Greetings from MIIETL Summer Institute

Christel Brost and Graphic Design students Evelina Kramsu and Sissel Braekhus are now at the Summer Institute dealing with ‘Students as Partners in learning and teaching in higher education’ organised by the McMaster Institute for Innovation and Enhancement in Teaching and Learning (MIIETL), Canada.

Together with Malmö University pro vice-chancellor Cecilia Christersson and Patricia Staaf, director of Centre for Teaching and Learning, they are taking part in a three-day ‘Change Institute’ supporting the implementation of a Students-as-Partners initiative.

The Graphic Design programme has for some years been working with projects with stakeholders outside the university to develop the students’ skills as change agents while also engaging students in curriculum development. The students consider themselves as partners both to stakeholders and the University.

The overall aim for Malmö University with the visit to MIIETL is to further develop a model of students as partners in learning and teaching that can be transferred to other programmess as well as to strengthen the Graphic Design programme.

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K3 New Member of Cumulus Association

CumulusK3 is now a member of the Cumulus Association, a global forum for partnership, friendship and transfer of knowledge aimed at enhancing education and research of art and design. The Cumulus Association currently consists of 226 members from 49 countries.  Cumulus offers opportunities for networking and cooperation with universities and colleges of art, design and media, works as a platform for exchange and makes it possible for researchers and students to take part in conferences, summer-schools and workgroups around the world. K3 was accepted as a member by the Cumulus General assembly at the conference ”In this place” in Nottingham.

Co-Create Malmö – A Mini-festival on How a City Can Learn Together

Co-Create MalmoAs part of the Co-Create Malmö – A Mini-festival on How a City Can Learn Together (9-11 May 2016) Mette Agger Eriksen and Per-Anders Hillgren will offer a workshop/discussion about what roles collaborative experiments can play in creating learning for systemic change. They will share some of their experiences, theory-based views on and approaches to this. As a part of the event participants are also invited in smaller groups to share and reflect on own concrete experiments – to open for further discussion on how we can understand and learn from experiments and assist in pushing for systemic change.

The workshop/discussion will take place in the studio on fifth floor in Niagara,  13-15 on May 9.

And the winner is…

Graphic Design student Alexander Örn (first year student) is the winner of Svensk Kollektivtrafiks student competition. He has designed their new symbol for student discount.

”Med kreativ höjd och lekfullhet har vinnaren skapat en enkel och tydlig symbol för studentrabatter inom kollektivtrafiken. Symbolen är särskiljande i sin karaktär och lätt att arbeta in hos målgrupperna. Juryn ser en symbol som kan användas till många olika plattformar och kanaler och kan leva i branschen en lång tid framöver.”

Arden Haldorson, also Graphic Design student, got a honorable mention from the jury.

Executions: Conversations on Code, Politics & Practice

executionOn April 28-30, the symposium “Executions: conversations on code, politics & practice” will be held at Medea and K3.

Everyone is welcome to the the Medea Talk “Why is technology still considered to be a political, and can ethical decisions be made by computers?” with Femke Snelting and Susan Schuppli. Learn more and sign up here.

The symposium is organized by Critical Software Thing, a collective of artists/practitioners/researchers interested in thinking ‘thing’ from the perspective of Software Studies. Three of PhD students from K3, Eric Snodgrass, Linda Hilfling, and Molly Schwarz are part of the collective.

Read more about the symposium here: http://softwarestudies.projects.cavi.au.dk/index.php/*.exe_(ver0.2).

20 Communication Directors Visiting Malmö University and K3

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Yesterday a group of communication directors from Swedish universities visited Malmö University and met both staff and students from K3.

Michael Krona gave a presentation of his experiences of researching extremist communication. Students from Graphic Design showed their Shakespeare and perfume projects. The communication directors were also introduced to Leif, the result from a project about climate change issues in collaboration with Handelskammaren, Oatly and Orkla Food. Christel Brost presented the model for how the Graphic Design programme collaborates with partners outside the university.