RÖSTRÄTT (Swedish for right to vote or right to (your) voice) is a large research project at Malmö högskola that aims to create models and tools for musical participation for kindergarten kids.
A loud team of childish Unsworn innovation facilitators host a series of workshops - involving pre-school personnel, collaborative media researchers, interaction designers and music teachers - exploring digital media to create new means of singing and music making for two to five-year-olds.
Bike path between Möllevången and Rosengård
Commissioned by the City of Malmö Unsworn Industries is running a project aiming at contributing to the development of Rosengårdsstråket – a bike path that stretches between Möllevången and Rosengård in Malmö. Expected outcome of the project is a number of interaction design concepts which in the next phase can be implemented, and set up along the pathway. The overall project aim is to stimulate movements, and increase the connection between the inner city and the suburbs to create a more sustainable city.
The concepts are developed in a prototype-oriented, interative design process. Besides City of Malmö and Unsworn Industries other partners involved in the project are Urban Art Solutions, Medea, Malmö University, and Do-Fi.
Workshops and prototypes
Up to now two workshops have been organised, and a number of prototypes designed and tested.
Workshop # 1 on April 28, 2011
Workshop # 2 on May 12, 2011
Besides convivial ophone-jamming and exciting downstream-floating in the river Rhein we brushed off our academic German skills to attend the dis/connecting/media conference on telephonic idiosyncracies in art and science.
Thanks Raffael, Andy, and the rest for a great time!
With her startling composition One day without disgrace and crutches-toting choreography Malmö-based ophoniste Unbelivia charmed her way into the hearts of the stern Jury.
It was a beautiful August evening at Spångatan yesterday. Ophoniste Grand Prix 2009 became a truly fitting finale for the Ophonestation Malmö installation. International stars mingled with neighbourhood kids. The Unsworn hosts sported their finests denim skirts.
Unbelivia is an experienced ophoniste. Under her North American alias La Livia she place 2nd in American She came 2nd at American Ophoniste Idol 2006? in New York. She was also a juror at the spectacular Ophoniste Grand Prix 2006 held at Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria.
Unsworn Sound cordially thanks the exceedingly competent jury members: Cindy Lee - art magnate at KRETS, Erik-Mikael Karlsson - sonic connoisseur at SR Monitor, Cecilia Nordlund aka Cilihilli, and radioman extra-ordinaire Tor Billgren.
We also extend loud and proud hurrahs to all the contestants: Olle, Majiker, Unbelivia, Woopededoo, Malmökids, Text och Textil, Serpens Caput, Daniel, Inventor, and Smiling Pause.
After a tune-up in the Unsworn garage the Ophones will be sent to Switzerland for the Pronto! exhibition.
Unsworn Sound brought the noise to a new exhibition on urban and regional dilemmas.
We want clean, sustainable energy sources but do we accept our stunning ocean view to be invaded by windmills? We want convivial and vibrant cities with outdoor restaurants, clubs and concerts - but are we prepared to sacrifice our beauty sleep? The County Administrative Board of Skåne deals with these issues every day and in a new exhibition at Form/Design Center in Malmö they try to make visible - and audible - these and similar dilemmas.
Being renowned and chronic noise-makers Unsworn Sound was approached by The Board to record quality sounds and provide the necessary electronics for the audience to be able to play back the sounds at the click of a button. How could we say no!?
The opening happened a few days ago but the exhibition will be on until October 10. Cardboardy shout-outs to Testbedstudio for coordinating a fine exhibition.
If you can’t make it to the exhibition in Malmö to push our buttons, try these noisy buttons instead. Ah, their prefix brings fond memories of this perhaps-too-forgotten 90’s band. End of parenthesis.