Catharina Nord is Associate Professor at the Swedish School of Planning at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Karlskrona, Sweden, where she teaches in the Master’s programmes in Urban Planning and Strategic Spatial Planning. For a number of years, she has carried out research on ageing and architecture, and is currently working on architectural space and care practice in assisted living facilities. She explores these institutional buildings mainly with the support of theories about relational space, assemblage theory and actor-network theory. She has substantial international experience through working and carrying out research for a number of years in Namibia, Uganda and the UK. Ebba Högström is Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies at the Swedish School of Planning at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden, where she is also Director of the Master’s programme in Urban Planning. She received a PhD in Planning and Decision Analysis from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, and has extensive experience in architectural practice. Her research interests concern institutions, planning and architecture from a socio-material perspective, with a special interest in asylums and mental health care spaces. Currently, she is a Marie Curie Research Fellow at Human Geography at the University of Glasgow, UK.