Swedish Research School in Architecture
Philosophies in Architectural and Urban Research: Risk, (in)security, indeterminacy
The course (7,5 credits) addresses uncertainty as an overbearing condition of present-day societies – integral to the organisation of labour, the provision of housing, processes of urbanization, flows of migration, forms of valuation, financial speculations, democratic development and climatic tipping points – along with the subsequent efforts to safeguard, establish and control a territory.
Modul 1 (v. 50) 9-11/12
Modul 2.(v. 3) 20-22/1
Modul 3. (v.7) 17-19/2
Modul 4 (v. 12) 24-26/3
The course will be coordinated and taught by Catharina Gabrielsson, associate professor and docent, and Sebastiaan Loosen, post doc, both at The School of Architecture KTH.
Deadline for application is 15th October 2020. Apply by sending a statement of interest to email@example.com
For more info: https://www.kth.se/student/kurser/kurs/F1A5051?l=en (pdf)
Midway (Zoom) Seminar
ResArc PhD student Misagh Mottaghi, Dept. of Architecture and Built Environment, LTH, will discuss her research project with the working title Exploring socio-spatial environment of blue-green solutions in open urban spaces
Time: 8 Oct 2020 at 13.15–16.00
Main Supervisor: Mattias Kärrholm, Dept. of Architecture and Built Environment, LTH
Opponent: Gunilla Lindholm, Dept. of Landscape architecture, Planning and Management, SLU Alnarp.
The material and the zoom link are available two weeks before the seminar and by request via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The PhD project is a compilation thesis and in her research, Misagh borrows and develops relational perspectives to explore how different aspects of BGS affect human interaction with the built environment in open public spaces. The research focuses on the socio-spatial effect of BGS and studies everyday life situations entangled with them.
ResArc PhD student Sahar Al-Rabadi, Department of Architecture and Build Environment, LTH, Lund university, will discuss her thesis project with the working title Crowdability of urban public space. Rhythms of clustering and declustering and their architectural prerequisites.
Time: 24 June 2020 at 13:15-16.00
Discussant: Professor Lars Frers from The University of South-Eastern Norway
Supervisors: Mattias Kärrholm, Gunnar Sandin and Emma Nilsson
Please contact Sahar on email@example.com for the text and link to the zoom seminar.
ResArc PhD student Johan Wirdelöv, Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, SLU Alnarp, will discuss his thesis project at the seminar with the working title: Explorations in everyday sociomaterialities of urban public places.
Time: 9 June 2020 at 10:00
Discussant: Henriette Steiner, Associate Professor, Section for Landscape Architecture and Planning, University of Copenhagen.
Dissertation: Building the City from the Inside
ResArc PhD student Hannes Frykholm, Architecture, Urban Design, KTH, will publicly defend his thesis Building the City from the Inside: Architecture and Urban Transformation in Los Angeles, Porto, and Las Vegas (abstract)
Time: 12 March 2020 at 2 pm
Opponent: Professor Albena Yaneva, University of Manchester, UK
Dissertation: The Ghost Boulevard
ResArc PhD student Bojan Boric, Architecture, Urban Design, KTH, will publicly defend his thesis The Ghost Boulevard (abstract)
Time: 6 March 2020 at 2 pm
Opponent: Reader Tahl Kaminer, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK
ResArc PhD student Laleh Foroughanfar will discuss her text at the seminar with the working title: City-making on the Margins: Translocal Placemaking among Migrants in Malmö, Sweden.
Time: 27 february 2020 at 13:15
Place: A Building/ LTH, room: TBA
Opponent: Dr. Jennifer Mack, KTH, Stockholm
In this course we address memory as a theme of research, both from a theoretical and from a methodological perspective. The course is focused on exploring aspects of memory and acts of assembling and harvesting documents of collective experience. The content of the course is particularly devoted to photography as part of performing architectural research and as a practice of remembering and forgetting. For more information (pdf)
Module I: 27-28 January 2020
Module II: 2-3 March 2020
Application to the course due by 15 of November 2019. Apply by sending a statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. Final dates, schedule and pre-course assignment will be announced after deadline.
Responsible and contact Sandra Kopljar, email@example.com and Emma Nilsson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dissertation: Let’s Eat Together: Methods and Tools for Inclusive City Design Practice.
ResArc student Chotima Ag-ukrikul will publicly defend her thesis Let’s Eat Together: Methods and Tools for Inclusive City Design Practice (abstract)
Time: 25 oktober 2019, at 09.00
Place: room SB-S393, Sven Hultins gata 6, Chalmers, Göteborg.
Opponent: Prof. Lars-Henrik Ståhl, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Lund University
ResArc PhD student Misagh Mottaghi will discuss her research on how blue-green urban stormwater techniques affect the quality of urban environments in relation to everyday life.
Time: June 17, 2019, at 1.15-3.00 p.m.
Place: Room 4057, A-huset, Sölvegatan 24 Lund, LTH
Reader: Prof. Mattias Kärrrholm
ResArc student Ida Sandström will publicly defend her thesis Towards a Minor Urbanism: Thinking Community without Unity in Recent Makings of Public Space abstract
Tuesday 11 June, 2019, at 10.15 am, Fullskalelabbet, A-building, LTH, Sölvegatan 24 A, Lund
Opponent: Professor Panu Lehtovuori, Tempere University, Tammerfors
Supervisor: Professor Mattias Kärrholm
Co-supervisor: Dr. Lina Olsson, Malmö University & docent Gunnar Sandin
ResArc student Ivette Arroyo Baquero will publicly defence her thesis User involvement in housing recovery – Cases from Haiyan affected areas in the Philippines (abstract)
Thursday May 16, 2019 at 1.15 p.m.
Lecture Hall A:B, A-Building, Sölvegatan
24, Faculty of Engineering LTH, Lund University.
Opponent: Professor Camillo Boano, Development Planning Unit-University College London, United Kingdom.
Supervisor: Thorbjörn Laike
Co-supervisor: Johnny Åstrand
ResArc student Muna Alibrahim
will publicly defend her thesis Effects of Art and Design on Orientation in Healthcare Architecture – A study of wayfinding wayshowing in a Swedish hospital setting (abstract)
Thursday 25 April 2019, 13.15, A:B, A-building, LTH, Sölvegatan 24, Lund
Opponent: Professor Peter Fröst, Gothenburg
Main supervisor: Gunnar Sandin
Co-supervisor: Anna Petersson, Lars-Henrik Ståhl
ResArc PhD student Sara Hyltén-Cavallius will discuss her research texts Care to Share and Caring Sunflowers in Dangerous Times
Time: 10 January 2019 between 13-15
Place: Room 4011, A-huset, Sölvegatan 24 Lund, LTH
The ResArc Communication course intends to offer participants in-depth theoretical and practical tools for communication and media production.
Module I: November 21-23 2018,
Module II: February 20-22 2019,
Module III: March 2019,
For more information, course material, assignment, public lecturers, tours, and forum discussion see under Courses and the course description (pdf).
Application to the course due by 31st of October 2018. Apply by sending a statement of interest to email@example.com.
Responsible and contact Meike Schalk (firstname.lastname@example.org), Roemer van Toorn (email@example.com).
ResArc PhD student Pawel Lech Szychalski will discuss his draft : PLATEAU GEHRY_CONNECTIVES
Time: Monday 26th November, at 13:15
Place: Room 5012, A-building, Sölvegatan 24, Lund, LTH
Reader: Hélène Frichot, Professor, KTH
Main Supervisor: Lars-Henrik Ståhl, Professor, LTH
The seminar will be in English.
ResArc PhD student Johan Wirdelöv will discuss his draft Sociomateriality and urban everyday life: Studies of things, times and uses in public spaces of the Öresund region
Time: Monday 26th November, at 13:00-15:00
Place: Lilla sessionssalen, The Castle, Alnarp (Slottsvägen 5), SLU
Reader: Gunilla Lindholm, senior lecturer in landscape architecture Dep. of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, SLU
Main Supervisor: Lisa Diedrich, professor of landscape architecture Dep. of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, SLU
Please contact Johan Wirdelöv for an outline of the project, firstname.lastname@example.org
ResArc PhD student Muna Mohammad Alibrahim will discuss her draft PhD thesis:
Effects of art and design on users’ orientation in a hospital environment - A study of newcomers’ wayfinding in a Swedish hospital setting
Time: Friday 26th October, at 10:00.
Place: Room 5057, A-building
Reader: Anders Warell, Professor, Department of Design Sciences, LTH
Main Supervisor: Lars-Henrik Ståhl, Professor, Architecture and built environment, LTH
Co-Supervisors: Gunnar Sandin, Docent; Anna Petersson, Senior lecturer, Architecture and built environment, LTH
ResArc student Marwa Al Khalidi will publicly defend her thesis Influential Moments in City Planning Meetings: A Study of Decision Making Situations in a Jordanian Municipality
Friday 12 October 2018, 13.15, A:C, A-huset, LTH, Sölvegatan 24, Lund
Opponent: Docent Jonathan Metzger, KTH, Stockholm
Main supervisor: Gunnar Sandin
Co-supervisor: Emma Nilsson, Catharina Sternudd and Marwa Dabaieh
ResArc student Helen Runting will publicly defend her doctoral thesis Architectures of the Unbuilt Environment: An Anthology More info
Friday 18 May 2018, 14.00 - 16.30, Kollegiesalen, Brinellvägen 8, KTH
Opponent: Dr. Douglas Spencer, Architectural Association London, UK
Main supervisor: Docent Hélène Frichot
Dissertation: The Construction of Construction
ResArc PhD student Frida Rosenberg, Architecture with specialisation in Architectural Technology, KTH, will publicly defend her thesis The Construction of Construction: The Wenner-Gren Center and the possibility of steel building in postwar Sweden
Time: 21 September 2018 at 2 pm
Place: F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26, KTH
Opponent: Associate Professor Timothy Hyde, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
ResArc student Sepideh Karami will publicly defend her doctoral thesis Interruption: Writing a Dissident Architecture. Abstract (pdf)
Friday 20 April 2018, at 13.30 at A108 at KTH School of Architecture, Osquars Backe 5, Stockholm
Opponent: Professor Dorita Hannah, University of Tasmania and Aalto University
Main Supervisor: Associate Professor, docent Hélène Frichot
Co-supervisor: Professor Katja Grillner
ResArc student Paulina Prieto De La Fuente will publicly defend her doctoral thesis Rhythm architecture – on sequential aspects of materialities in urban space.
Friday 23 March, at 10 am at Fullskalelabbet, School of Architecture, A-huset, Sölvegatan 24, Lund.
Faculty opponent: Dr Isabelle Doucet, The University of Manchester, UK
Supervisor: Professor Mattias Kärrholm
ResArc PhD student Sahar Al-Rabadi
Thursday January 25 at 13.15-16.00
LTH, Sölvegatan 24, Room 4011
Working title: Urban Design and the Crowdability of Space, a Socio-material Analysis of Clustering and Declustering Rhythms of Pedestrian Groups in Public Spaces
Invited reader: Ebba Högström, Senior lecturer, Blekinge Institute of Technology.
Supervisors: Mattias Kärrholm and Emma Nilsson
Dissertation: Wild Poethics:
Exploring relational and embodied practices in urban-making
ResArc student Anna Maria Orry from Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Chalmers, will publicly defend her doctoral thesis Wild Poethics: Exploring relational and embodied practices in urban-making. Abstract
Thursday 7 December, at 9.15 in SB-H5 salen (SB-building), Sven Hultins gata 6, Chalmers, Gothenburg.
Dissertation: Architecture’s Red Tape: Government Building Construction in Sweden, 1963-1973. The example of the National Board of Public Building, KBS (Kungl. Byggnadsstyrelsen)
ResArc student Erik Sigge will publicly defend his doctoral thesis Architectures's Red Tape Friday 22 September, at 2 pm at Kollegoesalen, Brienellvägen 8, KTH, Stockholm.
Faculty opponent: Professor Reinhold Martin, Columbia University, USA
Supervisor: Associate professor Helena Mattsson
Making Effect Symposium and Exhibition
14–16 September 2017, at ArkDes, The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design and KTH School of Architecture. How does research in architecture relate to architectural practice, to politics, and to the larger societal context? Making Effect – Architecture + Research + Society will address this question in a three-day event and an exhibition, with the aim of concluding and making public five-years of research in architecture in Sweden. Making Effect is organised by Architecture in Effect, Architecture in the Making and ResArc, and produced in collaboration with ArkDes and Design and KTH School of Architecture. More info (link)
ResArc student Fredrik Torisson will publicly defend his doctoral thesis Utopology – A Re-Interrogation of the Utopian in Architecture
Friday June 2, at 13:15. at the Skissernas Museum/Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art, Finngatan 2, 223 62 Lund.
Faculty Opponent: Director Mark Cousins, The AA School of Architecture, London
Supervisor: Professor Lars-Henrik Ståhl, LTH, Lund University, Lund
Assistant Supervisor: PhD Catharina Sternudd, LTH, Lund University, Lund
Dissertation: Att göra en klassiker
ResArc student Anna Wahlöö will publicly defend her doctoral thesis Att göra en klassiker: En studie av fenomenet moderna möbelklassiker i en samtida svensk kontext Abstract
17 March 2017 10.15 at room A:B, A-huset, Sölvegatan 24, Lund.
Opponent appointed by the faculty is Professor Christina Zetterlund, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm
Dissertation: Mixed Substrate Computation
Public defense of the doctoral thesis Mixed Substrate Computation - Sensor Based Artificial Cognition for Architectural Design and Modification by ResArc student Stig Anton Nielsen.
27 January, 2017, 13:00 at Eko lecture hall, 1st floor, Chalmers Architecture, Eklandagatan 86, Gothenburg.
Supervisor: Monica Billger, Professor, Chalmers University of Technology
Examiner: Fredrik Nilsson, Professor, Chalmers University of Technology
Opponent: Phil Ayres, Associate Professor, CITA, Centre for Information Technology and Architecture, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen, Denmark
More info and abstract at Chalmers Architecture.
Dissertation: How to think about a place not yet
Public defense of the doctoral thesis How to think about a place not yet - Studies of Affordance and Site-Based Methods for the Exploration of Design Professionals' Expectations in Urban Development Processes by Sandra Kopljar will take place at 13.15, Monday, December 19, 2016..
Opponent appointed by the Faculty is Dr Lina Olsson, Department of Urban Studies, Malmö University.
The dissertation is held in Fullskalelabbet, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, A-building, Sölvegatan 24, Lund.
Online conference - PhD by Design - hosted by the University of Liechtenstein, Institute of Architecture and Planning - 17 September 2020 (More info pdf).
Landscape, Architecture and Gender at the University of Copenhagen. Apply before 24 Aug 2020. (More info pdf)
PhD course Theory of science and research methods in art, technology and design at KTH
Jan–June 2020. Apply before Jan 31st. (More info (pdf).
International Summer School in Ethnography - Department of Sociology and Social Research - University of Trento, Italy, 9-13 September 2019. Apply before May 20. More info (pdf).
Summer PhD course at Malmö University. Space, politics and aesthetics, a close reading and seminar-based course with start in June 2019. Apply before 23 of April. More info (pdf).
Open lecture/seminar Crafting History: Archiving and the Quest for Architectural Legacy with professor Albena Yaneva Thursday 13 September at 09.15-11.00, 2018, in room A:5012 (A-huset / LTH / Lund).
Albena Yaneva is Professor of Architectural Theory at University of Manchester and is currently holder of Lise Meitner chair at LTH, LU. As a researcher she is primarily known for her ethnographic methods in the studies of architecture, including on-site observation, interviews with decisive agents, and long-term studies of architectural projects and how media covers them.
PhD course at Malmö University in Urban Studies with start in October 2018. Apply before 15 September. More info (pdf).
Transdisciplinary PhD course 25-28 September 2018 organized by the research platform SLU Urban Futures, in collaboration with UPC Polytechnic University of Catalonia. More info (pdf)
PhD course at KTH. Decision Theory & Decision Analysis, Dec 2017-May 2018. The course provides an introduction to decision analysis as it is currently practiced within the critical social sciences. More info (pdf)
Making Effect Symposium and Exhibition 14-16 September 2017: More info (link)
Urban Futures Öppna Forskarskola - PhD Courses 2017 & 2018. Co-producing knowledge in transdisciplinary research – From practice to theory. More info (link)
5th International Summer School in Ethnography - Department of Sociology and Social Research - University of Trento - September 10-15 2017. The Summer School builds on the collaborative working environment established in the previous editions. The School’s core mission is to provide participants with an inside view on the practice and the skills of ethnography. More info (pdf)
From May 22-26, 2017 the Department of Architecture, “Federico II” University of Napoli offers a PhD workshop on Assemblage Methodology, RE—CONNECTING THE MATERIAL CITY: Representing urban architecture for what it does. The aim of the workshop is to experiment with alternative modes of representing the built environment inspired by the idea of buildings as ‘indeterminate and contestable’ objects. More info (pdf).
PhD course: Ethnography of Space and Place. This course sketches some of the methodological and theoretical implications of the ethnographic study of the contemporary city using anthropological tools of participant observation, field notes, behavioral mapping, and theories of space and place to illuminate spaces in modern/post-modern cities and their transformations. More info (pdf).
PhD course: Exploring Fieldwork - A critical consideration of empirical methods and
habits-of-mind in design research. The course addresses the ‘field’ or site of ‘method’ in design-led research. Broadly, we are interested in exploring the back-and-forth interaction of research intentions and practices as these shape research outcomes. Registration date: Februari 15, 2017 More info (pdf).
Five PhD positions announced through The European Joint Doctorate Programme urbanHIST. Research fields: "Historiography of European urbanism", "Urbanism, political and development strategies" and "Urbanism, architecture and building of national identity". More info at urbanHIST.
Who defines the city's identity? Which stories are considered essential, and what makes them so? The conference Creating the city: Identity, memory and participation is organized by the Institute for Studies in Malmö's history, 9-10 February 2017. More info at MAH.
Eschewing the slick, the finished and the true in favour of the tangential, the speculative and the fuzzy, LO-RES publishes essays on architecture that resonate at lower resolutions.
The abstract collection Facts and Fictions (pdf), published at the 10th Annual AHRA Research Student Symposium, is dedicated to a critical and constructive discussion on trans-disciplinary approaches to the fictive-factual duality of architecture.
The abstract collection Co-laborations - Sharing authorship and space in architectural and urban research (pdf) addresses the motivations and mechanisms of co-creation, co-making and co-writing, and how they form part of participatory practices.