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- Heritage and society
Sveinung Krokann Berg is a researcher and human geographer at the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) and is currently working on a PhD at the Department for Planning, Property and Law at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).
Krokann Berg’s research field lies at the intersection between innovation of new urban structures and adaptation of existing urban landscapes as a contribution to development. Identifying the opportunities in this intersection means respecting what already exists, and an openness to how adaptive reuse of existing structures may re-energize inventive activity.
The bias of this research has been on how cultural heritage may serve as a framework for understanding and interpreting the possible futures and represent value in cultural as well as economic respect. Recent cases for research have involved urban development projects in several cities with an emphasis on transformation of industrial sites in a post-industrial context.