Sten Gromark

Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building

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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Projects

2011–2015

Architecture in Effect: Rethinking the Social in Architecture

Sten Gromark Building
Formas

2013–2019

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

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

2012–2012

Architecture in Effect - The Becoming of Residential Identities

Sten Gromark Building
Formas

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Publications

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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Chapter in monograph, book
2016

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

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

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
Chapter in monograph, book
2016

Ways of residing in transformation: Interdisciplinary perspectives

Sten Gromark, Mervi Ilmonen, Katrin Paadam et al
Monograph, book - edited
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Voices of Residents – An Analytical Method; Henri Raymond 1966

Sten Gromark,
NSBB Conference; Tallinn University of Technology (TUT), October 8-10, 2014
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Shared housing and spatial invention / Habitat partagé et innovation spatiale - Europan 13 Themes

Sten Gromark,
Europan Europe Website
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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''.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

A Third Wave of Receptions: Space as Concrete Abstraction, Lukasz Stanek on Henri Lefebvre

Sten Gromark,
site (33), p. -
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

A Case of Symbolic Transgression

Sten Gromark,
Nordic - Journal of Architecture. Vol. 2 Winter 2012 (3), p. 94-98
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Chapter in monograph, book
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
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
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2011

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

Katrin Paadam, Sten Gromark, Liis Ojamäe et al
HEJDUK, I. K. and W. M. GRUDZEWSKI. The World Economy: Contemporary Challenges COPE Conference Singapore 2011. Warsaw, Difin SA
Chapter in monograph, book
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2009

Skolrummets danande atmosfärer – mellan disciplinerande underkastelse och förlösande befrielse.

Sten Gromark,
Nordisk arkitekturforskning. Vol. 21 (1), p. 88-92
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
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
Chapter in monograph, book
2009

Mellan profession och akademi. Reflektioner kring arkitekturforskningens egenart.

Sten Gromark,
FORMakademisk. Vol. 1 (2)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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)
Chapter in monograph, book
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.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

City happens!

Sten Gromark,
Arkkitehti / ark . Vol. 87 (5)
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2007

Situations of Urban Architecture as Cultural Explorations

Sten Gromark,
Between Research and Practice, Dublin, EAAE/ARCC
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2007

Much Obliged

Sten Gromark,
Research Magazine no. 7 : Building a doctoral programme in architecture and design. Appreciations from collegues and friends of Halina Dunin-Woyseth's contributions in the occasion of her 60th birthday. MIchl, J. and L. M. Nielsen. Oslo, Oslo School of Archtecture and Design
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2007

Christiania - en studie i motståndets estetiska former

Sten Gromark,
Nordic Journal of Architectural Research. Vol. 16 (4)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2007

Cité Manifeste - Mulhouse 2005

Sten Gromark,
Bostadens rum - arkitekter om bostadens kvaliteter. Nylander, O., S. Gromark and F. Nilsson, Chalmers arkitektur
Chapter in monograph, book
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

Studier i motståndets estetiska former, rec. Maria Hellström, 2006, Steal this place [diss.]

Sten Gromark,
Arkitektur (3)
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2007

The aesthetics of situations of becoming or the anaesthetics of stunning spectacles. /Hilkka Lehtonen minnesskrift 2007/

Sten Gromark,
Prospektûs. Kirjotuksia kaupungista ja suunnittelusta/ Ilmonen, M., P. Lehtovuori and T. Pakarinen. Helsinki, HUT YTK C63.
Chapter in monograph, book
2007

Uuriv arhiektuur. Intervjuu arhitekt Sten Gromarkiga/Exploring Architecture Interview with architect Sten Gromark by Katrin Paadam

Sten Gromark, Katrin Paadam,
maja. Vol. 53 (3), p. 68-73
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2007

Bostadens rum. Chalmersarkitekter om bostadens kvalitéer

Ola Nylander, Sten Gromark, Fredrik Nilsson et al
Monograph, book
2006

Om modet att utforska

Sten Gromark, Fredrik Nilsson,
Utforskande arkitektur. Situationer i nutida arkitektur, p. 21-29
Chapter in monograph, book
2006

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

Sten Gromark,
Utforskande Arkitektur, p. 31-64
Chapter in monograph, book
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
Chapter in monograph, book
2006

Utforskande arkitektur. Situationer i nutida arkitektur

Sten Gromark, Fredrik Nilsson,
Monograph, book
2005

City happens!

Sten Gromark,
Arkkitehti. Vol. 87 (5)
Journal/newspaper article
2005

Situations of urban architecture as cultural explorations

Sten Gromark,
Between Research and Practice. Dublin 2004 - Conference Proceedings / Grimes, Brendan
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2004

Situations of Urban Architecture as Cultural Explorations

Sten Gromark,
Congress CATH 2004, Leeds, Bradford.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2003

En annan bostad

Sten Gromark,
Bostadspriset 2003, Sveriges Arkitekter, Svensk Byggtjänst
Journal article - popular science
2002

"kasper salinpriset / the kasper salin prize 1998-2001 förord/preface

Sten Gromark,
HULTIN, O. kasper salinpriset / the kasper salin prize 1998-2001. Stockholm, Sveriges Arkitekter /Swedish Association of Architects.
Journal article - popular science
2002

Kraftspel i urban och samhällelig förändring - En utforskande arkitektur.

Sten Gromark,
Formas tidskrift Miljöforskning (4-5)
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2001

Arkitektur som kunskapsstrategi.

Sten Gromark,
Arkitekttidningen At (1), p. 18-19
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2000

Jönköpings högskola. Samspelad kvartett med dissonanser.

Sten Gromark,
Arkitektur : byggnad, interiör, plan, landskap (8), p. 23
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2000

Henri Lefebvre: Ett seklets vittnesbörd

Sten Gromark,
Arkitekttidningen At (1), p. 18-19
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2000

Vid randen till amodernitet

Sten Gromark,
Arkitektur : byggnad, interiör, plan, landskap (1), p. 8-13
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2000

The Singularity of Architectural Research

Sten Gromark,
Research by Design Conference Book. Delft, Delft School of Architecture.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2000

Arkitektur - forskningsfält med egenart

Sten Gromark,
Nordisk arkitekturforskning. Vol. 13 (1-2), p. 101-107
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1999

Absolut Abstraktion - Om Eduardo Souto de Moura.

Sten Gromark,
Dagens Nyheter 1999-02-26
Journal article - popular science
1999

Learning from Karlskrona : Beyond Convention and Invention.

Sten Gromark,
GROMARK, S., T. TANNINEN and I. AMBROSE. Resurgence and transcendence : Assessing social consequences of the implementation of housing policies & renewal policies in Europe Proceedings from CIB W69 meeting in Göteborg june 4-8 1998. Göteborg, CIB W69/Chalmers School of Architecture.
Chapter in monograph, book
1999

Ny i gänget - Ungdomens hus i Rinkeby

Sten Gromark,
Arkitektur : byggnad, interiör, plan, landskap (3)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1999

A Crucial Moment of Transgression : Henri Lefebvre and the Radical Metamorphosis of Every Day Life in the City.

Sten Gromark,
Nordisk Arkitekturforskning (4)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1998

Laurent Beaudouin: Ljuset är i arkitekturen förkroppsligad materia.

Sten Gromark,
Arkitektur : byggnad, interiör, plan, landskap (5), p. 28-35
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1998

Arkitektur - ett samhälles själsliga tillstånd i sten och bruk…Om två aktuella tolkningar av nutida arkitektur

Sten Gromark,
Nordisk arkitekturforskning (4)
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
1997

Det stora blå : Henri Ciriani.

Sten Gromark, Christer Malmström,
GöteborgsPosten Gränslöst 3 december 1997
Journal article - popular science
1997

The Home

Sten Gromark,
Scandinavian Housing and Planning Research . Vol. 14 (4)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1997

Arkitektur speglar samhällets kulturella tillstånd.

Sten Gromark,
Byggforskning. Vol. 5 (97), p. 38-39
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
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.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
1996

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

Sten Gromark,
Nordisk arkitekturforskning (3)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1996

Hus som historisk handling

Sten Gromark, Fredrik Nilsson,
Göteborgs-Posten (21 februari)
Journal article - popular science
1996

Korrugerad plast - ger himmelsk transparens i ny holländsk arkitektur

Sten Gromark, Fredrik Nilsson,
Göteborgs-Posten (1 oktober)
Journal/newspaper article
1995

Les empires s'écroulent, les états changent de visage...mais les villes et les régions subsistent et demeurent toujours...Göteborg - ville de quartiers décentralisée: Projet ambigu de démocratie et de culture locale

Sten Gromark,
BERNFELD, D. La Metropole dans son Hinterland: La Reconquete de la ville et de sa région. IIIème Colloque européen : EuroCultures Saint-Pétersbourg, Russie, 15-21 mai 1994. Bruxelles, ISA Saint-Luc.
Chapter in monograph, book
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.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
1994

Belleville - en fransk aptitretare.

Sten Gromark, Catharina Dyrssen, Christer Malmström et al
Arkitektur : byggnad, interiör, plan, landskap (5)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
1992

Bortom Modernismen

Sten Gromark,
MAMA (4)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1992

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

Sten Gromark,
Nordisk arkitekturforskning (2), p. 77-94
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1989

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

Sten Gromark, Claes Caldenby, Åsa Walldén et al
Pro Fribourg (81)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1989

Paris bygger. Vägledare till ny fransk arkitektur.

Sten Gromark,
Monograph, book
1986

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

Sten Gromark,
Blöd By (41), p. 26-33
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1986

Alain Sarfati, Arkitektur som folkfest

Sten Gromark,
Arkitektur : byggnad, interiör, plan, landskap (5)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1985

Stadsgestaltningens renässans - en fråga om stadens arkitektur som ett socialt projekt?

Sten Gromark,
plan (2/3)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1984

Paul Chemetov

Sten Gromark,
Arkitektur : byggnad, interiör, plan, landskap (7)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1984

Boendegemenskap som drivkraft

Sten Gromark,
GALTUNG, J. and M. FRIBERG. Rörelserna. Stockholm, Akademilitteratur.
Chapter in monograph, book
1984

Das Kollektivwohnhaus der Teleskopgatan in Göteborg. Eine alternative Wohnform, begründet auf Arbeitsgemeinschaft

Sten Gromark,
BRECH, J. and H. G. SCHWENZER. Wer senkt die Wohnkosten? Darmstadt, Verlag für Wissenschaftliche Publikationen.
Chapter in monograph, book
1983

Autentisk Arkitektur med en inledande essä med titeln Bostadsfrågan som en Arkitekturfråga

Sten Gromark,
Magasin Tessin (2/3)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1981

Ricardo Bofill och Stadens Arkitektur

Sten Gromark,
Arkitektur : byggnad, interiör, plan, landskap (10)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1980

Rummet och Arkitekturen

Sten Gromark,
Arkitektur : byggnad, interiör, plan, landskap (1)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1979

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

Sten Gromark,
Att Bo (4)
Journal article - popular science
1979

Från Produktionens Rum till Rummets Produktion.

Sten Gromark,
Häften för Kritiska Studier (1)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed