Tim Anstey is an architect, and joined AHO as Chair of the PhD Programme in 2013. He is affiliated to the institute of Form, Theory and History and a member of OCCAS. Until 2013 he was Director of Research at KTH School of Architecture, Stockholm in which role he worked with developing research culture and research-driven Masters education. He has a strong interest in the history of the disciplines around architecture and design, with a focus on how ideas about the role of the architect have been inscribed into discourse. From 2011–2013 he was co-director of the Swedish National Strong Research Environment “Architecture in the Making”. He is on the editorial board of SITE Magazine.
His current research project, “Things that move” received funding from the Swedish Research Council 2014–2016. The project makes a revisionist reading of canonical texts in architectural history to uncover open up a discussion about the architectural work – whether it is to be constituted through the design of objects or processes.