Lectures and supervision
Erik Lerdahl

dr. ing., NCE Culinology

Ph.D. in “Design and innovation”, from Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Owner and manager of Slagkraft A/S, Management Consulting industry, Norway, that is leading innovation and design processes for companies in both the food industry and other industries.

Coordinator at NCE culinology, that works with innovation in the field of gastronomy and culinary differentiation for the benefit of Norwegian food production.

Has worked as a designer at Slagkraft design, Norway and as innovation manager in the Food & Beverages industry, Norway.

Has been Assistant professor at University of Southern Denmark and Associate Professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

Esben Danielsen

Director of Development, roskildegruppen

Director of Development for Roskilde gruppen, where the biggest activity is the Roskilde Festival. Has a special expertise within execution and development of big cultural events, arrangement and communication within the cultural field and management of voluntary work.

Hans Thyge Raunkjær

Designer, Hans thyge & Co.

Educated from The Danish School for Applied Arts, Copenhagen, Furniture department.

Owner of Hans Thyge & Co. design studio, a combination of the former RKDO aps. (Raunkær Kjærgaard Design Office) and HeARTWORKS aps. Hans Thyge & Co. works with furniture, concept and product design.

Teacher at the Architectual School Aaarhus and sensor at various design schools in Denmark.

Lived for 7 years in Milan and worked freelance for the George Sowden Studio, where he worked on various exhibitions, designs and photosessions for Italian magazines. He has participated in various group exhibitions and been Set designer in the group theatre DUESLAGET, Ribe & Birkerød, Denmark.

Jacob Christensen

Designer, Hans Thyge & Co.

Has MSc. Eng. Industrial Design degree from Aalborg University.Works with graphical communication and visualizations at Hans Thyge & Co.

Has worked as a trainee at Interior Architects 49, interior design, interior architecture and interior renovation firm in Thailand, and at Rkdo aps. design studio.

Has worked as industrial designer at HeARTWORKS aps. design studio.

Niels Clausen-Stuck

Designer, Designit A/S

Has MA, Visual Communication / Digital Design degree from The Danish Design School.

Interaction Design Leader, Design Strategist and Project Leader at Designit A/S.

External at Faculty at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID)

Has worked for the international design and innovation consultancy IDEO as a senior interaction designer and project manager. He worked at IDEO for 7 years in their New York, London, San Francisco and Chicago offices, and his client list included many of the Fortune 500 companies like Motorola, Microsoft and Inter-IKEA Systems, Mio and Samsung.

Sofie Holstein-Homan

Designer, Designit A/S

Alberto Pugnale

PhD, Assistant Professor, I6

Ph.D. in Architecture and Building Design from Politecnico di Torino (Torino, Italy). Researching on Computational Morphogenesis for the design and optimization of shells and spatial structures.

Anna Marie Fisker

PhD, Associate Professor, I7

Architect MAA., Project leader at Food College Denmark, Director at Center for Food Science, Design and Experience and President of the Slow Food Aalborg Convivia.

Claus Bonderup

Professor I7

Architect MAA. from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, Denmark. Lot of his work is a part of the permanent collection at Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Hafdís Sunna Hermannsdóttir

Research Ass., I7

MSc. Eng. Industrial Designer from Aalborg University, Research Assistant at Food College Denmark with special focus on packaging for the food industry and retailing.

Isak Worre Foged

Research Ass., I7

Architect MAA, MSc.Eng.Arch. from Aalborg University and M.Arch from EsArq, Barcelona., research group of Performance Based Design, Aalborg University.
Partner and owner at AREA – Applied Research in Environmental Architecture.

Jesper Kjeldskov

PhD, Associate Professor, I16

Ph.D. (MA) in Computer Science and Engineering from Aalborg University. Honorary Associate and Fellow of University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Australia.

Kristian Rise


Manager of Brewery Vendias, brasserie. Vendias has been awarded for their beer and been nominated by “Den Danske Spiseguide” (The Danish Eating Guide) as one of the ten best brasseries in Denmark.

Lasse Andersson

Assistant Professor, I7

Architect MAA. from School of Architecture, Aarhus, Ph.D. from Aalborg University in “Cultural Planning and creative entrepreneurship”. Head of Platform4, Art and technology based experimental house at the habor front in Aalborg, Partner and Architect MAA. at Urban research and Design I/S

Mads Engel


Master of Science and Technology in Architecture from Aalborg University. Three years employment at schmidt hammer lassen architects, Copenhagen Office. Bachelor in Architectural Technology and Construction Management.

Marie Frier

PhD Fellow, I7

MSc. Eng. in Architecture & Design, with specialisation in Architecture. Ongoing Ph.D. project concerning the subject of architectural quality in prefabricated housing. Here in the project explores interiority as a theory and design principle interrelating architecture and furniture in transforming constructive challenges into sensuous spatial detailing improving the architectural quality of the still often monotonous box-like prefabricated house.

Mikael Christensen


Owner at Renommeet and Headchef at Restaurant Kopp & Ko in Hals, Denmark. His coobook was honored the Best Seafood cookbook in the World, 2004. Member of EuroToque/Bocuse D’Or.

Mikael Skov

PhD, Associate Professor, I16

Ph.D. (MA) in Human-Computer Interaction. Associate professor at the HCI Lab at the Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University.

Nicola Morelli

Phd, Associate Professor, I7

Ph.D. from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, focusing on methodological and strategic issues related to service and system design.

Peter V. Nielsen

PhD, Professor, I6

Associated with the divisions of Architectural Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering and Indoor Environmental Engineering. Guest Professor at Central South University, China. Devoted to watercolour painting.

Poul Henning Kirkegaard

PhD, Associate Professor, I6

Master of Engineering in Building Construcion. Associated with the Department of Civil Engineering, Research Group of Architectural and Structural Design and Division of Structural Mechanics at Aalborg University.

Rene Langdahl Jørgensen

Research Ass., I7

Wine writer for the magazine “gastro”, Project Coordinator at Food College Denmark, Restaurant reviewer at newspaper JyllandsPosten and Member and judge at Union of Danish Restaurant Reviewers.

Søren Bolvig

PhD, Assistant Professor, I7

Design Ethnographer, Ph.D.in “Video ethnography’ potential in design” from Aalborg University.

Tenna Doktor Olsen

PhD Fellow, I7

MSc. Eng. in Architecture. Ongoing Ph.D. project focusing on the possibility of utilizing architectural design to improve the healing process of patients in Danish Hospitals through better eating facilities.

Thorsten Schmidt


Together with his wife he owns and runs the restaurants Malling & Schmidt and Nordisk Spisehus in Århus. Member of The National Culinary Team of Denmark.


Henrik Harder

Associate professor, I7

M.A. in Architecture (MAA), Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (HDO), Ph.D in Transport, Mobility and Planning. Chairman of the studybard at Architecture & Design, Aalborg University.

Karl Otto Schmidt


President for the Danish section of the order, Cordon Bleu du Saint Esprit. Was teacher at the department for chefs and waiters at Tech College Aalborg and in charge of the food department at Tech College Hjørring.

Lene Lange

Professor, I18

Vice Dean for Faculty of Engineering, Science and Medicine and Director of Campus Copenhagen Institute of Technology, Aalborg University, Ballerup. The professional career of Lene Lange includes experience and employment in all three major sectors of research in Denmark, she has held several positions at international Boards and Committees and has been member of research advisory committees for, in all, 7 different Danish ministries.

Marianne Stokholm

Professor, I7

Architect MAA. from School of Architecture, Aarhus, Ph.D. from Aalborg University, Professor in integrated design.

Niels Jørgen Jensen

General Manager, Fårup Sommerland

General Manager at Fårup Sommerland, leicure park.

Inger Lise Gade

Medical Student at the final year at the University of Århus. Experienced free time chef, with great overview and charm.

Jonas Gehl

Studying philosophy in Copenhagen in day time, enthusiastic chef in spare time.

Mette Glerup Kristensen

Assistant at Center for Food Science, Design and Experience, Aalborg. Always doing the impossible so the rest of us are safe & happy!

Oline Egebjerg Okholm

Physiotherapis student

University College Nordjylland.

Poul Lund

In charge pf the workshop lab at Utzon Centre, highly skilled and excellent craftsman.

Sofie Husby

Research Assistant, Food People & Design, Ballerup. Also working for Food+Design at Center for Food Science, Design and Experience, Aalborg, for The Municipality of Copenhagen and for National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark.

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