Articles by: Charlotte Bik Bandlien
Charlotte Bik Bandlien is an Oslo-based anthropologist specializing in visual and material culture. Via a triangulation between the roles of researcher, collaborative practitioner, and critic, her interdisciplinary research revolves around contemporary conditions for constructing criticality—currently focusing on dialectics between contemporary art, advertising, anthropology, fashion/value mechanisms, and speculative perspectives. Bandlien has presented work at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Parsons the New School for Design in NYC, Oxford University, Design History Society, College Art Association, Theaster Gates' Arts Incubator in Chicago, the American Anthropological Association, the Material Culture hub at University College London, Tate Research and Learning/AAH ++. She has held positions as strategic brand planner at Bates Advertising and researcher at the Norwegian National Institute for Consumer Research, and was contributing editor to the Norwegian fashion journal Personae magazine. Bandlien has been assistant professor of theory and methodology at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Department of Design since 2011.