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Mette Mechlenborg has more than ten years of experience in housing and build environment. As a researcher Mette Mechlenborg has a profound knowledge on homemaking, hominess and housing in a cross interdisciplinary research field from several positions at Southern University of Denmark, School of Design and Copenhagen University. She has a deep interest in theories on space,place, placeattachment and placemaking, especially Lefebvre. Her Ph.D. A Walk Around the Weber Grill is about the Danish suburban house in culture and collective memory, and was later published in internationally. Additionally to her research career, Mette Mechlenborg has a great practical experience, first of all from her position as chief of research at BARK consultancy (2012-2016). Mette Mechlenborg has more than 45 publications on housing, home and everyday life, including three books and numous peer reviewed articles. She has been enrolled in several networks, for example Centre for Housing and Welfare /Center for Housing Research 2006-2012, and is a well experienced lecturer.

Education/Academic qualification

Culture studies, Ph.D, Syddansk Univeristet

15 Sep 200610 Feb 2012

Modern Culture, Master


Literature, Bachelor, University of Southern Denmark


External positions

Chief reseaarcher, BARK (fhv. Dansk Bygningsarv)

1 Mar 201231 Mar 2016

Advisory, Hausenberg

1 Jan 20121 Mar 2012

Project coordinator, Center for Kulturanalyse, Etnologi/Copenhagen University

1 Feb 20061 Sep 2006

Coordinator, later on coach, Artlab Kursussted for professionelle kunstnere

1 Sep 200415 Feb 2012

Communication and strstegic advisor, Mette Mechlenborg

10 Aug 200428 Feb 2012

Head of projects, Have PR & kommunikation

1 May 200231 Aug 2004


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Projects 2016 2028

Research Output 1996 2019

Ageing population in Danish single-family houses: Energy efficiency and other challenges illustrated by the “Single-family housing atlas” and home research

Jensen, J. O. & Mechlenborg, M., 20 Aug 2019, p. 1. 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalPaper without publisher/journalResearch


Architectural Transformation of Disadvantaged Housing Areas

Bech-Danielsen, C. (ed.), Stender, M. (ed.) & Mechlenborg, M. (ed.), 2019, 1:2019 ed. Nordic Journal of Architectural Research. (Nordic Journal of Architectural Research; No. 1, Vol. 31).

Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

Architectural Transformation of Disadvantaged Housing Areas: Editors' note

Bech-Danielsen, C., Stender, M. & Mechlenborg, M., 5 Apr 2019, In : Nordic Journal of Architectural Research . 31, 1, p. 5-8 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

Bygningskultur er ikke alene bygningsarv: Levende Bygningskultur/En essaysamling

Mechlenborg, M., 21 Oct 2019, Realdania. 5 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyCommunication


Den stille revolution: Parcelhuset er blevet definitionen på det gode liv

Mechlenborg, M., 11 Jul 2019

Research output: Other contributionCommunication

Open Access

Activities 1994 2020

The Faculty of Engineering and Science (Organisational unit)

Mette Mechlenborg (Chairman)
1 Jan 2020 → …

Activity: MembershipsMembership of committees, commissions, boards, councils, associations, organisations, or similar

Fremtidens Svendborg: Nye boligformer og boligliv

Mette Mechlenborg (Lecturer)
4 Nov 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Bygtropolis - kickstart sæson 3

Mette Mechlenborg (Lecturer)
7 Oct 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

BAG om BIG: Foredrag, Dansk Arkitekturcenter, BLOX

Mette Mechlenborg (Lecturer)
30 Sep 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Press / Media

Kommunen må lukke for tilmeldinger: Borgermøde om bosætning trækker fulde huse

Mette Mechlenborg


6 items of Media coverage

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Borgerdialogmøde: Træd ind i fremtidens boliger

Mette Mechlenborg


5 items of Media coverage

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Pres: Familie frygter at blive tvunget til højere husleje

Mette Mechlenborg


2 items of Media coverage

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Hvad taler vi om, når vi taler om bæredygtighed?

Mette Mechlenborg


1 item of Media coverage

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