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Karin Grundström is professor in architecture.
Since my employment at the department of urban studies in 2010, my service includes research, teaching and tutoring. In my role as teacher I lecture, lead international workshops and tutor students’ thesis work at bachelor, master and PhD level. I am the programme coordinator for the Urban Studies Master's and the Nordic Urban Planning Master's. In my research I combine theoretical and designerly architectural approaches with theory and methods from social science and present results in verbal as well as visual forms – in research articles and in exhibitions. Theoretically, my research is based in the daily use of the built environment, in practiced and lived space and in people’s shaping of the built environment. My on going research comprise issues of how people share housing, how people appropriate public space and how spatial justice can be supported in urban planning of public space. I am a member of the executive board of the Institute for Urban Research (IUR) and I currently lead two research projects: ‘Sharing Housing in Times of Housing Inequality’ and ‘Revisiting Allmänningar and Stråk. Spatial Justice in the 21st Century Urban-Rural Land Regime’.