Professor Maria Hellström Reimer has been appointed to be part of the Nationalmuseum (Sweden’s primier museum of art and design) insynsråd/advisory board.
Martin Hennel, lecturer at K3, is the sound designer for the new documentary “Brev till en seriemördare”. The documentary will premiere on March 24.
New book Designing for Service: Key Issues and New Directions with chapter by Anna Seravalli and Mette Agger Eriksen.
Beyond collaborative services: Service design for sharing and collaboration as a matter of commons and infrastructuring
The notion of collaborative service was firstly used by Jegou and Manzini in 2008 to discuss how services based on a tight collaboration between providers and users and based on the sharing of material resources, knowledge and competences, could support the transition towards more environmental and social sustainable ways of living. Since then the attention towards services characterized by sharing and collaboration has been growing quite quickly in the (service) design field. Yet, they entail a number of questions in relation to how to design for them, as well as in relation to the collaboration between the designer and various other stakeholders. To navigate this rich complexity we propose the two notions of commons and infrastructuring, and we do that by reflecting on the case of designing a makerspace, Fabriken, a sharing-based collaborative service. We use the notion of commons as a framework to articulate the organizational forms and decision-making structures of these services as well as highlight some of the challenges they entail. Particularly, we focus on the challenge of openness, and how this might be addressed through the presence of a “partner”- a mediator that supports sharing and collaboration when participation is transient and participants have diverse interests. With infrastructuring, we want to provide instead a particular understanding of how these services may be designed highlighting how they require the alignment of both human and non-human actors, and an long-term effort that goes beyond the “design-time”, in the “use-time”. Infrastructuring is not solely driven by the designer but yet, the nature of these services require to carefully consider designer’s agenda.
Now Medea has published The New Human collection on Medium.com. From K3 not only Susan, but also Martin Farran-Lee participates. You can find the whole publication, including a short introduction by Bo Reimer here: https://medium.com/the-new-human.
The voices that are represented in history are the voices of the elites. How can we restore lost voices and open up new perspectives on history? This Medea Vox episode is a conversation between Carolyn Steedman, professor of history at University of Warwick, and Magnus Nilsson, professor at K3.
Magnus Nilsson is also a guest in the first episode of the new podcast Arbetarlitteratur.
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
This week Michael Krona, senior lecturer at K3, was interviewed by TV4 Nyheterna/News about the list of 78 terrorist attacks the White House says were largely underreported.