PhD project: Carescape of blue-green solutions in everyday life: Exploring the socio-materiality of a technical infrastructure
This is Misagh Mottaghi’s PhD project. Misagh is an industrial PhD student at Sweden Water Research and doing her PhD at the Department of Architecture and Built Environment at Lund University.
Misagh is an architect and urban designer interested in architecture and urban design in relation to sustainable urban flood management in urban environments. She started her study wondering how we can possibly assure the multifunctionality of blue-green solutions (BGS) in an urban context while keeping their maximum technicality (flood protection function). Through her PhD thesis, she explores if and how BGS tackle, and take part in, different everyday life situations although being spatially designed for extreme climatic occasions. Her case study is the Augustenborg neighborhood in Malmö. Her research is a compilation thesis (collecting papers) in which she applies mixed methods, qualitative as well as quantitative, to investigate the co-beneficiality of BGS in urban life.
Supervisor: Mattias Kärrholm, Lund University
Co-supervisor: Henrik Aspegren, Sweden Water Research