Recently we bid farewell to our office at Media Evolution City and moved into Kommendanthuset, a historical heritage in Malmö built in 1786.
The building has been through a lot, as one can imagine. In the past it was used as a hospital, weapon storage, prison staff quarter, residence and shelter for the homeless. Since 1965 Kommendanthuset officially became part of Malmö Museums and has been the site of photo exhibitions, pedagoical activities and seminars.
Some 50 years later, in 2015, the building is taking on a new mission and identity to becoming a node where organsiations that work on sustainable development with innovative pedagogical approaches are based. We are very happy to have been invited to move in to Kommendanthuset (or Kommendanten, as we amicably call it!).
Visit our Facebook page to see more photos of our move.
One of Edumanity’s partners Symbal has long been supportive of learning at the workplace, and has a HR and Learning Network that arranges inspiring events for the organisation. We at Edumanity felt honoured and excited that Symbal chose Crowd-learning as the theme for its first HR and Learning event of 2015!
Held at Axis Communcations on 25th February, participants were treated to a presentation on Crowd-learning from Edumanity’s very own Torvald Jacobsson. Crowd-learning was developed out of an education programme which Torvald led at Lund University, and it has proven to be just as (if not more) effective in facilitating learning and innovation in the business world, as seen by the platform Edumanity has developed for Axis.
You can read more about the event here, and if you want learn more about what Crowd-learning can do for your organisation, simply click the Contact tab to get in touch.
Ever wonder why our company is called Edumanity? Because we believe in education for humanity. Learning is a lifelong action that can take many forms – this conviction is an underlying force in all our work.
In the latest issue of Malmö Näringsliv,a business supplement of the daily newspaper Sydsvenskan, our CEO Håkan Dennersten talked about how our track record of working on a UNESCO project has led to our current collaboration with the Grameen organisations in Bangladesh. Just a few years ago it would be hard to imagine how illiterate children could learn to read and write on a mobile phone. Today it’s a matter of doing it with passion, innovation and professionalism.
Read the article (in Swedish) here.
Live HaikuDeck notes by Elia Mörling from the workshop session “From imagination to innovation: prepare now for the 2020 workplace” at Online Educa Berlin.
From Imagination To Innovation – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
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Meet our new colleague, Amy Chin!
She will be working on project TheGoals.org and fund applications for Edumanity’s projects.
Before moving from Hong Kong to Sweden 11 years ago Amy worked in publishing for several years, as writer and editor. Before joining Edumanity she was Project Officer at the Environment Department in Malmö and coordinated international projects.
What gets you up in the morning?
To walk my dog, first of all 🙂
I also look forward to learning new things every day. It’s important to stay hungry and foolish.
What is your best characteristic?
I observe, understand and analyse. I create order out of chaos and communicate complicated ideas in simple words.
Do you have any hidden talents?
While I can neither swim nor drive, I can change a light bulb and make tasty Swedish meatballs.
What interests do you have?
1. Reading: novels, magazines, articles. I’m not a fast reader, but I read something every day.
2. Make things: Anything from doodling to paper collage to sewing a shopping bag, I find time to make something with my hands every week.
3. Mobile photography: Ever since I downloaded Instagram on my telephone two years ago I’ve been taking and uploading pictures almost every day.
What is your dream destination?
I don’t have a to-visit list, because I believe in discovering something amazing wherever I go. I just need to have my mind and eyes open. But in general I’m more intrigued by older places. New urban spaces feel boringly similar, while all old towns are unique.