KTH / Professor
Ulrika Karlsson is a professor at the School of Architecture, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology and a professor at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. She is pursuing design led research invested in the development of architectural environments integrating synthetic ecologies with shifting material states, with a focus on the translations between digital information and material processes. At KTH School of Architecture she has initiated research in the field of digital design and fabrication and has led the integration of digital methods and tools into the curriculum of the architecture education on both bachelor and master level, in parallel with developing the Digital Fabrication Lab. Through the design research collaborative and practice Servo Stockholm she has worked on projects that integrate a combination of digital and analogue techniques of design and fabrication and consider how this coexistence affects the objects that are produced, as well as their inherent aesthetic qualities, http://servo-stockholm.com.
Her research and practice connects academic and practice based partners from architecture, engineering, ecology, art and craft. Karlsson is a recipient of a 2012 Grant to Individuals from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Karlsson has pursued design research financed by the Swedish Research Council, Prototypes for Performative Design. Currently she is involved in the research project Architecture In the Making Strong Research Environment in Architectural Theory and Method funded by Formas, in the project team of the research project Architectural Convertibles financed by the Swedish Research Council and InnoChain network http://innochain.net supported by EU’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme under Horizon 2020.