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.