Personal profile

Research profile

Mette Mechlenborg has more than 20 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 at London University (visiting phd-student 2008), School of Design (visiting phd-student 2009-2012) and Southern University of Denmark, and Copenhagen University. She has a deep interest in theories on space, place,  placemaking, especially Lefebvre. Selected reserach topics are microliving, home in Danish high rises, sutainable everyday life practices, gender, deprived housing areas etc. Her phd. A Walk Around the Weber Grill is about the Danish suburban house in  collective memory, later published 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 90 publications, 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. 

Member of Academic Council, Faculty of Engineering & Science, AAUMember of Committee for equality, diversity and inclusion, AAU

Education/Academic qualification

Culture studies, Ph.D, A wal around the Weber Grill, Syddansk Univeristet

15 Sept 200610 Feb 2012

Award Date: 10 Feb 2012

Modern Culture, Master, Hominess. Between travel and home. A crossdiscplinary investegation of the current home trend, University of Copenhagen


Literature, Bachelor, University of Southern Denmark


External positions

Chief reseaarcher, BARK (fhv. Dansk Bygningsarv)

1 Mar 201231 Mar 2016

Project coordinator, Center for Kulturanalyse, Etnologi/Copenhagen University

1 Feb 20061 Sept 2006

External professor, Kulturstudier, Syddansk Universitet

1 Sept 200430 Jun 2006

Coordinator, later on coach, Artlab Kursussted for professionelle kunstnere

1 Sept 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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