• 2023-09-19

    Hope and hopeful trends in our contemporary digitalised world at the focus of this year’s Geomedia conference

    This year’s international Geomedia conference is held 20–22 September in Tampere, Finland, under the theme “Digital Geographies of Hope”. Eleven people from Karlstad University will take part in the conference, which is organised in collaboration with Tampere University.

    André Jansson, Professor of Media and Communication Studies and Director of the Center for Geomedia Studies (Geomedia) at Karlstads University, tell us more about the theme “Digital Geographies of Hope”

  • 2023-09-12

    The different faces and latency of activism

    - Propaganda is what media and communication research has focused on in Russia – the discourse that I’m looking at was fairly unexplored before the start of the war, says Svetlana Chuikina.

    In her doctoral thesis, “(Re)constructing Russian anti-war movements. From practices of engagement towards frontier infrastructures”, Svetlana Chuikina, doctoral student in Media and Communication Studies at Karlstad University, explores how activism in Russia has been constructed over a ten-year period. Activism that for obvious reasons must operate in the dark.

  • 2023-09-06

    Installation lecture Ander Visiting Professor in Geomedia, Pablo Abend

    The Mediatization of Space through navigational interfaces, or: the digital map as a symptom of (almost) everything that has happened with media.

    After a phase of “spatial forgetfulness,” media and communication studies have revisited the intersection of media, space, and place, challenging earlier views of media inherently transcending geographical constrains leading to spatial annihilation and the disappearance of distance. This new focus has coalesced into the evolving field of “geomedia studies,” which goes beyond its original focus on geographical visualizations to explore all intermediaries that influence the complex relationships among space, place, people, and objects. 

  • 2023-08-29

    Geomedia researchers participated in conference on space and places

    The conference “Locating media industries: Cities, space, places” was held at King´s College in London in the summer. Four researchers from Geomedia attended.

    Georgia Aitaki, senior lecturer in media and communication studies, took part in the conference in London together with colleagues Linda Ryan Bengtsson, Jessica Edlom and Jenny Karlsson – all from Karlstad University.

  • 2023-06-22

    The Ander Visiting Professor in Geomedia Studies, Pablo Abend

    Briefly tell us about your background

  • 2023-05-09

    Research project “Sámi Trail of Tears Walking Trail” presented at Cape Town conference

    Richard Ek, professor in human geography at Karlstad University, tell us about the Indigeneity and Visual Sovereignty conference held in Cape Town 27–28 April 2023