Bo Anders Lagerqvist

Senior Lecturer

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+46 31-786 47 03
Visiting address
Guldhedsgatan 5a
41320 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 130
40530 Göteborg

About Bo Anders Lagerqvist

Teachings and courses - Heritage practices - Industrial heritage and industrialised society - Heritage perspectives on urban and land use planning - Cultural landscapes and vernacular building traditions - Maritimes history


I am since 1997 a senior lecturer at the University of Gothenburg, Department of Conservation (UGOT-C), and since 2019 Associated Professor (Docent). I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Conservation of Built Environments, UGOT-C (1983), and a Doctoral degree in Conservation, UGOT-C, on a dissertation in 1997 on photogrammetry, information management, and heritage practices.

My research has covered methods for documentation and recording of physical properties of heritage; industrial heritage and the possibilities to develop such remains for the benefit of continued societal development; and maritime heritage – both the heritage afloat as well as coastal communities.

Between 2008 and 2012, I was moderator of the working group for Heritage Studies as part of the UGOT initiative on strengthening cross-disciplinary research. This research initiative has through the inaugural conference in Göteborg in 2012, contributed to the establishment of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies. Between 2012 and 2018 I was Head of department (UGOT-C), and from August 2018 to February 2019 I did a sabbatical in Tirana, Albania, cooperating with Cultural Heritage without Borders Albania, and the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Tirana. In focus for this were partly questions about how cultural heritage processes can be a resource for conflict resolution, and partly how heritage could be an asset for economic development – specifically in terms of revitalized crafts skills. European landscape convention and questions related to cultural landscapes, vernacular building traditions as well as agriculturally based industrial production, constitutes a context for several issues that are successively developed into future research. I am presently co-managing the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership on Sustainable Management of Cultural Landscapes with partners in UK, Germany, Poland, France, Slovakia, Czech republic, Hungary, Italy and Spain. I am the ICOMOS Sweden National representative to ICOMOS CIF (the committee on training), and a board member of Cultural Heritage without Borders Sweden. I am the University of Gothenburg alternate representative in Agenda 2030 Väst, and alternate faculty representative in the Centre for Tourism, University of Gothenburg. I am a member of ICOMOS – The International Committee for Monuments and Sites, SIM – The Swedish Association of Industrial Heritage, TICCIH – The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage, ACHS – Association of Critical Heritage Studies, AIA – Association of Industrial Archaeology, and The Swedish Association for Building Preservation.