Elin Tanding Sørensen has an MA in Landscape Architecture from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences [NMBU 2008]. a BA in Fine Arts [Oslo National Academy of the Arts 1999] and a BA in Animation [Department of Media and Journalism, Volda University College 1996]. She has practiced as visual artist on the Norwegian cultural scene since 1996, involved in cultural events, radio production, art- exhibitions and publications. As landscape architect, she has eight years’ experience working with environmental issues — sustainable water management, nature based solutions and climate vice planning strategies. She prefers to work with small-scale initiatives, as I they give a greater potential to get into the community.
Following the theme of migration and relational design, she is currently the project leader and head designer for an artwork for the Immigration Appeals Board Oslo, Norway [commissioned by Public Art Norway]. The work implies the creation of a waiting room interior for people appealing their cases, though in a vulnerable situation — addressing cross-cultural encounters and questions on cultural identity and migration