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 […]

The entrance to Medea


Public Seminar: Living Memories on Sep 23

The Nordic folklore archives (folklivsarkiven) gather stories from people’s lives in the Nordic countries. A major challenge that these archives face today is how to make the archives more accessible and how to renew the collecting methods so that a bigger and more geographically and socially diverse group of contributors can contribute stories. On Sep […]

Medeas föreståndare mot nya uppdrag

Karin Johansson-Mex, Medeas föreståndare sedan 2011, går vidare mot nya uppdrag. 1 september börjar Johansson-Mex det nya jobbet som temaledare på LU Open Innovation Center, en utvecklingsenhet vid Lunds universitet som bygger och driver stora utmaningsdrivna innovationsprojekt. Precis som på Medea kommer Karin även där att arbeta med processer inom ramen för digitala medier och […]



Making Commons: Public PhD Seminar on Sep 1

Anna Seravalli will defend her doctoral thesis in Interaction Design on September 1. The thesis examines “making commons”, the establishment and management of collaborative organizational forms with the aim to create things and services in a sustainable way – environmentally and socially. Seravalli concludes that local approaches, collective ownership, and the opportunity to try out […]

Making Commons: Attempts at Composing Prospects in the Opening of Production

[PUBLICATION] This thesis accounts for a designerly inquiry into the swamp of the opening of production. The “opening of production” refers to the rising of openness, collaboration and sharing in processes through which things are made and services delivered. It is defined as a swamp, because it represents a complex landscape where theory and practice meet and where diverse views and understanding of what openness, collaboration and sharing may entail are intertwined. Author: Anna Seravalli.


Waiting for the train – Credit: Flickr Jens Schott Knudsen CC:BY-NC

8,1 miljoner till projekt om datadriven innovation – The Data Innovation Arena

Medea vid Malmö högskola har tillsammans med ett större projektkonsortium beviljats drygt 8 miljoner kronor för projektet The Data Innovation Arena. Detta inom ramen för innovationsmyndigheten Vinnovas utlysning Utmaningsdriven innovation. Med offentliga och användargenererade data ska projektet utveckla tjänster som ska göra kollektivtrafiken mer attraktiv. Partners är bland andra Skånetrafiken och Malmö stad.

How can we build a sustainable digital ecosystem for the arts in the Nordic region?

Truly Digital – May 23-24 at Medea, Malmö University.

The Truly Digital conference series aim to understand the internet beyond the uncritical appraisal of start-up days and hackathons, to create a deeper understanding of the growing digital society. The organizers want to look at both the opportunities and challenges, in digital organization and practice. The focus is on the policy level and the circumstances for artistic work. The conference is created for people in the cultural sector and for those working with cultural policy in the five Nordic countries and three Baltic countries.


Designing Commons—Commons for Design: Workshop at DRS 2014

This workshop at the Design Research Society’s 2014 conference aims to explore what professional designers and researchers, who operate in commons-like frameworks and aim to support collective action, could learn from the current Commons discourse and research. The aim is to collaboratively develop a design research agenda to better understand the relationship between ““commoning practices”” and ““collaborative […]


Yellow stencil by Flickr user dfritzon CC:BY-SA

Inbjudan: ett ekosystem för konst och teknologi

Hur kan möten skapas mellan spelutvecklare, konstnärer, mjuk- och hårdvaruutvecklare, projektledare, ingenjörer, designers, idealister, kulturstödjare, finansiärer och andra som arbetar med konst och teknologi?

3-5 april bjuder forskare från K3, Malmö högskola, in dig till att diskutera, drömma, skissa och kartlägga ett ekosystem av aktörer, mötesplatser och finanseringsmodeller för konst och teknologi. Du kan komma förbi en kort stund eller stanna längre. Genom ditt deltagande kan du bidra till framtida projekt och policyutveckling.

Frukost serveras mellan klockan 9-10, lunch klockan 11.30-13.30 och kvällsfika 16-18 alla dagarna.

Plats: Mitt Möllan, Claesgatan 8, Malmö.
Tid: Kl 9-18 torsdag 3 april – lördag 5 april.
Anmälan för lunch: skicka ett mail till