Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen’s research centers on the intersection between architecture and computer science. Her focus is on the profound changes that digital technologies instigate in the way architecture is thought, designed and built. In 2004 Ramsgaard Thomsen completed an interdisciplinary PhD in architecture and computer science. In 2005 Ramsgaard Thomsen founded the Centre for IT and Architecture research group (CITA) at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Design and Conservation. In 2010 Ramsgaard Thomsen became full Professor in Architecture and Digital Technologies.
At CITA, Ramsgaard Thomsen has piloted a special research focus on the new digital-material relations that digital technologies bring forth. Investigating advanced computer modelling, digital fabrication and material specification CITA has been central in the forming of an international research field examining the changes to material practice in architecture. This has been led by a series of research investigations developing concepts and technologies as well as strategic projects such as the international Innochain research network (EU MSCA ITN) that fosters interdisciplinary sharing and dissemination of expertise and supports new collaborations in the fields of architecture, engineering and design and Complex Modelling examining the infrastructures of the information model.