Eco-Slam organised by EHS students

The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities hosted its first ever Knowing Natures Eco-Slam on 3 December 2021, an open drop-in exhibition with presentations and performances by the EHS Honours students.

Entagnled photo of fish under water and mossy rocks with Kelp.

Photo: Anastasia Bertheussen/Lisa H. Søyland & Thora B. Sandberg.

Over the course of the spring and autumn semesters of 2021, students of the Environmental Humanities and Sciences (EHS) Master supplement were invited to develop their own reseach projects showcasing their takes on the Anthropocene through perspectives and methods of the environmental humanities. The festival had it all - art, poetry, podcasts, music, gardening, film, essays and sound installations. The projects left a deep impression on the audience. Feedback from the EHS students suggests they were all most satisfied with the results, and some voiced thrilled surprise at their own creative capabilities and gratitude over being given the chance to create projects like these in an academic setting. 

Photo of students at the ECOSLAM exhibition
Mari H. Einang & Vilde N. Hilleren - Folk Farming Photo: OSEH.
Photo of a fiddle player
Ane Maria G. Døhl - The Nøkk in the Frogner River - Storytelling and Folk Music. Photo: OSEH.

The teachers, researchers and administration at the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities are all extremely proud of what the students accomplished over the span of the EHS courses despite the pandemic complicating much of the teaching, particularly in the Knowing Natures course. Everyone at OSEH wish the students all the best of luck in their future endeavours and wish the new students a warm welcome, knowing the next Eco-Slam will be just as successful.

Photo of a film being screened
Simon  O. Roy - Green Gifts: Everyday life and industrial expansions at the Port of Rotterdam. Photo: OSEH.
Photo of the screening of an interview
Showcasing Dina Skotnes - Approaching Responsibility: A Study of Norway´s Biggest Oil Companies. Photo: OSEH.
Picture of a powerpoint presentation
Presentation of Merita Fjetland & Marte N. Thomassen - Cheap Food for Whom? An Exploration of Food Chains, Inequality and Environments. Photo: OSEH.
Photo of people at the ECOSLAM
Left: Merita Fjetland & Marte N. Thomassen's stand. Back: Reading corner with Rita Kovács, Sjur S. Strøm, Harald W. Bøe and Anastasia Bertheussen. Photo: OSEH.

 

About the Honours Certificate in Environmental Humanities and Sciences

The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities (OSEH) aims to experiment with new forms of teaching in the Anthropocene. Through collaborative lectures, experimental seminars, and field excursions, students at the Honours Certificate will learn to better understand and address the environmental challenges of our times.

The projects and their presenters were:

  • Anastasia Bertheussen - A Breathing Wreckage: A Photographic Essay investigating the Creatures living in and around a Plane Wreck at Hansakollen
  • Tarjei Brekke - The Riddle of the Steel Bees
  • Harald W. Bøe - Ecomorphosis - Poetic Urban Encounters
  • Ane Maria G. Døhl - The Nøkk in the Frogner River - Storytelling and Folk Music
  • Mari H. Einang & Vilde N. Hilleren - Folk Farming
  • Ingrid A. P. Ekelund, Emily P. Middendorf & Johannes H. Sletten  - Heim Hage: Sowing Worlds One Seed at a Time
  • Ada W. S. Eldevik, Genver Quirino & Jonatan H. Røhme - Clashing Waves
  • Tiril Sofie Erdal - I rute
  • Merita Fjetland & Marte N. Thomassen - Cheap Food for Whom? An Exploration of Food Chains, Inequality and Environments
  • Rita Kovács - Asbjørnsen Got Lost in the Woods and So Should You: A Physical and Textual Hike Through Nordmarka
  • Simon  O. Roy - Green Gifts: Everyday life and industrial expansions at the Port of Rotterdam
  • Thora B. Sandberg & Lisa H. Søyland - Pores Pearls Plastic: The Memory of Matter
  • Konrad K. Sandvik & Iva Svalina - Environmental Justice Litigation: What can we learn from Norway's experience?
  • Dina Skotnes - Approaching Responsibility: A Study of Norway´s Biggest Oil Companies
  • Sjur S. Strøm - River Restored? Perspectives on Urban Nature, Extinction, and Ecological Restoration after the Chlorine Leakage in Akerselva 2011

The final projects will be published soon.

Tags: OSEH, HF, Environmental Humanities By Tarjei Brekke
Published Feb. 9, 2022 9:51 AM - Last modified Mar. 30, 2022 11:22 AM