Anders Hög Hansen

leicester_1The every day class room of ComDev is what we call the ‘Glocal Classroom’.
The name is even on the door in our studio. However, there is a particular extended format which not only involves people online as well as in a teaching location in Malmö or somewhere else in the world (as e.g. Paris where we are going to place ourselves in November).
This extended format is bridging two physical classrooms, and often two courses, with synchronous interaction between two in situ locations and one online community in one event. It is a more demanding pedagogical challenge, production and mediation, which we havetried in the past with e.g. University of Guelph in Canada, and Flinders University in Australia.


Wednesday 12 October, Professor Thomas Tufte (Media and Communication Studies, University of Leicester) spoke on Storytelling and Social Change at his new Real Life Research Class at University of Leicester. The event was also part of an Advances in Communication for Development course class in Malmö, with Anders Høg Hansen providing a brief introduction to storytelling and some moderation throughout.

Thomas took the class on tour through ComDev reflections and concepts applied to intriguing examples: from a Martin Luther King speech, over Popeye the Sailor, to the South African Soap Opera Soul City.
There was a general focus on Edutainment which may be of interest for the MA ComDev students.

It was a late/last minute arrangement. The final schedule was set the week before – and maybe therefore it did not have a strong online participation, but you can jump on the the Bambuser archive and enjoy:

Thomas Tufte StorytellingThomas Tufte Lecture First part   |   Thomas Tufte Lecture Second part

ComDev researchers Anders Høg Hansen, Shani Omari and Ylva Ekström present their research project ‘The House of Culture. Tanzanian Youth and Social Engagement at the Intersection of Arts and New Media’ in a new photo essay.Shani Omari talks to a group of children at the House of Culture

During 2012 and 2013, the early phase of setting up a new House of Culture, researchers Shani Omari, Ylva Ekström, and Anders Høg Hansen (a Tanzanian, a Swede, and a Dane) conducted research at the museum. The essay is based on their interviews and observations with staff, visitors or participants, and their own photos.

Anders Hög Hanse, Ylva Ekström and research assistant HafidhAnders Høg Hansen is a Senior Lecturer in the ComDev program; former ComDev lecturer Ylva Ekström is currently director of studies in media and communication studies at Uppsala University. Shani Omari is one of several collaborators ComDev and the School of Art and Communication at Malmö University have worked with at the University of Dar es Salaam.



Parts of the seminar to be live streamed here on the portal (and on Live Lecture with chat for enrolled students) are the Monday morning Keynotes and the Theme 2 ‘Learning Technology and Globalization’ introdutions and workshops, Mon afternoon and Tue morning. Also wrap up parts Wednesday afternoon to be streamed.
See more info in entry below or go straight to website for details and program
Greetings from Mikael Rundberg and Anders Høg Hansen in Arusha

Learning Together for Change – Arusha, Tanzania 27-29 April

by Anders Hög Hansen March 4, 2015 Uncategorized

Parts of the seminar introduced below will be streamed for ComDev students. You are also welcome to participate in person. The blurp below contains general information as well as a draft outline of a theme workshop within the seminar called ‘Learning, Technology and Globalization’. Micke Rundberg and Anders Høg Hansen, ComDev staff, participates.   Learning […]

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Living Archives

by Anders Hög Hansen November 26, 2013 Uncategorized

Communication for Development students and visitors on this site may be interested in some of the activity in the Living Archives project, see On 2 Dec in Garaget, Lönngatan 2, in Malmö there is a workhop 18.30 – 20.30 specifically on womens stories related to immigration to Malmö. It is part of the project […]

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90 Percent Degree Project (MA Thesis) Seminar 8 Nov

by Anders Hög Hansen October 31, 2012 Seminars

You are welcome to attend (online via the course sites, not the portal) the 90 Percent Degree Project Seminar on Communication for Development. It takes place Thursday 8 Nov 2012 09.00-14.00 (Swedish time) The 90 Percent seminar is the last seminar event on the final course on ComDev. A future examiner (feedback lecturer) gives oral feedback on a nearly completed […]

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Visual Interventions – Short films now on Vimeo

by Anders Hög Hansen September 19, 2012 Uncategorized

The 3 short documentary films on life at the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – made by Tanzanian and Malmö students in collaboration – are now finally available on Vimeo. The filming was done in Dar es Salaam and editing in Malmö, with follow up public screenings (and lectures) in Malmö and Dar during 2010. A […]

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ComDev student Vanessa Vertiz interviewed for Malmö University web

by Anders Hög Hansen May 3, 2012 Comdev News

Communication for Development student Vanessa Vertiz was interviewed for the Malmö University’s web (in English) after the fine evaluation of the ComDev programme. We are of course thankful for the great students that help us to have reached the good results so far. Greetings, the ComDev Staff. ‘ Link to article with interview:

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2010 Pilot-Project : Visual Ethnography/Film for Development

by Anders Hög Hansen August 26, 2010 Comdev Projects

The Visual Ethnography/Film for Development pilot project is a student and staff exchange between Fine and Performing Art at University of Dar es salaam and Film Making and Communication for Development at Malmö University. The project faciliates a ‘quick-and-dirty’ field research + filming/visual documentation of a ‘social theme’ or ‘social change story/potential’ in 3 selected […]

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