Before joining SLU I had been working in interdisciplinary academic research projects focusing on different sustainability related topics for a few years. I have a background in design and a keen interest in creative and participatory research methods.
My PhD research is part of a project called Sustainable Urban Lifestyles through Nudging and Citizen Engagement, where I am studying everyday practices by ethnographic research methods in two urban areas; Rosendal in Uppsala and Sofielund in Malmö.
Backman, M., Pitt, H., Marsden, T., Mahmood, A., Mathijs, E. (2019). Experiential approaches to sustainability education: towards learning landscapes. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 20 (1), pp.139-156, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSHE-06-2018-0109
Pearson, K.R., Backman, M., Grenni, S., Moriggi, A., Pisters, S., Vrieze de, A. (2018).
Arts-Based Methods for Transformative Engagement: A Toolkit. Wageningen: SUSPLACE. Available here.
Bäckman, M. (2015) Designing with(in) a community. Sharing insights gained through practice. In A.Fuad-Luke, A. Hirscher, K. Moebus (eds.) Agents of Alternatives. Redesigning our realities. Berlin: Agents of Alternatives. pp.338-349. Available here.
More texts can be found here.
SLU Project Page: https://www.slu.se/en/departments/urban-rural-development/research/environmental-communication/ongoing-projects/greening-urban-life-styles/
Viable Cities: https://en.viablecities.se/foi-projekt/urbana-livsstilar