Thomas Bo Jensen

architecture professor in aesthetics and theory

Thomas Bo Jensen is an architectural professor at Aarhus Arkitektskolen, previously at the Royal Academy. His area of focus is in aesthetics and Nordic design, with built projects and studies focusing on brick as a building material.

This interview starts with Thomas discussing the roots of simplicity in Danish design culture. He talks about how more contemporary generations are pushing the boundaries of aethetics in their work today, and how CITA resides in the context of Danish design.

He moves on to discuss the pressure on contemporary architects and designers to compare themselves with the ghosts of the modernist generation. While, he notes, this expectation took up a lot of space in 1980s and 90s, Danish designers are quietly getting over this preoccupation with the help of a younger generation and global outlook.