Catharina Dyrssen

Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Urban Design and Planning

Catharina is a professor within Architecture and design methodology. In her research she looks into how design and an architect’s work process can be developed and used within research, both within architecture and in trans-disciplinary research. Her focus is the development of architectural thinking, which is a flexible, spatial thinking which coincides with a material and modelling practice, intersecting with art, technology and the social persepective. She uses this architectural thinking to develop new proficiency within architecture in different areas and aspects such as, urban development and building, public spaces, sound and music.Catharinas goal is to strengthen more long term values within building and town-development, which means a more efficient use of resources, increased availability and ease of access, a stronger understanding of architectural culture and social values, but also to deeper study the critical, theoretical and methodological perspective of architecture. Catharina has taught within urban development and building, public spaces and buildings and design-based research methods. She has a long experience of mentoring PhD students and masters’ students, while also lecturing on a regular basis.She is also chairwoman of Vetenskapsrådets committee for artistic research 2013-2016.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2013–2017

Training Art and Design Researchers in Participation for Public Space (TRADERS)

Catharina Dyrssen Urban Design and Planning
European Commission (FP7)

2013–2014

Ljud, stad och offentliga miljöer

Catharina Dyrssen Urban Design and Planning
Forskningsstiftelsen för Samhällsplanering, byggnadsplanering och projektering ARQ
J. Gust. Richert stiftelse

2014–2016

Urbana nyckelprojekt, delstudie Mariestad - genomförande FÖP

Catharina Dyrssen Urban Design and Planning
Nils Björling Urban Design and Planning
Mariestads kommun

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Publications

2017

Precision: The compositional accuracy of artistic judgement

Catharina Dyrssen
Perspectives on Research Assessment in Architecture, Music and the Arts: Discussing Doctorateness, p. 175-189
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2017

Konstnärlig forskning - innovationer och kritisk samtidsbelysning genom konst.

Catharina Dyrssen
Vetenskaperna och nyttan. Red. Bo Lindberg. Kungl. Vetenskaps- och Vitterhets-Samhället i Göteborg., p. 55-72
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2016

AHA! festival 2016

Anna Maria Orru, Fredrik Nilsson, Peter Christensson et al
Other
2016

Rum och rytm i arkitektur

Catharina Dyrssen
Skönhetens dimensioner. Ordning och oordning i vetenskapens värld, p. 29-43
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2016

Den kameleontiska kammaren

Catharina Dyrssen
Saxå kammarmusikfestival: Till kammarmusikens lov, p. 176-191
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2016

The urbanised rural

Catharina Dyrssen, Bosse Bergman
Paper in proceedings
2016

Book review: Beauty redeemed. Recycling post-industrial landscapes / by Ellen Braae

Catharina Dyrssen
Journal of Landscape Architecture. Vol. 2016 (3), p. 86-87
Magazine article
2015

Artistic research: A subject overview 2014 - Descriptions of specific subjects

Catharina Dyrssen
Artistic research Yearbook 2015 - From Arts college to university. Swedish Research Council, p. 180-202
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2015

AHA! festival 2015

Anna Maria Orru, Peter Christensson, Claes Caldenby et al
Other
2015

Slutord

Catharina Dyrssen
Från konstnärlig högskola till universitet. Årsbok Konstnärlig forskning 2015 Vetenskapsrådet, p. 152-153
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2015

Closing remarks

Catharina Dyrssen
Artistic research Yearbook 2015 - From Arts college to university. Swedish Research Council, p. 154-155
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2015

Ämnesöversikt Konstnärlig forskning 2014 - Ämnesspecifika beskrivningar

Catharina Dyrssen
Från konstnärlig högskola till universitet. Årsbok Konstnärlig forskning Vetenskapsrådet, p. 156-179
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2015

Artistic research: A subject overview 2014

Catharina Dyrssen
Artistic research Yearbook 2015 - From Arts college to university. Swedish Research Council, p. 20-27
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2015

Ämnesöversikt Konstnärlig forskning 2014

Catharina Dyrssen
Från konstnärlig högskola till universitet. Årsbok Konstnärlig forskning 2015 Vetenskapsrådet, p. 12-18
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2014

Sound and other spaces

Catharina Dyrssen, Anders Hultqvist, Staffan Mossenmark et al
Book
2014

Closing remarks

Catharina Dyrssen
Method, process, reporting. Artistic research yearbook 2014, p. 194-195
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2014

Slutord

Catharina Dyrssen
Metod, process, redovisning. Konstnärlig forskning, årsbok 2014, p. 192-193
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2014

Cross- and transdisciplinary challenges: Doctoral education at Chalmers Architecture

Catharina Dyrssen, Marie Strid
Archidoctor Universalis: Future of research in European architectural education, p. 362-376
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2014

Ljud och andra rum

Catharina Dyrssen, Anders Hultqvist, Staffan Mossenmark et al
Book
2014

AHA! festival 2014

Anna Maria Orru, Peter Christensson, Claes Caldenby et al
Other
2014

Key urban projects: Local-regional planning tools for fragile urban landscapes

Catharina Dyrssen, Nils Björling
Paper in proceedings
2012

The Sound Labyrinth Project: Catalyst for Creative Activity

Catharina Dyrssen, Anders Hultqvist, Staffan Mossenmark et al
Interference: A Journal of Audioculture. Vol. 2012 (2)
Journal article
2011

Journal for Artistic Research (JAR): Nystartad tidskrift för konstnärlig forskning

Catharina Dyrssen
Form och färdriktning. Årsbok KFoU 2011, Vetenskapsrådet, p. 84-91
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2011

Modelling the shopping soundscape

Björn Hellström, Per Sjösten, Anders Hultqvist et al
Journal of Sonic Studies. Vol. 1
Journal article
2011

Modelling the shopping soundscape

Björn Hellström, Per Sjösten, Anders Hultqvist et al
Journal of Sonic Studies. Vol. 1
Journal article
2011

Journal for Artistic Research (JAR): Nystartad tidskrift för konstnärlig forskning

Catharina Dyrssen
Form och färdriktning. Årsbok KFoU 2011, Vetenskapsrådet, p. 84-91
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2011

Konstnärlig forskning idag och i morgon

Catharina Dyrssen, R. Hughes, M. Hellström Reimer
Form och färdriktning. Årsbok KFoU 2011, Vetenskapsrådet, p. 19-37
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2011

Review: Arkitektur som kroppslighet, staden som terräng

Catharina Dyrssen
Nordic Journal of Architectural Research / Nordisk Arkitekturforskning. Vol. 2011 (1), p. 57-59
Magazine article
2010

Navigating in Heterogeneity: Architectural thinking as research

Catharina Dyrssen
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2010

SoundLabyrinth, two large sound installations and workshops, Murberget Regional Museum, Härnösand January 2009-January 2010

Catharina Dyrssen, Anders Hultqvist, Staffan Mossenmark et al
Conference contribution
2009

Ljudens rum, rummens ljud: Arkitekturens akustiska gestaltningsformer

Catharina Dyrssen
Conference contribution
2009

Into Noise. Heterogeneous sounds and polyphonic space

Catharina Dyrssen
Conference contribution
2009

Dancing with Methods. Structuring training in Research by Design processes

Catharina Dyrssen, Marie Strid, Saddek Rehal
Conference contribution
2009

Sound Stories, interactive installation, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, July-August 2009

Catharina Dyrssen, B. Hellström, Anders Hultqvist et al
Conference contribution
2008

Stadens rytmer: rummet och ljuden

Catharina Dyrssen
Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift (54)
Magazine article
2008

Flerkärnighet som utvecklingsstrategi.

Catharina Dyrssen, Bosse Bergman
Arkitektur. Vol. 2008 (5), p. 16-21
Magazine article
2007

Trafikala stadslandskap

Catharina Dyrssen, Bosse Bergman
Landskab og landskabsarkitektur, Nordisk Arkitekturforskning. Vol. 2007
Paper in proceedings
2007

Are we still pretending that spaces are boxes?

Catharina Dyrssen
Larm. From mouth cavity to laptop: The sound of Nordic art., p. 22-27
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2007

Transmission. Urban experiments in sound art and sonic space.

Catharina Dyrssen, Björn Hellström, Anders Hultqvist et al
Landskab og landskabsarkitektur, Nordisk Arkitekturforskning. Vol. 2007
Paper in proceedings
2007

Stadens rytmer: Rummet och ljuden

Catharina Dyrssen
Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift. Vol. 2007 (54)
Journal article
2007

Transmission. Urbana experiment kring ljudkonst och ljudrum.

Catharina Dyrssen
Journal article
2007

Trafikala stadslandskap: Analyser och undersökande arkitektur av aktuella stadsutvecklingsprojekt

Catharina Dyrssen, Bosse Berman, Julia Fredriksson et al
Paper in proceedings
2007

Låtsas vi fortfarande att rummet är en låda?

Catharina Dyrssen
Larm. Från munhåla till laptop: Ljud i nordisk konst., p. 22-27
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2006

Design for sustainable building,

Michael Eden, Lisbeth Birgersson, Catharina Dyrssen
Conference contribution
2006

Den kameleontiska kammaren

Catharina Dyrssen
Chapter in monograph, book - popular science
2006

Heterogena iscensättningar

Catharina Dyrssen
Utforskande arkitektur, p. 119-143
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2005

Buller kan inte byggas bort.

Catharina Dyrssen, Björn Hellström
Arkitekten. Vol. 2005 (3), p. 52-
Magazine article
2005

Cross-Disciplinary Study in Complexity and Transformation: Trabsforming Aesthetics.

Catharina Dyrssen, Cheryl Akner Koler, Monica Billger
Joining Forces. Design research, industries, and a new interface for competitiveness. Vol. 2005
Paper in proceedings
2005

Urban Glades: Investigating light and sound in a research by design workshop.

Catharina Dyrssen, Monica Billger
Joining Forces. Design research, industries, and a new interface for competitiveness.. Vol. 2005
Paper in proceedings
2005

Research by Design - or Design as Research: Theories, methods, projects

Monica Billger, Catharina Dyrssen
Joining Forces. Design research, industries, and a new interface for competitiveness.. Vol. 2005
Paper in proceedings
2005

Suède - Université Chalmers de Göteborg

Catharina Dyrssen
Formations doctorales en architecture - 6 examples européens., p. 46-52
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2005

Cross-disciplinary study in complexity and transformation: Transforming aesthetics

Cheryl Akner-Koler, Monica Billger, Catharina Dyrssen
Conference contribution
2005

Arkitekturen, kroppen och rytmens metaforik

Catharina Dyrssen
Kunstens rytmer i tid og rom, p. 55-75
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2005

InHalinations for the Next Decade

Catharina Dyrssen
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2004

Arkitektur som musikalisk scenografi : från klassiska konsertsalar till event-kulturens manifestationer

Catharina Dyrssen
Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift. Vol. vol 46, p. 21-34
Journal article
2004

Bullerbyn - en tvångströja.

Catharina Dyrssen, Björn Hellström
Arkitekten. Vol. 2004 (12), p. 42-43
Magazine article
2004

Aims for an Active Research Scene

Catharina Dyrssen
AEEA. Between Research and Practice. Vol. 2004
Paper in proceedings
2004

Design for sustainable building. Testing a developed conceptual model for research and practice on existing literature

Michael Eden, Lisbeth Birgersson, Catharina Dyrssen
Conference contribution
2004

Changing research must be practiced. Staging multi-level trans-actions between research and design based architectural practices

Catharina Dyrssen
EURAU2004. European Symposium on Research in Architecture and Urban Design. Vol. 2004
Paper in proceedings
2004

Integrating the Sonic Dimension: Methodological conclusions drawn from architectural and urban design projects

Catharina Dyrssen
ICSV12. Twelfth International Congress on Sound and Vibration. Vol. 2005
Paper in proceedings
2003

Design for Sustainable Building - Development of a conceptual framework for improved design processes

Michael Eden, Lisbeth Birgersson, Catharina Dyrssen et al
Paper in proceedings
2002

Rum för musik

Catharina Dyrssen
AT. Vol. 2002 (6-7)
Magazine article
2002

Symphonic balance, spatial confrontations

Catharina Dyrssen
Concert, lieux et espaces musicaux en Europe. Vol. 2002
Paper in proceedings
2001

Rum, rymd, rytm. En resestudie från Japan

Catharina Dyrssen
Report
2001

Det goda rummet

Catharina Dyrssen
Book
2000

Reflecting metaphors: Architectural and musical space

Catharina Dyrssen
National Symposium of Music Research. Vol. 2000
Paper in proceedings
1999

Reflekterande metaforer. Arkitektoniska och musikaliska rum.

Catharina Dyrssen
Lyd, lys, rom. Nordisk Seminar, Århus. Vol. 1999
Paper in proceedings
1999

Arkitektur och kulturell identitet

Catharina Dyrssen
AT. Vol. 1999 (3), p. 20-21
Magazine article
1999

Lydrom-koncertrom. Institutioner og installationer i byens musikliv

Catharina Dyrssen
Byens konkyliesang, p. 135-151
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
1998

Filmens hölje - biografarkitekturen och staden

Catharina Dyrssen
Aura Filmvetenskaplig tidskrift. Vol. 1998 (2-3), p. 40-51
Journal article
1998

Eyes letting go: Soundscapes and concepts of the city

Catharina Dyrssen
Yearbook of Soundscape Studies. Vol. 1, p. 7-23
Journal article
1997

Tvärvetenskap - nya perspektiv i musikforskningen?

Catharina Dyrssen
Svensk tidskrift för musikforskning. Vol. 1997 (1), p. 127-137
Journal article
1996

Klangen söger sin scenografi

Catharina Dyrssen
Magazine article
1994

Göteborgsoperan

Catharina Dyrssen
Arkitektur. Vol. 1994 (7)
Magazine article
1994

Belleville - en fransk aptitretare.

Sten Gromark, Catharina Dyrssen, Christer Malmström
Arkitektur : byggnad, interiör, plan, landskap (5)
Journal article
1994

Musikens mångfacetterade regelverk

Catharina Dyrssen
Nordisk Arkitekturforskning. Vol. 1994 (4), p. 65-75
Journal article
1993

Rummets resonans

Catharina Dyrssen
Magazine article
1992

Konsertsalen, en rendyrket historie

Catharina Dyrssen
Filharmonien. Vol. 1992 (1-2)
Magazine article
1991

Musikens rum - institutioner och installationer

Catharina Dyrssen
Svensk biblioteksforskning. Vol. 1991 (2), p. 25-30
Journal article
1991

Musik äger rum

Catharina Dyrssen
Nordisk Musikfest, programbok. Vol. 1991
Magazine article
1990

Musikens rum, ritualernas platser

Catharina Dyrssen
Musikologen. Vol. 1990 (1)
Journal article
1990

Unga Atalante - tummelplats i Göteborg

Catharina Dyrssen
Nutida Musik. Vol. 1990 (1)
Magazine article
1988

Varför just en orkestersal?

Catharina Dyrssen
AT. Vol. 1988 (12)
Magazine article
1987

Det väldiga mediarummet

Catharina Dyrssen
Nutida Musik. Vol. 1987 (2)
Magazine article
1986

Nordisk musikfest - från ett arrangörshåll.

Catharina Dyrssen
Intakt. Vol. 1986 (3)
Magazine article