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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.


2022: Interview in Infra Magazine 'In motion with Erika Henriksson'
5 nov 2022: Architekuros Fondas' Forum -Shaping learning environments, Discussion about Experimentation in Education
8-9 oct 2022: Building workshop at 
'Unfolding dreams', Folkets hus Mustadfors, Dals Långed, Sweden
7 oct 2022: Lecture 'Joining what already exist', at seminar, 'Unfolding dreams', Folkets hus Mustadfors, Dals Långed, Sweden

2022: RURAL MOVEMENTS: Chorographical architectures / Architectonical choreographies, Östra Ämtevik, Sweden
2022: Interview in Arterritory, 'Towards an architecture of caring ecologies'
2021: 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

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