Stormathon

Problem solver. Team player. Innovator. Analyst. We know that sounds like you – but do you?

We now offer you the opportunity to participate in an intense, one-day innovation boot camp. Together with students from other programs, you get a case: a real case with the City of Malmö as a client and with sustainable cities and communities as the theme. You will work in tailor-made teams organized to complement each other’s strengths while being coached by experienced innovators and facilitators throughout the whole day. At the end of the day, you will pitch your solution with a chance to win the final prize.

The Stormathon innovation day is arranged by Storm at Malmö University in collaboration with The City of Malmö.

Sign up here! Limited amount of spots.

Location: Storm, Gäddan, Citadellsvägen 7  Date: April 2   Time: 09.00 – 21.00

– What is Stormathon?

Stormathon is an innovation day which offers students at Malmö University the chance to develop your problem-solving ability – with a real case from an external client.

Stormathon offers you the opportunity to:

  • Practice your innovation and problem-solving abilities
  • Work with a real case
  • Expand your network
  • Identify and make use of your specific strengths
  • Collaborate with other students outside of your field or program
  • Compete against other teams for the best solution and the chance to win a price

During 12 intense hours, you will work in a team with students from different programs and with varied competencies. You get your case in the morning and at the end of the day, you will present it in front of a jury. At your disposal are:

  • Your own room for idea generation and all the material that you will need for a creative process.
  • Access to coaching and method support
  • Direct contact with representatives from your client
  • Inspirational lectures

Of course, no need to stress about food. We will have you covered! Lunch and dinner will be served, as well as coffee and snacks all day long.

Intrigued?

Sign up here! Limited amount of spots.

Wanna know more about the theme of the day? Continue reading!:-)

– Malmö 2030

How do we create inclusive, safe and sustainable cities for the future?

The world’s population is constantly increasing and more than half of the population live in urban societies – a figure that is expected to increase by 70% in 2050. This creates advantages such as new opportunities for economic growth but also risks contributing to increased social divisions and strains on our ecosystem. The rapid and large growth of cities creates new demands that need to be addressed and this in an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable way.

Malmö is no exception. More and more people live, study, work and visit the city and for the City of Malmö, it is both a prerequisite and a goal that this growth should be sustainable. Therefore, based on the 2030 Agenda and the Global Sustainability goal 11 – Sustainable cities and communities – this spring’s Stormathon will be about the City of Malmö. The case is formulated by the City of Malmö and targets those who want to develop their problem-solving ability while getting the chance to influence the future of Malmö.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

Sign up here! Limited amount of spots.

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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Program

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.

Worried you’ll get hungry? At sign-up, you can pre-order a vegan wrap from Café Vindstilla (40 kr). There is also a microwave available – and free coffee! Feel free to bring some snacks.

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

31/1 – 17:00-20:00  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.

The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost explores the links between the consumer pressure for low-cost high fashion and the meagre existences of the sweatshop workers who produce the goods.

Special guests of the evening are Tom Nilsson (Ph.D. in political science, part of the research project MISTRA: Future Fashion), Kim Gerlach (Vinokilo/Drivhuset) and Jian Chen (SOPACT).

28/2 – 17:00-20:00  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. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

Guests for this evening to be announced.

Facebook event

SIGN UP HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/06j9HRSIvFjqaECs1

28/3 – 17:00-20:00  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…

More info about the film

25/4 – 17:00 The Human Scale

Goal number 11: Sustainable cities and communities

23/5 – 17:00 – TBA

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.