Sten Gromark

Dr. Sten Gromark is a Full Professor of Architecture, Architect SAR/MSA, Sociologist, former Deputy Head of School and former Vice Director of Bachelor & Master’s Programmes, teacher and researcher at Chalmers School of Architecture, Göteborg, Sweden, within the theme modern & residential architecture. He is the Director of Formas SRE-AIDAH Strong Research Environment 2014-18. He is a member of the Steering Committee as Vice Director of Formas SRE ‘Architecture in Effect’ hosted by KTH and co-coordinator of the NordForsk-supported Nordic-Baltic researcher network Visurf 2008-2011 and currently co-coordinator for the CIB Commission W069 on ‘Residential Studies’ and a member of the Chalmers Center for Residential Architecture since 2017. Author and co-editor of Ways of Residing in Transformation – Interdisciplinary Perspectives, published by Ashgate/Routledge 2016.


Publications (since 2011)


GROMARK, S. et al (2016) Ways of Residing in Transformation – Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Ashgate/Routledge, London


GROMARK, S. and PAADAM, K. (2010). 'Free Value. Residential Architecture and Symbolic Cultural Consumption.' CONDITIONS - Independent Scandinavian Magazine for Architecture and Urbanism (NO) No 4: p 54-57.

--- (2013). 'A Case of Symbolic Transgression' NJA Nordic Journal of Architecture 'Alterations' Vol. 2 winter 2012 No 3: pp: 94-98.

--- (2013), 'The Primacy of Residential Quality in Urban Creation. A Current Observation on a Recurring Notion', PpA; proyecto, progreso, arquitectura, Universidad de Sevilla (9 November), 13-22.

--- (2013), 'A Third Wave of Receptions: Space as Concrete Abstraction, Lukasz Stanek on Henri Lefebvre', site magazine 'Senses', (33), 245-52.


--- (2012), 'Ombyggnad med omtanke om det sociala i boendets arkitektur ', in Johansson, B. (ed.), Miljonprogrammet : Utveckla eller avveckla? Formas Fokuserar nr 20: Renoveringsboken; Stockholm: Formas, 179-94.

GROMARK, S. and PAADAM, K. (2016), 'Social Housing Renewal Challenged: La tour Bois-le-Prêtre, Paris 2012.' in Gromark, S., Ilmonen, M., Paadam, K., and Støa, E. (eds.), Ways of residing in transformation - Interdisciplinary perspectives., London: Ashgate/Routledge, 172-97.

PAADAM, K. and GROMARK, S. (2018 forthcoming), 'Voices from the inside. Residents’ Experiences in the Bois-Le-Prêtre Alteration Project, Paris, 2013', in Gromark et al, Re-Thinking the Social in Architecture, Barcelona: Actar.

GROMARK, S. and PAADAM, K. (2018 forthcoming), 'Henri Raymond 1966: Voices of Residents – An Analytical Method', in Frichot et al After Effects, Barcelona: Actar.


GROMARK, S. and PAADAM, K. (2013), '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'; Brisbane.

GROMARK, S., et al. (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', ARCH14; Helsinki SF Aalto University 19-21 Nov 2014. +

GROMARK, S. (2014), 'The Primacy of Residential Quality in Urban Creation. A Current Observation on a Recurring Notion. Voices of Residents – An Analytical Method; Henri Raymond 1966', NSBB Tallinn 2014; Tallinn.