Even Smith Wergeland



Even Smith Wergeland is an associate professor at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, where he teaches architectural history, planning history and architectural heritage. He is the director of AHO’s executive master’s programme in architectural preservation, and from 2022, the leader of OCCAS. Wergeland’s research spans across a number of different themes, including sports architecture, mobility, urban preservation and adaptive re-use, and he is currently writing a book on sonic heritage – the architecture and geography of sound studios.



Selected publications

Monographs and edited volumes

Norwegian Garden Cities: yesterday, today – and tomorrow? Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2022.

Reflecting histories and directing futures (w. Magnus Rönn and Anne Elisabeth Toft). Trondheim: SINTEF forlag, 2019.

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


Articles and book chapters

w. Hans Hognestad, “Reusing stadiums for a greener future: the circular design potential of football architecture”, in Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, vol. 3, July 2021, pp. 1-14.

w. Tom Davies, “En medvirkningstime hos kulturminnepsykologen”, in Dahlgren, Kenneth, Schreiner, Knut & Linderud, Timon (eds.), Forankring fryder: en bok om medvirkning i byutvikling og arkitektur, Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 2021, pp. 232-250.

“Bedriftsøkonomi og badeliv”, in Arkitektur N, no. 6, 2021, pp. 64-79.

“Kropp og monumentalitet”, in Z filmtidsskrift, no. 1, 2021, pp. 23-33.

“Køyring & kjensler: privatbilen på 2000-talet”, in Plan, no. 1, 2021, pp. 14-21.

“«Sacked in the morning». Lyd som kulturarv i fotballarkitekturen”, in Kunst og Kultur, no. 3, 2020, pp. 186-196.

“Nature is the new culture. The active body as a citizen typology on the rise”, in Tin, Mikkel B., Telseth, Frode, Tangen, Jan Ove & Giulianotti, Richard (eds.), The Nordic Model and Physical Culture, London: Routledge, 2019, pp. 182-198.

“’There’s a world going on underground’. Ecotopian realism in subterranean design”, in Fallan, Kjetil (ed.), The Culture of Nature in the History of Design, London: Routledge, 2019, pp. 116-128.

“Kulturell anomali i det athenske suburbia”, in Agora: Journal for metafysisk spekulasjon, vol. 35, no. 4, 2018, pp. 75-92.

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

w. Charlotte Blanche Myrvold,“Participatory Action in the Age of Green Urbanism – how the Future Farmer leapfrogged the Cultural Consumer”, inThe 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.

“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 (eds.), We Are Living on a Star, Høvikodden: Henie Onstad Kunstsenter2014, pp. 117-123.

“Driving Spaces and the Dilemma of the Green City”, in Luccarelli, Mark & Røe, Per Gunnar (eds.), 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.

“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.


Originally posted Jan 15, 2013. Latest revision Nov 15, 2022.

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