Kick Off

Swedish Research School in Architecture

Kick Off


9-10 February 2012


ResArc was launched at a kick off School of Architecture in Lund, with invited speakers lecturing on Tendencies in Architectural Research. The lectures were also part of the first ResArc PhD course. The two strong research environments Architecture in the Making and Architecture in Effect were presented in connection to the event.


Invited speakers:


Michael Biggs, Professor of Aesthetics at the School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire, UK


Dana Cuff, Professor of Architecture, Urban Design and Urban Planning, UCLA, USA


Hilde Heynen, head of the Department of Architecture, Urban Design and Regional Planning, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, GER


Laura Lee, Professor of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA


Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Aesthetics at Södertörn University, Stockholm, S

Dissertation: Utopology – A Re-Interrogation of the Utopian in Architecture


ResArc student Fredrik Torisson will publicly defend his doctoral thesis Utopology – A Re-Interrogation of the Utopian in Architecture abstract


Friday June 2, at 13:15 at Skissernas Museum/Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art, Finngatan 2, Lund.


Faculty Opponent: Mark Cousins, Director of History and Theory Studies (The AA School of Architecture, London)



Supvervisor: Professor Lars-Henrik Ståhl (LTH, Lund University, Lund)

Assistant Supervisor: PhD Catharina Sternudd (LTH, Lund University, Lund)