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.
See also director Bo Reimer’s article about Medea on the What is a Media Lab? website.
During 2017, Medea helped coordinate the researcher network Collaborative Future Making, which explores and develops new forms for how we can articulate and debate alternative futures.
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.
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.