Charlotte Bik Bandlien is an Oslo-based anthropologist specialized in visual and material culture. Applying synthesized theoretical perspectives on design and (post-) artistic practices, her research centers around speculative aesthetics investigated through collaborative practice and critique.

Work presented at Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Parsons the New School for Design in NYC, Oxford University, Design History Society, Theaster Gates' Arts Incubator in Chicago, the material culture hub at University College London, Henie Onstad kunstsenter, AAA, College Art Association ++

Bandlien has held positions as strategic brand planner at Bates Advertising and researcher at the Norwegian National Institute for Consumer Research, and was contributing editor to Personae magazine. Currently asst. professor of theory & method at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Dept of Design.