Morten Birk Jørgensen

Morten Birk Jørgensen

PhD , Assistant Professor

20132020

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Architect with interest in architectural judgement. I study, engage in and experiment with judgement through multiple activities of which I mention a few below. I am always open to dialogue, so please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions, comments or ideas for collaboration.

At the Royal Danish Academy, I am affiliated with the unit Cultural Heritage, Transformation and Restoration. In collaboration with Realdania I have studied the practice of valuation as a means of judgement of architectural heritage. Most recently I have edited the book Hands On: The Value of Building Culture (2020) in collaboration with Victor Julebæk and Christoffer Harlang. The book is written in English and accessible at The Architect’s Shop: www.shop.arkitektforeningen.dk

Together with Anders Rubing and Andrea Ougaard I have initiated the experimental platform Jävla kritiker!/Damn critics! The experiments result in exhibitions, articles and talks with focus on architectural criticism. Read more in the Scandinavian languages or in English at www.javlakritiker.com

Since 2019 I am in charge of the architectural prize Årets Arne which is awarded by The Danish Association of Architects. I have led a relaunch of the prize in 2020 with a new process of long list, nomination and selection of the winner. Info on the prize and winners is available in Danish at https://arkitektforeningen.dk/aeresbevisninger/arets-arne-og-lille-arne/

I am the editor of the new Nordic Magazine for Architecture and Culture/ Magasin for Bygningskunst og Kultur, published by the Institute for Architecture and Culture. The magazine holds articles with original scientific and artistic research and popular science. Read the magazine at www.bygningskunstogkultur.dk

I am a skilled member of boards and committees with experiments from among others the board of The Danish Association of Architects(2019-2021) and the Study Committee(2019-present) at the Royal Danish Academy where I am currently chairman.

Research area

  • Architecture
  • Architectural heritage
  • Architecural valuation
  • Architectural critique
  • Architecture
  • Analysis and deterioration
  • Construction
  • City
  • History and culture
  • Cultural and natural heritage
  • Landscape
  • Process and method
  • Restoration and transformation
  • Theory and philosophy
  • Aesthetics and form