Program: Visiting Scholars and Artists in Residence

  • October 2, 2019
  • Claudia Fonseca

We’re thrilled to have a packed schedule with these semester’s visiting scholars and artists in residence!

Public Lectures

Gernot Wieland

Speaking of Places (performance lecture)

24 October / 16:15 – 18:00 / NI:C0542 (K3 Open Studio). Please note that the time and place have changed.

(In collaboration with the School of Arts and Communication – K3)

Marilu Melo Zurita

University of New South Wales

Challenging Sub Terra Nullius: A Critical Underground Urbanism Project

12 November / 15:15 – 17:00 / NI:B0E15 (Lecture Hall B1)

Carolina Hicks

Praxis is the Doing (experimental lecture) 

20 November / 15:15 – 17:00 / Place: tba

(In collaboration with the School of Arts and Communication – K3)

Robert Saunders

Farmingdale State College (SUNY)

The Imag(in)ed City: The (Geo)Politics of Nordic Noir’s Televisual Place-Making

6 December / 14:15 – 16:00 / NI:B0E07 (Lecture Hall B2)


Marilu Melo Zurita

University of New South Wales

Urban Underground Spaces: Future Questions

21 October / 13:00 – 16:00 / NI:A0502

Urban underground space development is widely considered as an effective approach to help contemporary cities to achieve urban sustainability, resilience, liveability goal sand efficiency when it comes to service delivery.  We have organised this workshop to formulate question(s) about policy, governance, public engagement and investment, that will further our thinking when it comes to the integration of urban underground spaces into planning practices. We invite urban planners, geographers, architects, engineers, artists, environmentalists, geologists to join us on a 3-hour discussion about the role urban undergrounds are playing in the development of cities all over the world – from waste management and groundwater resources to data centres and critical transport infrastructure. Come and take part in an exciting exchange about urban integration and urban underground spaces.

This workshop requires registration (deadline 15th of October). Please follow this link for more information and registration.

Screening and lecture (in collaboration with MEDEA)

Robert Saunders

Screening the Nordic City: The Politics of Place and Space in Contemporary Crime Series

10 December / 18:00 – 20:00 / Salong 1, Panora (Friisgatan 19D, Malmö)

My lecture will focus on screening the city in Nordic noir (and ‘near noir’) series, highlighting the ways in which televisual representation ‘brands’ cities in the era of Fremdbebilderung or the state of being ‘totally engulfed by foreign images’. Focusing on various aspects of the ‘city’ (place, space, politics, policy, governance, flows, history, economics, architecture, culture, integration, gender, social interactions, etc.), my talk will critically assess the benefits and problems of being seen as a zone of violence (regardless of the day-to-day realities of the typical Nordic city). 

Roundtable with: Bo Reimer and the actor Gabriel Flores Jair.