Mette Ramsgard Thomsen studied architecture at The Royal Academy in Copenhagen and the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. Since qualifying as an architect in 1996 her work has focussed on the development of Mixed Realities, the experience of spaces which are defined by part physical part virtual dimensions. She co-founded escape with Jesper Mortensen in 2003.
In 2004 Mette Ramsgard Thomsen completed an interdisciplinary PhD in architecture and computer science at University College London. Mette is currently a researcher and tutor at the Bartlett School of Architecture, research fellow at the Department of Computer Science, UCL and a Senior Lecturer at University of Brighton, School of Architecture and Design.
Her work has resulted in multiple research events in the form of exhibitions, performances, workshops and seminars and has received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Board, from The Arts Council England as well as from the Arts Foundation, Copenhagen. She has worked in multiple international research centres including the Fraunhofer Institute, Germany and the Human Interface Technology Lab, University of Washington, USA.
She has taught workshops in amsterdam, barcelona, seoul, copenhagen, aarhus, gmd [st augustin, bonn] and braunschweig.
Past research events:
Interfaces, a reseach exhibition at the Grand Parade Gallery, University
Embodied Interfaces: questioning presence in Mixed Realities, Sallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton, School of Architecture and Design
Periscope Installation, installation at University College London
Murmuring Fields, installation at Transmediale, Berlin 99 and performance event at the Fidena Festival for Object Theatre, Bochum 99 (as part of Media Arts Research Studies, IMK, Fraunhofer)