Postdoctoral Research

At UMA, postdoctoral research pushes the discourse of architecture and the (un-)built environment within our own discipline as well as through transdisciplinary formats. They can be part of research projects or open calls that are framed by institutional collaborations or other third-party funding channels that open up new research fields at UMA.

UmArts Postdocs at UMA

Umeå School of Architecture (UMA) works in partnership with the UmArts research centre to support interdisciplinary postdoctoral research in architecture. The Postdocs are a central part of the UmArts research environment developing new art, architecture and design practices that generate a critical and creative discourse within the public realm. 
Read more about UmArts postdoctoral research fellows at UmArts website.


Current Postdocs at UMA

2023-2026 Postdoc in Architecture and AI - Daniel Shanken 

The UmArts postdoc in Architecture and AI will be based at UMA, as part of the UmArts Art & AI research project in partnership with the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society (WASP-HS). The Art & AI project is led by Guest Professor Sarah Cook in partnership with Bildmuseet, Umeå School of Architecture (UMA), and Umeå Institute of Design (UID). 
The project is appointing two postdoctoral researchers: one in Architecture and AI with Umeå School of Architecture, and one in Design and AI with Umeå Institute of Design. The positions are full-time for three years commencing on 1 September 2023, or by agreement.  

See link for further details about the position: 
UmArts Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Architecture and Artificial Intelligence at Umeå School of Architecture 


2023-2024 Postdoc in Architecture and Art - Luis Berríos-Negrón 

Luis Berríos-Negrón is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Architecture and Art at UMA, in partnership with UmArts and Bildmuseet, 2023-2024. Luis Berríos-Negrón investigates the greenhouse as metaphor, effect and technology, unarchiving the Greenhouse as support structure, a model of early warning, and a history of colonial botany. The postdoc research will develop a new Transhemispheric project between Scandinavia and Puerto Rico to rethink colonization and create new ways of replanting and extending the growing season. 
Read more at Luis Berríos-Negrón's website  

Previous Postdocs at UMA  

2020-2022 Postdoc in the use of wood in architecture education - Francesco Camilli

Funded by the Kempe Foundations, Francesco joined us from Rome to conduct original research with James Benedict Brown into initiatives in architectural education which engaged students with hands-on construction with timber. Their research will be published by Routledge in 2024 as Learning with wood: the ecologies of timber design-build in architecture education. 

Latest update: 2024-03-11