UmArts Postdocs and Researchers
UmArts is recruiting an exciting new team of interdisciplinary postdoctoral researchers, along with artists in residence and research fellows. The postdocs are a central part of the UmArts research environment developing new art, architecture, design, music and maker craft practices that generate a critical and creative discourse within the public realm.
Current Postdocs and Researchers
Luis Berríos-Negrón is the UmArts Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Architecture and Art, in partnership with Bildmuseet and Umeå School of Architecture (UMA), 2023-2024. Luis’s research and practice unarchives the greenhouse as a support structure to colonial memory. For the postdoc, Luis will investigate and contrast perspectives between Scandinavia and the Caribbean offering a transhemispheric effort that rethinks reforestation and biodiversity beyond colonial enframings.
Lisa Nyberg is undertaking her postdoctoral research at the Art Academy at Umeå University, in partnership with UmArts 2023-2024. Lisa will develop her research project ‘To Know and Be Known by (a) Place’ with an emphasis on site-specificity as an artistic research method and artistic practices that consider our relationship to site-place-land. The research will explore the meaning of reciprocity and reconnection in and beyond times of settler colonisation.
Toms Kokins is an UmArts Architecture Research Fellow supported by a Future Forests grant to develop his practice based research on Sweden’s Timber Empire during 2023. The research started through an UmArts Small Visionary Project and is developing social and creative processes to critically map the extent of the new Swedish timber empire in the Baltic region. See ‘Small Visionary Projects’ for more details.