Erika Henriksson


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I’m an architect from the north of Sweden, currently based in-between Norway and Sweden, that is working on the borderland between architecture, art, craft and research.

My projects are carried out in performative and exploratory manners that combine hands-on making with relational and collaborative processes, that often emanate from personal and intimate relations to people, places and materials.


I’m interested in social and material relations, power structures and different ways to shape and organize life, and through my practice I search to construct paths away from dominant and hegemonic forces of efficiency, categorization and economic value by making openings for alternative values and states of being and doing. 


8-9 oct: Building workshop at 'Unfolding dreams', Folkets hus Mustadfors, Dals Långed, Sweden
7 oct: Lecture 'Joining what already exist', at seminar, 'Unfolding dreams', Folkets hus Mustadfors, Dals Långed, Sweden
Lecturer in Design with a focus on spatial design, at HDK-Valand- Academy of Art and Design, Göteborg

Mentor in the educational program 'Experiments platform' ​
RURAL MOVEMENTS: Chorographical architectures / Architectonical choreographies
, Östra Ämtevik, Sweden

Interview in Arterritory, 'Towards an architecture of caring ecologies'
Interview about concept and practice of Architherapy, in the Estonian culture newspaper Sirp


EDUCATION (program)

2014-2022: PhD- candidate (Artistic research / practice-based research in architecture) NTNU, Trondheim, Norway

2011-2013: Laboratory of Immediate Architectural Intervention (master program) Umeå School of Architecture, Umeå, Sweden

2010-2011: Outreach Program: 20K-project (post-graduate), Rural Studios, US, Alabama

2005-2009: Architecture program (bachelor program), KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

EDUCATION (courses)

2019: Communications (PhD-course 7.5p)


2017:  Wood carving course (Leader: Göte Eriksson)

2016:  Cordwood construction course (Leader: Ulf Henningsson)

2014-2015: Exploring fieldwork: A critical consideration of empirical methods in design research (PhD- course 7.5p)

2010: Social anthropology (15 p), Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sverige


2021: ‘Art in the periphery -hot or not?’, Rena, Norway

2020: MENDABLE -climate and environment in contemporary art practices, House of Foundation, Moss

2018: 'We live in cities of sites', theatre-performance, Svartlamon Trondheim

2016: Trondheim Open, Trondheim, Norway


2021: Fellow at Future Architecture program with 'Architherapy'


2022: Lecture 'Joining what already exist', at seminar, 'Unfolding dreams', Folkets hus Mustadfors, Dals Långed, Sweden

2022: Presentation 'Building Relations' via AES, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden

2021: Lecture 'Architherapy' at The Faculty of Architecture of the Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallin, Estonia

2021: Presentation: 'Making-with', at VI PER gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2020: Artis talk at seminar for ‘MENDABLE -climate and environment in contemporary art practices’, House of Foundation, Moss, Norway

2018: Presentation ‘Exploring Architecture’ at Architecture and Anthropology conference, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018: Presentation ‘Architherapy’ Ca2Re, Conference for Artistic and Architectural (Doctoral) Research, Berlin, Germany

2016: Lecture ‘Activist in movementt’ for master course NTNU, Trondheim

2015: Presentation ‘What it means to make present’ at Practice Research Conference

KU Leuven, Brussels, Belgium

2013: Lecture ‘Activist in movementt’ for bachelor course NTNU, Trondheim


2022: RURAL MOVEMENTS: Chorographical architectures / Architectonical choreographies, Östra Ämtevik, Sweden (May)

2021: Artist in Residence at Kunstarena, Rena, Norway (July - September)


2022: The essay: ‘A wall is a wall is a wall -a careful movement through sites of relational possibilities’ in the book: ‘Forest, Body, City, Flow. Landscapes of Care’. Yue Mao, Naomi van Dijck, Radha Smith – NOMAOS (eds.), dpr-barcelona

2013: ’Activists in Movement: Unaccompanied Minor Refugees and the Formal and Informal Approaches to Life’, LiAi UMA



2022: Lecturer in Design with a focus on spatial design, at HDK-Valand- Academy of Art and Design, Göteborg

2022: Mentor in the educational program 'Experiments platform' 

2016: Building workshop for architecture students at NTNU, collaboration together w. Andrew Freear & Elena Bathel from Rural Studios and Sebastian Østlie, NTNU

2016: Bachelor course architecture, NTNU, Trondheim

2016: Bachelor course architecture, NTNU, Trondheim

2013: Master course architecture, NTNU, Trondheim


2022: Evaluator for art / architecture applications, Kulturbryggan, Sweden

2013 -2016: Researchassistant, ”What buildings do” - The Effect of the Physical Environment on Quality of Life of Asylum Seekers, NTNU, Trondheim, Norge

2008-2010: SIMKA, Stockholm, Sweden (landscape architecture, scenography and art practice)

2007-2008: Vegesack Arkitekter, Stockholm, Sweden


2021-2022: Board member and cash administrator at Women’s Building Organization (Kvinnors Byggforum), Stockholm, Sweden


2017: Extension of summer house, Kalix, Sweden

2013: Remodulation, villa Levanger, Norway. Collaboration w. Diana Espinosa Albornoz

2011: Designing and building Joanne’s House, collaboration w. Eric Schmidt, Jacob Beebe & Sandra Yubero