Storm and the 2030 Agenda

During the spring of 2019 Storm highlights the 2030 Agenda and the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. It is an important and ambitious agenda with the means to accomplish four incredible things – end poverty, fight inequality, promote peace and justice and stop climate change.

Storm will, therefore, focus extra on the Global Goals this spring and every month highlight a different goal. By hosting and arranging events on the theme of each goal our hope is to raise awareness and inspire you at Malmö university to create ideas and solutions for a better world.

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Boksläpp: Evidensbaserad stadsutveckling, 9 april

Hur byggs en stad? Har vi allt tillgängligt vetande samlat när vi tar beslut som ändrar förutsättningen för livet i staden?

Etnolog Joakim Forsemalm och pedagog Magnus Johansson har under flera års tid fördjupat sig i processerna som bygger våra städer. Deras nya bok Evidensbaserad stadsutveckling beskriver hur professionell kunskap om stadsutveckling kan balanseras mot både vetenskaplig kunskap och det kunnande som finns hos de som bor och verkar i stadsdelar.

Välkommen på releasefest!

Datum: 9 april 17:00-19:00

Plats: Storm Innovation Hub, Malmö universitet (byggnaden Gäddan, Citadellsvägen 7)

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17:15     Joakim Forsemalm och Magnus Johansson hälsar välkommen och inleder

17:30     Panelsamtal om behovet av att arbeta mer evidensbaserat med stadsutveckling

Paneldeltagare: Olof Andersson (VD, Trianon), Martin Grander (bostadsforskare, Malmö universitet), Victoria Percovich Gutierrez (hållbarhetsstrateg, White Arkitekter)

18:00     Mingel och därefter efterfest hos Radar Arkitektur, Kristianstadsgatan 14

Research through Design

During four days, Storm highlights Research through design with tangible examples and research talks about the impact, usefulness and distinctions in relation to other research methods. Research Through Design is a concept that describes a research approach where the design process in itself becomes a way of acquiring new knowledge. 

Friday 18/1

16:00-19:00. Vernissage for the exhibition Norm Critical and Norm Creative Design, by second-year product design students.

Monday 21/1

Lilla Storm

09:00-17:00. Exhibition Norm Critical and Norm Creative Design

Stora Storm

SENSIBLE RESEARCH – Touch it, feel it, smell it!

14.00-15.00. Mixed Reality Walks and Augmented Reality with Marika Hedemyr

15.00-16.30. Nosewise Lab – Olfactory Research through Design with Simon Niedenthal

In this pop-up scent lab, we gather to exercise our sense of smell and discuss scents. This afternoon will be devoted to wine aroma featuring the Jean Lenoir Le Nez du Vin kit, which contains 54 vials of aromatic materials that compose wine bouquet.

Tuesday 22/1

Lilla Storm

09:00-17:00. Exhibition Norm Critical and Norm Creative Design

Wednesday 23/1

Lilla Storm

09:00-17:00. Exhibition Norm Critical and Norm Creative Design

Stora Storm

08:30-10:00. Research through Breakfast – Panel discussion on practice-led and practice-based research

Breakfast from 08:30, talk starts at 09:00

Moderator: Elin Olander – Senior Lecturer in Industrial Design at Lunds University

Panel: Michelle Westerlake – Doctoral Student in interaction and game design, Lars Holmberg – Doctoral Student at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology, Alicia Smedberg – Doctoral Student in Participatory Design.

Movie for Change

This spring Storm invites you to Movie for Change – five evenings to watch, discuss and reflect upon the subject of positive change!

The last Thursday of every month, between 17-20, we welcome you to a movie night about sustainable development. With specially invited guests we will thereafter address and discuss problems and opportunities for sustainable development connected to the theme of the movies.

The events are co-produced with the Department of Urban Studies, the Leadership for Sustainability master’s programme and Fenix Miljöförening.

23/5 – Cowspiracy

On the theme of Sustainable Development Goal number 13 – Climate Action, Storm invites you to this springs last Movie for Change and the screening of Cowspiracy – The Sustainable Secret

Animal agriculture is one of the leading causes of deforestation, water consumption, pollution, and it is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the whole transportation industry. It’s a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.

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31/1 –  The True Cost

On the theme of Sustainable Development Goal number 12 – Responsible consumption and production, we will kick the semester off with the documentary The True Cost. A film about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world.

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28/2 –  Chasing Coral

On the theme of Sustainable Development Goal, number 14 – Life below water, February’s film is Chasing Coral. The world’s oceans – their temperature, chemistry, currents, and life – drive global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. But coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. 

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28/3 – Tomorrow

During Drivhuset Days of Entrepreneurship, Movie for Change takes on Goal, number 9: Industries, innovation, and infrastructure with the film Tomorrow. The filmmakers set out on a journey to meet the pioneers who are re-inventing agriculture, energy, economy, democracy, and education. Joining those concrete and positive actions which are already working, they began to figure out what could be tomorrow’s world…

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25/4 – 17:00-20.00 The Human Scale

On the theme of Sustainable Development Goal number 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities we’re showing The Human Scale. Today 50% of the world’s population lives in urban areas and by 2050 this will have increased to 80%. At the same time, we face peak oil, climate change, loneliness, and severe health issues due to our way of life. But do we have to?

The Human Scale questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the center of our equations. The Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied human behavior in cities over 40 years. He has documented how modern cities repel human interaction and argues that we can build cities in a way, which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account.

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Hoffice at Storm

Every fourth week, we welcome you to set up office at Storm (Gäddan, Citadellsvägen 7). Bring your laptop and get started on that to-do-list in a distraction-free zone. Open all day from 08:30-17:00, drop in when you can!

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2019 dates:

  • Thursday 24/1
  • Wednesday 20/2
  • Wednesday 20/3
  • Wednesday 17/4
  • Wednesday 15/5

Inspired by the concept Hoffice, the day will be split into 45-minute silent working sessions with energizing breaks in-between. At the beginning of each session, everyone tells the group what they’re going to work on, and at the end of each session we check in with each other to see what we managed to get done.

We guarantee that you will end the day having accomplished even more than you planned for – without feeling drained of energy!

For Malmö University staff and students.

11 dec – Akademisk dubbelkvart

Hur kommer samspelet med vardagens ting se ut när de börjar tänka och fatta egna beslut? Är en mer medveten vardagsteknik något att räkna med när vår hälsa sviktar?
Välkommen till en akademisk dubbelkvart och samtal mellan Anders Kottorp och Lars Holmberg och deras forskning kring hälsa, vardagsteknik och artificiell intelligens den 11 december kl. 13:00 på Storm.
En akademisk kvart är Malmö universitets populärvetenskapliga föreläsningsserie där en av universitetets forskare under en kvart presenterar aktuell forskning på ett begripligt och kortfattat vis. Till En akademisk dubbelkvart bjuder Storm in två forskare som ger sin akademiska kvart igen för en ny publik och ett samtal kring frågor som fångar spänningsfältet mellan deras olika forskningsområden. Samtalsvärd är Carljohan Orre, lärare och forskare vid institutionen för datavetenskap och medieteknik. 
Anders Kottorp: Vardagsteknik i hem och samhälle – hinder eller möjlighet?
professor i arbetsterapi vid Malmö universitet
Anders Kottorp forskar på de konsekvenser som personer med olika sjukdomar eller funktionsnedsättningar kan uppleva i ett vardags- och samhällsperspektiv, samt hur olika insatser kan utvecklas för att minimera de negativa konsekvenserna. Anders har specialiserat sig på att mäta olika utfall som är viktiga att påverka inom hälso- och sjukvård och sociala verksamheter, till exempel ökad grad av delaktighet, bättre hälsa och ökad livskvalitet. De senaste åren har han fokuserat på hur personer med olika funktionsnedsättningar kan använda vardagsteknik, och vilka möjligheter och begränsningar som finns.
Lars Holmberg: Att uppfostra en liten AI (Artificiell intelligens)
doktorand i datavetenskap
Lars Holmberg utbildar i programmering på InteraktionsDesignProgrammet (IDk) och är en del av forskningscentrat Internet of Things and People. Hans forskning berör områden som datavetenskap, datorteknik, systemteknik och interaktionsdesign, med fokus på interaktionen mellan människa och teknik.

15 nov – Hoffice at Storm – Co-working 2.0

At Storm, we love to explore new ways of working more efficiently, creatively and collaboratively. And we want you to join us!

On Thursday the 15th of November, everyone working at Malmö University is cordially invited to set up office at Storm (Gäddan, Citadellsvägen 7). Inspired by Hoffice, the day will be split into 45-minute silent working sessions with energizing breaks in-between. At the beginning of each session, everyone tells the group what they’re going to work on, and at the end of each session we check in with each other to see what we managed to get done.

Attend the event on Facebook to remember or add it to your calendar!

Participate the whole day or just for some of the sessions.

The day will be structured as follows:

08:30 – Drop in, get a coffee, chit-chat and get comfortable

09:00 – Work session #1

09:45 – Break #1 – Guided meditation

10:00 – Work session #2

10:45 – Break #2 – Activate your senses

11:00 – Work session #3

11:45 – Break #3 – Share your progression

12:00 – Lunch

Bring your own lunch or get it from our neighbours Café Vindstilla or Malmö Saluhall. If the weather is nice, we will finish the lunch break with a short walk in Kungsparken.


13:00 – Work session #4

13:45 – Break #4 – Stretching

14:00 – Work session #5

14:45 – Break #5 – Fika

15:00 – Work session #6

15:45 – Surprise!

16:00 – Work session #7

Optional: Silent after work in Lilla, our cosy pillow room. Put away all screens and wind down in silence.

17:00 – AW at care/of

The Storm team will lead the day and keep track of the schedule. Stora Storm, our big workshop room, will be a quiet working space. Lilla Storm, our cozy amphitheatre room, will be available for meetings, phone calls or working with some music on in the background. The kitchen is also available to grab a coffee or tea from any time.

Come be productive and co-work in a new setting!

If you have any questions, please contact

En doktor ställs på plats

Vi på Storm fortsätter att vrida och vända på hur vi på olika sätt kan visa upp forskningen på Malmö universitet för att inspirera och ge något att bygga vidare på.

David Cuartielles, sedermera doktor vid Malmö universitet, har tillsammans med sina vänner på Arduino revolutionerat användandet av programmerbara kretskort. Så lätt har det blivit att vem som helst bli en teknologisk uppfinnare av interaktiv design. För att fler ska få en inblick i det fantastiska arbete som ligger bakom forskningen höll vi en utställning i samband med att han fick sin doktorsexamen förra veckan. Utställningen tog besökarna på en 15 år lång resa i utvecklingen av tekniken men framförallt vad som händer i interaktionen mellan människor i samhällen där nya digitala plattformar skapas. Prototyper blandades med foto och film med kreativa uppfinningar baserade på Arduino. Samtidigt fick den som ville lära sig den ädla och enkla konsten att koda interaktiv teknik med hjälp av kretskort. Det såg interaktionsstudenter från Malmö universitet till!

Vi både mös och jublade av att se människor från olika bakgrund och utbildningar mötas och gotta sig i gemensamma intressen eller få en inblick i en ny värld. Så sant som det var sagt så kommer vi att fortsätta hitta nya innovativa sätt att synliggöra forskning så bring it on! Dina idéer är våra byggstenar!

Wellbeing Economies

Welcome to meet Katherine Trebeck from the Wellbeing Economies Alliance!

Free and open event, register here.

The predominant economic system has become addicted to GDP growth at all costs and has lost sight of the larger goal of sustainable wellbeing. It needs to be fundamentally transformed into a wellbeing economy that is aimed at achieving sustainable wellbeing, not merely growth of GDP, with dignity and fairness, for humans and the rest of nature. A wellbeing economy recognizes that the economy is embedded in society and the rest of nature and that true freedom and success depend on creating a world where we all prosper and flourish. Getting there requires that all institutions and society pursue a new purpose: shared wellbeing on a healthy planet.

A major transformation of our economy is needed. This transformation is why the Wellbeing Economies Alliance (WEAll) was created: to bring it about.

Katherine Trebeck (PhD) is Policy and Knowledge lead for the Wellbeing Economies Alliance. Her presentation will discuss what a wellbeing economy could be, why it is relevant and how social innovations could be an important part of this systemic change.

The Wellbeing Economies Alliance (WEAll) connects and convenes seven meta movements from around the world (both radical ones and those closer to the current system). These meta movements will be: businesses; faith and values groups; academia and think thanks; civil society organisations; governments; practitioners such as cities which are implementing wellbeing economy initiatives at scale; and institutional innovators. WEAll will support their strategy, collaborations, dissemination and replication.

The wellbeing economies alliance encourages a global citizens movement alongside support for WEAll communities of place in the form of hubs driven by local actors in their communities, cities and countries. ; see also the recent article in the Guardian:…/the-eu-needs-a-stability-and-…

This is an event by Fredrik Björk, Course lead for Social Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation and Sustainability, Malmö University. 
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Arduino’s David Cuartielles’ exhibition at Storm

Platform-things: from embedded to embodied

David Cuartielles, researcher at Malmö University and co-founder of Arduino, welcomes you to the exhibition “Platform-things”. The exhibition will take you on a 15 year long journey about how Arduino has been transformed into interactive technology all around the world. 

Before Arduino entered the stage, programmable circuit boards were so expensive that an entire class had to share one. Arduino made the technology accessible for anyone that works with an interactive project and wants to create new technology – it doesn’t cost more than a text book. And with community work all over the world, it has been proved – it really is for everyone. Read more about Arduino here 

In which way will we make society better if we are not willing to share what we know with others? – Cuartielles

At the innovation hub Storm Malmö University we invite you to explore the exhibition, visit our Arduino Cinema with interactive and creative examples from all around the world. Why not let students from Malmö University Interaction Design programme introduce you to the Art of Prototyping with Microcontrollers?

The good thing about Arduino is that it enables people to become creators of new technology – Cuartielles

The exhibition revisits some of the projects presented in Cuartielles’ dissertation “Platform Design: Creating Meaningful Toolboxes When People Meet.” With photographs and reflections it explores a 15 years long timeline made of hardware prototypes, products, software, and thousands of hours of interaction with end users. The exhibition is built using the Arduino platform as an example of how a modular platform can result in the creation of other tools and systems. 


10:00-16:30: Exhibition and Arduino Cinema
10:00-12:00: Learn the Art of Prototyping with Microcontrollers
13:00-15:00: David Cuartielles’ Dissertation defence, auditorium G8:125

FRIDAY 19/10
09:00-16:00: Exhibition and Arduino Cinema