Erik Stenberg: Reconstruction of the Welfare State

Department of Architecture Fall 2011 Lecture Series

Erik Stenberg is an architect, teacher, and head of the architecture department at the KTH School of Architecture in Stockholm. He has been teaching studio at the foundation level for the past 11 years and has been instrumental in guiding the KTH School of Architecture through a generational shift, towards fiscal stability, and into the Architectural Academy, a new network of Swedish architecture schools. Stenberg is also the principal and owner of his own practice focusing on the tectonics of small additions and renovations. During the last decade he has also been engaged in the politics of restructuring the large scale modernist housing areas in Sweden. He has redesigned apartments, organized a housing fair, and started an introductory architecture school in one of Stockholm's largest modernist housing areas. Stenberg is designing an exhibit about the current state of architecture in Sweden for the Swedish Museum of Architecture, in 2013.