Fall program 2020 ready

The program for the fall 2020 K3 seminar series is now ready, and you can find it by clicking on “Seminar Series Fall 2020”. Beside the seminars, you can there also find information about this fall’s three PhD defences. At this point in time, it is not clear whether the seminar series will be an online series, or a physical one, or a combination. Stay tuned for information about that.

Vittorio Felci: A temporal study of social cohesion and resilience to tackle the consequences of climate and environmental change in urban Khartoum

Welcome to a K3 seminar with Vittorio Felci, researcher, K3.

The title of the seminar is A temporal study of social cohesion and resilience to tackle the consequences of climate and environmental change in urban Khartoum – Resilience in Urban Sudan (RUS).

This will be an online seminar, carried out through Zoom, and it will take place on Wednesday, May 27 at 10.15-12.00. Please join here: https://mau-se.zoom.us/j/562185668

Below is an abstract for the talk.

This research is an integral part of a K3-hosted interdisciplinary project aiming to tackle the social consequences of climate change and promote sustainable development in urban Sudan. It investigates social cohesion and resilience vis-à-vis environmental challenges in Tuti, an island located at the confluence of the Blue and White Nile in the capital of Sudan, Khartoum. To what extent are memories of key environmental events present in specific groups in Tuti, and how do these memories contribute to social cohesion and resilience? Oral history is the primary methodological choice for this research and it targets the intersection between people´s life histories and the environment surrounding them. The rationale behind this study is that the past, in the form of memories and traditions, can be mobilized to forge present and future strategies to tackle environmental challenges.

Lars Hulgård: Social Innovation and Public Policy

Welcome to a K3 seminar with Lars Hulgård, visiting professor in Social Innovation, K3.

The title of the seminar is Social Innovation and Public Policy.

This will be an online seminar, carried out through Zoom, and it will take place on Wednesday, May 20 at 10.15-12.00. Please join here:

https://mau-se.zoom.us/j/216250922

Below is an abstract for the talk.

Public policy and social innovation are both about changing resources, life chances and burdens, hopes and aspirations of people and places. Public policy stimulates social innovation in four different ways shaped by different ways of conceiving and practicing public governance and social change. The talk introduces to social innovation by drawing upon recent historical research. It situates social innovation in the tradition of social science and moves on to touch upon some pitfalls and possibilities. The talk ends with a discussion of four different ways of understanding the relation between social innovation and public policy. The talk is based upon research done for two books about social innovation and solidarity economy published in 2019 and a contribution to the international Atlas of Social Innovation.

Maliheh Ghajargar: Human- Machine Learning Interaction Design. Challenges and Opportunities

Welcome to a K3 seminar with Maliheh Ghajargar, Associate Senior Lecturer in Interaction Technologies, K3

The title of the seminar is Human- Machine Learning Interaction Design: Challenges and Opportunities

This will be an online seminar, carried out through Zoom, and it will take place on Wednesday, May 13 at 10.15-12.00. Please join here:

https://mau-se.zoom.us/j/525078598

Here is an abstract for the talk:

This short talk will be about my new research project that I am carrying out in collaboration with IoTaP research centre, as a part of the Dynamic Intelligent Sensor Intensive Systems (DISS) project.

This project aims to improve the process of Interactive Machine Learning (IML), by designing various modalities of interactions between Human and Machine Learning (ML) model. I do this research project through design explorations and implementations.

I will talk briefly about the project, possible collaborations, and the call for papers of the workshop that I along with other four co-organisers will organise at IoT conference.

Jakob Svensson: Wizards of the Web. A journey into tech culture, the logics of programming and mathemagics

Welcome to a K3 seminar with Jakob Svensson, Professor of Media and Communication Studies, K3

The title of the seminar is Wizards of the Web. A journey into tech culture, the logics of programming and mathemagics

This will be an online seminar, carried out through Zoom, and it will take place on Wednesday, April 29 at 10.15-12.00. Please join here:

https://mau-se.zoom.us/j/872321147

The seminar will be based on his forthcoming book Wizards of the Web. A journey into tech culture, the logics of programming and mathemagics. You can take part in deciding which parts of the book he will talk about. Instructions from Jakob below:

“For Jakob’s Seminar Wizards of Web you get to vote on which chapter he will talk about.

Please go to the video on MAU play (https://play.mau.se/media/t/0_qvedtzgu) and see the introduction to the book. Doodles for the voting you find at the MAU play site of the introduction video (https://doodle.com/poll/h7msk6reashmgkqz). For those of you familiar with Jakob’s project (i.e. attended previous seminars with Jakob), you can skip the first part of the video and go directly to the end part where Jakob summarizes the chapters”

What is K3 research?

Welcome to a K3 seminar dealing with the topic of K3 research. As all other departments at Malmö University, K3’s research has been externally evaluated, and the report of the evaluators is now official. We will take that report, as well as the self-evaluation we wrote for the evaluators, as points of departure for a discussion of what it is we do at K3. Among other things, the discussion will focus on these questions:

  • What is good about K3 as a research unit?
  • What can we improve and how?
  • What should we as a research unit put our emphasis on the coming five years?

I will start the seminar by summarizing our self-evaluation and the external reviewers’ evaluation. Then we will have a discussion. It will start with prepared comments from some K3 researchers, and then we will have an open discussion.

This will be an online seminar, carried out through Zoom, and it will take place on Wednesday, April 22 at 10.15-12.00. Please join here:

https://mau-se.zoom.us/j/116874870

Tindra Thor: Urban disruptions – On the political, spatial and artistic potentials of street art and graffiti

Welcome to a K3 seminar with Tindra Thor, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Studies, K3

The title of the seminar is Urban disruptions – On the political, spatial and artistic potentials of street art and graffiti.

This will be an online seminar, carried out through Zoom, and it will take place on Wednesday, April 15 at 10.15-12.00. Please join here:

https://mau-se.zoom.us/j/616942916

Below you can find an abstract for the seminar:

Starting off in a story about an unexpected urban performance with an anonymous other, this presentation will explore the simultaneous critical and hospitable character of graffiti and street art as urban communicative disruptions. My talk is mainly based on my dissertation work, which is a performance ethnography of how makers of un-commissioned urban arts, specifically graffiti- and street art, (re)negotiate and create urban space through aesthetic and spatial interventions in Stockholm. In my research, I have explored studied these (artistic) performances as critical, anti-institutional and spatially subversive, primarily directing their critique against the logic of neo-liberalism, ownership and commodified public spaces. Following that logic, the artists sometimes also embrace a mission of emancipating the (mainstream) minds of people and awakening, what could be understood as, a zombification of society. During my talk I will walk through these critical stories and discuss them in relation to questions such as the right to the city; the urban space as democratic arena, spatial subversion, the becoming of art and politics, and artistic (un)freedom. I hope some of you will join me in this exploration of these anonymous, curious and precarious stories.