Research activities at Umeå School of Architecture have various
nature and span across a the complex discipline of architecture.
Such activities share a scope: expanding the practice of
architecture beyond its more traditional academic boundaries,
towards experimenting with its relevance and ability to intervene
in tackling complex societal challenges.
Research mainly is carried out through education and through
design. The activities that are led to cultivate a rich research
environment, act on different levels: students are educated towards
design research along their bachelor, master and postgraduate
We participate to research endeavours with different kind of
national and international actors: academia, institutes, private,
public and non-governmental sector. We collaborate with national
and international research network, such as the ARENA network and
the Swedish Research School ResArc.
Our projects cover the span that goes from applied research to
basic research and their duration and depths varies according to
their goals and deliverables.
Research Projects at Umeå School of Architecture:
in the Making
Designing Tools for Social Innovation