Medea is a transdisciplinary research lab at Malmö University, Sweden, where researchers address societal challenges through experiments and interventions. The research focus is on media, design, and public engagement.
WHO WE ARE | Medea affiliated researchers have academic backgrounds that span widely across the humanities, the social sciences, and technology. Academic disciplines include participatory design, interaction design, media & communication studies, media technology, urban studies, and human rights.
WHO WE WORK WITH | The research is often carried out in close collaboration with external stakeholders such as NGOs, the municipality, artists, and commercial actors.
WHERE WE ARE | Medea is located on the ground floor of the Niagara building on Nordenskiöldsgatan 1.
USE THE MEDEA SHOWROOM | Medea affiliated researchers can book the Medea Showroom for meetings, workshops, exhibits and other events.
PUBLIC LECTURES | The Medea Talks series is a popular venue for the public to learn about our work and meet with highly skilled thinkers and practitioners from the media and design fields.
PODCAST | Medea Vox is an academic podcast on media, design, and public engagement.
HISTORY | Medea, previously known as Medea Collaborative Media Initiative, was founded in 2009 as a university-wide research center dedicated to design led research on collaborative media and social innovation. Since 2015, Medea is a research platform at the Faculty of Culture and Society, Malmö University.
CONTACT | Director Bo Reimer, professor of media and communication studies. For issues about communication and events, contact Karolina Rosenqvist or Richard Topgaard. See also Medea affiliated researchers.