Kristina Fridh

Kristina Fridh, architect SAR/MSA, received her PhD in 2001 at Chalmers Architecture. Before starting the doctoral studies, she worked as a practising architect within the fields of interior and building design. She is now researcher and the Director of Studies for the doctoral education in HDK – the School of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg. In 2006–2009 she was the project leader of “The Materiality of the Surface”, an artistic research project which was financed by the Swedish Research Council (VR). From 2016 to 2018, she is the project leader for a new artistic research project, also funded by the Swedish Research Council: Urban Materiality – towards New Collaborations in Textile and Architectural Design, which includes building a new interdisciplinary research environment. The framework in the project contributes to the development of design methods derived from an artistic, collaborative process that delineates structures formed by textile design, architecture and sound design.


Publications (since 2011)

The Uncompleted Materiality of the Void – Exploring the “Non-Perfect” Characteristics of Materials.

Publications and conference contributions

Fridh, Kristina 2013: “The Uncompleted Materiality of the Void”. Umeå, Umeå School of Architecture, “Rethinking the Social in Architecture”, conference 6–8 February 2013. (Peer-reviewed paper.)*


Fridh, Kristina 2016: “From Japanese Tradition towards New Subjectivity in the Architecture of Kengo Kuma and Toyo Ito”. (Article in progress.)