Academic leadership, research development, community partner management

Program development and implementation

Fieldwork theory and practice

Documentary and film theory and practice

Social, public and participatory art theory and practice

Subcultures, group dynamics, activism, advocacy



Theory and practice of documentary film/video, video art, photography and public/social practice in contemporary art

All elements of documentary and fiction film and video: writing, pre-production, production and post production

Film & Video Production using DSLR, RED, AMIRA and 16 mm film

Traditional and digital animation

Digital photography production and post production

Artist Books and Publication design

Photography Books



The Director as Collaborator

Control and Improvisation: Styling the Real in Moving Image Production

Sound of the Real: Sound and Editing in Documentary Film

The City & The City: Access and Collaboration in Community-based Projects

Engagement: Expanded Cinema, Site-Specificity, and Impact

Fieldwork Methods for Artists



A Temporary Roof (publication concluding a course in site-specific and community oriented art at Valand Academy, Gothenburg University)



2018  — Moderna Museet, Malmö Sweden (March)

2018 — University of Delaware (with Chi Chi Mizrahi( (April)

2018 — MIT, Cambridge, MA (March)

2017 — The Jewish Museum, NYC (with Chi Chi Mizrahi) (Dec)

2017  — Horning, A. & Jordeno, S. Retired pimps’ reflections on quitting. American Society of Criminology. Philadelphia, PA (November)

2017  — Horning, A. & Jordeno, S. Pimp/sex worker dyads: An analysis of their ‘connected lives’ in a Harlem sex market. American Anthropological Society. Washington, D.C. (November)

2017  — Doc Fundamentals, Union Docs, Brooklyn (with Gabriel Sedgwick, June)

2016  — "LGTBQ Film as an Agent of Social Change: Then & Now" Panel discussion during Frameline40, with Deb Esquenazi, Sara                   Jordenö, Ellen Schneider and Johnny Symons, June

2016 — "Not About Us Without Us: Art, Film and Situated Knowledge", Artist Talk at Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, June

2016 — "Women and Cinema" Panel discussion with Nadia Abraham, Michelle Ehlen, Sara Jordenö, Tel Aviv Fest, June

2016  — "The Finally New Queer Cinema?" Panel discussion, Berlinale Talents, Berlin with Christine Vachon, Bruce LaBruce, Händl Klaus, Sara Jordenö, Akosua Adoma Owusu, February

2015 — House of Words Roundtable, GIBCA (with Elvira Dyangani Ose et. all) September

2015 — Horning, A., & Jordenö, S. "Whims, plans and business models: Intersections of cold cash and caring". Hosted by Comparing European Prostitution Policies: Understanding Scales and Cultures of Governance. Troubling prostitution: Exploring intersections of sex, intimacy and labour. Vienna, Austria, April.

2012 — Horning, A.M., Jordenö, S., Dejanova, T., Denison, E., Sriken, J., & Satuluri, S. "Pimps’ management styles in an informal                   economy". John Jay International Conference. New York: NY, June

2013 — Sara Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci Garçon: KIKI, presentation at LMCC Downtown Dinner 2013, NYC, May

2013 — Sara Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci Garçon: KIKI, guest lecture at CUNY/John Jay College, NYC, April

2013 — Sara Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci Garçon: KIKI, Distinguished Lecturer Series, Haverford College, Philadelphia, February

2012 — Contemporary artists and Ingmar Bergman. Film screening and discussion. Hynek Pallas, Sara Jordenö, Thomas Broomé, Markus Öhrn, Marcus Lindeen, Sture Cinema, Stockholm. Moderator: Catrin Lundqvist.

2011 — “Diamond People - Instructions for a film” Artist Talk at Bildmuseet, Umeå, Nov 23

2010 — “Details of the World: A Conversation with Mark Dion, J Henry Fair, Sara Jordenö, and Sophie Ristelhueber”. Moderator Jeffrey Kastner, Cabinet. The Cooper Union, NYC, Oct 28

2010 — “On feminist strategies and methods”, panel at Moderna Museet, Stockholm with: Mary Kelly, Petra Bauer, Sara Jordenö, Annika Karlsson Rixon, Anna Viola Hallberg. Moderator: Gertrud Sandqvist. Stockholm, November

2008  — “The Long Distance Runner” (with the Production Unit), Chto Delat/ICA, Moscow, February

2006 — “On Distance”, Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, January

2004 — “The Pool” Trespassers, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö

2004 — “The Pool” Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancover [CA]

2003 —  “The Pool” at The Politics of Memory, Occidental College, Los Angeles      


SYMPOSIA (Organizer)

2015 — "The Empire of Love: Alternative Relationships and Other Possibilities", a symposium with Erika Alm and Ellie Nordfeldt, Katarina Bonnevier, Mathias Danbolt, Transmilitanta Brigaden and Al Masson, at Glashuset, Valand Academy, in collaboration  with Röda Sten Konsthall and The Hasselblad Foundation (Co-organizer, with Carlos Motta and Mary Coble) January

2014 — "Different Views on Equality", a symposium with Baker Karim and Hynek Pallas, Glashuset, Valand Academy (co-organizer with Ann-Charlotte Glasberg-Blomqvist) September

2014 — "Organising Art", an international symposium in Kalv, Svenljunga Kommun (co-organizer with Jason E. Bowman) May

2006 — "Slowly learning to survive the desire to simplify", a three-day interdisciplinary symposium at IASPIS, Stockholm (co-organizer with the Production Unit) September



FringeField is a platform and network for researchers, advocates and cultural producers, founded by Amber Horning, a criminologist and Sara Jordenö, a filmmaker and artist. Fringe field is a scientific term for the peripheral field outside of the center. This field can extend far beyond, and at times interfere with, the center. We use it as a metaphor for our focus on hard-to-reach populations and the spaces they create and exist in. Radical knowledge can be accessed by collaborations with actors in these fields, and by employing methods used in art, film, advocacy and social science research. FringeField opens up to collaborators inside and outside of academia and concerns itself with the promise of fieldwork and of inclusivity of a multitude of narratives of lived experience. 

Kulturföreningen FringeField (formerly Kulturföreningen Öar) is a Swedish Non-Profit Organization (Förening)