From Soil to Structure – June 4 and 5

What memories sleep in the soil of the city? Welcome to From Soil to Structure, a two-day program of artistic gestures and discussions around soil and urban memories. Artists, urban gardeners, residents and researchers will meet to experience, discuss as well as taste a specific moment in history.



Call for Submissions: The Politics, Practices and Poetics of Openness

The Living Archives research project invites contributions to an online publication entitled Openness: Politics, Practices and Poetics. Scholars and practitioners are asked to think critically about how openness is changing social values and influencing how information is shared.

Demo: The Mobile Brain Camera System

Can you snap a photo by just thinking hard enough? On April 23, master’s students in computer science will demo the Mobile Brain Camera System. A system that enables you to snap a photo by just thinking it. The Mobile Brain Camera System captures brainwaves by bringing together different wearable technologies coupled with a smartphone. When the ‘brain […]

Human brain illustrated with millions of small nerves. Flickr user Ars Electronica, CC:BY-NC-ND


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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Credit: Flickr user Antti T. Nissinen CC:BY.