UmArts is the Research Centre for Architecture, Design and the Arts at Umeå University in Northern Sweden. The centre is creating an exciting interdisciplinary research environment in the visual arts, architecture, design, and creative educational studies, in partnership with Bildmuseet. We work within the regional context of Northern Sweden as well as nationally and internationally.

UmArts aims to develop critical knowledge in the arts by supporting interdisciplinary research between artistic and other fields, with high quality public dissemination and engagement. UmArts works across four departments: Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå School of Architecture (UMA), Umeå Institute of Design (UID), Department of Creative Studies in Education, and the Bildmuseet contemporary art museum.


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Ele Carpenter UmArts Director

Jon Svensson Research Co-ordinator

Maria Bylund Finance Administrator

Lina Degerth, Student Research Assistant

Rebecca Sharp, Student Research Assistant

Amalia Wänman, Student Research Assistant



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