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Staffan Appelgren

Senior lecturer

Staffan Appelgren
Senior lecturer
staffan.appelgren@gu.se
+46 31 786 4333

Room number: E501
Postal Address: Box 700, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 41314 Göteborg


School of Global Studies (More Information)
Box 700
405 30 Göteborg
www.globalstudies.gu.se
globalstudies@gu.se
Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 413 14 Göteborg

About Staffan Appelgren

I am currently senior lecturer in Social Anthropology. After BA-degree in Social Anthropology and Japanese Studies, I was research student at University of Tokyo between 1996-1997 and completed my doctoral degree in Social Anthropology at University of Gothenburg in 2007. Between 2008-2011, I was Director of Studies at the cross-diciplinary unit Museion at the Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg, and 2011-2012 I held a Post Doc position at the Department of Conservation, University of Gothenburg. Since 2013, I am Director of Studies for Social Anthropology.

Areas of interest
My research interest includes material culture, culture theory, heritage, consumption, tourism, gender, identity politics, globalization, urbanity, and Japanese society. My research typically investigates the dynamic relationships between movement and stability; process and form; plasticity and solidity. Earlier research includes cultural globalization focusing on themed environments in Japanese cities, preservation strategies in Tokyo’s urban landscape and depopulation issues on the Japanese countryside.

Current research
My current research investigates the circulation of material culture through the second-hand markets as alternative forms of heritage making. I co-lead the project Re:heritage – Circulation and marketization of things with history (Swedish Research Council, 2014-2017). Fieldwork for this project is carried out through 2015 and 2016.

Part of the leadership group of Critical Heritage Studies, an international cross-disciplinary research network at Gothenburg University.

Teaching and tutoring

Experience of developing, coordinating and teaching courses and programs at both under graduate level and advanced level in Swedish and English, on Social-Anthropology, Global Studies, Asia Studies, Heritage Studies, Tourism Studies, Gender Studies and Urban Studies. Experience of supervising theses at both undergraduate and advanced level in Swedish and English.

Experience of working as a Director of Studies, responsible for pedagogic quality and development, for undergraduate as well as advanced level in Swedish and English. Currently the Director of Study for Social-Anthropology.

Latest publications

Building Castles out of Debris: Reuse Interior Design as a ‘Design of the Concrete’
Staffan Appelgren
Worldwide Waste: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Kreativt återbruk och redesign i offentliga kontorsmiljöer
Staffan Appelgren, Anna Bohlin, Michael Helander, Michaela Holmdahl, Karin Kindblom et al.
Stockholm, Energimyndigheten, Report 2018
Report

Growing Beyond Heritage: Becomings of Humans and Things in Collaborative Reuse Design Work
Staffan Appelgren
Association of Critical Heritage Studies, 4th Biennual Conference. Heritage Across Borders. Hangzhou, China. , Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Tokyo Heritage
Staffan Appelgren
Nilson T. & Thorell K. (eds.) Cultural Heritage Preservation: The Past, The Present and the Future, Halmstad, Halmstad University Press, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Growing Materials: Becomings in Reuse Interior Design Work
Staffan Appelgren
15th EASA Biennial Conference, Stockholm, Staying, Moving, Settling, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Commentary: Belonging and Belongings: On Migrant and Nomadic Heritages in and for the Anthropocene
Rodney Harrison, Staffan Appelgren, Anna Bohlin
The New Nomadic Age Archaeologies of Forced and Undocumented Migration, Sheffield, Equinox Publishing, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Growing Things: Reuse, Repair and Care among Humans and Materials in Redesign Projects
Staffan Appelgren
AAA 116th Annual Meeting, Washington, Anthropology Matters!, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Scavenging for Materials in the Circular City
Staffan Appelgren
13th SIEF Congress, Göttingen, Ways of Dwelling: Crisis, Craft, Creativity, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Second-hand as Living Heritage: Intangible Dimensions of Things with History
Staffan Appelgren, Anna Bohlin
Davis, P. & Stefano, M. S. (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Intangible Cultural Heritage, , Abingdon and New York, Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

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2019

Building Castles out of Debris: Reuse Interior Design as a ‘Design of the Concrete’
Staffan Appelgren
Worldwide Waste: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Journal article 2019
Journal article

2018

Kreativt återbruk och redesign i offentliga kontorsmiljöer
Staffan Appelgren, Anna Bohlin, Michael Helander, Michaela Holmdahl, Karin Kindblom et al.
Stockholm, Energimyndigheten, Report 2018
Report

Growing Beyond Heritage: Becomings of Humans and Things in Collaborative Reuse Design Work
Staffan Appelgren
Association of Critical Heritage Studies, 4th Biennual Conference. Heritage Across Borders. Hangzhou, China. , Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Tokyo Heritage
Staffan Appelgren
Nilson T. & Thorell K. (eds.) Cultural Heritage Preservation: The Past, The Present and the Future, Halmstad, Halmstad University Press, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Growing Materials: Becomings in Reuse Interior Design Work
Staffan Appelgren
15th EASA Biennial Conference, Stockholm, Staying, Moving, Settling, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Commentary: Belonging and Belongings: On Migrant and Nomadic Heritages in and for the Anthropocene
Rodney Harrison, Staffan Appelgren, Anna Bohlin
The New Nomadic Age Archaeologies of Forced and Undocumented Migration, Sheffield, Equinox Publishing, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

2017

Growing Things: Reuse, Repair and Care among Humans and Materials in Redesign Projects
Staffan Appelgren
AAA 116th Annual Meeting, Washington, Anthropology Matters!, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Scavenging for Materials in the Circular City
Staffan Appelgren
13th SIEF Congress, Göttingen, Ways of Dwelling: Crisis, Craft, Creativity, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Second-hand as Living Heritage: Intangible Dimensions of Things with History
Staffan Appelgren, Anna Bohlin
Davis, P. & Stefano, M. S. (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Intangible Cultural Heritage, , Abingdon and New York, Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

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