WEBINAR: Action Stories: The Story of Terra Nullius. Environmental Lunchtime Discussion
Sami scholar Liisa-Rávná Finbog discusses The Story of Terra Nullius, a deeply-moving and personal account of her Indigenous upbringing and Sami perspectives on land, nature, sovereignty, ownership and resource extraction.
Photo: Mads Pålsrud
Liisa-Rávná Finbog is a Sami archaeologist and museologist from Oslo/ Vaapste/ Skánit on the Norwegian side of the border. She lives in Oslo, is currently a research fellow in museology at the University of Oslo, and has just completed her dissertation on the relationship between Sami identity, duodji and Sami museums (defense scheduled for April 2021). She is also a duojár i.e. one who does duodji, and gives both courses and workshops in traditional Sami techniques and practices.
This webinar is the first in a series of three lunchtime discussions co-hosted by Growlab and Oslo School of Environmental Humanities to mark the launch of Action Stories: a new online platform that aims to explore and convey through essays, interviews, artworks and actions how the covid-19 crisis could re-calibrate socio-ecological thinking and our individual and collective relationship to nature and each other.
Action Stories launched in March 2021 with a series of six newly-commissioned texts and artworks by Liisa-Rávná Finbog, Anders Sunna, Jordan Seiler, Bill Posters, Sarah Prosser and Amy Franceschini covering three distinct but interrelated topics: Indigeneity and the Green Return; Urban Commons; and Radical Economies.
About the event series
The OSEH Environmental Lunchtime Discussion series consists of short, 15 minute presentations by invited guests, followed by a discussion. We invite speakers from a wide variety of fields, both academic and beyond. The presentations are accessible and are aimed at anyone with an interest in environmental issues. All are welcome.