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An Assistant Professor at Institute for Media Studies at Stockholm University, working with the questions the uses of communication and media tools by civil society activists. She is also interested in memory studies and published extensively on post-Soviet nostalgia. She runs the NGO Nordkonst, which aim is to contribute to a stronger international cooperation in the Baltic and the Nordic regions.

Ekaterina Kalinina

An Assistant Professor at Institute for Media Studies at Stockholm University, working with the questions the uses of communication and media tools by civil society activists. She is also interested in memory studies and published extensively on post-Soviet nostalgia.

She runs the NGO Nordkonst, which aim is to contribute to a stronger international cooperation in the Baltic and the Nordic regions.

Previously Assistant Professor at Department of Media and Communication Studies, Jönköping University, Sweden. PhD in 2014, Södertörn University. Postdoctoral project in 2016–2018 on digital archives at Copenhagen University and Aarhus University, Denmark. Active in the NGO Nordkonst, in the sphere of Hip Hop.

Ekaterina Kalinina graduated from the St.Petersburg State University, Faculty of History with a specialist diploma in Art history. Her graduation project was built around analysis of use of various elements from the dress of previous epochs in the creation of the fashionable women’s dress on the edge of 19th and 20th century.

In 2009 she graduated from Uppsala University where she was following Euroculture Erasmus Mundus programme and wrote her thesis about designer Denis Simachev and his use of Soviet retro fashion in his garments.

Simultaneously she followed Master’s level programme at the Centre for Fashion Studies at Stockholm University.

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Articles by Ekaterina Kalinina

  1. Let the right one in. Building relations of trust

    Building mutual trust was for years one of the desired aims of international cooperation in the Nordic region; the existence of trust was intended to contribute to the reduction of political tensions and lead to more sustainable and peaceful region. In practice, working with international cooperation in the Nordic region, where Russia was one of the actors until 2022, has never been easy. One of the main obstacles on the way was the deficit of trust.

  2. The Janus of Russian modernization. Discussions at the 3rd Cultural Forum of the Regions of Russia

    The growing sector of heritage industry and creative uses of the past in Russia illustrate that, besides the undeniable existence of restorative nostalgia, there are other, more progressive forms of nostalgia that address social change and the protection of heritage sites.

  3. Breakin’ Revolution

    We believed that a conference on arts and aesthetics is hardly imaginable without a cultural program and therefore included one, comprising a dance performance, Breakin’ Revolution, on the opening night at Färgfabriken on October 19, and a public screening of the art film To The New Horizons at the closing session at Moderna Museet on October 21, conceptually marking the beginning and the end of the Russian Revolution.

  4. Fashion Talks

    The exhibition Fashion Talks: Fashion as Communication, which was shown for several months at the Museum for Communication, Berlin, was designed to explore — by looking at the messages conveyed by clothes — how people deal with fashion, both individually and collectively.

  5. Report from Aurora Fashion Week Russia russian glamour in competition

    The fact that Moscow and St. Petersburg house in total five fashion events every season makes one think that the fashion business is considered attractive and economically sound in Russia. However, despite the growth of the Russian fashion market since the 1990s, the fashion industry is losing ground to other promising fashion hubs.

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