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The Transformation of Industrial Society

The purpose of the project "The Transformation of Industrial Society: Industrial growth and change in company development and municipal planning" is to study industrial structural transformation in Sweden in a contemporary and historical perspective.

Five subprojects analyse the consequences of these transformations for people, companies, municipalities, buildings and landscapes from a national and international comparative perspective. The focus is on the second half of the 20th century and the early 21th century. A main question is: what are chosen as industrial heritage and who does it?

  1. Professor Maths Isacson: The contemporary renewal of old industrial centres (50%)
  2. Ph. D. Anders Houltz: The role of history and the concept of modernism in the building of companies
  3. Fil.Lic. Anna Storm: The role of the industrial heritage in municipal planning and renewal (2005-2007)
  4. Professor emeritus Marie Nisser: The industrial heritage in a national and global perspective (not financed by the project)
  5. Ph. D. Brita Lundström: The companies and the industrial heritage (2008-2009)

Funding: The foundation of Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg and the Foundation of Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg´s Memorial Fund.

Period: 2005-2009.

Belongs to: Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment
Last changed: Jun 01, 2012