Tim Ainsworth Anstey studied architecture at the University of Bath in England, graduating with a PhD in architectural history in 2000. After some years in architectural pratice he moved to Sweden, where he became Head of Research at KTH School of Architecture, Stockholm. Since 2013 he has directed AHO’s PhD Programme in combination with teaching and research activities within OCCAS/the Institute of Form, Theory and History.
Anstey’s research projects include Architecture and its mythologies: Authorship, Judgement and Representation (Swedish Research Council, 2003–2006), Architecture in the Making (Strong Research Environment, Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development, 2012–2016), and Things that Move (Swedish Research Council, 2013–2016). Since joining AHO he has contributed to the OCCAS projects The Printed and the Built (Norwegian Research Council FRPRO 2014–2017) and PRIARC Printing the Past. Architecture, print culture and uses of the past in modern Europe (EU Hera, 2016–2019). He represents AHO within the EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action TACK. Communities of Tacit Knowledge in Architecture (EU Horizon 2020, 2019–2023).
His publications include Architecture and Authorship (Black Dog, 2007) and Images of Egypt (Pax Forlag, 2018), with Mari Lending and Eirik Bøhn. He was designer and co-curator for the international exhibition Images of Egypt at the Museum of Cultural History, Oslo, 2019. He is currently completing a book of essays, Things that Move,with MIT Press, and working on the project Re-inscribing the Warburg Institute, which studies the role of architecture for the thought of Aby Warburg and his followers. With Mari Lending he is curator and designer for the relating architectural exhibition Warburg Models.