The following scholars have accepted the invitation to discuss and present papers about cultural compensation at the workshop in Gothenburg, 16-17 September.
Urban Nilsson has more than 25 years of work experience in the field of conservating the built environment. During the recent 15 years he has specialized in taking care of cultural heritage through taking part in the planning process. His work consists of for example cultural historic surveys, assessment of consequenses, participation in the planning process etc. He has worked with a large number of development projects, concerning cityscapes and brownfield areas. Amongst these you can find the Atlas Copco industrial plant and the Flourmill of Kvarnholmen both in Nacka; the Munksjö papermill in Jönköping; the Costal Artillery Regement in Vaxholm and the Central Workshop (CV) of the National Railroad network (SJ) in Örebro. Also a couple of sites in Stockholm are of interest due to its industrial history or significance as economic areas - the City Gasworks, the City Slaughterhouse, the Pripps Brewery and the City Docks of Värtan and Frihamnen. These projects are examples of how Urban has developed a method of taking the cultural historic survey one step ahead as a means of improving the planning process. An assessment of the sensitivity and durability concerning change and development is being made. In using this method, which is based on knowledge of the cultural history of the site, a prioritization in between different values can be made. In several cases Urban has participated in making architectural proposals by Nyréns, for example Sickla and Munksjö. Urban holds a certificate as specialist of cultural value (KUL2). He is also share holder at Nyréns Arkitektkontor AB since 1997.
Tom Davies is a buildings archaeologist who works principally with conservation, community engagement and heritage consultancy. His PhD thesis at AHO seeks to develop the management of Brutalist architecture (through Post-war housing) and its stakeholders, in a way which secures long-term futures for sites and buildings and the people who live and work there. This includes a strong focus on heritage narratives and their power to tell the diverse stories of community. Davies sees heritage as key in sustaining and developing today’s society, by communicating and working toward a broader understanding and appreciation of cultural values for society, so that we might better utilise, develop and take care of our heritage for the future. Recent work includes heritage consultancy for Arcadis Consulting UK, including the Brick by Brick affordable housing scheme in South London, developing historic building documentation methods for the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), writing a history book about a South London School and running the Oslo based Sofienberg Heritage and Community Festival.
Jennie Sjöholm is associate senior lecturer in urban design & conservation at Luleå University of Technology. She has a MS in Integrated Conservation of Built Environments at University of Gothenburg, and a PhD in Architecture at Luleå University of Technology. Her research focuses on heritagisation processes in built environments and conceptualisations of built heritage. Current research projects include investigations of how heritagisation interacts with structural changes in the built environments, and how long-term conservation strategies can be integrated in urban planning processes. The research also addresses modern heritage, and sustainable renovation and management of post-war architecture. Prior to her PhD, she worked in practice.
Jennie Sjöholm positions include conservation officer at the National Heritage Board, and conservation specialist at the Norrbotten County Museum. She is editorial board member of the journal Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift (Nordic Journal of Settlement History and Built Heritage). Sjöholm is also board member in the Swedish Association for Building Preservation (Svenska byggnadsvårdsföreningen), and editorial board member of their journal Byggnadskultur (Built Heritage). She is also board member of the Swedish Industrial Heritage Association (Svenska industriminnesföreningen), which is Sweden’s representative in The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage (TICCIH).
Iida Kalakoski is a PhD candidate and a university teacher in Tampere University of Technology, School of Architecture, in the field of architectural history. Currently Kalakoski works as a senior architect in Finnish Heritage Agency (Museovirasto). Her ongoing research handles the themes of materiality, permanence and change in the context of wooden heritage. Her research interests also include heritage processes and interpretations of built heritage.
Kouzelis Athanasios is professor and an Architect-Engineer (E.M.P., Athens, Greece), Doctor of Technology (PhD) C.T.H. Gothenburg, Sweden. Graduated from the Greek National Technical University (NTUA), Faculty of Architecture-Engineers in 1975. Since 1986 he is permanent professor at the Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) of Athens (now renamed as University of Western Attica), in the Department of Architecture and Design, teaching Design and Architecture theory. At the period of 1990-1994 he was elected as the Head of the Department and in September 1997 he became Dean of the Faculty of Applied Arts and Design for the mandate period 1997-2003. He has written architecture and design books, manuscripts and articles in Greek, English, Swedish and Danish), as well as he has been member of Architecture and Design Societies in Greece and Scandinavia.
Anders Larsson holds a PhD and works as researcher and teacher at the Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, SLU Alnarp. His main field of interest is within comprehensive planning and planning processes, especially regarding the interconnectivity between rural and urban landscapes. At the moment, safekeeping of productive agricultural land and alternatives to urban sprawl is a central topic in his work. Larsson is a member of various Swedish organizations, such as e.g. the Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (KSLA), and has frequent tasks outside the university. Larsson has also worked with green structure and EIA-issues, both in research, teaching and in practice, e.g. at the Swedish Road Administration Consultancy Agency (Vägverket Konsult). International cooperation is an obvious part of the work, such as being a member of the Executive Committee of ECLAS (European Council of Landscape Architect Schools).
David Ross joined the University of Exeter Business School in 2018 as a postdoctoral research associate working on the VISTA-AR project (www.vista-ar.eu). The project is working closely with several tourist attractions in the South of England and the North of France to develop an understanding of visitor experiences at cultural heritage sites, create new VR and AR digital interpretation tools, and explore new business models and opportunities presented by digital technology.
Prior to joining Exeter University, David worked as a research fellow at the University of Lisbon (Portugal) and later as PhD researcher at the University of Hull (UK). His research examined creative approaches to archaeological tourism, focusing particularly on how tourism providers can use the memory and archaeological knowledge associated to historical sites which have been physically lost to develop creative tourism experiences. The research highlights the tourism potential of an otherwise ignored resource, and thus benefits cultural tourism businesses and construction developers whose work involves archaeological surveys.
David has a BA in Cultural Anthropology (University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal) and a PhD in Management (University of Hull, UK). His research interests include cultural and creative tourism, cultural resource management, critical heritage studies and cultural geography.
Mathilde Kirkegaard is a Ph.D. fellow at Aarhus School of Architecture (2018-2021). The title of her Ph.D. is ”Transformation of Cultural Environments – the Common Narrative” and the project touches upon the subject of cultural environments being more than the physical frames and a matter that relates to the local community and respective municipality.
Mathilde Kirkegaard graduated as an Urban Designer (cand.polyt) from Aalborg University which has contributed to her knowledge within urban planning and urban design solutions (e.g. citizen involvement, affordances of urban space, infrastructure of urban life, community engagement), but also thorough knowledge within the Danish architectural policies (e.g. management plans and regulations in relation to preservation). She has gained practical experience at the cultural bureau Urgent. Agency (2016-17) and the architecture firm Juul Frost Architects (2017-18). Both firms work with projects in different scales: small scale interventions and workshops, and large scale plans for crowd flows or new development areas. The matter of ‘the human scale’ where her main focus at both firms, and this is something she brings into her Ph.D. project. In relation to the subject of cultural environments Kirkegaard has a great interest for the individual perception of built environments, interventions in the public space as catalyst for change and immaterial heritage.
Helena Teräväinen completed her Masters in Architecture in Oulu University 1979. She has a wide working history both in the public sector including positions as Town Architect, Regional Planning Architect and Regional Artist in Architecture as well as in private architect studios both in Oulu and Helsinki. In 2006 she completed her doctoral thesis in architecture at Helsinki University of Technology called “Old Paukku in Lapua – Re-Built and Re-Spoken.”
Helena Teräväinen has published several conference and journal papers. She has had several grants from cultural foundations for writing and photographical exhibitions and two months grant in Visual Arts residency in New York 2012 by Finnish Cultural Institute. Teräväinen has been active in organizing Finnish architectural research symposiums 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2018 (Aalto University) and as guest editor of the first and also fourth issue of the new Journal of Architectural Research in Finland. Teräväinen has also been a reviewer in Nordic Journal of Architectural Research and also EDRA (The Environmental Design Research Association) conferences. She is both teaching urban planning and research methodology and conducting her own research on planning and cultural heritage at Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture.