The Association

ABOUT NJAR AND NAAR

The Nordic Journal of Architectural Research represents a pluralist research and publishes original academic contributions in the area of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture. The journal publishes scientific papers by a double-blind scholarly peer review system. Two senior researchers will review every paper. All reviewers are recognised researchers. The journal supports academic freedom and scientific independence. Submitted papers should not have been published or submitted for publication in another forum.

The Nordic Association of Architectural Research runs The Nordic Journal of Architectural Research. The association has two main objectives; production of a journal with high scientific standards and the organization of annual symposium on research issues of importance for the research community in the Nordic countries.

1987 is the birth of the journal and the association. The journal was called Journal of Architectural Research published by the new Association of Architecture. The journal initiated a Swedish project by researchers in Gothenburg, Stockholm and Lund, managed by the school of architecture at Chalmers. The intention was to publish four issues per year. A system was established with theme editors responsible for special themes in cooperation with an editorial group.

1992 is a second important year in the history of the journal and the association behind it. This year the association was re-organized and became a Nordic Association of Architectural Research. At the same time the journal changed name to Nordic Journal of Architectural Research. This renewal was made visible by a new layout. The board of association was also extended by members from Denmark, Norway and Finland.

1995 a new board was selected for the association, dominated by members in Norway, with B. Cold as a new president. The change represents a third phase in the history of the association. The objective for the board was to transform the Nordic Journal of Architectural Research to a common project for the architectural research community in Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden.

1999 represents a fourth phase in the development of the journal. P. Bille became editor-in-chief and the journal moved from Sweden, Chalmers School of Architecture, to Denmark, the School of Architecture at Aarhus. At the same time N. Albertsen was elected as president for the Nordic Association of Architectural Research, followed by K. Grillner (2000), L. Villner (2002), E. Kasa (2004) and P. T. Kristensen (2006). Still the journal published a mix of issues with separate articles and articles in specialized themes. Another change that now became visible was that many articles were published in English.

2007 the journal moved from Denmark to Norway. E. Kasa at the Department of Architectural Design, Form and Color Studies in Trondheim was selected to new editor-in-chief. This renewal was followed by a new layout for the journal. This is the fifth phase in the history of the association.

2010 represents the beginning of a sixth phase caused by high printing costs and an expensive distribution of the journal to subscribers. The future of the journal was for this reason under discussion and there was a vote among the members. The solution was to produce a journal online and reorganize the homepage. M. Rönn was elected president for the Nordic Association of Architectural Research. Two new editors-in-chief were also selected at the annual meeting: C. Bech-Danielsen and M. Granvik. The new online version of Nordic Journal of Architectural Research has a new airy layout with a Nordic look. We hope you like the new journal.

BOARD FOR THE ASSOCIATION

Working committee:
President: Anne Elisabeth Toft, Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus, Denmark.
Vice President: Magnus Rönn, KTH/Department of Architecture, Stockholm, Sweden.
News editor: Jonas E. Andersson, The Swedish Agency for Participation/KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.

Denmark:
Claus Bech-Danielsen, Danish Building Research Institute, SBI, Aalborg University, Copenhagen.
Lars Brorson Fich, Department of Architecture and Media Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg.
Deputy: Henrik Reeh, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, Copenhagen University, Denmark.

Norway:
Eivind Kasa, Department of Architectural Design, Form and Colour Studies, NTNU, Trondheim.
Elin Børrud, Department of Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås.
Lisbet Harboe, Institute of Form, Theory and History/AHO, Oslo.
Trond Haug, SINTEF Academic Press, SINTEF Building and Infrastructure, Oslo.

Finland:
Ari Hynynen, School of Architecture, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere.
Deputy: Minna Chudoba, School of Architecture, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere.
Anna-Maija Ylimaula, Oulu School of Architecture, Uleåborg.
Deputy: Sari Hirvonen-Kantola, Oulu School of Architecture, Oulu.
Pirjo Sanaksenaho, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University, Helsinki.
Deputy: Anni Vartola, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University, Helsinki.

Sweden:
Inger Lise Syversen, Chalmers-Architecture, Gothenburg.
Daniel Koch, KTH/Architecture, Stockholm.
Karin Grundström, Malmö University, Malmö.
Emma Nilsson, department of Architecture and the Built Environment, Lund University, Lund.
Madeleine Granvik, SLU, Division of Landscape Architecture, Uppsala.
Deputy: Rolf Johansson, SLU, Division of Landscape Architecture, Uppsala.
Deputy: Anders Larsson, SLU, Division of Landscape Architecture, Uppsala.

Accountants:
Leif Östman, Novia University.
Helena Teräväinen, Aalto University.