Storm in Residence
Have you heard about the Room of Requirement at Hogwarts? We have one at Malmö University. It is a bit hidden behind three locked doors at Orkanen, in a corridor next to a storage room for sports equipment. But don’t let the exterior deceive you. Behind the doors, a world of possibilities unfolds. In the room, you can feel, think, see, and act without demands and without seeking the room’s permission. The more you dare, the more you experiment, the more opportunities the room unfolds. Here, you are welcome as you are, and in the room, we are all equal.
But why does the Room of Requirement exist? It’s simple. We live in a changing world. We need to develop our ability to handle our increasingly complex environment and the challenges society faces, and we need to do it in new ways. But new ways don’t emerge in a vacuum. They arise in the opportunity to explore, create, and test together. That’s why the Room of Requirement exists. At Malmö University, it’s called Storm.
Process and Concept Development
The Storm team provides methodological support in areas such as process design and concept development. The support aims to assist individuals and workgroups in developing new work methods, exploring their creativity and playfulness, and streamlining various work processes. The support is based on mutual co-creation and you always own your process and are responsible for driving it forward.
Stormathon is an innovation-driven challenge at Malmö University. The activity provides students with the opportunity to develop skills in creativity, problem-solving, and entrepreneurship in collaboration with the business sector, public sector, and non-profit sector. The challenge aims to create a context where students can practice identifying and finding innovative solutions to societal challenges, preparing them for their future careers.
Once a month, all employees at Malmö University are invited to co-working at Storm. It is an opportunity to meet new colleagues and strengthen the collegial community across departmental boundaries. The concept is developed with the aim of creating a context that promotes participation and job satisfaction at the university. Inspired by the Pomodoro technique, Hoffice offers a joyful and different workday with focused work sessions and communal break activities.