Sten Gromark

Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Sten Gromark is a Dr Professor of Architecture, Architect SAR/MSA, at Chalmers School of Architecture, Göteborg, Sweden, within the theme of Modern & Residential Architecture, Division of Building Design. He has been active in research on architectural sociology in international cooperation concerned with residential issues but has also published reflections on the influence of philosophical concepts within contemporary European architecture based on humanistic and social science oriented interpretations. He is the vice director of the Formas supported Strong Research Environment ‘Architecture in Effect’ 2011-2016 hosted by KTH in Stockholm and was the co-coordinator of the NordForsk supported Nordic-Baltic researcher network Visurf 2008-2011. Since 2012 he co-coordinates the CIB Commission W069 on ‘Residential Studies’. He is currently the Director of the Research Environment AIDAH, ‘Architectural Inventions for Dwelling, Ageing and Healthcaring’ supported by Formas 2014-2018 and hosted by Chalmers Architecture. He is a Swedish MC of EU COST Action Intrepid and the co-editor and author of the 2016 published text collection on Ashgate/Routledge; Ways of Residing in Transformation - Interdisciplinary Perspectives.

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Publications

2017

Social Housing Renewal Challenged: La tour Bois-le-Prêtre, Paris 2012

Sten Gromark, Katrin Paadam
Gromark, S., et al. (eds.) (2016), Ways of residing in transformation - Interdisciplinary perspectives. London: Ashgate., p. 172-197
Book chapter
2016

The Experience of Converted Spaces in Tallinn: Symbolic Change and Becoming of Identities

Katrin Paadam, Kristel Siilak, Sten Gromark
Gromark, S., et al. (eds.) (2016), Ways of residing in transformation - Interdisciplinary perspectives. London: Ashgate., p. 77-101
Book chapter
2016

Social Sustainability in Residential Solutions – A Swedish Case.

Björn Andersson, Sten Gromark
Book of Abstracts [Paper Presentation]', Sustainable Housing; Green Lines Institute; Porto, p. 47-
Paper in proceedings
2016

Residential Futures. Editors' Afterword.

Mervi Ilmonen, Katrin Paadam, Eli Støa et al
Gromark, S., et al. (eds.) (2016), Ways of residing in transformation - Interdisciplinary perspectives. London: Ashgate., p. 285-289
Book chapter
2016

Ways of residing in transformation: Interdisciplinary perspectives

Sten Gromark, Mervi Ilmonen, Katrin Paadam et al
, p. 1-305
Edited book
2016

From Housing to Residing: Conceptual considerations.

Katrin Paadam, Eli Støa, Sten Gromark et al
Gromark, S., et al. (eds.) (2016), Ways of residing in transformation - Interdisciplinary perspectives. London: Ashgate., p. 3-19
Book chapter
2015

'Situations of Empowerment or Denigration? [Review of Architecture and the Welfare State 2015]

Sten Gromark
Nordic - Journal of Architecture. Vol. 4, p. 115-116
Journal article
2014

Integrative Ways of Residing Health and Quality of Residence. A Concerted Trans-Disciplinary Research Effort - AIDAH ‘14-‘18. Architectural Inventions for Dwelling, Ageing and Healthcare

Sten Gromark, Inga Malmqvist, Peter Fröst et al
International Conference ARCH 14 on Research on Health Care Architecture, Helsinki Aalto University 19-21 Nov 2014
Paper in proceedings
2014

Voices of Residents – An Analytical Method; Henri Raymond 1966

Sten Gromark
NSBB Conference; Tallinn University of Technology (TUT), October 8-10, 2014
Paper in proceedings
2013

Architectures and Philosophies in Turmoil: Critical Situations of Architectural and Social Change.

Sten Gromark
The Reader. Symposium Reader for the Symposium 'Rethinking the Social in Architecture'. Umeå School of Architecture February 6-8, 2013. Stockholm., edited by Katja Grillner and Staffan Lundgren. Stockholm, 2013., p. 30-33
Paper in proceedings
2013

The Primacy of Residential Quality in Urban Creation. A Current Observation on a Recurring Notion

Sten Gromark
Revista Proyecto, Progreso, Arquitectura (9), p. 16-25
Journal article
2013

A Case of Symbolic Transgression

Sten Gromark
Nordic - Journal of Architecture. Vol. 2 Winter 2012 (3), p. 94-98
Journal article
2013

The Becoming of Identities: A Case of Residential Resilience - Tour Bois-le-Prêtre, Paris, 2012.

Sten Gromark, Katrin Paadam
CIB 2013 World Congress, Brisbane, 5-9 May 2013; 'Built Environment Research Focused on Social Outcomes''.
Paper in proceedings
2012

Bakåtblickar - Framtidsvyer / Looking Backwards - Looking Forwards

Sten Gromark
EuroPanic - Europan Sweden – a thousand new ideas for our cities / Europan Sverige – tusen nya idéer för våra städer, p. 76-80
Book chapter
2012

Ombyggnad med omtanke om det sociala i boendets arkitektur

Sten Gromark
Miljonprogrammet : Utveckla eller avveckla? Formas Fokuserar nr 20: Renoveringsboken: B. Johansson. Stockholm, Formas, p. 179-194
Chapter in monograph, book - popular science
2012

The Becoming of Residential Identities: A Case of Residential Resilience - Bois-le-Prêtre, 2012

Sten Gromark, Katrin Paadam
Nordic Sociological Association: Trust and Social Change, Reykjavik, Iceland, 14-19 August 2012
Paper in proceedings
2011

Explorations of Extremes to unfold Prospects of the Unknown: Visions of Residential Futures - Integrative Ways of Residing

Sten Gromark, Anna Braide Eriksson
CONDITIONS magazine (8), p. 54-55
Magazine article
2011

Consuming Quality – Residential Prospects in Interdisciplinary Focus. The Fahle Maja Case

Katrin Paadam, Sten Gromark, Liis Ojamäe
Book chapter
2010

Converted Residences – Re-Inventing Urban Heritage. A Sociological-architectural Enquiry – the Fahle Case

Sten Gromark, Katrin Paadam
24th AESOP Annual Conference, Finland, 7 – 10 July 2010
Paper in proceedings
2010

Free Value. Residential Architecture and Symbolic Cultural Consumption

Sten Gromark, Katrin Paadam
CONDITIONS - Independant Scandinavian Magazine for Architecture and Urbanism (NO) (4), p. 54-57
Magazine article
2009

Three days that didn't shake Göteborg

Sten Gromark
Skiascope Upp med rullgardinerna! Konsten i Göteborg under 1960- och 70-talet. Göteborgs Konstmuseums Skriftserie. Ed. Arvidsson, K. and J. Werner. (2)
Book chapter
2009

Skolrummets danande atmosfärer – mellan disciplinerande underkastelse och förlösande befrielse.

Sten Gromark
Nordisk arkitekturforskning. Vol. 21 (1), p. 88-92
Magazine article
2009

Tre dagar som inte skakade Göteborg

Sten Gromark
ARVIDSSON, K. and J. WERNER. Skiascope 2 Upp med rullgardinerna! Konsten i Göteborg under 1960- och 70-talet. Göteborg, Göteborgs Konstmuseums Skriftserie., p. 133-162
Book chapter
2009

Mellan profession och akademi. Reflektioner kring arkitekturforskningens egenart.

Sten Gromark
FORMakademisk. Vol. 1 (2)
Journal article
2008

The Becoming of Residence: Cultural Diversities, Social Identities and Architectural Expressions – Renewed Orientations for Housing Research promoting Visions of Residential Futures.

Sten Gromark
Keynote speech presented to the CIB W69 Conference "Ways of Residing in Trans-Disciplinary Focus" in Tallinn 2008-06-13-15'.Ways of Residing in Trans-Disciplinary Focus, Tallinn, CIB.
Paper in proceedings
2008

Visions of Residential Futures – Spatial Advention as Creative Catalyst. The Case of Cité Manifeste in Mulhouse 2005. Renewed approaches to research and design strategies

Sten Gromark
Paper presented to the Formas Architectural Inquiries Conference in Göteborg 2008-04-25'.Architectural Inquiries, Göteborg, Chalmers Arkitektur/Formas.
Paper in proceedings
2007

Much Obliged

Sten Gromark
Journal article
2007

Christiania - en studie i motståndets estetiska former

Sten Gromark
Nordic Journal of Architectural Research. Vol. 16 (4)
Journal article
2007

Cité Manifeste - Mulhouse 2005

Sten Gromark
Book chapter
2007

Situations of Urban Architecture as Cultural Explorations

Sten Gromark
Between Research and Practice, Dublin, EAAE/ARCC
Conference contribution
2007

Bostadens rum. Chalmersarkitekter om bostadens kvalitéer

Ola Nylander, Sten Gromark, Fredrik Nilsson et al
Book
2007

City happens!

Sten Gromark
Arkkitehti / ark. Vol. 87 (5)
Magazine article
2007

Extreme housing : La cité manifeste, Mulhouse 2005

Sten Gromark
Paper presented to CIB W69 Conference Communities and the Frontiers of Housing. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elisabeth South Africa
Paper in proceedings
2006

Guy Debord och Situationens politiska estetik

Sten Gromark
GROMARK, S. and F. NILSSON. Utforskande arkitektur - situationer i nutida arkitektur [Eng. Exploring architecture - Situations of Contemporary Architecture]. Stockholm, axl books pp: 64-105., p. 64-105
Book chapter
2006

Om modet att utforska

Sten Gromark, Fredrik Nilsson
Utforskande arkitektur. Situationer i nutida arkitektur, p. 21-29
Book chapter
2006

Situationer av Arkitektur. Arkitekturprojektets filosofi: Makt, Begär och Situation

Sten Gromark
Utforskande Arkitektur, p. 31-64
Book chapter
2006

Utforskande arkitektur. Situationer i nutida arkitektur

Sten Gromark, Fredrik Nilsson
Book
2005

Situations of urban architecture as cultural explorations

Sten Gromark
Between Research and Practice. Dublin 2004 - Conference Proceedings / Grimes, Brendan
Paper in proceedings
2005

City happens!

Sten Gromark
Arkkitehti. Vol. 87 (5)
Magazine article
2004

Situations of Urban Architecture as Cultural Explorations

Sten Gromark
Congress CATH 2004, Leeds, Bradford.
Paper in proceedings
2003

En annan bostad

Sten Gromark
Magazine article
2002

Kraftspel i urban och samhällelig förändring - En utforskande arkitektur.

Sten Gromark
Formas tidskrift Miljöforskning (4-5)
Magazine article
2001

Arkitektur som kunskapsstrategi.

Sten Gromark
Arkitekttidningen At (1), p. 18-19
Journal article
2001

Omätbara platser - Bernard Lassus.

Sten Gromark
Area (1)
Journal article
2000

Jönköpings högskola. Samspelad kvartett med dissonanser.

Sten Gromark
Arkitektur : byggnad, interiör, plan, landskap (8), p. 23-
Journal article
2000

The Singularity of Architectural Research

Sten Gromark
Research by Design Conference Book. Delft, Delft School of Architecture.
Paper in proceedings
2000

Vid randen till amodernitet

Sten Gromark
Arkitektur : byggnad, interiör, plan, landskap (1), p. 8-13
Journal article
2000

Arkitektur - forskningsfält med egenart

Sten Gromark
Nordisk arkitekturforskning. Vol. 13 (1-2), p. 101-107
Journal article
2000

Henri Lefebvre: Ett seklets vittnesbörd

Sten Gromark
Arkitekttidningen At (1), p. 18-19
Journal article
1999

Ny i gänget - Ungdomens hus i Rinkeby

Sten Gromark
Arkitektur : byggnad, interiör, plan, landskap (3)
Journal article
1999

Absolut Abstraktion - Om Eduardo Souto de Moura.

Sten Gromark
Magazine article
1998

Laurent Beaudouin: Ljuset är i arkitekturen förkroppsligad materia.

Sten Gromark
Arkitektur : byggnad, interiör, plan, landskap (5), p. 28-35
Journal article
1998

Stumholmen - une nouvelle vision suédoise: Le projet de rédeveloppement urbain de Stumholmen, Suède (EuroCultures)

Sten Gromark
La Revue Générale. Vol. 133 (1), p. 37-47
Journal article
1997

Arkitektur speglar samhällets kulturella tillstånd.

Sten Gromark
Byggforskning. Vol. 5 (97), p. 38-39
Magazine article
1997

The Home

Sten Gromark
Scandinavian Housing and Planning Research. Vol. 14 (4)
Journal article
1997

Det stora blå : Henri Ciriani.

Sten Gromark, Christer Malmström
Magazine article
1996

A Balanced Conception of Modernity : The Case of Stumholmen

Sten Gromark
ENHR/SBI Housing Research International Conference, Helsingör august 1996 & CIB W69 Housing Sociology meeting Paris, september 1996, Helsingör & Paris.
Paper in proceedings
1996

Korrugerad plast - ger himmelsk transparens i ny holländsk arkitektur

Sten Gromark, Fredrik Nilsson
Göteborgs-Posten (1 oktober)
Magazine article
1996

Hus som historisk handling

Sten Gromark, Fredrik Nilsson
Göteborgs-Posten (21 februari)
Magazine article
1996

Brief Commentary to Hélène Vacher's article Henri Prost: The Moroccan Experience

Sten Gromark
Nordisk arkitekturforskning (3)
Journal article
1995

Beyond Modernism: The Prospects of Amodernism: New concepts, new ethics, new aesthetics in architecture and urban planning - on the threshold of a dis-continuity?

Sten Gromark
International symposium in Aarhus School of Architecture, the City as Architecture, april 1994" in ALLEN, J., I. AMBROSE and BRINK. Making them meet - Policy, design, management, satisfaction, SBI/CIB, Hörsholm, Denmark & CIB-publication 176.
Paper in proceedings
1994

Belleville, en fransk aptitretare. Arkitekturskolan Belleville i Paris

Sten Gromark, Catharina Dyrssen, Christer Malmström
Arkitektur : byggnad, interiör, plan, landskap (5), p. 30-35
Magazine article
1993

Projets de sauvegarde du patrimoine liés au développement social et culturel en Suède

Sten Gromark
IIème Colloque EuroCulture & Conseil de l'Europe à Coimbra, Portugal, november 1993, Ecole d'Architecture St-Luc, Bruxelles.
Paper in proceedings
1992

Bortom Modernismen

Sten Gromark
MAMA (4)
Journal article
1992

Med arkitektur...Befria eller Beslå...? Ett modernismens dilemma.

Sten Gromark
Nordisk arkitekturforskning (2), p. 77-94
Journal article
1989

Goteborg - Stacken, La fourmiliere La vie communautaire à la suédoise

Sten Gromark, Claes Caldenby, Åsa Walldén
Pro Fribourg (81)
Journal article
1986

Alain Sarfati, Arkitektur som folkfest

Sten Gromark
Arkitektur : byggnad, interiör, plan, landskap (5)
Journal article
1986

Den svenska scenen. Ur den post-funktionalistiska vilsenheten mot en poetisk modernism?

Sten Gromark
Blöd By (41), p. 26-33
Journal article
1984

Paul Chemetov

Sten Gromark
Arkitektur : byggnad, interiör, plan, landskap (7)
Journal article
1984

Boendegemenskap som drivkraft

Sten Gromark
Book chapter
1981

Ricardo Bofill och Stadens Arkitektur

Sten Gromark
Arkitektur : byggnad, interiör, plan, landskap (10)
Journal article
1980

Rummet och Arkitekturen

Sten Gromark
Arkitektur : byggnad, interiör, plan, landskap (1)
Journal article
1979

Från Produktionens Rum till Rummets Produktion.

Sten Gromark
Häften för Kritiska Studier (1)
Journal article
1979

Att bygga, bo och förvalta - gemensamt! Exempel från Frankrike

Sten Gromark
Att Bo (4)
Magazine article

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Projects

2013–2019

Integrative Ways of Residing: Health and Quality of Residence Architectural Inventions for Dwelling, Ageing and Healthcaring AIDAH

Sten Gromark Building Design
Ola Nylander Building Design
Maria Berezecka Mårtensson Building Design
Inga Malmqvist Building Design
Elke Miedema Building Design
Saga Karlsson Building Design
Roger Ulrich Building Design
Marie Strid Building Design
Elizabeth Marcheschi Building Design
Anna Braide Eriksson Building Design
Charlotta Thodelius Building Design
Peter Fröst Building Design
Göran Lindahl Construction Management
Anna Braide Eriksson Building Design
Hanna Morichetto Building Design
Cecilia Pettersson Building Design
Formas

2011–2015

Architecture in Effect: Rethinking the Social in Architecture

Sten Gromark Building Design
Formas

2012–2012

Architecture in Effect - The Becoming of Residential Identities

Sten Gromark Building Design
Formas

2012–2013

Architectures and Philosophies in Turmoil - The Case of France Post 68

Sten Gromark Building Design
Formas

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