I am trained as an architect at Chalmers University of Technology. Between 2000 and 2005 I was primarily based at Innovative Design (Chalmers) where I worked with industry-commissioned research and the development of educational programs. In 2005 I commenced my doctoral studies in design at HDK. I acquired my PhD in 2010 and have since then been active as educator and researcher at the Design Collegium at HDK. Throughout the years I´ve also held positions as Head of subject (design), Research Strategist (HDK), Associate Head (design). In periods I have also been active in the PARSE working group.
Since 2010 I´ve been working in a number of interdisciplinary research projects in a national context: “The passion fort the real” (VR 2006-2008), “Interventions – Art in Urban Life and Planning” (VR 2007-2009) and “Interplace – The interplay between citizen initiatives and invited participation in urban planning: An interaction research project” (Formas 2011-2013), as well as an European context: “TRADERS – ‘Training Art and Design Researchers in Participation for Public Space” (FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN 2013-2017) and “Critical Heritage Studies and the Future of Europe – Towards an integrated, interdisciplinary and transnational training model in cultural heritage research and management” (H2020-MSCA-ITN 2017-2021), my focus-area has been design with regard to critical and institutional aspects of participation and knowledge production. Since 2013 I´ve also been active as a research coordinator at the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies, where I run a research cluster with focus on urban heritage – Curating the city – together with colleagues at the Department of Conservation at GU and University College London.
Throughout the year I have also been working as a project-developer at the Centre for Healthcare Architecture (Chalmers), as an expert at Kulturbryggan, as a member of transformation group of the Swedish Faculty for Design Research and Research Education (KTH), as well as a consultant with regard to urban development processes and various forms of dialogue.
Recent scholarly and editorial contributions includes Heritage-as-Commons – Common(s)-as-Heritage (2015), PARSE Issue 5 on Management (2017) and a Special Issue of Co-Design: Co-Design and the Public Realm (2017)