Mattias EkmanMattias Ekman, AA Dipl is Ph.D. student and research fellow at the Institute of Form, Theory and History, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design. His dissertation investigates the built environment as a device for the collective and cultural memory. In the cases, which include Norway’s National Gallery as a framework for the retrieval of personal and professional memory and the loss of space in war and diaspora, Ekman asks to what extent architecture conditions remembrance. As a research-by-design project it makes use of video as an alternative discursive medium in academia. Ekman has previously worked for internationally acclaimed Norwegian architecture offices.