Karin Grundström

  • Professor
  • k.grundstrom@mau.se

Karin Grundström is Professor in architecture with a specialisation in housing.

Since my employment at the department of urban studies in 2010, my service includes research, teaching and tutoring. In my role as a teacher I lecture, lead international workshops and tutor students’ thesis work at bachelor, master and PhD level. 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. The main subject in my research is housing; I have designed housing, I have researched housing segregation, gender perspectives on housing, gated housing and the housing preferences of privileged groups. My on going research comprise issues of how people share housing, how gating influence urban enclavism and how people appropriate public space. I am a member of the executive board of the Institute for Urban Research (IUR), I am one of the researchers in the strong research platform CRitical Urban Sustainability Hub (CRUSH) and I am one of the researchers in the project Shifting conceptualisations of property.

Karin Grundström

IUR Research Projects


These publications are authored or co-authored by Karin Grundström.
Publications are gathered from Malmö University publication service (DiVA).

Title Type Issued
Allmänningen book 2024
Imposing 'Enclosed Communities'? : Urban Gating of Large… article-journal 2023
Ciudad, vivienda y género desde una mirada incluyente… article-journal 2022
Shared Housing as Public Space? The Ambiguous Borders… article-journal 2022
Allmänningar och stråk : essäer, reflektion och pratpromenader… book 2021
Att göra allmänning/ar / book 2021
Dwelling on-the-move together in Sweden : sharing exclusive… article-journal 2021
Gated communities i Sverige? : En kunskapsöversikt om… report 2021
Sharing is caring? : Kollektivhus, residential hotels and… article-journal 2021
Vi kräver goda bostäder : Ljus, Luft och… chapter 2021
Staket och stängsel i svenska städer : en… article-journal 2020
Stråk : Planning for Connectivity in the Segregated… article-journal 2019
Kollektivtrafik i Malmö : Målbilder och stadsutveckling report 2018
Mobility as a stratifying factor in housing :… article-journal 2018
Grindsamhälle : the rise of urban gating and… article-journal 2018
Gating Housing in Sweden : Walling in the… chapter 2018
Polarisering i staden leder till nya planeringsfrågor article-journal 2017
Urban gating : a Swedish take on the… article-journal 2017
13 myter om bostadsfrågan book 2016
From Folkhem to lifestyle housing in Sweden :… article-journal 2016
Många myter om bostadsfrågan article-journal 2016
Urban Explorations : Works&Words book 2016
In the Mix book 2015
Staden studerad book 2014
Strategier för att hela en delad stad :… book 2014
"Stråk mellan öst och väst ; Stadsbyggnad i… chapter 2014
Gender and Space chapter 2012
Shelter for the urban poor : proposals for… book 2007
Climat & Urbanisme : La relation entre le… book 2003
A more agreeable climate in Moroccan housing areas article-journal 1999
Experimenthus med väggar av träullsblock article-journal 1997