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Anna Seravalli

Anna Seravalli is a senior lecturer and design researcher at The School of Arts and Communication Malmö University. She has a background as product and service designer and holds a PhD in Design and Social Innovation.

Her research explores questions about participation and democracy in the creation of socially and ecological sustainable cities. She closely collaborates with citizens, NGOs, civil servants and small entrepreneurs in exploring approaches and organizational models for sustainable inclusive and democratic cities.

She is the coordinator of Malmö University DESIS Lab (


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Besöksadress: Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Niagara,
Postadress:Malmö universitet, 205 06 Malmö

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  • Publikationer

  • I urval från Malmö University Electronic Publishing.

    Seravalli, Anna (2014) Making Commons : attempts at composing prospects in the opening of production. Malmö University, ISBN 978-91-7104-583-6 (print), 978-91-7104-584-3 (pdf), . (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Vetenskapliga artiklar med peer-review
    Light, Ann, Seravalli, Anna (2019) "The breakdown of the municipality as caring platform : lessons for co-design and co-learning in the age of platform capitalism" CoDesign : International Co-Design, Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts;3, 192-211, Taylor & Francis, ISSN 1745-3755, DOI [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Seravalli, Anna, Agger Eriksen, Mette, Hillgren, Per-Anders (2017) "Co-Design in co-production processes : jointly articulating and appropriating infrastructuring and commoning with civil servants" CoDesign : International Co-Design Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts;3, 187-201, Taylor and Francis, ISSN 1571-0882, DOI [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Hillgren, Per-Anders, Seravalli, Anna, Agger Eriksen, Mette (2016) "Counter-hegemonic practices; dynamic interplay between agonism, commoning and strategic design" Strategic Design Research Journal,;9(2): 89-99 May-August 2016, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, ISSN 1984-2988, DOI [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Seravalli, Anna, Simeone, Luca (2016) "Performing Hackathons as a way of positioning boundary organizations" Journal of Organizational Change Management;3, 326 - 343, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, ISSN 0953-4814, DOI [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Hillgren, Per-Anders, Seravalli, Anna, Emilson, Anders (2011) "Prototyping and infrastructuring in design for social innovation" CoDesign : International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts;3-4, 169-183, Taylor and Francis, ISSN 1745-3755, DOI [länk], URL [länk],

    Emilson, Anders, Seravalli, Anna, Hillgren, Per-Anders (2011) "Dealing with dilemmas: participatory approaches in design for social innovation" Swedish design research journal;1, 23-29, Stiftelsen Svensk industridesign (SVID), ISSN 2000-964X, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Vetenskapliga artiklar
    Linde, Per, Seravalli, Anna (2018) "Between empowerment and exploitation : PD ethics in the era of participation" Interactions;6, 70-73, ACM, ISSN 1072-5520, DOI [länk],

    Scholl, Christian, Agger Eriksen, Mette, Baerten, Nik, Clark, Erik, Drage, Thomas, Essebo, Maja, Hillgren, Per-Anders, Hoeflehner, Thomas, de Kraker, Joop, Rijkens-Klomp, Nicole, Seravalli, Anna, Wachtmeister, Anna, Wlasak, Petra (2017) Guidelines for Urban Labs. URB@exp, 184, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Ehn, Pelle, Nilsson, Elisabet M., Topgaard, Richard (red./ed.) | Ehn, Pelle, Nilsson, Elisabet M., Topgaard, Richard, Adler, Måns, Björgvinsson, Erling, Book, Karin, Cuartielles, David, Emilson, Anders, Hillgren, Per-Anders, Hobye, Mads, Krona, Michael, Linde, Per, Lindström, Kristina, Marttila, Sanna, Seravalli, Anna, Severson, Pernilla, Ståhl, Åsa, Suchman, Lucy, Watts, Laura (2014) Making futures : marginal notes on innovation, design, and democracy. MIT Press, 352, ISBN 9780262027939, URL [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Sangiorgi, Daniela, Prendiville, Alison (red./ed.) | Seravalli, Anna, Agger-Eriksen, Mette (2017) Beyond collaborative services: Service design for sharing and collaboration as a matter of commons and infrastructuring. Designing for Service: Key Issues and New Directions, Bloomsbury, ISBN 9781474250139, URL [länk],

    Ehn, Pelle, Nilsson, Elisabet M., Topgaard, Richard (red./ed.) | Seravalli, Anna (2014) While waiting for the third industrial revolution : attempts at commoning production. MIT Press, ISBN 9780262027939, URL [länk],

    Seravalli, Anna (2018) "Infrastructuring urban commons over time : learnings from two cases" Proceedings of the 15th Participatory Design Conference: Full Papers; 15th Participatory Design Conference, 11, ACM, ISSN 978-1-4503-6371-6, DOI [länk], URL [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Seravalli, Anna, Selloni, Daniela, Corubolo, Marta (2018) "Sharing and collaborating in service design" ServDes, The Service Design Conference, 15, Linköping University Electronic Press, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Seravalli, Anna (2013) "Prototyping for opening production : from designing for to designing in the making together" (peer-review paper) ISBN 978-91-979541-5-0, ISSN, URL [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Brandt, Eva, Ehn, Pelle, Degn Johansson, Troels, Hellström Reimer, Maria, Markussen, Thomas, Vallgårda, Anna (red./ed.) | Seravalli, Anna (2013) "Can design go beyond critique? : trying to compose together in opening production" (peer-review paper) 201-210, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools Architecture, Design and Conservation, ISBN 978-87-7830-316-5, URL [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Melkas, Helinä, Buur, Jacob (red./ed.) | Seravalli, Anna, Simeone, Luca (2013) "Performing cultures of opening production" (peer-review paper) 282-286, Lappeenranta University of Technology, ISBN 978-952-265-391-8, 978-952-265-392-5, ISSN 2243-3376, URL [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Seravalli, Anna (2012) "Building Fabriken : Design for Socially Shaped Innovation" (peer-review paper) 1-20, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Seravalli, Anna (2011) "Democratizing production: challenges in co-designing enabling platforms for social innovation" (peer-review paper) 494-500, Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, China, ISBN 978-7-5609-7384-5, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Seravalli, Anna, Ernits, Heiti, Upadhyaya, Savita (2019) Innovationslabb för avfallsminimering. (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Seravalli, Anna (2019) Reflektioner kring den sammanbindande dimension av kunskapsalliansen : mötet mellan olika yrkesgrupper och representanter för stadens kommunala förvaltningar. 16, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Seravalli, Anna (2017) Co-Lab about circular economy and reuse : Evaluation Report. Malmö högskola, 16, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Seravalli, Anna (2017) ReTuren : participatory design, co-production and makers’ culture for sustainable waste handling. Malmö University, 20, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Seravalli, Anna (2016) Making an upcycling station : makers’ culture, cross-sector collaborations and citizens’ participation for new services and practices within waste handling. Kultur och samhälle, Malmö högskola, 1-10, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Övrig publicering
    Seravalli, Anna, Hillgren, Per-Anders, Agger-Eriksen, Mette (2015) "Co-designing collaborative forms for urban commons : using the notions of commoning and agonism to navigate the practicalities and political aspects of collaboration"
  • Övriga uppdrag och meriter

  • 2012 Samverkanspriset, pris för framgångsrikt samverkansarbete.

    2014 Artful Integration Award to Malmö Living Labs

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