Program: Visiting Scholars and Artists in Residence

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 / NI:C0542 (K3 Open Studio)

(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.

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)

For many people outside Northern Europe, what they know about Malmö comes what they see on their television screens. The worldwide success of the Swedish-Danish crime drama Bron|Broen has come to serve as the main source of information about Sweden’s ‘southern capital’. Professor Robert A Saunders (State University of New York) will speak about his research on the imagining of Malmö via the series, and how other internationally-successful Nordic noir series such as the Bordertown (set in Lappeenranta, Finland) and Dicte (set in Aarhus, Denmark) shape international perspectives of Norden and its lived spaces.  Focusing on various aspects of the ‘city’ – including history, economics, architecture, culture, etc. – his talk will critically assess the pros and cons of being seen as a zone of murder and mystery, regardless of the day-to-day realities of the typical Nordic city.

Discussant: Annette Hill, Professor of Media and Communication, Lund University. The actor Gabriel Flores Jair will also take part in the conversation.

This event is co-produced with Medea and requires registration. Please sign up here (the event is free of charge).