Critical Projections

Critical Projections examines the role and identity of the architectural project as an emancipatory practice, able to articulate, project, assess and debate alternative architectural and social possibilities for the future.

Architecture has always played a key-role in utopian orientations, articulating the material conditions for an ideal society to take shape. Architects’ devotion to utopia has a long history that, especially in the wake of late modernism, has also been radically challenged. The urban architectural project must be conceived as a vital tool for future visions of potential social and architectural transgression on the one hand and for reflecting on the relations of power altered by a proposed intervention on the other.


Architectural Pools of Desire and Passionate Pedagogy: An Aquatic Feminist's Scientific Autobiography, (Burroughs)

Becoming Scandinavian: Migrating Places, (Hélène Frichot and Katja Grillner with PhD Students)

‘Choking on the Dirt and Sand’: Transgressive Dwelling with New Belgrade Architecture, (Tijana Stevanovic)

Closure and Disclosure – A Seemingly Cool Record Disclosing a Hot Subject, (Jan Hietala)

Concrete Geometries – Spatial Form and Social Behaviour, (Marianne Mueller, Fran Cottell)

Deleuze, Architecture and After: The story of the superfold, (Hélène Frichot)

Deserving One’s Role? In search of the Political in the Shaping of Professional Acting Space, (Kristina Grange)

Design Practices and the Micropolitics of Sustainability, (Ramia Mazé)

Digital aether, screen and screen-nes, (Jüri Soolep)

Doing Heritage. Places of the past and future inside-out through women in Rosengård., (Carina Listerborn, Ragnhild Claesson)

Incomplete Geographies and Cosmopolitical Drifts – Mobility and Migration in Tania Ruiz Gutierrez’ Elsewhere/Annorstädes/Ailleurs, (Maria Hellström Reimer)

Politics “In Space”, (Apolonija Šušteršič)

"Project Practicies": The Body in Space - Promoting Sustainable Urban Transports: A Case Study, (Lena Hopsch with Marco Cesario)

Society of the And. The bewildering interdependence of our times., (Roemer van Toorn)

Situated knowledges and the science question in architecture and urban design, (Katja Grillner)

Utopia Now Here, (Ramia Mazé, Sara Brolund de Carvalho, Magnus Ericson, Hélène Frichot, Maria Hellström Reimer, Helena Mattsson, Meike Schalk)

The Becoming of Residential Identities II. Residents’ Experiences in the Bois-le-Prêtre Alteration Project, Paris, 2013. The Interviews., (Katrin Paadam and Sten Gromark)

The Becoming of Residential Identities I. A Singular Situation of Symbolic Transgression: Bois-le-Prêtre Alteration Project, Paris, 2011. The Interpretations., (Sten Gromark and Katrin Paadam)

The Setting and the Social Condenser: Transitional Objects in Architecture and Psychoanalysis, (Jane Rendell)

Transgressive methods in Institutional critique, (Gunnar Sandin)