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Erling Björgvinsson

Professor

Erling Björgvinsson
Professor
erling.bjorgvinsson@gu.se
+46 31 786 3325
0766-183325

Postal Address: Box 131, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Kristinelundsgatan 6 - 8 , 41137 Göteborg


HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts (More Information)
Box 131
405 30 Göteborg
www.hdk.gu.se/sv
info@hdk.gu.se
Fax: +46 31 786 4888
Visiting Address: Kristinelundsgatan 6 - 8 , 411 37 Göteborg

About Erling Björgvinsson

Erling Björgvinsson is PARSE Professor of Design at the School of Design and Craft, Faculty of Fine Arts, Gothenburg University. Together with professors from Academy Valand and Academy of Music and Drama he runs the art-based research platform Parse, which is a publishing initiative and a biannual conference. He is also steering group member in the Centre on Global Migration at Gothenburg university.

A Central topic of research is participatory politics in design and art, in particular in relation to urban spaces and the interaction between public institutions and citizens. My research focuses thus on the dynamics of power and change and how collective life can be enriched and challenged. It engages in design and art that challenge how behaviour and processes are regulated and made regular and irregular – and thus politically charged - by how they are materially apportioned. As such I’m interested in how designed materials are used to enable, direct, restrict, manipulate humans as well as non-human materials.

Methodological topics include how socio-material configurations and orientations are negotiated when the aim is critiquing and changing present situations. Specifically, how power figures in the initial framing and subsequent reframing - as participants are orientated and giving centre – periphery positions - and how it affects what is “voiced” and materialises. Furthermore, it studies how agency is constituted in change processes, how political judgments are made when predefined rules are not in place and how new collectives emerge and are constituted through design processes.

In City Fables he researched together with the poet Ida Börjel the relationship between the political economies of urban space, narratives and counter narratives. In The Living Archives he probed, together with feminist organisations, archives and heritage institutions, the politics of making public memory. He has also researched how small literary publics can participate in shaping the future of literary publishing and the literary public sphere. Earlier research includes organizational learning and patient learning within health care.

He supervises five PhD candidates studying at HDK, Valand Academy, and Chalmers who research on children play in migration camps, Crip design, mapping and counter mapping visual and material manifestations of gentrifications, the political imaginaries of post-nationalism, and critique in dialogical urban development collaborations.

Latest publications

Amendments and frames: The Women Making History movement and Malmö migration history
Erling Björgvinsson, Anders Høg Hansen
Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Hospitalisation and Spatial Vagueness: Patients’ Sense of Plasticity in a Care Environment
Erling Björgvinsson, Gunnar Sandin
Caring Architecture: Institutions and Relational Practices, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

City Symphony Malmö: the spatial politics of non-institutional memory
Erling Björgvinsson, Anders Høg Hansen
Journal of Media Practice , Journal article 2016
Journal article

WOMEN MAKING HISTORY: 100 YEARS OF IMMIGRANT WOMEN’S LIVES AND WORK IN MALMÖ
Erling Björgvinsson, Parvin Ardalan, Mamak Babak-Rad, Fredrik Elg, Sofi Jansson et al.
Edited book 2016
Edited book

Patients Making Place. A Photography-based intervention about appropriation of hospital spaces
Erling Björgvinsson, Gunnar Sandin
ARCH 14 - International Conference on Research on Health Care Architecture - November 19-21, 2014, Espoo, Finland - Conference Proceedings, Conference paper 2015
Conference paper

Weaving Audience Engagement: Classical Music, Design, and Democracy.
Erling Björgvinsson
How the Lion Learned to Moonwalk And Other Stories on How to Design for Classical Music Experiences. Richard Topgaard (red.), Malmö, Malmö University, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Space Oddities. Music and the Making of Living Archives.
Erling Björgvinsson, Anders Hög Hög
In Memory on Trial: Media, Citizenship and Social Justice edited by Anders Høg Hansen, Oscar Hemer, and Thomas Tufte, London, Lit Vorlag, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

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2018

Amendments and frames: The Women Making History movement and Malmö migration history
Erling Björgvinsson, Anders Høg Hansen
Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture, Journal article 2018
Journal article

2017

Hospitalisation and Spatial Vagueness: Patients’ Sense of Plasticity in a Care Environment
Erling Björgvinsson, Gunnar Sandin
Caring Architecture: Institutions and Relational Practices, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

2016

City Symphony Malmö: the spatial politics of non-institutional memory
Erling Björgvinsson, Anders Høg Hansen
Journal of Media Practice , Journal article 2016
Journal article

WOMEN MAKING HISTORY: 100 YEARS OF IMMIGRANT WOMEN’S LIVES AND WORK IN MALMÖ
Erling Björgvinsson, Parvin Ardalan, Mamak Babak-Rad, Fredrik Elg, Sofi Jansson et al.
Edited book 2016
Edited book

2015

Patients Making Place. A Photography-based intervention about appropriation of hospital spaces
Erling Björgvinsson, Gunnar Sandin
ARCH 14 - International Conference on Research on Health Care Architecture - November 19-21, 2014, Espoo, Finland - Conference Proceedings, Conference paper 2015
Conference paper

2014

Weaving Audience Engagement: Classical Music, Design, and Democracy.
Erling Björgvinsson
How the Lion Learned to Moonwalk And Other Stories on How to Design for Classical Music Experiences. Richard Topgaard (red.), Malmö, Malmö University, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Space Oddities. Music and the Making of Living Archives.
Erling Björgvinsson, Anders Hög Hög
In Memory on Trial: Media, Citizenship and Social Justice edited by Anders Høg Hansen, Oscar Hemer, and Thomas Tufte, London, Lit Vorlag, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Showing 1 - 10 of 16

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