Peder Anker

Peder Anker

New York, NY, US



Peder Anker is Professor in History at New York University. He is the author of From Bauhaus to Eco-House: A History of Ecological Design (2010), Imperial Ecology: Environmental Order in the British Empire, 1895-1945 (2001), and The Power of the Periphery: How Norway Became an Environmental Pioneer for the World at Cambridge University Press (2020). His latest book Livet er best ute explores the importance of outdoor life in Norwegian culture. 


Peder's Featured Articles on Archinect

The Cooper Union Promotes Russian Architecture. Why?, Sat, Jan 21 '23

This month, the School of Architecture at The Cooper Union in New York City is scheduled to open an extensive exhibition on Russian architecture. Vkhutemas: Laboratory of the Avant-Garde, 1920–1930 is the title of a show presenting what is loosely known as the "Soviet Bauhaus." Undoubtedly, it's ...

The Cooper Union Promotes Russian Architecture. Why?


New York University (NYU), New York, NY, US, Professor

Sep 2009 - current


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, PhD, History of Science

Jun 1995 - Jun 1999


New York State Council of the Arts, Design Award (with Nina Edwards), 1st Place


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