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Gunnar Almevik


Gunnar Almevik
+46 31 786 9301

Room number: 3.008B
Postal Address: Box 130, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Geovetarcentrum, Guldhedsgatan 5A , 41320 Göteborg
Duties: Research Fellow at the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities

Department of Conservation (More Information)
Box 130
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 4703
Visiting Address: Guldhedsgatan 5a , 413 20 Göteborg

About Gunnar Almevik

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Teaching areas
• Theory, practice and history of heritage conservation
• Cultural studies of crafts, buildings and built environments
• Building analysis, documentation and visualization
• Craft research

Almevik is senior lecturer in heritage conservation. His pedagogical experiences include teaching on bachelor, master and doctoral level, and the tasks range from lectures, supervision of experiments and fieldwork to administration and development of new courses and programs. In 1996 he founded and directed the Vocational College of Heritage Crafts (DACAPO) and led the incorporation with higher education 2005; now in form of BA programs, Master and PhD students in Building crafts, Garden and Landscape crafts at the Department of Conservation. At present he is head supervisor for four doctoral students in heritage conservation with craft research subjects.

Research Areas
• Intangible cultural heritage
• History of buildings and built environments
• Digital documentation and visualization
• Historic building materials and techniques

Almevik gained his PhD in 2012 with the thesis The building as a Source of Knowledge [Byggnaden som kunskapskälla].The thesis received The Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy’s [Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien för svensk folkkultur] award as ”an important contribution to the renewal of the historical research of buildings and built environments”. Almevik’s research concerns cultural perspectives on historical crafts, buildings and built environments, and has a general focus on methodological questions related to material culture and making.

Almevik also has a research interest in intangible heritage and the relation between heritage craft and conservation. In 2010 he founded and directed the Craft Laboratory at the University of Gothenburg. As director he supervised the practice-led research performed at heritage sites and restorations projects.

At present he is Research Fellow at The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities. His research concerns medieval wooden building culture with cultural historical perspectives on uses and senses of the buildings and built environments. The research also takes on a methodological interest in the use of digital technology for documentation and presentation. The project Wooden Building Cultures involves cooperation with the Swedish History Museum.

Involved in Society
Almevik’s academic activities involve regular cooperation with actors and organizations outside of academia. How to bridge the gap between research and practice is one of his major concerns. Societal needs and requests have been were the main motives for establishing the Vocational College of Heritage Crafts, as well as the Craft Laboratory. The objective of this laboratory is to document, pass down and develop co-craft strategies in weak and endangered craft fields. Another objective is to initiate craft research and project based laboratories to re-enact forgotten knowledge and develop and expand traditional processes to make them sustainable in contemporary society.



Latest publications

Fostering cooperation in the European Union on skills, training and knowledge transfer in cultural heritage professions
Ana Galán-Péres, Iulia Grumazescu, Kate Gunthorpe, Ariane Limburg, Nessa Roche et al.
Professionalism in the Built Heritage Sector, London, Taylor & Francis Group, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Mastering Building Conservation
Gunnar Almevik
Professionalism in the Built Heritage Sector, London, Taylor & Francis Group, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Hemse Stave Church Revisited
Gunnar Almevik, Jonathan Westin
Lund Archaeological Review , Journal article 2018
Journal article

Utvecklande skötsel i kulturhistoriskt värdefulla parker och trädgårdar - kulturreservat och byggnadsminnen som laboratorium för park och trädgårdsvård.
Joakim Seiler, Tina Westerlund, Gunnar Almevik
"Det gröna kulturarvet. Rapport från Hållbar Utveckling Skånes konferens Eslöv 19 mars 2015". Rapport 2018:4, Alnarp, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Fakulteten för Landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap, Conference paper 2018
Conference paper

Anchoring the archive - physical space as a digital access point to research documentation
Jonathan Westin, Gunnar Almevik, Jacob Thomas
The 3rd International Conference on Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage, and Archaeology (SEAHA) at the University of Brighton, Brighton, UK on 19-20 June 2017., Poster 2017

Gunnar Almevik
Mariestad, Göteborgs universitet, Hantverkslaboratoriet, Edited book 2017
Edited book

Hantverkligt vetenskapande
Gunnar Almevik
Hantverksvetenskap, Mariestad, Göteborgs universitet, Hantverkslaboratoriet, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Det forensiska perspektivet. Hantverkarens dokumentation i kulturmiljövården
Gunnar Almevik
Hantverksvetenskap, Mariestad, Göteborgs universitet, Hantverkslaboratoriet, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

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A virtual diorama
Jonathan Westin, Gunnar Almevik
Nordisk Museologi, Journal article 2017
Journal article

The Craftsmanship in Construction and Transformation of Historic Tower Campaniles
Gunnar Almevik, Mattias Hallgren
Building Histories: Proceedings of the Fourth Conference of the Construction History Society, Cambridge, The Construction History Society, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Att bygga en kyrka i trä
Gunnar Almevik, Karl-Magnus Melin
Bebyggelseshistorisk tidskrift, Journal article 2017
Journal article


From Archive to Living Heritage. Participatory Documentation Methods in Crafts
Gunnar Almevik
Crafting Cultural Heritage. A. Palmsköld (red.), Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Conservation Theory for Enhanced Craft Practice
Gunnar Almevik, Karl-Magnus Melin
Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions – Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls. Van Balen & Verstrynge (eds.), London, Taylor & Francis Group, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Crafting Cultural Heritage
Anneli Palmsköld, Johanna Rosenqvist, Gunnar Almevik
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Book 2016


Gunnar Almevik, Christina Persson
Hantverkslaboratoriets filmkanal på Youtube, Mariestad, University of Gothenburg, Other 2015

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