Martin Søberg

Art Historian M.Phil., PhD in Architecture, Associate Professor

  • Margretheholmsvej 2, Vandflyverhangaren

    1432 København K



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Curriculum vitae

Martin Søberg is an architectural historian. He is specialized in modern architecture and the relationship between architectural works and ideas. Another field of research is architectural representations and poetics, particularly in the 20th and 21st centuries. He currently works on a monographic study of the Danish modern architect Kay Fisker and has published articles in books and journals on the topics of architecture, drawing and photography.

Martin Søberg is co-editor of the books The Artful Plan: Architectural Drawing Reconfigured (Birkhäuser, 2020), What Images Do (Aarhus University Press, 2019), Terræn. Veje ind i samtidskunsten (Aarhus University Press, 2019) and Refractions – Artistic Research in Architecture (Architectural Publisher B, 2016). He edited the thematic issue “Forming Welfare” of the research journal Nordic Journal of Architecture (2015) and was co-editor of thematic issues of the journals Artifact Journal (2017, “What Images Do”) and PeriskopForum for kunsthistorisk debat (2016, “Arkitektur og kvantitet”). He is chair of the Danish Association of Art Historians and editor of the association’s journals Kunsthistorisk Bogliste and Quadratura – Writings in Danish Art History.



2020– Associate Professor, Institute of Architecture and Culture, Royal Danish Academy – Architecture, Design, Conservation.

2016–2020 Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, KADK.

2015–2016 Teaching Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, KADK.

2015 External Lecturer, Section for Landscape Architecture and Planning, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen.

2014-2017 External Lecturer, Art History, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen.

2013-2015 Research Assistant, Lecturer, School of Architecture, KADK.

2013 Research Assistant, Lecturer, Section for Landscape Architecture and Planning, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen.

2010 Research Assistant, School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

2007-2009 Head of Communications, SLA Architects.

2006-2007 Communication and Research Employee, SLA Architects.


2017 Professional Postgraduate Teacher Training, Aarhus University.

2014 PhD, School of Architecture, KADK. Dissertation: The Oscillating Sketch.

2011 Visiting Scholar, GSAPP, Columbia University, New York City, USA, sponsored by Professor Kenneth Frampton.

2010 Bildpraktiken, eikones Summer School, NFS Bildkritik, Basel, Switzerland.

2008 Re-Inventing RDM, 4th International Architecture Summer School, Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design, Netherlands.

2006 in Art History, University of Copenhagen. Thesis: Affekt og forskydning: Mies van der Rohes arkitektur i nutidigt kunstfotografi.

2002 BA in Art History with an elective module in Economics, University of Copenhagen. 

Research area

  • Architecture
  • Process and method
  • Theory and philosophy
  • Aesthetics and form
  • Graphic design and visuel media
  • History and culture