May 17, 2019 - KTH School of Architecture - Architecture in Effect book launch
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May 17, 2019
May 17, 2019

KTH School of Architecture

Blue: Upstate New York. Photo: Rossana Bartoli Fox. Green: Fokushima, Japan, 2013. Photo: David A. Garcia.

Architecture in Effect book launch
May 24, 2019, 5:30pm

KTH School of Architecture
Level 6 Atelier Osquars Backe 5
SE-SE10044 Stockholm
Sweden

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The four Swedish Schools of Architectureat KTH Stockholm, Lund University Lund, Chalmers University Gothenberg, and UMA Umeå hosts the launch of the double volume book project Architecture and Effect, the result of a FORMAS Swedish research council grant.

Architecture in Effect is a substantial double volume that compiles 50 essays emerging from the architectural research environment of Sweden and drawing on a complex matrix of international collaborations. A central premise of the collected research is to question the relationship between the built environment and societal norms and to interrogate architecture’s role in these co-constitutive processes. The Architecture in Effect project is concerned with how contemporary political and environmental conditions place specific demands on society and on the everyday life of individuals. Architectural researchers have the capacity to both initiate and criticize architectural production and culture amidst existing and emerging societies. Architecture in Effect is published by Actar Barcelona New York (2019).

Rethinking the Social in Architecture: Making Effects
Volume 01 Edited by Sten GromarkJennifer MackRoemer van Toorn

That architecture serves as the setting for social actions, activities, and content is not a new idea. That the architectural project can precipitate crucial social change, even transgression, is a far more modern and disputed claim. Spatial design in society has recently shifted away from universal solutions toward satisfying specific market orientated interests. The time is now to reclaim architecture’s role in promoting political, economic, ecological, and cultural transformations. The radicality of architecture is renewed in the exploration of novel and unforeseen possibilities: making effects.

After Effects: Theories and Methodologies in Architectural Research
Volume 02 Edited by Hélène Frichot with Gunnar Sandin and Bettina Schwalm

Combining theories and methodologies drawn from diverse disciplinary terrains, the after effects of research presented in this volume are aimed at strengthening future thinking and practice in architecture. We challenge the traditional assumption that theory occupies a position that is detached from the production of architecture. Instead we assert that theory can operate recip­rocally with methodology toward experimentation in both critical architectural discourse and projective modes of practice. At stake here are the emergent possibilities of new socio-political and ecological challenges and contexts, where ethical and material conditions must be tackled jointly.

Contributing authors
Alberto Altés Arlandis, Thordis Arrhenius, Anders Bergström, Luis Berríos-Negrón, Katarina Bonnevier, Brady Burroughs, Fran Cottell, Dana Cuff, Ragnhild Claesson, Hélène Frichot, Hannes Frykolm, Catharina Gabrielsson, David Garcia, Charlotte Geldof, Katja Grillner, Sten Gromark, Sophie Handler, Maria Hellström Reimer, Ben Highmore, Katja Hogenboom, Ebba Högström, Nel Janssens, Mark Jarzombek, Sepideh Karami, Daniel Koch, Thérèse Kristiansson, Mattias Kärrholm, Oren Lieberman, Jennifer Mack, Jesper Magnusson, Helena Mattsson, Marianne Mueller, Katrin Paadam, Christina Pech, Gunnar Sandin, Meike Schalk, Miriam von Schantz, Bettina Schwalm, Erik Sigge, Apolonija Šušteršič, Karin Reisinger, Jane Rendell, Helen Runting, Mariana Alves Silva, Erik Stenberg, Tijana Stevanović, Roemer van Toorn, Fredrik Torisson 

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