Short CV/Education and training

  • Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen is an architect working with digital technologies. Her research centres on the relationship between crafts and technology framed through "Digital Crafting" as way of questioning how computation, code and fabrication challenge architectural thinking and material practices. Her work is practice lead and through projects such as Thicket, Strange Metabolisms, Vivisection and Shadow Play she investigates the design and realisation of a behavioural space.

  • Mette is a Professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, where she heads the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture [CITA].

Selected publications

  • Ramsgard Thomsen, M. Bech, K. "Suggesting the instable: a textile architecture", Textile: the Journal of Cloth and Culture, Berg Publishers, Volume 10, Number 3, November 2012 , pp. 276-289(14)

  • Ramsgard Thomsen, M., Tamke, M., Riiber-Nielsen, J., "Generating a scalar logic: producing the "it's a SMALL world" exhibition" IJAC, International Journal of Architectural Computing Volume 9, Number 2, June 2011

  • Ramsgaard Thomsen, M, Bech, K, Tamke, M, 'Thaw: imaging a soft tectonics?, in Glynn, R, Sheil B. (eds), conference proceedings Fabricate: Making Digital Architecture, Riverside Architectural Press, Toronto, s. 28., 2011

  • Ramsgard Thomsen, M., Karmon, A., "Listener: a probe into information based material specification" in Conference Proceedings Ambience 2011, Borås

  • Deleuran, A., Tamke, M., Ramsgard Thomsen, M., "Designing with Deformation – Sketching material and aggregate behaviour of actively deforming structures" Conference Proceedings, SimAUD 2011, April 2011, Toronto.

  • Tamke, M., Ramsgard Thomsen, M., Asut, S, Joseffson, K. "Translating Material and Design Space – Strategies to Design with Curved Creased Surfaces" in Proceedings 27th eCAADe September, 2009.

  • Ramsgard Thomsen, M. , Tamke, M., "Narratives of Making: thinking practice led research in architecture" Communicating by Design, International Conference on Research and Practice in Architecture and Design, Bruxelles, April 2009.

  • Ramsgard Thomsen, M. , Hicks, T., "To build a Knitted Wall", in Proceedings, Ambience, smart textiles conference, Gøteborg, April 2008.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • COMPLEX MODELLING IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, a year framework research project on digital design, material and advanced computational modelling, since 2013

  • DIGITAL CRAFTING, a research network on digital fabrication in architecture, design and engineering, 2009 – 2012

  • HOW WOULD IT BE TO LIVE IN A SOFT SPACE... a research exhibition as part of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Berado Museum, Portugal, 2010 – 2011

  • KNITTED SKINS, a research investigation into CNC knitting and architecture with Manchester University School of Materials, University of Brighton, School of Architecture and Design and Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, 2007 – 2010

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • External examiner BSc programme, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, 2012 – 2016

  • External PhD examiner for James Gardiner, Jerome Frumar and Andrew Maher, SIAL (Spatial Information Architecture Lab) RMIT, Melbourne, 2011

  • Member of the Cultural Research Council, 2009 – 2011

  • Member of appointment committee Assistant Professorship in Digital Technologies, KTH School of Architecture, Stockholm, 2010

  • Member of appointment committee Professorship in Digital Technologies, AHO School of Architecture, Oslo, 2010

  • External PhD examiner for Phil Ayres, Aarhus School of Architecture, 2009

  • Member of appointment committee Associate Prof. in Art History and Interactive Arts, University of Copenhagen, 2010

  • External licentiat examiner for Anna Persson, Textile College, College of Borås, 2009

Additional qualifications

  • Architect, MAA, 1996


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Interdisciplinary networking

  • Strategic decision making and future funding structures

  • Research collaboration


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