MAH Logo

Utskrift från Malmö universitet - $

Karin Grundström
Senior Lecturer

Karin Grundström is Docent (Associate professor) in architecture with a specialisation in housing, holds a PhD in architecture and is senior lecturer in built environment/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 international workshops and tutor students’ thesis work at bachelor, master and PhD level. I am the programme coordinator for the Urban Studies Master's. 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 and in exhibitions. Theoretically, my research is based in the daily use of the built environment, in practiced and lived space and in people’s shaping of the built environment. 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. My on going research comprise issues of how people share housing, how gating influence urban enclavism and how people appropriate public space. I am a member of the executive board of the Institute for Urban Research (IUR), I am one of the researchers in the strong research platform CRitical Urban Sustainability Hub (CRUSH) and I am one of the researchers in the project Shifting conceptualisations of property.

Research programme

Institute for Urban Research pil show

Faculties and departments

Department of Urban Studies pil show
Faculty of Culture and Society pil show

Contact details
Visiting address: Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Niagara,
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 (2019) "Stråk : Planning for Connectivity in the Segregated City" Nordic Journal of Architectural Research;1, 9-32, SINTEF Academic Press, ISSN 1893-5281, URL [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    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
    Mubi Brighenti, Andrea, Kärrholm, Mattias (red./ed.) | Grundström, Karin (2018) Gating Housing in Sweden : Walling in the Privileged, Walling out the Public. Urban Walls : Political and Cultural Meanings of Vertical Structures and Surfaces, Routledge, ISBN 9781138304338, URL [länk],

    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],

    Grundström, Karin (2018) Kollektivtrafik i Malmö : Målbilder och stadsutveckling.. Nationellt kunskapscentrum för kollektivtrafik. K2, 51, ISBN 978-91-7753-874-5, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    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

blackbox blackbox
Malmö högskola
Kultur och samhälle
Urbana studier Byggd miljö och miljövetenskap
WORK 205 06 Malmö Sverige Nordenskiöldsgatan 1
  Malmö universitet  
205 06 Malmö
  , rum Niagara,, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö

work 040-6657285
photo of Karin Grundström Karin Grundström