Tom Davies is a buildings archaeologist and researcher at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, working with conservation and the heritage of communities. His thesis addresses management of Brutalist architecture through post-war housing and its communities and how long-term futures can be secured for the places and the people who live and work there. It focuses on the diverse stories of communities and has been approached through resident-led projects at three housing schemes, two in Camden, London and one in East Oslo involving conservation and use-strategies and drawing community narratives into heritage process.
Recent projects include the Brick by Brick affordable housing scheme in Croydon, London, developing historic building documentation methods for the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) and Oslo’s Sofienberg Heritage and Community Festival. Tom is currently writing a book about the work of Anne Tinne Kielland Friis and Mogens Lønborg Friis, an architect couple, who worked extensively in archaeology from Italy to Iraq in the 1950s before developing rich range of community-focused housing, schools, and care-homes in Oslo and elsewhere.