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Response to my research

My research about washing less has appeared in a few places recently: P4, Allers and Hufvudstadsbladet. I usually get a few emails following these, and I’m always very interested to hear how people interpret what I’ve done and relate it … Continue reading

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Varför duscha vi så ofta? Jag pratar renlighetsnormer med Lena Nordlund på Vetenskapsradion

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Respons på en artikel i svd

En artikel om min foskning av Izabella Rosengren publicerades nyss i Svenska Dagbladet, till en divers respons. Här delar jag några av mina favoritar: Svante Öquist Ulrika Liljeqvist Jag skriver för jag kände mig så uppmuntrad av att läsa dagens … Continue reading

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The disappearing communal laundry room in Sweden: a symptom of individual comforts winning over sustainability?

An article exploring the disappearance of the Swedish ‘tvättstuga’ (communal laundry). It’s historically common in Swedish apartment blocks to have a shared laundry, usually in the basement. Recently however more and more househoulds have their own washing machine, a bad … Continue reading

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Climate smart in the 50s

I had a really nice correspondence with Leif recently after Aftonbladet published a piece about my research. He wrote about growing up in the 50s, using a wash cloth to clean up for the day ahead, suggesting that these things … Continue reading

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Blog Post on Extinction Rebellion for LUCSUS

Together with Stephen Woreniecki we wrote down some of our thoughts about Extinction Rebellion, the new wave of climate activism sweeping not only Europe but also Australia, Canada and New Zealand. We had some intense experiences participating in a demonstration … Continue reading

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Response and Responsibility

I have just participated in a panel on ‘everything is going to hell and we just go on like normal‘ at Sweden’s Architects Association, with two other very interesting thinkers. Obviously there was a very interesting discussion about working towards … Continue reading

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Things I can see through the window

I have to send my PhD thesis to the printers in four weeks, and right on cue nearly anything else seems fascinating. The view through the window for example. I can see the turning torso. It’s hard to miss. Two … Continue reading

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Do less to save the environment

Alison and I have been exchanging emails the last few days. We are both weary of Tim Jackson’s adage of “being persuaded to spend money we don’t have, on things we don’t need, to create impressions that won’t last, on … Continue reading

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Article in Sydsvenskan Newspaper

A recent article exploring how the increasing cleanliness affects water and energy consumption in Sweden. My conclusions are that we should ‘Shower less often, Wash dishes less often and do laundry less often.’ (Click on the image to go to … Continue reading

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