Maria Nyström is professor at the School of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg. Nyström is also a professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Gothenburg. Through her carrier she has been working as an industrial designer mainly in South East Asia and Eastern Africa. She is also active within the project Homes for Tomorrow where she leads the group for Design and Architecture. The project, a co-operation with NASA, focuses on finding methods for sustainability and stable building with a minimal use of resources.