Erik Sigge is an architectural historian and preservationist, currently conducting doctoral research in History and Theory of Architecture at the School of Architecture, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He is coordinator and research member of the strong research environment Architecture in Effect: Rethinking the Social in Architecture, which is a research network formed by the Architectural Academy/Swedish schools of architecture. He is also a member of the Nordic Council supported research project Inter-Scandinavian Research Network for Welfare and Architecture hosted by School of Architecture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and NIKU in Oslo (2013-2014). Previously, Erik Sigge was Director of Educational and Cultural Programs at Scandinavia House in New York City, where he led the public programs of The American-Scandinavian Foundation. He received a Master degree in Historic Preservation at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, New York (2003), and a Bachelor degree in Integrated Conservation of the Built Environment at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden (2000).
Publications (since 2011)
Erik Sigge “Challenged Practice: Transformations of Swedish Governmental Building around 1970” in Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 30, Open, edited by Alexandra Brown and Andrew Leach (Gold Coast, Qld: SAHANZ, 2013), ISBN-13: 978-0-9876055-0-4, vol. 2, p 949-959.*
Erik Sigge, “Systems of rationalization: New methods and changes of organization in Swedish building construction around 1970”, in Architecture and Structure: Concepts, Applications and Challenges, edited by Paulo Cruz, peer-reviewed article in ICSA 2013 conference proceeding, (London: Taylor and Francis, 2013) ISBN 978-0-415-66195-9, p. 1980-1986.*
Erik Sigge, “Contested Roles, Disputed Decisions: Uno Åhrén, the City of Gothenburg, and Swedish Modern Architecture in the 1930s” in Cities & Societies in Comparative Perspective, Proceedings of the European Association for Urban History conference 11 in Prague Aug 29 – Sep 1, 2012.*
Erik Sigge, “Architecture-Structure, 1968: A Manifesto for a Swedish Philosophy of Architecture”, in Theory for the Sake of Theory II, ed. Efe Duyan (Istanbul: DAKAM Publishing, 2011) ISBN 978-605-4514-05-2.*