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Alva Zalar

Department of Architecture and Built Environment

About me

I am a PhD student at the Department of Architecture and Built environment. I have a master’s degree in spatial planning from Blekinge Institute of Technology and engage primarily with studies in urbanism.

About my research project

Within my research project I study daily life in a 'sustainable urban development' project oriented towards economic growth, from queer feminist perspectives. I am interested in relationships between built and lived environment as supportive infrastructures for daily life, and how material support (or lack of support) is crucial for what lives are made ‘liveable’.  

The project addresses the framework of Agenda 2030 and the sustainability discourse that the SDG's enact and engage with. Particularly goal 11, sustainable cities and communities, are addressed through the research.