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The subject of architecture revolves around the design of living environments – buildings, urban spaces, residential areas and landscapes. Architecture itself is multidisciplinary and straddles the artistic and natural science fields, but it is also intertwined with social science subjects, for example when seeking solutions to challenges such as climate change and social inequality.

New associate professors at Umeå School of Architecture

Newly recruited associate professors from four countries strengthen Umeå School of Architecture.

Dyslexia doesn’t stop me

Given the right support, dyslexia is no hindrance. Just ask Johanna Lundström who studies architecture.

Democracy through architecture

Architecture is an important part of democracy and the key to stimulate democratic processes.


Umeå School of Architecture gets new doctoral programme
Published: 2024-02-16

One focus in the regained doctoral education is sustainable development and climate adaptation.

UmArts post-doctoral researchers
Published: 2022-03-22

UmArts is seeking outstanding candidates for two post-docs in interdisciplinary artistic research.

Chosen to Sketch the Future for Northern cities
Published: 2022-02-03

Eleven of the selected teams have teachers and students at the Umeå School of Architecture at Umeå University.

Vinnova grant for research in architecture for innovative resource management
Published: 2021-10-21

SEK 3,5 million are granted by Vinnova for research on innovative resource management.

Architect students make a difference for refugees in Izmir and Lesvos
Published: 2020-12-22

The project engaged 40 highly dedicated master's students to making a difference for the displaced people.

The head of department and deputy head of Umeå School of Architecture resign
Published: 2019-07-23

Two out of three in the management of Umeå School of Architecture leave their management assignments.

Architecture students take on community project
Published: 2017-03-03

A festival in the Norwegian island municipality of Træna kicks off a project on rural and communi...

New professor with a passion for architecture in areas of political change and social deprivation
Published: 2016-09-20

Professor Robert Mull, with a background as an architect, teacher, activist, and former Dean of t...

Making Architecture Politically
The research group investigates how architecture through its own zone of competences, can contribute to emancipation in our age of cosmopolitisatio...
Research area: Architecture
Infrastructures of Care: Architecture, Livable Lives and Just Environments
This group brings together researchers and teachers with an interest in social, cultural, political, and experiential dimensions of architecture an...
Research area: Architecture
Digital Materials
The group aims to reduce buildings carbon footprint with material innovation through computational workflows that allow the interplay of form,...
Research area: Architecture
Designing Cycles at 64° - Interior Landscapes and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
Designing Cycles at 64° - Interior Landscapes and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus works towards turning buildings and their inhabitants from being...
Research area: Architecture
Designing the contemporary city
The research group Designing the contemporary city aims at investigating the current transformation of the city, observing the many changes related...
Research area: Architecture
Forest Trail: Global Traces of Timber Production
Research area: Architecture
Duration 8 February 2024
Type of project Research project
In-between the lines: an exploration of the street as a place of cultural negotiation
Research area: Architecture
Duration 8 February 2024
Type of project Research project
UmArts Art & AI research project
Research area: Architecture, Design, Fine arts
Duration 6 April 2023 until 5 April 2028
Type of project Research project
Sweden’s Timber Empire. Resource driven colonisation in Baltic Sea region.
Research area: Architecture
Duration 16 January 2023 until 30 December 2023
Type of project Research project
Of tree nurseries, and other possible forms of phenomenotechnical geoengineering
Research area: Architecture, Fine arts
Duration 1 January 2023
Type of project Post-doc project