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Premiere in Europe for Naeem Mohaiemen’s new film about loss and care
Naeem Mohaiemen’s film Jole Dobe Na (Those Wo Do Not Drown) was commissioned by the Yokohama Triennale and Bildmuseet, where it is now being shown for the first time following its premiere in Japan. In the exhibition at Bildmuseet, the new film is presented together with earlier works by the artist.
Ecocentric design for future forestry
Recently, students from Umeå Institute of Design at Umeå University, Sweden, completed a unique project in collaboration with the Cluster of Forest Technology along with several major stakeholders in the forest industry. But the intended client was not industry, but nature.
Umeå Institute of Design once again claims top spot on Red Dot Ranking
For the fifth year running, Umeå Institute of Design (UID) at Umeå University takes top position on the Red Dot Design Ranking, rating design educations in the Americas and Europe.
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation invests in infection medicine at Umeå University
The Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM) in Umeå has been granted SEK 170 million in operational support and another SEK 68 million for recruitments into data-driven Life Science by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
New research challenges the most common model for diabetes research
Experimental models are key for understanding mechanistic aspects of diabetes and for developing better medicines. The probably most common diabetes disease model to date involves the destruction of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Researchers at Umeå University and the Karolinska Institute present new data that challenges important aspects of this model.
Ground Control – New Exhibition Opens at Bildmuseet
Bildmuseet presents Ground Control, an exhibition with works by contemporary artists interested in plants and their political dimensions. Welcome to press previews – digital and on-site – on Thursday 24 September.
Peatland carbon and nitrogen stocks vulnerable to permafrost thaw
Northern peatlands hold large stocks of carbon and nitrogen and thus play a key role in global climate dynamics. However, their vulnerability to climate warming is uncertain, due in part to a lack of spatially explicit, observation-based peatland maps. This is shown in a study published in PNAS of among others researchers at Umeå University.
Bildmuseet reopens with Ringgold, Sansour and Cyrén
Three new exhibitions are installed when Bildmuseet opens its doors: The first retrospective in the Nordics of the acclaimed artist and civil rights activist Faith Ringgold; Larissa Sansours evocative and thought-provoking Heirloom, Denmark's contribution to the Venice Biennale in 2019; and Swedish Picture Book of the Year / Marathon by Karin Cyrén.
Plant roots increase carbon emission from permafrost soils
A key uncertainty in climate projections is the amount of carbon emitted by thawing permafrost in the Arctic. Plant roots in soil stimulate microbial decomposition, a mechanism called the priming effect. An international research team shows that the priming effect alone can cause emission of 40 billion tonnes carbon from permafrost by 2100. The study was published today in Nature Geoscience.
App for activists and biotech wearable for the grieving at UID20
Peek into the future as design students from all over the world showcase their grad projects in the form of tomorrow's products and services. This year's grad show at Umeå Institute of Design offers a series of innovations ranging from a biotech wearable for people suffering loss and an app for young activists, to solutions for future firefighters in the wake of climate change.
Exchange students take the train abroad - for sustainable travel
The journey itself will be part of the goal when four students from the engineering programme in industrial economics at Umeå University leave for a spring term of studies abroad. In order to promote sustainable travel, they have each been equipped with an interrail card instead of flying to their respective universities in Europe.
Autonomous forestry and farming: how close we are?
Autonomous systems can increase performance, reduce injury risk, save energy and money, and reduce the need for labor in agriculture and forestry. Ahmad Ostovar has developed methods and algorithms for systems with the capacity for automatic detection and recognition of objects in outdoor environments. He defends his thesis on December 5 at Umeå University, Sweden.
Ann Edholm / Tongue on the Tip
Bildmuseet is presenting parts of Ann Edholm’s series of paintings Tongue on the Tip, together with sketches and collages. With their defined geometric shapes, her large-scale paintings may seem completely abstract but the works include interpretations of art history and ancient legends, of Jewish deportations during the Nazi reign, and her mother’s memories of World War II Berlin.
Umeå Institute of Design takes top spot in Red Dot Ranking for a fourth consecutive year
For the fourth year in a row, Umeå Institute of Design at Umeå University occupies top position on the Red Dot Design Ranking, rating design educations in the Americas and Europe.
Opening at Bildmuseet: Grada Kilomba / A World of Illusions
Bildmuseet, Sweden, presents Grada Kilomba’s first solo exhibition in Scandinavia; a trilogy of poetic film installations that use antique dramas to highlight postcolonial issues of racism, gender oppression and violence. The exhibition is the premiere of the third chapter of the trilogy, and the large scale video works are thereby being exhibited together for the very first time.
Physics and the Artistic Imagination – New book from Bildmuseet
Featuring works by contemporary international artists, essays about physics and art, as well as extracts from conversations between physicists and artists, the book Entangle: Physics and the Artistic Imagination is an introduction to how particle physics is inspiring the work and practice of contemporary artists.
New leadership at Umeå School of Architecture
A new leadership has been appointed at Umeå School of Architecture at Umeå University. New head of department is Mikael Henningsson, former head of the Department of Psychology. Sara Thor steps in as deputy head of department and Michael Gruber becomes assistant head of department.
Scientists call for new European regulations for GMO
Today, on the anniversary of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s decision on plant breeding with gene-editing, scientists sent open letter to the Swedish European parliamentarians and the Swedish government. It calls for an expedited change of the European legislation for genetically modified organisms.
Opening at Bildmuseet: Art Across Species and Beings
The upcoming exhibition at Bildmuseet brings together an outstanding selection of artworks which invite the visitor to rethink the human position in the world. "Animalesque / Art Across Species and Beings" presents 17 artists from different countries, generations and backgrounds. Film and video, drawing and sculpture, installation and sound. Press preview 13 June, opening 14 June.
Umeå Academy of Fine Arts MFA degree show opens at Bildmuseet
On Art Friday 3 May, Bildmuseet opens the annual MFA degree show from the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. You are invited to meet a new generation of artists and a wide spectrum of ideas, materials and techniques. Press preview on Thursday 2 May at 10:00-12:00 (RSVP).