Tim Ainsworth Anstey


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Tim Anstey is an architect and historian, director of the PhD Program at the Oslo School of  Architecture and Design, and a member of OCCAS, the Oslo Centre for Critical Architectual Studies. His books include Things That Move: A Hinterland in Architectural History (MIT Press, 2024); Warburg Models: Buildings as Bilderfahrzeuge, with Mari Lending (Hatje Cantz, 2023); Images of Egypt, with Mari Lending and Eirik Bøhn (Pax, 2018) and Architecture and Authorship, with Katja Grillner and Rolf Hughes (Black Dog Publishing, 2007).

Anstey is part of Provenance Projected: Architecture Past and Future in the Era of Circularity, and contributed to The Printed and the Built. Architecture and Public Debate in Modern Europe, both funded by the Norwegian Research Council. In OCCAS he initiated the exhibition project Warburg Models and led the Swedish Research Council funded Things That Move. EU research projects have included PRIARC Printing the Past: Architecture, Print Culture, and Uses of the Past in Modern Europe (EU HERA) and the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions projects TACK. Communities of Tacit Knowledge in Architecture. With Mari Lending he has designed and curated three exhibitions for OCCAS: “Images of Egypt” (Oslo Museum of Cultural History, 2018), “Warburg Models: Buildings as Bilderfahrzeuge” (Warburg-Haus, Hamburg, 2023), and “Warburg Models: The Architecture of the Intinerant Archive” (Architectural Association, London, 2024). He received his Mphil and PhD from the University of Bath.


Originally posted Jan 16, 2013. Latest revision May 14, 2024.

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