Ebba Högström

Ebba Högström

Senior lecturer


Department of Spatial Planning, Room C509

+46 (0) 55385312

Short bio

Ebba Högström is Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies at the Swedish School of Planning at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden, where she is also Director of the Master’s programme in Urban Planning (120 ECTS). She received a PhD in Planning and Decision Analysis from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Her research interests concern societal institutions, planning and architecture with a special interest in geographies of welfare. Methodologically, she is interested in cultural mapping methods and (auto)ethnographic approaches for recover subjective experiences and for experimenting, analyzing and representing space. Ebba is also interested in  the role pf the planner and the demand on planning education in a changing world. During 2017-18 she held a Marie Curie Research Fellowship at Human Geography at the University of Glasgow, UK working with the research project GART-PSYSPAC: psychiatry in transition – discourse, dwelling, doing with prof. Chris Philo. Since January 2019 Ebba is working with Dr. Lina Berglund Snodgrass, Dep. of Spatial Planning/BTH, Dr. Maria Fjellfeldt, Dalarna University and Prof. Urban Markström, Umeå University (PI)  in the Formas and Forte funded project LEX – sustainable Living Environments for people with psychiatric disabilities. Aligning housing planning and social services through eXperimental collaborative practices.

Ebba is co-supervisor within the European research project UrbanHist led by professor Abdullah Abakan and a national representative in AESOP (Association of European School of Planning). She has extensive experience of architectural practice, especially in working with the conceptual stages of ideas, strategies and briefs.



Selected publications
Högström, E. (2019) ...Säger du trottoar en gång till..." Att se staden som relationer istället för ting, i Meijling, J. & Haas, T. (red). Samhällsbyggandet som mysterium. Jane Jacobs ideer och människor, städer och ekonomier. Lund. Nordic Academic Press
Berglund Snodgrass, L. & Högström, E. (2018) Planerarrollen i samtid och framtid: Kunskaper, förmågor och färdigheter. I: Nordic Journal of Architectural Research, ISSN 1236-6064, E-ISSN 1893-5281, Vol. 30, nr 3, s. 135-156
Högström, E. (2018) "It used to be here but moved somewhere else": post-asylum spatialisations – a new urban frontier? I Social & cultural geography (Print), ISSN 1464-9365, E-ISSN 1470-1197, Vol. 19, nr 3, s. 314-335
Nord, C. & Högström, E. (2017) (eds.) Caring Architecture – institutions and relational practices. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishers.
Högström, E. (2017) Translating spatial experiences to design recommendations. A mission impossible? In: Nord, C. & Högström, E. (eds.) Caring Architecture – institutions and relational practices. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishers.
Engström, C.J., Högström, E. & Rostvik, M. (2014) Synergier mellan investeringar: för en tät och flerkärnig Stockholmsregion [Investment synergies: towards a dense and polynuclear Stockholm region. Stockholm: Tillväxt, miljö och regionplanering, Stockholms läns landsting.
Högström, E. & Jörgensen, R. (2013) Architecture as an agent of change. The case of school 53 in St Petersburg, in Veits, M. (ed.) Contemporary design in the social sector. New ideas for school environments, Design Platform: St Petersburg, Russia.
Högström, E. (2011) New Meeting as Fuel, i Gordan, R. (ed.) New Urban Topologies: The Chisinau and Minsk Experience, Stockholm: Färgfabriken
Högström, E., Wangel, J. & Henriksson, G. (2013) Performing sustainable practices institutions, inertia and everyday lives, i Metzger, J. & Rader, A. (eds.), Sustainable Stockholm - Exploring Urban Sustainability in Europe’s Greenest City, Abingdon: Routledge
Högström, E. (2012) Kalejdoskopiska rum: Diskurs, materialitet och praktik i den decentraliserade psykiatriska vården [Kaleidoscopic spaces: discourse, materialty and practice in decentralised mental health care]. Diss. Stockholm: Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).