City Symphony Malmö (2009)

For two months, pro-am film makers from all over Malmö took part in the collecting of documentary video footage. Footage was uploaded by the participants to the City Symphony Portal and was disseminated for remixing by the means of P2P-technology, using The Pirate Bay as torrent distributor. The footage was manipulated in real-time and had musicians perform live-music on the 5th of May, 2009, at Doc Lounge, Inkonst, Malmö and it was broadcast live using the live-streaming service Bambuser. In all, 40 members signed up on the City Symphony Portal and about half of them contributed with video footage. A total of about 60 videos were uploaded.

Also read Björgvinsson and Høg Hansen’s article in Journal of Media Practice, City Symphony Malmö: the spatial politics of non-institutional memory.

Malmö Festival Interventions (2008)

Malmöfestivalen is a one-week street festival held every year in mid-August in Malmö. In 2008, Inkonst worked with researchers and designers at Malmö University and with TAT to create a multi-perspective view of the festival by facilitating and collecting video blogs.

Six “reporters” were chosen and equipped with cellphone video broadcast technology, and their impressions and interpretations from the festival were collected as Youtube playlists.

Musikhjälpen (2008)

Musikhjälpen is a public service format originating in the Netherlands and aiming at raising funds for refugees shortly before Christmas by offering the audience the opportunity to pay for a song request. The first Musikhjälpen in Sweden was held in December 2008 as a collaboration between Sveriges Radio, Sveriges Television and Radiohjälpen. Radio hosts spent a week in a glass cage in central Malmö, taking requests from passers-by and through web and SMS call-in. The event was broadcast live in radio and television.

There was a whole range of side events in connection with Musikhjälpen, and Malmö University researchers and designers among other things convened experiments in street journalism in collaboration with Good World.