Tim Ainsworth Anstey


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Professor Tim Anstey has directed AHO’s PhD Programme since 2013, in combination with teaching and research activities within OCCAS.


At AHO he lead the research project Things that Move (Swedish Research Council, 2013–2016) and 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 now leads AHO’s activities in the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions project TACK. Communities of Tacit Knowledge in Architecture (EU Horizon International Training Network, 2019–2023) and, together with Mari Lending, the exhibition research project Warburg Models: Buildings as Bilderfarhzeuge, which studies the role of architecture for the thought of Aby Warburg and his followers.


Anstey studied architecture at the University of Bath in England, graduating with a PhD in on the work of Leon Battista Alberti in 2000. His research interests lie at the interface between architectural authorship and technological process, with a special interest in how mediation in architecture effects those relationships. His books include Architecture and Authorship (Black Dog, 2007, co-edited with Katja Grillner and Rolf Hughes), Images of Egypt (Pax, 2018, co-edited with Mari Lending and Eirik Bøhn) and, forthcoming, Things that move. A hinterland in Architectural History (forthcoming MIT Press, 2024)He was designer and co-curator for the international exhibition Images of Egypt at the Museum of Cultural History, Oslo, 2018. He is currently working on the final designs and catalogue for Warburg Models: Buildings as Bilderfarhzeuge which will be exhibited at the Warburg Haus, Hamburg in Autumn 2023 and at the Warburg Institute, London in Spring 2024. Recent essays include “Economies of the interior” (Grey Room, Spring 2020) and “Moving memory: the buildings of the Warburg Institute” (Kunst og Kultur, autumn 2020).


Originally posted Jan 16, 2013. Latest revision Nov 15, 2022.

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