Bettina Schwalm is an artist and designer. She holds a BA degree in Design from the Libera Università di Bolzano and a MA degree in Experience Design from Konstfack, Stockholm. She is involved in administration and research within the Swedish research environment Architecture in Effect and at ArkDes (Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design).
Architecture in Effect (Two volumes)
Volume 1: Rethinking the Social in Architecture: Making Effects Volume 2: After Effects: Theories and Methodologies in Architectural Research vol 1: Sten Gromark, Jennifer Mack, Roemer van Toorn vol 2: Edited by Hélène Frichot with Gunnar Sandin & Bettina Schwalm Architecture in Effect presents research on the co-constitution of architecture and the social by addressing concrete problems and forwarding explorative theories and methodologies. The book compromises a wide-ranging collection of essays emerging from a multi-year research collective that has brought together partners from Sweden, the Nordic countries, the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. The socially oriented perspective of Volume #1, Rethinking the Social, is complemented by discussions of architectural and transdisciplinary theories and methodologies in Volume #2, After Effects. Together these twin volumes reflect on topics such as the utopian idea of a welfare state, the role of intersubjective and non-human points of view, and the impact of historical and current images on the making of realities. The task of these