MGD Seminar 1 Malmö – Thurs 14th, Fri 15th and Sat 16th September 2017

September 8, 2015

Below is a programme for the first seminar on the Media, Globalisation and Development course. This seminar takes place in Malmö and will be across two Malmö University locations.

the K3 Studio Space Niagara 5th floor, door is close to the lifts marked C. https://goo.gl/maps/A9rMiGbyvcs

and STORM at Gäddan, Citadellsvägen 7 https://goo.gl/maps/UYXXpGFovkp

ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL SWEDISH TIMES.

Thursday September 14th

K3 Studio Space Niagara 5th floor, door is close to the lifts marked C. https://goo.gl/maps/A9rMiGbyvcs

09:30 – 10:00
Hugo Introduction to seminar and look ahead.

10:00 – 12:00
Thomas Tufte
Title TBC

11:30 – 13:00 LUNCH

For the afternoon session we move to STORM at Gäddan, Citadellsvägen 7 https://goo.gl/maps/UYXXpGFovkp

This Thursday afternoon session will be part of the Conviviality and Illiberalism symposium. You can see additional information on the overarching themes of this conference below.

*Conviviality and Illiberalism Day 1.

13:00 – 13:15
Welcome. Introduction to the symposium

13:15 – 14:15
Ray Taras: Reinforcing social cohesion through the virtue of hospitality: Putting an end to Zygmunt Bauman’s Wasted lives?

14:30 – 15:30
Magdalena Nowicka: Troubled with-ness: on promises of conviviality research

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee.

On Thursday September 14th the ComDev programme and students will conclude the first day of the seminar with Coffee at STORM. We start the 2nd day of our seminar back at the K3 Studio in Niagara start time

 

Friday September 15th

We start the day again in the K3 Studio Space Niagara 5th floor, door is close to the lifts marked C.

09:30 – 10:15
Re-Cap on Day 1 and look ahead to Day 2.

Linda Karlsson Introduces Malmö Library’s learning resources

10:15 – 11:45
Bojana Romic
Title TBC

11:45 – 13:15 LUNCH

For the afternoon session we move to STORM at Gäddan, Citadellsvägen 7

This Friday afternoon session will also be part of the Conviviality and Illiberalism symposium. You can see additional information on the overarching themes of this conference below.

*Conviviality and Illiberalism Day 2.

13.15 – 14.15
Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez: Creolizing Europe: On transversal conviviality

14.30 – 15.30
Alex Dukalskis: What Autocracies Say, What they Hide, and Why it Matters

15.30 – 16.00  Coffee

16.00 – 16.45
Conviviality and Illiberalism. Concluding panel discussion with all speakers.
Discussants to be announced

Saturday September 16th

09:30 – 10:00
Re-cap on Conviviality and Illiberalism Conference and look ahead to final day

10:00 – 12:00
Tobias Group Exercise

12:00 – 13:30 LUNCH

13:30 – 15:00
Hugo Boothby

Media, Globalization and Development: Thematic Approaches.
NOTE: this lecture will address specifically the MGD Assignment 1, reviewing the different thematic approaches with specific focus on Mediatisation and it’s relevance across the different themes.

15:00 – 15:15 BREAK

15:15 – 16:00
Wrap with Q&A – Look Ahead.
Hugo Boothby

 

*Conviviality and Illiberalism (Concept Note)

A two-day symposium at Malmö University, 14 – 15 September 2017 (this symposium will be integrated with the teaching for the Media, Globalisation and Development course, where Conviviality is a key theme).

Resurging nationalism, identity politics and xenophobia are local responses, worldwide, to a planet increasingly characterised by the flexible mobility of people, ideas, images and things.

In the EU and Europe as well as in the United States since long taken-for-granted truths about the sustainability of democracy and its core values have in recent years been fundamentally challenged, through the electoral wins of populist politics appealing to unexpectedly large portions of the electorate. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has for example proudly envisioned the future of Hungary as an illiberal state.

The ongoing contest between democracy and authoritarianism unfolds on all levels of political and social contestation, from the global arena to very hands-on local and everyday activities.

A key to address the challenge of illiberalism in its many forms – religious fundamentalism, right-wing populism, radical identity politics – is finding forms for “cross-cutting communication”. Conviviality, as proposed by Paul Gilroy (2004) provides a vocabulary to speak without referring to fixed categories of ethnicity etc., from where convivial understandings of the space we share, locally and globally, may emerge.

The two-day symposium is a joint arrangement by the research networks Demokraft and Conviviality at the Crossroads at Malmö University.