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Tau Ulv Lenskjold

The Danish Design School

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Personal profile

Educational background


Conference: Nordic Summer University, winter symposium: Presentation entitled: "Meet the Bodyhammers - Tactics of survival", Copenhagen.

Conference: "Når kulturformidling bliver allestedsnærværende" på Knowledge Lab DK, Syddansk Universitet. 'Paper entitled: "På vej mod en digital urbanisme".

Conference: Nordic Summer University, summer session: Presentation of paper entitled: "Noter om molyekylær gastronomi og singularitetsernes æstetik", Norway.
Conference:"User-driven Innovation". IT-University of Copenhagen.

Conference: Association of Internet Researchers: Ubiquity? Presentation of paper entitled: "Digital Unitary Urbanism - Investigating the role of the internet in the emergence of mobile and location-based technologies in urban space". University of Sussex, Brighton.
Conference: Nordisk Sommer Universitet, sommersession: Presentation of paper entitled: "AIBO", Iceland.
Workshop: RAM5: Open Source Media Architecture i Riga.
Conference: Transmediale: Fly Utopia. Berlin. Presentation of Thesis.
Workshop: Mobile ICT, Context-dependent Mobile Communication. University Research Coordination Committee, Copenhagen Business School:
Conference: CADE - Computers in Art and Design Education. Presentation of paper entitled: "Designing for Social Friction"; about the computer as a means of cultural intervention into urban space.
Symposium: Nordic Summer University, winter symposium: Presentation of paper entitled:"Digital Cityscapes - On augmented spaces, human experience and a stronger sense of connectedness in the city".
Workshop: Outside In: DIY Media architecture workshop, Gothenburg.

Curriculum vitae


2009 -
Ph.D.-student, The Danish Design School.

2008 - 2009
External lecturer at the IT-University of Copenhagen
Teaching the post-graduate course: "Social media Theory and Practice'.

2007 - 2009
Assistant teacher at The Danish Design School
Teaching and tutoring students at the department of Design Theory.

2006 - 2007
Project manager and consultant at Odense Filmværksted (Odense Film Workshop)
Primary function: Co-ordinating short- and documentary film productions, and artistic development of public funded film projects.

2004 - 2005
Co-founder of CityNova R&D
CityNova is an independent media and design office concerned with the potentials and implications of ‘the next wave' of digital technology.



2001 - 2004:
IT-University Copenhagen. (MA IT), in Design, Communication and Media

1996 - 2001:
Royal Academy of Arts - School of Architecture (equivalent of a BA in architecture)

1995 -1996:
European Film Collage, Ebeltoft
Major courses: Film history, Script development, Documentary production.

1989 - 1992:
Mathematical student, Nyborg Amtsgymnasium

Research area

  • City
  • Urban space and modernity
  • public space
  • public life
  • urban design
  • urban sociology
  • History and culture
  • everyday life
  • Industrial design
  • Social Interaction and Everyday Life
  • Design Thinking
  • Furniture and spatial design
  • homing and nomadism
  • concepts of place
  • Process and method
  • citizen participation
  • userdriven innovation
  • design thinking
  • research by design
  • Technology and digital design
  • digital aesthetics
  • interaction design
  • Theory and philosophy
  • Design theory
  • Aesthetics
  • Aesthetics and form
  • relational aesthetics

Projects 2012 2012

Research Output 2011 2016

Design Anthropology as Ontological Exploration and Inter-Species Engagement

Olander, S. & Ulv Lenskjold, T., 22 Sep 2016, Design Anthropological Futures. Smith, R. C., Tang Vangkilde, K., Gislev Kjærsgaard, M., Otto, T., Halse, J. & Binder, T. (eds.). Bloomsbury Academic, p. 249-267 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Minor Design Activism: Prompting Change from Within

Halse, J., Olander, S. & Ulv Lenskjold, T., 2015, In : Design Issues. 31, 4, p. 67-78 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Speculative prototypes and alien ethnographies: Experimenting with relations beyond the human

Olander, S., Ulv Lenskjold, T. & Jönsson, L., Dec 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Mobilizing for community building and everyday innovation

Olander, S., Ulv Lenskjold, T., Yndigegn, S. L. & Foverskov, M., 2011, In : Interactions (New York). 18, 4, p. 28-32 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review