Catharina Dyrssen

Professor at Department of Architecture, 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 Department of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning
EC, Seventh Framework program (FP7)

2013–2014

Ljud, stad och offentliga miljöer

Catharina Dyrssen Department of Architecture, 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 Department of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning
Nils Björling Department of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning
Mariestads kommun

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Publications

2016

Urban Ecologies and Key Projects: Interconnected Approaches to Unlock Fragile Local-Regional landscapes

Catharina Dyrssen, Nils Björling,
Beyond-ism: The landscape of Landscape Urbanism
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

The urbanised rural

Catharina Dyrssen, Bosse Bergman,
Beyond-ism: The landscape of Landscape Urbanism
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

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

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

Rum och rytm i arkitektur

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

Den kameleontiska kammaren

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

AHA! festival 2016

Anna Maria Orru, Fredrik Nilsson, Peter Christensson et al
Other
2015

Closing remarks

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

Slutord

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

Ämnesöversikt Konstnärlig forskning 2014

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

AHA! festival 2015

Anna Maria Orru, Peter Christensson, Claes Caldenby et al
Other
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,
World in Denmark 2014: Nordic encounters. Travelling ideas about open space design and planning
Conference paper - 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
2014

Sound and other spaces

Catharina Dyrssen, Anders Hultqvist, Staffan Mossenmark et al
Monograph, book
2014

Closing remarks

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

Slutord

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

Ljud och andra rum

Catharina Dyrssen, Anders Hultqvist, Staffan Mossenmark et al
Monograph, book
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)
Scientific journal article - 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
Journal/newspaper article
2011

Modelling the shopping soundscape

Björn Hellström, Per Sjösten, Anders Hultqvist et al
Journal of Sonic Studies. Vol. 1
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
2011

Konstnärlig forskning idag och i morgon

Catharina Dyrssen, R. Hughes, M. Hellström Reimer et al
Form och färdriktning. Årsbok KFoU 2011, Vetenskapsrådet, p. 19-37
Chapter in monograph, book
2010

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

Catharina Dyrssen, Anders Hultqvist, Staffan Mossenmark et al
www.murberget.se
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2010

SoundACTs Workshop with Urban Sound Institute: 1. Staging space and sonic environment; 2.Re-contextualizing urban noise as sonic qualitative material

Catharina Dyrssen,
SoundACTs: Sound as Art, Sound in Culture, Sound in Theory, Sound in History, Århus, Denmark, September 2010.
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2010

Navigating in Heterogeneity: Architectural thinking as research

Catharina Dyrssen,
The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts. London & New York, Routledge
Chapter in monograph, book
2009

Dancing with Methods. Structuring training in Research by Design processes.

Catharina Dyrssen,
Communicating by Design, Brussels, April 2009
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2009

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

Catharina Dyrssen, B. Hellström, Anders Hultqvist et al
www.kunsthalcharlottenborg.dk
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2009

Into Noise. Heterogeneous sounds and polyphonic space

Catharina Dyrssen,
Spatio-temporal simultaneity, University of Copenhagen, March 2009
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2009

Research by Design. Master level courses and enquiry approaches at Chalmers Department of Architecture

Catharina Dyrssen,
Art Based Research, Conference arranged by Swedish National Research Council, Stockholm, April 2009
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2009

Ljudens rum, rummens ljud: Arkitekturens akustiska gestaltningsformer

Catharina Dyrssen,
Ljud och arkitektur, Göteborg, maj 2009.
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2009

Transmedial Spatialities. Discussing sound and concepts of architectural thinking

Catharina Dyrssen,
NorSis, Århus, October 2009
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2009

Dancing with Methods. Structuring training in Research by Design processes

Catharina Dyrssen, Marie Strid, Saddek Rehal et al
Communicating by Design, conference proceedings, Brussels, April 2009.
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2008

In i bruset. Designbaserade experiment som metod för att utforska urbana ljudrum

Catharina Dyrssen,
Lyssnande Lund, Lunds Universitet, oktober 2008
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2008

Into Noise. (Trans)forming urban space through transdisciplinary sound art & design projects

Catharina Dyrssen,
Tuned City, Berlin, July 2008
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2008

Into Noise. Exploring urban sonic space through transdisciplinary art experiments and design

Catharina Dyrssen,
Ambiances, Grenoble September 2008
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2008

The Sound Labyrith Project. Site specific sound installations and catalyst for creative activity

Catharina Dyrssen,
Nordes, Oslo 2008.
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2008

Stadens rytmer: rummet och ljuden

Catharina Dyrssen,
Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift (54)
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2008

Flerkärnighet som utvecklingsstrategi.

Catharina Dyrssen, Bosse Bergman,
Arkitektur. Vol. 2008 (5), p. 16-21
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2007

Trafikala stadslandskap: Analyser och undersökande arkitektur av aktuella stadsutvecklingsprojekt

Catharina Dyrssen, Bosse Berman, Julia Fredriksson et al
Landskab og landskabsarkitektur, Nordisk Arkitekturforskning, 19. – 21. april 2007, Århus
Conference paper - 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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

Trafikala stadslandskap

Catharina Dyrssen, Bosse Bergman,
Landskab og landskabsarkitektur, Nordisk Arkitekturforskning. Vol. 2007
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

Stadens rytmer: Rummet och ljuden

Catharina Dyrssen,
Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift. Vol. 2007 (54)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
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
2007

Transmission. Urbana experiment kring ljudkonst och ljudrum.

Catharina Dyrssen,
Konstnärlig forskning under lupp. Vetenskapsrådets årsbok för konstnärlig forskning.
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2006

Den kameleontiska kammaren

Catharina Dyrssen,
Till kammarmusikens lov
Chapter in monograph, book - popular science
2006

Heterogena iscensättningar

Catharina Dyrssen,
Utforskande arkitektur, p. 119-143
Chapter in monograph, book
2006

Design for sustainable building,

Michael Edén, Lisbeth Birgersson, Catharina Dyrssen et al
Urbanisme, enginyeria i dialogia social, Khora II, 9, Escuela Téchnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona, 2006
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2005

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

Catharina Dyrssen, Cheryl Akner Koler, Monica Billger et al
Joining Forces. Design research, industries, and a new interface for competitiveness. Vol. 2005
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2005

Buller kan inte byggas bort.

Catharina Dyrssen, Björn Hellström,
Arkitekten. Vol. 2005 (3), p. 52
Journal/newspaper article
2005

InHalinations for the Next Decade

Catharina Dyrssen,
Building a doctoral programme in architecture and design.
Chapter in monograph, book
2005

Suède - Université Chalmers de Göteborg

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

Arkitekturen, kroppen och rytmens metaforik

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

Cross-disciplinary study in complexity and transformation: Transforming aesthetics

Cheryl Akner-Koler, Monica Billger, Catharina Dyrssen et al
Paper presented in proceedings: Joining forces conference ERA, University of Art and Design, September 22-24, in Helsinki, Finland
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2004

Aims for an Active Research Scene

Catharina Dyrssen,
AEEA. Between Research and Practice. Vol. 2004
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2004

Bullerbyn - en tvångströja.

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

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

Michael Edén, Lisbeth Birgersson, Catharina Dyrssen et al
Paper in conference ARQUITECTURA 3000 the architecture of in-difference
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2004

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

Catharina Dyrssen,
Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift. Vol. vol 46, p. 21-34
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2003

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

Michael Edén, Lisbeth Birgersson, Catharina Dyrssen et al
Reviewed paper in conference SBE 03, CSIR
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2002

Symphonic balance, spatial confrontations

Catharina Dyrssen,
Concert, lieux et espaces musicaux en Europe. Vol. 2002
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2002

Rum för musik

Catharina Dyrssen,
AT. Vol. 2002 (6-7)
Journal/newspaper article
2001

Det goda rummet

Catharina Dyrssen,
Monograph, book - popular science
2001

Rum, rymd, rytm. En resestudie från Japan

Catharina Dyrssen,
Report
2000

Reflecting metaphors: Architectural and musical space

Catharina Dyrssen,
National Symposium of Music Research. Vol. 2000
Conference paper - peer reviewed
1999

Reflekterande metaforer. Arkitektoniska och musikaliska rum.

Catharina Dyrssen,
Lyd, lys, rom. Nordisk Seminar, Århus. Vol. 1999
Conference paper - peer reviewed
1999

Arkitektur och kulturell identitet

Catharina Dyrssen,
AT. Vol. 1999 (3), p. 20-21
Journal/newspaper article
1999

Lydrom-koncertrom. Institutioner og installationer i byens musikliv

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

Filmens hölje - biografarkitekturen och staden

Catharina Dyrssen,
Aura Filmvetenskaplig tidskrift. Vol. 1998 (2-3), p. 40-51
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1998

Eyes letting go: Soundscapes and concepts of the city

Catharina Dyrssen,
Yearbook of Soundscape Studies. Vol. 1, p. 7-23
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1997

Tvärvetenskap - nya perspektiv i musikforskningen?

Catharina Dyrssen,
Svensk tidskrift för musikforskning. Vol. 1997 (1), p. 127-137
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1996

Klangen söger sin scenografi

Catharina Dyrssen,
Museumskoncerter, Köbenhavn kulturby
Journal article - popular science
1994

Belleville - en fransk aptitretare.

Sten Gromark, Catharina Dyrssen, Christer Malmström et al
Arkitektur : byggnad, interiör, plan, landskap (5)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1994

Göteborgsoperan

Catharina Dyrssen,
Arkitektur. Vol. 1994 (7)
Journal/newspaper article
1994

Musikens mångfacetterade regelverk

Catharina Dyrssen,
Nordisk Arkitekturforskning. Vol. 1994 (4), p. 65-75
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1993

Rummets resonans

Catharina Dyrssen,
Musikliv
Journal article - popular science
1992

Konsertsalen, en rendyrket historie

Catharina Dyrssen,
Filharmonien. Vol. 1992 (1-2)
Journal article - popular science
1991

Musik äger rum

Catharina Dyrssen,
Nordisk Musikfest, programbok. Vol. 1991
Journal/newspaper article
1991

Pärlfiskarnas trivselhörna. Några orättvist fördelade reflexioner kring Nordisk Musikfest i Göteborg

Catharina Dyrssen,
Intakt. Vol. 1991 (2)
Journal/newspaper article
1991

Musikens rum - institutioner och installationer

Catharina Dyrssen,
Svensk biblioteksforskning. Vol. 1991 (2), p. 25-30
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1990

Unga Atalante - tummelplats i Göteborg

Catharina Dyrssen,
Nutida Musik. Vol. 1990 (1)
Journal/newspaper article
1990

In i musiken. En studieplan till Peter Bastians bok

Catharina Dyrssen,
Monograph, book - popular science
1990

Musikens rum, ritualernas platser

Catharina Dyrssen,
Musikologen. Vol. 1990 (1)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1988

Varför just en orkestersal?

Catharina Dyrssen,
AT. Vol. 1988 (12)
Journal/newspaper article
1987

Det väldiga mediarummet

Catharina Dyrssen,
Nutida Musik. Vol. 1987 (2)
Journal/newspaper article
1986

Nordisk musikfest - från ett arrangörshåll.

Catharina Dyrssen,
Intakt. Vol. 1986 (3)
Journal/newspaper article