Architecture in Effect

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9781940291994

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Architecture in Effect. A substantial collection of essays emerging from the Swedish research environment of the same name. While it takes its point of departure from within the specific context that is Sweden, it includes contributions from authors based in the Nordic context, in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States.

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Architecture in Effect is a substantial collection of essays emerging from the Swedish research environment of the same name. While it takes its point of departure from within the specific context that is Sweden, it includes contributions from authors based in the Nordic context, in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. A central premise of the collected research is that the built environment and societal norms are co-constitutive and that architecture as a discipline and as a professional practice plays a fundamental role in this relationship. Contemporary political and environmental conditions place specific demands on society and on the everyday life of individuals. There persists, as such, an obligation for actors within the discipline of architecture to contribute to a rethinking of the situated knowledges within architecture by engaging in trans-, cross-, and inter-disciplinary studies. Architectural researchers have the capacity to guide and criticize thinking on architecture and its vital material relations amidst existing and emerging societies.

About the authors

Sten Gromark is a Professor of Architecture, dr., Architect SAR/MSA, at Chalmers University of Technology Göteborg, Sweden, vice director of the Formas supported Strong Research Environment ‘Architecture in Effect’ 2011-2017 and currently the director of the Research Environment AIDAH, hosted by Chalmers.

Jennifer Mack is a researcher at KTH School of Architecture and the Built Environment and at the Institute for Housing and Urban Research (IBF) at Uppsala University, Sweden. She holds a PhD in architecture, urbanism, and anthropology from Harvard University, an MArch and MCP from MIT, and a BA from Wesleyan University.

Format48 x 33 cm
Published2018
ISBN9781940291994
PublisherACTAR
BindingSoft cover
Page count480