Case Scientific Sessions (CSS) are often very rewarding and result in broader, more comprehensive discussions than is the case in many other academic contexts where it can feel more confined.

Today’s CSS, with the title Universal Design and Ageing was no exception and it was exciting to hear how SI and PH had collaborated in writing a book chapter. I was also a little proud because SI highlighted our article Understanding the wicked problem of providing accessible housing for the ageing population in Sweden to illustrate how accessibility should not be considered as something that can simply be optimized, but that it is complex and requires considerations of various kinds.

SI mentioned that it was I who introduced the theory about wicked problems in the housing accessibility discourse, which pleased me. I have felt for myself that even though I have been a bit sluggish in writing, I have conceptually contributed to bringing in some new relevant theories and some new perspectives on things in the research area.