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Henric Benesch

Senior lecturer

Henric Benesch
Senior lecturer , Vice-Dean of faculty
+46 31 786 1858

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
Fax: +46 31 786 4888
Visiting Address: Kristinelundsgatan 6 - 8 , 411 37 Göteborg

About Henric Benesch

I am trained as an architect at Chalmers University of Technology. Between 2000 and 2005 I was primarily based at Innovative Design (Chalmers) where I worked with industry-commissioned research and the development of educational programs. In 2005 I commenced my doctoral studies in design at HDK. I acquired my PhD in 2010 and have since then been active as educator and researcher at the Design Collegium at HDK. Throughout the years I´ve also held positions as Head of subject (design), Research Strategist (HDK), Associate Head (design). In periods I have also been active in the PARSE working group.

Since 2010 I´ve been working in a number of interdisciplinary research projects in a national context: "The passion fort the real" (VR 2006-2008), "Interventions - Art in Urban Life and Planning" (VR 2007-2009) and "Interplace - The interplay between citizen initiatives and invited participation in urban planning: An interaction research project" (Formas 2011-2013), as well as an European context: "TRADERS - 'Training Art and Design Researchers in Participation for Public Space" (FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN 2013-2017) and "Critical Heritage Studies and the Future of Europe - Towards an integrated, interdisciplinary and transnational training model in cultural heritage research and management" (H2020-MSCA-ITN 2017-2021), my focus-area has been design with regard to critical and institutional aspects of participation and knowledge production. Since 2013 I´ve also been active as a research coordinator at the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies, where I run a research cluster with focus on urban heritage - Curating the city - together with colleagues at the Department of Conservation at GU and University College London.

Throughout the year I have also been working as a project-developer at the Centre for Healthcare Architecture (Chalmers), as an expert at Kulturbryggan, as a member of transformation group of the Swedish Faculty for Design Research and Research Education (KTH), as well as a consultant with regard to urban development processes and various forms of dialogue.

Recent scholarly and editorial contributions includes Heritage-as-Commons – Common(s)-as-Heritage (2015), PARSE Issue 5 on Management (2017) and a Special Issue of Co-Design: Co-Design and the Public Realm (2017)



Latest publications

The Right to Design: A purposeful misreading
Henric Benesch, Onkar Kular
The 3rd Biennial PARSE Research Conference (Nov 13-15 2019): Human, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Research School(s): How Intra- Institutional Practices Make Public Knowledge
Henric Benesch, Onkar Kular
Konstfack Research Week 2019, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Att återvända
Henric Benesch
AIO Journal, Magazine article 2018
Magazine article

Apiarivm Angelicvm
Henric Benesch
The Face of God, red Olav Fumarola Unsgaard & Johnny Friberg, Making/Narratives 2, Göteborg, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

TRADERS: Co-Design and the Public Realm
Henric Benesch
GPS 400 – GOTHENBURG CULTURES ON THE TOWN 1621–2021 1st International Conference on Collaborative Research in the Humanities, 8–9 November 2017, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Institutioning: Participatory Design, Co-Design and the public realm
Liesbeth Huybrechts, Henric Benesch, Jon Geib
CoDesign - International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts, Journal article 2017
Journal article

To be a student of design
Henric Benesch
Trading Places: Practices of Public Participation in Art and Design Research, Barcelona, DPR, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Co-Design and the Public Realm
Liesbeth Huybrechts, Henric Benesch, Jon Geib
CoDesign - International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts, Journal issue 2017
Journal issue

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Henric Benesch, Emma Corkhill, Kajsa G. Eriksson, Fredric Gunve, Karl Palmås et al.
Kanaltorgsgatan, Heurlins plats, Stenpiren, Verkstadsgatan (Göteborg), Other 2010

Är mindre mer?
Henric Benesch
ArtMonitor, Journal article 2010
Journal article


Kersti Sandin Bülow, Henric Benesch, Peter Ullmark, Saddek Rehal, Peter Fröst et al.
Utställning 18/10 till 1/11 Stadsbiblioteket, Göteborg, Göteborg, Other 2008

Buildings, Change, Futurity – Reading Seattle Public Library and Sendai Mediateque
Henric Benesch
Design Inquiries, May 27-30, Stockholm, Sweden, Journal article 2008
Journal article



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