Ylva Ekström

The seminar “Social Engagement at the Intersection of Ethnography and Theatre/Performance” will result in a performance at 5 pm Swedish time (4 pm GMT) today (11 November).

Most welcome to be our LIVE audience in the Blackbox (see directions below) or by following the live-stream here on the ComDev portal. The performance will be followed by an audience discussion:

– live at the Blackbox,
– on the Re-Generation Initiative facebook page, and
– on Twitter, using the hashtag #ReGen12

Most welcome to see the result of an intense, stimulating, serious and fun weekend of ethnographic research and generative theatre!

… who participated in and contributed to the Ørecomm Festival in all different kinds of ways. We are very happy with the outcome of the event, and we are particularly happy and proud that ComDev students made up such a large part of the participants and contributed to the lively discussions both online and on location!

/the ComDev team

An impressive bunch of ComDev students participated on location during the Festival. Here in Malmö, with some of the lecturers, Saturday 15 September 2012. Photo: Shahriar Khonsari

On Thursday 31 May, 3-5 pm, Communication for Development has the honour of hosting the Ørecomm Open Seminar with Wendy Willems. The title of the seminar is “Researching everyday media cultures and social change in Africa: towards a ‘demotic turn’” and builds on Dr Willems extensive experience of media research in southern Africa.

The seminar is open to anybody! For ComDev students it is the final seminar of this academic year. It will take place at MEDEA, Kranen, Malmö University, and can also be followed online. For further information follow the link to the Ørecomm website. There is also a form for registration.



Wendy Willems holds a a PhD in Media and Film Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She is currently a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.