marie-louise richards is an architect, lecturer and researcher at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Her work explores invisibility as embodiment, a critical strategy and a spatial category through methods of architectural and artistic practice, curatorial practice, and writing. Recent work includes: Banana-Split: a (Black) Power Walk, short-film (12 min) part of Power Walk (Air) in The Royal Seaport, Norra Djurgårstaden: digital city-walk in the invisible signs of air, Mossutställningar/Public Art Agency Sweden (2020). Out of Line: Erasure and vulnerability as sites of subversion in, Archifutures: “Agency” Vol. 6 (2020), Hyper-visible Invisibility: Tracing the Politics, Poetics and Affects of the Unseen, in Field Journal: Becoming a Feminist Architect, Vol. 7(2017). She is part of the collaborative research project Spaces of Care, Disobedience and Desire: Tactics of Minority Space-Making with Natália Rebelo and Rado Ištok.

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degrees
Master of Architecture
Critical Studies in Architecture
School of Architecture
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
2008 - 2010
Stockholm

Bachelor of Architecture
School of Architecture
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
2004 - 2007
Stockholm

postgraduate (non-degree)
Critical Habitats
Dept of Architecture and Critical Studies
Royal Institute of Art
2015-16
Stockholm

Reserach Lab
Architecture, Theory and History
Dept of Architecture and Critical Studies
Royal Institute of Art
2014-16
Stockholm

Curatorial studies
Department of History
Stockholm Univeristy
2014-15
Stockholm

Art and Architecture
Dept of Architecture and Critical Studies
Royal Institute of Art
2014-15
Stockholm

Architecture and Gender
School of Architecture KTH
Royal Institute of Technology
2007, 2009, 2014
Stockholm

Education
Fine Arts /painting
Gerlesborgsskolan 2002-2004
Stockholm

Art/design/craft
Nyckleviksskolan
2001-2002
Stockholm


Currently
Lecturer
Decolonizing Architecture
Area of Architecture and
Critical Studies
Royal Institute of Art
2018-
Stockholm

Editorial
The Politics of Citation
Parse Journal
2022-

Research project
Domestic Worldmaking of The Enslaved
MIT Global Connection grant from 
2021-

Research project
Spaces of Care Disobedience and Desire: Tactis of Minority Space Making
Royal Institute of Art
2018-

Previously
Advisory group
Marbabouparken konsthall
2017-
Stockholm

Assistant curator
ArkDes, Swedish Center
for Architecture and Design
2017-18
Stockholm

Lecturer
School of Architecture KTH
Royal Institute of Technology
2016-18
Stockholm

Assistant
Dept. for Library Research Collections
ArkDes, Swedish Center
for Architecture and Design
2015-17
Stockholm

Curatorial assistant
Marbabouparken konsthall
2014-15
Stockholm

Freelance consultant
2009 -
Stockholm

Public Relations
Project manager, PR consultant
Mafioso PR
2009 - 2014
Stockholm

Chairman
Studio Urban Dialogue
2010-2012
Stockholm

Architecture
Bergkrantz Arkitekter
2007-2008
Stockholm

Editor and project manager
Blandaren Magazine
2006-2007
Stockholm    

seleted lectures, workshops etc.

Editorial
Architectural Dissonances
L’Internationale Online
2021

Lecture
Inherited invisibility
Media and Heritage
HEAD Geneva School of Architecture and Design
The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm
December 2020

Lecture
Hyper-visible invisiblity
Architecture and Gender course
KTH School of Architecture
The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm
September 2020

Lecture
Invisibility as a Critical Strategy
Architecture and Gender course
KTH School of Architecture
The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm
September 2019

Conference
Paper: Reading Fanon’s Black subjectivity at the threshold of the sensory and the discursive in the panel: Reading Fanon in 2019: Reading in the Interval
Society of French Studies Annual Conference Chairs: Prof. Frieda Ekotto and Dr. Abigail Celis
Royal Holloway, University of London
London
July 2019

Lecture/panel discussion
What does it mean to reimagine?
UMA’s 10th Anniversary, the Round Table: Architecture in Action + Architecture & Education UMA Umeå School of Architecture
Umeå
June  2019

Moderator
Making a city for all and how Art become a tool urban processes: Who has the power to make change, and how to take power? How Art become a tool in urban process?/ Hur bygger vi en stad där alla får plats? Centrumtorget – En hemmafest i Hökarängen. Bomassan:Stadsbyggnadsprocesser,
Stockholm
May 2018

Workshop
Magic: How to disappear
Research Writing workshop
Manifestos PhD Conference
University of Sheffield School of Architecture
Sheffield
April  2018

Workshop
Magic How to disappear
Spring Clean
Marabouparken
Sundbyberg
April  2018

Workshop/Lecture
One-day workshop and lecture about subjectivity and form, with Brady Burroughs in first year design studioled by  Malin Heyman och James Hamilton
KTH School of Architecture
The Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholm
January 2017

Conference
Paper: Hyper-visible invisibility: Tracing the politics, poetics and affects of the unseen
AHRA 2016 Architecture in the Humanities. ‘Architecture and Feminisms: Ecologies, Economies, Technologies. KTH School of Architectur, The Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholm
November 2016      

Lecture
”Invisible”, how to map and make visible hidden values”
Architecture and communication led by Mattias Kärrholm, Catarina Stenudd
LTH Arkitektur
Lund
Mars 2014

Pedagogical material
Pedagogical and inspirational material for upper secondary school teachers seeing the play BETONGSAFARI based on  Kriget från Förorten by Per Wirtén. Director: Robert Fux
Producer: Malin Hjelm

Stockholms Stadsteater Skärholmen
September 2013

Guest expert
Guest expert in the interactive theatrical production. Who is the audience/Vem är publiken?
Regissör: Tatu Hämäläinen

Stockholms Stadsteater, Stockholm
April 2013

Modernautställningen
The art to mirror the city - The power of the visual in public space/ Konsten att spegla staden
– Det visuellas makt i det offentliga rummet.
Panelsamtal/ performance by The New Beauty Council in
Modernautställningen, Moderna Museet
Stockholm
November 2010

grants

Research and development funding the Royal Institute of Art 2018-2020

Scholarship The Royal Acadamy Art 2015

Anders Mortners donation fund 2015

Helgo Zetterwalds Scholarship 2010

Travel grant, Blandaren 2007

Art Grant, Danderyd  2004

Gålöstiftelsens Scholarship 2004