My name is Casper Laing Ebbensgaard and I am Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of East Anglia. My research explores the aesthetic and affective politics of architecture and urban design particularly in relation to the night-time of cities and how lighting technologies and infrastructures mediate our relations to our environments. I am currently working on a book, tentatively entitled Midnight Sun, which investigates how the uneven distribution of and access to light and darkness in the vertical city shapes how people can establish and maintain durable relations to the worlds they inhabit.
I am the recipient of a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (Queen Mary University of London, 2018-2020) and the CCA-WRI Research Fellowship (Canadian Centre for Architecture, 2022).
My research is interdisciplinary and engages in a range of experimental collaborations with artists, the museum sector and art institutions. For example, together with Rut Blees Luxemburg, I cofounded the Urban Night Project as a research platform for bringing together artists, urbanists and practitioners to explore questions related to the future of the nocturnal city. The artworks and research findings emerging from this collaboration have been disseminated through the publication, The Dark Preview, and the public exhibition, Midnight Sun, which took place at the gallery Black Tower Projects in 2021.