Meike Schalk is an architect, associate professor of Urban Studies and Urban Theory and docent of Architecture at KTH School of Architecture. She is head of the doctoral programs in Architecture, and in Art, Technology and Design, a collaboration with Konstfack, the University of Arts, Crafts and Design. Since 2015, she is the director of the strong research environment Architecture in Effect: Rethinking the Social. While her first discipline is Architecture, she holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Aesthetics of Landscape Architecture from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 2007. Her research on architecture and urban questions combines critical inquiry into issues of sustainability, democracy and participation in urban development processes with practice-based research methods.
Schalk was co-founder of the feminist architecture teaching and research group FATALE, and is part of the nonprofit association Action Archive (with Sara Brolund de Carvalho and Helena Mattsson) dedicated to urban research through approaches of oral history and participatory historiography. Schalk is also an editor for the culture periodical SITE. Her recent publications include Feminist Futures of Spatial Practice: Materialisms, Activisms, Dialogues, Pedagogies, Projections, co-edited with Thérèse Kristiansson and Ramia Mazé, 2017; Architecture and Culture, Vol.5 (3), Styles of Queer Feminist Practices and Objects in Architecture, 2017; and Field 7, Becoming a Feminist Architect, 2017, both co-edited with Karin Reisinger.