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Helena Mattsson

Helena Mattsson is an architect, researcher and writer. She is Professor in History and Theory of Architecture at KTH School of Architecture, where she currently acts as a Dean. Her research deals with the 20th century theory welfare state architecture and contemporary architectural history with a special focus on the interdependency between politics, economy and spatial organizations. Her dissertation was published 2004  Arkitektur och konsumtion: Reyner Banham och utbytbarhetens estetik (Architecture and Consumption: Reyner Banham and the aesthetics of expendability). She has published in journals as Nordic Journal of Architecture; Journal of Art History and Journal of Architecture. She is the co-editor of Swedish Modernism: Architecture, Consumption, and the Welfare State (London: Black Dog Publishing, 2010) and the forthcoming Neoliberalism: An Architectural History (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press). Currently she is working on the book project Third Way Architecture, discussing the role of architecture in relation to deregulations and  transformations of the welfare state. She is a board member of Architects Sweden and a member of the editorial board of Journal of Architecture.


Helena will be visiting the ATCH Research Centre from 15th March - 15th August 2018

Year Visited: 2018