Housing and the Role of the Architect
10 April 2014, Thursday
This public lecture is the first in the series "Whatever
Happened to Swedish Modernism? Radical Swedes" which will expand
along two terms from the Spring 2013-2014 to the Autumn
The lecture is co-organized by the Laboratory of Immediate
Architectural Intervention (LiAi) in the framework of an ongoing
course on the interplays of the notions of "The Other/Coexistence"
in relationship with the role of architecture in the design of
spaces for being and living together.
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Örjan Wikforss is an architect SAR/MSA, PhD and professor. His
main interest and clear thread is different forms of communication
in architecture, planning and construction.
Today he is working as an architect and researcher at
Arkitekturanalys sthlm AB. As practitioner he has been head of
Wikforss Architects Office in Uppsala. He has been working at White
Architects and FFNS Architects, an architect's office with 300
employees where he was managing director. He has also been head of
IT and R&D at Sweco AB (publ).
Örjan Wikforss was appointed professor in Project Communication
at Royal Institute of Technology, KTH in Stockholm 2007. Since 2012
he is professor emeritus at the Department of Real Estate and
Construction Management. He reached his PhD in architecture 1977
and was appointed associate professor 1980. Örjan Wikforss has been
adjunct professor both at the School of Architecture, Chalmers
University of Technology in Gothenburg (1986-96) and at the
Department of Landscape Planning, Swedish University of
Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala (1994-00). He has been visiting
professor at the Department of Industrial Economics and
Organization at KTH (2000-2006).
Örjan Wikforss is a member of Royal Academy of Engineering
Sciences, IVA. He is vice president at Swedish Association of
Architects and member of the board of SVID, Swedish Industrial
Design Foundation. He is also a member of the steering committee of
ResArc: Swedish Research School in Architecture. Örjan Wikforss has
participated in a number of joint-trade projects for development in
the building sector, such as Swedish Council of Building Research,
Swedish Building Standards Institution, Swedish Building
Information Centre, International Organization for Standardization,
ISO, The National Association of Swedish Architects, SAR, IT
Construction & Real Estate, Arkus, IQ Samhällsbyggnad, the
Swedish Centre for Innovation and Quality in the Built Environment
and Umeå School of Architecture.
Örjan Wikforss is often engaged as a lecturer and moderator. He
writes chronicles on a regular basis in the trade magazine