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Karin Grundström
senior lecturer

citat Studies both the dominant organisation of urban space and place – and people's everyday resistance and experience of the city. citat

MSc Architecture, PhD Architecture. Senior lecturer in built environment with a specialisation in architecture.

Since my employment at the department of urban studies in 2010, my service includes research, teaching and tutoring. In my role as a teacher I lecture, lead workshops and tutor students’ thesis work at bachelor, master and PhD level. In my research I combine theoretical and designerly architectural approaches with theory and methods from social science, and present results in verbal as well as visual forms – in research articles as well as in exhibitions. Theoretically, my research is based in the daily use of the built environment, in practiced and lived space and in people’s design and shaping of the built environment. I earned my PhD in architecture at Lund University in 2009. Since then I have received external research funding as main applicant and as a co-applicant for a number of research projects, and I am currently one of the researchers in the national strong research platform CRUSH. The main subject in my research is housing; I have designed housing, I have researched housing segregation, gender perspectives on housing, gated housing and the housing preferences of privileged groups. As international issues have always been important to me, I have taught and carried out research in several places around the world, for example Tunisia, Morocco, South Africa, Costa Rica, France, Sri Lanka, Germany and the U.S. In 2017 I was invited as a guest researcher at Lab’Urba in Paris and in my role as the academic coordinator of internationalisation at urban studies, I strive to develop the global collaborations and partnerships of the department.

A brief history of previous and current research:

2010 – 2017 Housing segregation, housing and mobility

2004 – 2012 Housing segregation, housing and gender (PhD 2004-2009)

2001 – 2009 Housing in the Global South

1998 – 2003 Housing- and urban climatic design

1993 – 1997 Housing architecture, energy and ecology

I see research, teaching and internationalisation as mutually enriching activities, which together contributes to a continuous development of though figures and knowledge formation in my collaborations with colleagues and students.

Contact details
Visiting address: Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, NI, NI
Postal address:Malmö universitet, 205 06 Malmö
Delivery address:71

Network Gender & Built Environment
  • Publications

  • Selected publications from Malmö University Electronic Publishing.

    Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
    Grundström, Karin (2017) "Mobility as a stratifying factor in housing : dwelling-in-place contra dwelling-on-the-move" Mobilities;, Routledge, ISSN 1745-0101, DOI [länk],

    Grundström, Karin (2017) "Polarisering i staden leder till nya planeringsfrågor" PLAN;2, 16-19, Föreningen för samhällsplanering, ISSN 0032-0560, URL [länk],

    Grundström, Karin (2017) "Grindsamhälle : the rise of urban gating and gated housing in Sweden" Housing Studies;, 22, Routledge, ISSN 0267-3037 (Print) : 1466-1810 (Online), DOI [länk],

    Grundström, Karin (2017) "Urban gating : a Swedish take on the gated community" The urban transcripts journal;2, Urban Transcripts, ISSN 2514-5339, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Grundström, Karin, Molina, Irene (2016) "From Folkhem to lifestyle housing in Sweden : segregation and urban form, 1930s-2010s" International Journal of Housing Policy;16, 316-336, Routledge, ISSN 1949-1255, DOI [länk],

    Grundström, Karin, Johansson, Erik, Rosenlund, Hans (1999) "A more agreeable climate in Moroccan housing areas" Swedish Building Research;4, 10-12, The Swedish Council for Building Research, ISSN 1400-6995, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Grundström, Karin, Johansson, Erik, Ryckert, Mattias (1997) "Experimenthus med väggar av träullsblock" Bygg & Teknik;2 & 3, 4 pages, Förlags AB Bygg & teknik, ISSN 0281-658X, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Scientific Journal Articles
    Grundström, Karin (2016) "Många myter om bostadsfrågan" Arkitekten;4, 50-51, Sveriges Arkitekter, ISSN 0347-058X,

    Baeten, Guy, Listerborn, Carina (red./ed.) | CRUSH, Critical Urban Sustainability Hub, Baeten, Guy, Blackwell, Tim, Christophers, Brett, Grundström, Karin, Holgersen, Ståle, Kärrholm, Mattias, Listerborn, Carina, Molina, Irene, Peiteado Fernández, Vítor, Pull, Emil, Rodenstedt, Ann, Thörn, Catharina, Westerdahl, Stig, Westin, Sara, Bengtsson, Bo (2016) 13 myter om bostadsfrågan. Dokument Press, 168, ISBN 978-91-85639-96-0, URL [länk],

    Listerborn, Carina, Grundström, Karin, Claesson, Ragnhild, Delshammar, Tim, Johansson, Magnus, Parker, Peter (red./ed.) | (2014) Strategier för att hela en delad stad : samordnad stadsutveckling i Malmö. Malmö högskola, Institutionen för urbana studier, 136 s., ISBN 978-91-981058-7-2 (tryck), ISSN 978-91-981058-6-5 (pdf), (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Grundström, Karin, Wong Jere, Anette (red./ed.) | (2007) "Shelter for the urban poor : proposals for improvements - inspired by World Urban Forum III" , 353 pages, Lund University, Housing Development & Management, ISBN 978-91-87866-29-6, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Grundström, Karin, Johansson, Erik, Mraïssi, Mohamed, Ouahrani, Djamel (2003) Climat & Urbanisme : La relation entre le confort thermique et la forme du cadre bâti. Lund University, Housing Development & Management, 154, ISBN 91-87866-22-6, ISSN 1404-286X, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Chapters in Monographs
    Listerborn, Carina, Grundström, Karin, Claesson, Ragnhild, Delshammar, Tim, Johansson, Magnus, Parker, Peter (red./ed.) | Parker, Peter (2014) Samproduktion av platser : former för deltagande i utveckling av mötesplatser längs Rosengårdstråket. Strategier för att hela en delad stad : samordnad stadsutveckling i Malmö, Holmbergs, 63-72, ISBN 978-91-981058-6-5, 978-91-981058-7-2, ISSN 1654-6881,

    Grundström, Karin (2014) Stråk mellan öst och väst ; Stadsbyggnad i ett föränderligt stadslandskap.. MAPIUS;16, Malmö University Publications in Urban Studies, 17-28, ISBN 978-91-981058-7-2,

    Grundström, Karin, Molina, Irene (2012) Gender and Space. Elsevier, 250-254, ISBN 9780080471631, DOI [länk],

    Artistic Research and Artistic Works
    Grundström, Karin, Bell, Roberley (2016) Urban Explorations : Works&Words. (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Grundström, Karin, Engström, Timothy, Aasp, John (2015) In the Mix. (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Grundström, Karin, Testbedstudio Arkitekter (2014) Staden studerad/City check. (PDF document) (application/pdf)
  • Other tasks and merits

  • Academic coordinator of internationalisation at Urban Studies

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