the troubled legacy of Olympic design”, in Journal of Design History, vol. 25, no. 3, 2012 (special issue: Design Histories of the Olympic Games), pp. 304-318.

“Low-rise intensities”, in Nordic Journal of Architecture, vol. 2, no. 1, Spring 2012, pp. 14-17.


Originally posted Jan 15, 2013. Latest revision May 4, 2021.

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