Mikkel Høghøj
Aarhus Universitet
21. September 2020 - 23. Oktober 2020

Mikkel Høghøj is a postdoctoral researcher at Aarhus University specialised in 20th century Nordic urban-, planning- and welfare history. He completed his PhD at Aarhus University in 2019 with a thesis on the socio-cultural history of Danish modernist mass housing in the post-war decades, focusing on the relations between the built environment and the social and cultural transformations of Danish society in the context of the welfare state. In the spring of 2018, he was a visiting fellow at the Centre for Urban History at the University of Leicester. In his current postdoc project, Entangled Fluid Cities, he explores the cultural and political history of urban water in Copenhagen in the 20th century, drawing upon theories from governmentality-studies, urban political ecology, STS and urban environmental history. More broadly, his research interests cover the urban history of the welfare state, the cultural history of architecture and planning, landscape history, emotional history, material culture studies, urban environmental history and critical theory.