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In the flow



The Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden (ACSIS) is a national centre for interdisciplinary cultural research, affiliated with Linköping University’s Campus Norrköping.

Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the research field of cultural studies by serving as a bridge-builder between institutions, subjects and perspectives. ACSIS is a coordinating and dynamic resource for Swedish cultural researchers, acting as a link to the transnational field of cultural studies. During 2015 ACSIS will largely focus on mediatization.


Creative work in the era of new capitalism

Acsis Seminar, in English
October 8, 2015 13.15-16.
Tvärsnittet Kopparhammaren, floor 3, Kungsgatan 56, Campus Norrköping

This seminar critically approaches the conditions of creative work by bring together scholars from Sweden and Australia. David Redmalm’s presentation deals with the Hungarian IT company Prezi that blurs boundaries between work and fun so as to produce a work environment characterized by “openness” to social issues and innovative ideas. George Morgan’s paper takes a theoretical approach in order to zoom in on how independent creativity is harnessed by the new economy to generate wealth in processes of commodification of art and intellectual work.

”It pays to be open”: The cultivation of openness in alternative entrepreneurship
David Redmalm, Uppsala University, Annika Skoglund, Uppsala University & Karin
Berglund, Stockholm University.

Mythologies of New Capitalism
George Morgan, University of Western Sydney


ACSIS c/o Museum of Forgetting at Norrköpings Konstmuseum

A seminar in connection to the exhibition "Is This the Time for Art?" - The Museum of Forgetting

Tuesday September 29, 13-16
Venue: Norrköping Art Museum

Art about migration and refugees confronts us with the problem of how to represent the politically unrepresented, and how to exhibit an ongoing and man-made catastrophe. It forces us to ask whether this is the time for art. The question is triggered by the gravity of Europe´s current refugee crisis and questions about the usefulness and ethics of art reflecting the pain of others. The problems of the limitation of the artistic action, victimization and anesthetization, as well as false empowerment and the irony of imaginary utopian gestures in relation to people who look for any topos (place) that would let them in. These are some of the issues we will discuss and think together about.
The seminar is curated by Erik Berggren and is a collaboration between The Museum of Forgetting (http://www.museetforglomska.se/filter/English), ACSIS (Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden), Linköping University and Norrköping Art Museum.

Program book In the Flow

The full program for our conference is now available for download as a pdf (150 pages), please use the link in the header. The program contains timetable, session descriptions and all individual abstracts. Participants will be given a printed program upon arrival.

Interfaces III: Becoming by Recalling

Becoming by Recalling is a seminar in our "Interfaces" series, focusing on alternative spaces for art and cultural heritage. It relates to the ongoing exhibition Becoming by Recalling at Passagen Konsthall Linköping, where the seminar will be held Monday 25 May, 1-4 pm. All talks will be held in English.

PhD course: Contemporary Mediatization Processes

Starting i june 2015, ACSIS will arrange a PhD course on contemporary mediatization processes (7,5 hp). The course applies interdisciplinary perspectives on the concept of mediatization focusing on the question how media, in particular digital media, affects people's everyday lives, as well as how everyday life in turn transforms the media. The objective of the course is to broaden the understanding of theories and methodologies for studying processes of mediatization. For more information, follow the link in the header.

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