Sten Gromark is a Professor of Architecture, Dr, Architect SAR/MSA, active as a teacher and researcher at Chalmers School of Architecture, Göteborg, Sweden, within the theme of Modern & Residential Architecture, Unit for Building Design. He has been active in research on architectural sociology in international cooperation concerned with housing 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 Steering Committee of Formas SRE ‘Architecture in Effect’ hosted by KTH and was co-coordinator of NordForsk supported Nordic-Baltic researcher network Visurf 2008-2011 and the CIB Commission W069 on ‘Residential Studies’ together with Professor of Sociology, urban and residential studies group, Katrin Paadam, TTU, Tallinn, Estonia since 2012. He is currently the Director of the Strong Research Environment AIDAH, Architectural Inventions for Dwelling, Ageing and Healthcaring supported by Formas 2014-2018; hosted by Chalmers Architecture.
- Architecture and Philosophies in Turmoil - The Case of France Post '68. A Critical Interpretation of the Relation between Social and Architectural Change
- The Becoming of Residential Identities I. A Singular Situation of Symbolic Transgression: Bois-le-Prêtre Alteration Project, Paris, 2011. The Interpretations.
- The Becoming of Residential Identities II. Residents’ Experiences in the Bois-le-Prêtre Alteration Project, Paris, 2013. The Interviews.
Publications (since 2011)
Gromark, S., Paadam, K., et al., Eds. (2014 forthcoming). Visions of Residential Futures - Housing in Transformation. London, Ashgate.*
Gromark, S. (2013). "Architectures and Philosophies in Turmoil: Critical Situations of Architectural and Social Change" in Grillner, K. and S. Lundgren. The Reader. Symposium Reader for the Symposium 'Rethinking the Social in Architecture'. Umeå School of Architecture February 6-8, 2013. Stockholm*
Gromark, S. & Paadam, K. (2013b). 'The Becoming of Identities: A Case of Residential Resilience - Tour Bois-le-Prêtre, Paris, 2012. Paper Peer Reviewed & Accepted for CIB 2013 World Congress, Brisbane, 5-9 May 2013; 'Built Environment Research Focused on Social Outcomes''. *
Gromark, S. (2013a). 'A Third Wave of Receptions: Space as Concrete Abstraction, Lukasz Stanek on Henri Lefebvre', Site No 33, 'Senses'. *
Gromark, S. (2013). 'A Case of Symbolic Transgression' NJA Nordic Journal of Architecture 'Alterations' * Vol. 2 winter 2012 No 3: pp: 94-98.
Gromark, S. (2012b). "Bakåtblickar - Framtidsvyer / Looking Backwards - Looking Forwards" in Torsvall, J., P. Kraft, H. Mattsson, E. Wingquist and A. Johansson. EuroPanic - Europan Sweden – a thousand new ideas for our cities / Europan Sverige – tusen nya idéer för våra städer. Stockholm, Europan Sweden / Europan Sverige c/o Sveriges Arkitekter pp: 76-80.*
Gromark, S. (2012a). "Ombyggnad med omtanke om det sociala i boendets arkitektur " in Johansson, B. Miljonprogrammet : Utveckla eller avveckla? Formas Fokuserar nr 20: Renoveringsboken: . Stockholm, Formas pp: 179-194.*
Paadam, K., Gromark, S. & Ojamäe, L. (2011). "Consuming Quality – Residential Prospects in Interdisciplinary Focus. The Fahle Maja Case." in Hejduk, I. K. and W. M. GrudzewskiI.* The World Economy: Contemporary Challenges* COPE Conference Singapore 2011. Warsaw, Difin SA pp: 317-332.*
Gromark, S., Braide Eriksson, A., et al. (2011). 'Explorations of Extremes to unfold Prospects of the Unknown: Visions of Residential Futures - Integrative Ways of Residing' CONDITIONS - Independant Scandinavian Magazine for Architecture and Urbanism (NO) No 8: pp: 54-55*
Paadam, K. & Gromark, S. (2010). 'Converted Residences – Re-Inventing Urban Heritage. A Sociological-Architectural Enquiry – The Fahle Case. Paper presented to the 24th AESOP Conference i Helsinki July 2010'. AESOP 24th Conference 'Space is Luxury' July 2010, Helsinki, YTK Alvar Aalto University.*
Gromark, S. & Paadam, K. (2010). 'Free Value. Residential Architecture and Symbolic Cultural Consumption.' CONDITIONS - Independant Scandinavian Magazine for Architecture and Urbanism (NO) No 4: pp: 54-57*