Innovation Roadtrips at Medea

During spring, the people behind Innovation Roadtrips visit five cities that “do remarkable work in driving and fostering change”. In Malmö, they had a chat with Bo Reimer about Medea.

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Arcade Video Games and Design History – Medea Talks # 26

RAIFORD GUINS is an Associate Professor of Culture and Technology at Stony Brook University, US. On March 16, he will give an expanded view of ‘game design’ to include the industrial and graphic design of the historic coin-operated arcade video game cabinet.


Somatic Archiving Symposium – Feb 25-26

This is an open invitation to attend a performance and discussion event around the body, somatics and archiving. The symposium is hosted by the Living Archives project. This symposium opens questions around the somatic, archiving, memory and cultural heritage. The “somatic” refers to a deep layer of the body, radiating outwards through physical and affective […]

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Medea till fakulteten för Kultur och samhälle

Rektor fattade på torsdagen beslut om skärpta kriterier för högskolans forskningscentrum samt om möjligheten för fakulteter att inrätta forskningsplattformar. Beslut fattades även om att avveckla Medea. Namnet kommer framöver att förvaltas av Kultur och samhälle. – Forskningen vid högskolan har utvecklats starkt under senare år och vi höjer nu ribban ytterligare för de högskoleövergripande forskningscentrumen […]


If you have seen Malmo… Making Futures book release!

The long-awaited book Making Futures has finally hit the shelves. It is composed of stories that challenge the perception of what ‘counts’ as successful innovation. The stories form a wide and multi-faceted view of how it is possible to work with design and innovation beyond the search for a ‘killer app’. It reveals how design […]

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Lecture series on urban gardening and archives – Greenhouse Artist Talks

Between October and December 2014, the Living Archives research project hosts public lectures on ‘urban gardening and archives’ in the greenhouse at Slottsträdgårdens kafé, Malmö. The greenhouse becomes a site for research and artistic practice. The Greenhouse Artist Talks lecture series is curated by Veronica Wiman, curator and professor of contemporary art at Tromsö Academy […]


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Lecture: Picking wild food – an act of resistance

On Wednesday, October 15, Zeenath Hasan will give a lecture on the theme ‘Picking wild food: an act of resistance’. The lecture is open to the public and is part of the ‘Artist talks in the greenhouse’ lecture series, hosted by the Living Archives research project, where artists and others are invited to present work […]


Making Futures: Marginal Notes on Innovation, Design, and Democracy

[PUBLICATION] Innovation and design need not be about the search for a killer app. Innovation and design can start in people’s everyday activities. The stories collected in ‘Making Futures’ challenge the dominant perception of what constitutes successful innovations. They recount efforts at social innovation, opening the production process, challenging the creative class, and expanding the public sphere. MIT Press, 2014.

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Reorganisation of Medea

Malmö University is planning to reorganise the research centre Medea starting at the beginning of next year. Ongoing projects will be completed according to plan. New research projects will be conducted at the faculties, while support operations that have been a part of the centre will be assembled under Malmö University’s Department of Innovation and […]