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Can we extract water from Antarctic icebergs? Dr Julia Jabour from the University of Tasmania talks on efforts to design a legal regime to regulate iceberg harvesting.
The Climate House is a brand new initiative at the Natural History Museum in Oslo. We invite project leader Torkjell Leira to talk about the challenges and possibilities of staging climate in a museum.
What is the cultural impact of petroleum, and how might the aesthetics of oil be a factor holding back progress on a transition to alternative energy? Scholars of literature, media, rhetoric, musicology, theology, and political science are looking for answers to these questions.
Is it time to tell a new story about climate change? Karen O'Brien talks on the potential of stories to empower social change.
Artist and activist Jordan Seiler talks us through his text ´Reaffirming Engagement´, which considers the artistic and activist strategies of ´subvertising´ as a means of breathing life back into our streets post-covid-19. In particular, he´ll shed light on how this form of civil disobedience challenges the dominant narratives presented to us in our shared public spaces, and how a civic-media alternative is beneficial to the health and well-being of a city and its inhabitants.
The green roadmap for the Norwegian Arts and Culture Sector aims to provide an overall status, set specific goals and propose measures to reduce the climate footprint in the sector. Project manager of the road map, Linnéa E. Svensson, will present the outline and discuss with you - are we there yet?
How can we feminist new materialist theory help us understand our entanglement with nature, climate and its changes?
What is the relationship between education and sustainable development? Elin Sæther talks about COSER, a research initiative aiming to explore education in light of today's complex sustainable development issues.
How can we think of solarity through the lens of elemental media?
There has been proposed to establish a national park in Østmarka south of Oslo. It will eventually be the first one in a lowland coniferous forest in Norway. In this talk, professor Leif Ryvarden, professor in mycology at the University of Oslo, will give us his perspectives on the many national parks around Norway.
This talk by environmental anthropologist Pierre du Plessis explores the skilled practice of tracking as a method for noticing and theorizing landscape change. Beginning with an overview of my work in the Kalahari Desert, Botswana, he shows how tracking involves an attunement to broader landscape relations in ways that exceed the exclusive relationship to animals usually associated with tracking.
Impatient to act, we are wary of anything that looks like time-wasting, and an action demanding as much time and patience as attention inevitably slows things down. Yet slowness is not opposed to change; changing human behaviour is slow work, and change in human behaviour is now what is at stake. Simone Kotva, research fellow at the Faculty of Theology at UiO, shares her perspectives.
Elisabeth Ulrika Sjødahl from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design talks about Beautiful Landscapes and Heavy Pollution.
Director Ursula Münster presents plans and visions for the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities in 2019 and beyond.
This week, the curator, producer and artist James Finucane introduces the long and honourable tradition of subvertising ('subverting advertising'). We will learn about the background behind this 'protest art' movement, it's various forms and functions, and, perhaps most importantly, the tools and know-how to do it yourself.
Peder Anker, professor of history, shares thoughts on the PhD course "Environmental and Climate History: The Role of History in Society” that took place at the University of Oslo in December 2019.
How Green is Oslo? Do windmills cause large-scale environmental destruction? Where have all the insects gone? Join our discussions on environmental topics across disciplines and beyond academia.
How to create a multispecies city where nonhuman species feel at home? How to cultivate urban ecological alternatives from ruins? This week, we have invited artist, urban interventionist and beekeper Marius Presterud to share his experiences working with the Oslo Apiary & Aviary.
How to change educational institutions in times of climate crisis and species extinction? How to "green" schools and universities to build a livable future? This week, we have invited Sidsel Roalkvam, Director of the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) at UiO to talk about sustainability in education.