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Marikken Wullf-Wathne

Marikken Wullf-Wathne


My research interest is geared towards examining visions of ideal urban futures held by various actors involved in urban planning, particularly linked to "smart city" initiatives. By applying “utopia as method”, my research examines expressions of ideal future cities, and critically engage with what these reveal about perspectives on both future and contemporary urban spaces.

Other research interests include climate and energy transformations, feminism, the end of history/the function of temporality, neoliberalism, privatization, projectification, academic life.

Besides my research, I organize the OsloMet Urban Research Conference

Recent publications:

WULLF-WATHNE, M. 2020. Alternatives in the academe: swimming with absurd flippers. Gender, Place & Culture.

WATHNE, M. W. & HAARSTAD, H. 2020. The smart city as mobile policy: Insights on contemporary urbanism. Geoforum.

HAARSTAD, H. & WATHNE, M. W. 2019. Are smart city projects catalyzing urban energy sustainability? Energy Policy.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Human geography

Subject areas

Town planning   Utopias   Climate   Mobility   Omstilling   Areaplanning   Smart city   Feminism

Scientific publications

Wullf-Wathne, Marikken (2020). Alternatives in the academe: swimming with absurd flippers. Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography .

Haarstad, Håvard; Wathne, Marikken Wullf (2019). Are smart city projects catalyzing urban energy sustainability?. Energy Policy . Vol. 129.

Haarstad, Håvard; Wathne, Marikken Wullf (2018). Smart cities as strategic actors: Insights from EU Lighthouse projects in Stavanger, Stockholm and Nottingham. Karvonen, Andrew; Cugurullo, Fredrico; Caprotti, Fredrico (Ed.). Inside Smart Cities: Place, Politics and Urban Innovation. Chapter 7. Routledge.

Haarstad, Håvard; Sareen, Siddharth; Wanvik, Tarje Iversen; Grandin, Jakob; Kjærås, Kristin Edith Abrahamsen; Oseland, Stina Ellevseth; Kvamsås, Hanna; Lillevold, Karin; Wathne, Marikken Wullf (2018). Transformative social science? Modes of engagement in climate and energy solutions. Energy Research & Social Science . Vol. 42.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete