Our project investigates the tensions between Nordic openness and security that characterize surveillance practices at the Nordic borders, with a particular focus on new forms and tools of digital surveillance. The project studies both the legal, public and institutional discourse on new digital surveillance practices, enabled by advanced technologies, like automated border control gates, biometric scanning, facial recognition, automated plate number recognition, and the practices and organization of surveillance work – through both analogue and digital technologies – at the borders. With an interdisciplinary approach, we unpack how institutions, technological affordances and regulations shape and interplay in surveillance practices at different border sites. The project involves a group of researchers from Sweden, Norway and Denmark with backgrounds in design studies, organization studies, information systems, anthropology, sociology, law and science and technology studies.
- Panel at the EASST-4S 2024 AmsterdamWe are pleased to announce that four members of our DiNoBord team will have a panel at the EASST-4S 2024 Conference, held in Amsterdam in July 16-19, 2024. The panel invites papers that investigate border and mobility control in terms of new technologies, practices and laws. We are interested in the tensions between democratic oversight …
- New recruits on the teamAfter its first year of work, the Dinobord team has expanded. We are very happy to announce that after rigorous scrutiny of applications, we have hired Vasileios Vlassis as a postdoc researcher at IT University, Denmark, to be part of the project from May 1, 2023. Thanks to the co-financing of the Department of Business …
- Project meets in Gothenburg: Progresses and plansOn September 6th, the project participants had their biannual in-person meeting in the premises of the University of Gothenburg. These meetings are planned for the whole project team to meet and exchange experiences and findings from their respected fieldwork, discuss scientific output in the making, and make plans for upcoming events, publications, participation in conferences, …
WE ARE A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY RESEARCH GROUP LOCATED IN SCANDINAVIA
A collaboration between 12 researchers located in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden with backgrounds in 7 different disciplines trying to tackle the multifaceted phenomena of surveillance practices and the contention of openness and security at the scandinavian border.
A part of the future challenges in the nordics programme
The research programme funds humanities and social science research in areas that pose major challenges, both socially and culturally, for people in the Nordics in the 21st century. These challenges are often global in nature and can lead to different transnational, national and local solutions. There’s a great deal of current research about societal challenges on a more generic level, but the aim of this programme is to stimulate research into how these challenges can be understood and handled in the Nordics – societies that fundamentally have a lot in common but also clear differences