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I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Architecture and Built environment and a part of Lund University's graduate school Agenda 2030.

In my PhD project, I take interest in the everyday lives lived in a "sustainable urban development" site, and how the built environment act as an infrastructure for daily life. What bodies, lives and ways of living are supported by (sustainable) built environments? What built environments are supported by particular senses of (sustainable) everyday life? 

I make use of ethnographic fieldwork, mainly observation studies, to investigate these questions through my example site Hyllie - one of Malmö's  most prominent urban developments merging values of sustainability and economic growth. The empirics are read through a theoretical framework based on Judith Butler's performativity theory, although emphasizing Butler's more recent publications. The theory enables an understanding of the built environment as a supportive resource, which is distributed and organized along normative lines and that makes certain lives more "liveable" than others. 

My areas of interest: urban planning, feminist spatial theory and queer theory, sustainable urban development, everyday life, public space, densification, marginalization and segregation - also from priviliged perspectives, children and youth. 

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