Nomad thinker and doer, mother of two wonderful children and a playful university professor.
I love the sun, my morning coffee, swims in the cold ocean and to connect with other people over practical activity. If I hadn’t become a scholar, I would have liked to have been a carpenter/builder or a criminal detective. Both choices motivated by my fascination for physical environments, rooms and interiors. I am intrigued by the design of them and the analyses of what takes place in them.
I live in the spatially unpretentious city of Nyborg on the east coast of the island of Fyn in Denmark. I have travelled a lot and have quite a patchwork geography from having been brought up in various countries on various continents.
One of the best books I have read within the past year is Andrew Pickering’s The Cybernetic Brain for its fabulous account of performative ontologies of knowing unfolded through the history of British Cybernetics and its sketch of dynamic models of knowing for the future.
One of the most thought provoking exhibitions was the exhibition Cultivation showing Japanese artist Tetsumo Kudo’s work at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. I was so impressed by how Kudo’s work fifty years ago so astutely pinpoints deep environmental problematics of our time. Talk about Plastic Nature.
Inspired by the two previous works, a big item on my reading list is Gregory Bateson’s Steps to an Ecology of Mind.