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Illustration: Jumana Hamdani, Sepa Sama

Collaboration at the Department of Architecture and Built Environment (ABM) leverages creative and critical interaction with multiple actors, mobilizing responses to the contemporary global condition.

Our research and teaching encompasses the five knowledge areas: Architecture, Form, and Design; Architecture and Culture; Housing Development and Management; Environmental Psychology; and Urban Design and Urbanism, to explore sustainable, pluralistic, equitable and sustainable futures. Through trans- and interdisciplinary research, we promote an integrated approach to the development of designed living environments. Recognizing that the increasing complexity of global urbanization requires new forms and methods of collaboration, we are determined to formulate and activate new fields of knowledge in response to society's needs, dreams, demands and aspirations. Architecture is a dynamic field of enquiry, an engine of innovation, our mission and our commitment to the world. Together with the public and private sectors, the cultural and creative industries, and the non-governmental organizations, we build new knowledge to rethink the future of architecture and the built environment.

Mission statement

Collaboration at ABM operates through four strategic focus areas:

  • Participating in public debates.
  • Enabling and promoting the exchange of knowledge and information.
  • Promoting architecture as a critical and creative field.
  • Exploring new knowledge formations and configurations in architecture and the built environment.

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Per-Johan Dahl

Associate Professor, Docent, Head of Department

Per-Johan Dahl's profile in Lund Universitety's Research Portal