New Research Networks

Earlier this week the vice-chancellor decided to grant funding for twelve new research networks at Malmö University. Researchers from K3 are involved in six of twelve of the networks:

  • Digitalizing Society
  • Conviviality at the Crossroads, coordinated by Oscar Hemer
  • Alternative Future Making, coordinated by Per-Anders Hillgren (read more here)
  • Hållbart boende, urban förnyelse och social rättvisa — HUS
  • Migration, urbanisation and societal change (MUSA): Dimensions of politics, space and social justice
  • Demokraft – ansökan om stöd till forskarnätverk vid Malmö högskola kring Demokrati och dess motkrafter

 

Culture and Sustainability – New Episode of Medea Vox

Culture can be a tool for change across boundaries. In this Medea Vox episode, we’re discussing culture in regard to sustainable urban development. What role can culture play? Can we look at culture as a dimension to—or a pillar of—sustainability that is equal to environmental responsibility, social equity, and economic viability?

Asko Kauppinnen, senior lecturer in English at K3, is one of the guest in this episode of Medea Vox. Read more here.

 

 

 

We Want To Live – Liberia’s Fight Against Ebola

Next week Friday, 3 February, you are welcome to join the ComDev team for a screening of the documentary We Want To Live – Liberia’s Fight Against Ebola followed by a discussion with Executive Producer Antje Boehmert.

 “WE WANT YOU TO LIVE – Liberia’s fight against Ebola” is a documentary about the devastation the Ebola outbreak has brought upon Liberia. How do people experience an epidemic that was out of control for months, that destroyed the country’s health system and left fear and mistrust in cities and villages? WE WANT YOU TO LIVE – Liberia’s fight against Ebola tells the story of Stanley Juah, a father of four who, through one of his sons, brought the virus to his village and who is now held accountable for the deaths of fourteen people. Stanley’s last hope rests with a Reverend who tries to seek the community’s forgiveness on his behalf. There are health workers such as the nurse Mabel Musa who struggle in the face of this biblical task. After thousands who have perished, Mabel realizes how her country and her people are starting to surrender to this epidemic.

(From the documentary’s website http://ebolaueberleben.de/en/) 

The panel after the screening will discuss ethical questions of crisis journalism, documentary film-making best practices as well as the collaboration between the project and the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, exploring new forms of story-telling and financing. 

The screening of the 55-minute documentary will start at 14:00 sharp and we have time for Q&As and discussion until 16:30. 

 

Shakespeare as Graphic Design

Graphic Design students (year two) have been assigned to work with Shakespeare and book covers, a series of three. During autumn, the students had a crash course about Shakespeare by Magnus Nilsson, professor in literature, and Sara Bjärstorp, head of department and senior lecturer in English Literature. Magnus and Sara gave the students three quotes for inspiration:

And thus I clothe my naked villany 
With old odd ends stolen out of holy writ; 
And seem a saint, when most I play the devil. 

Richard III, Act I, scene 3

Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.

Iago in Othello, Act II, scene 3

But manhood is melted into curtsies, valor into S
compliment, and men are only turned into tongue,
and trim ones, too. He is now as valiant as Hercules that only tells a lie and swears it. I cannot be a man with wishing; therefore I will die a woman with grieving.

Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Act IV, scene 1

This week the students presented their work in the form of a book fair. Magnus and Sara were invited again to see the result and give feedback to the students’ work.