Photographic winter gaze on the muskox

Karin is up at Dovrefjell again for a short winter visit to see how photographers hunt for the best shots of the muskox in winter conditions. Conditions are often harsh, with 20 m/s wind and snow on our first day, and -10 and clear sky with slight wind the other. Us humans need put a lot of gear on to deal with the conditions, while the muskox manages well with their thick wool. Muskox and Continue reading Photographic winter gaze on the muskox

Breathe in, breathe out – and publish

Project member Henrik Hovland Svensen participates in two recently published books: The beautiful art book Verdens navle  was launched on October 15, 2023, with literary readings, a panel discussion and of course, champagne. The book centers around a sculpture collection by Laila Kongevold and Stefan Christiansen at Aukra Care Center on the island Gossen. Through photos by Geir Dokken, combined with poetry, essays and literary fiction, the artwork initiates discussions of care – for humans Continue reading Breathe in, breathe out – and publish

Documentary in the making

Gardening the Globe will disseminate some of the research results through a documentary. This documentary will focus on domestic gardens as micro-landscaping, and it will disseminate the research questions of Gardening the Globe by using Kyrre Kverndokk’s subproject as a case. A team from the production company Leidar is hired to produce the documentary, led by the experienced documentarist Tor Karlsen. The team started filming this summer and will continue filming the following year. Here Continue reading Documentary in the making

Gardening the Globe goes gardening

In our project we use gardening both as an analytic metaphor and in a concrete way. Kyrre Kverndokk is studying gardening in Norway through the 20th and early 21st century as a lens for understanding cultural notions of landscaping and cultivation of nature. He explores how vernacular gardening brings together species and geo-masses from around the world, and how gardens are arenas for aesthetic modeling of landscapes and micro-ecosystems by separating cultivated nature from uncontrollable Continue reading Gardening the Globe goes gardening

Fieldwork has started …

… and here is the first field report from our PhD candidate Karin Lillevold: Greetings from the mountains in Dovrefjell! I have now been in the field for a few weeks, and experienced a lot already. I am based at the Wild Reindeer Centre and have followed the national park managers and others as they plan and discuss the management of the national park, how to raise awareness of the threatened wild reindeer, and how Continue reading Fieldwork has started …

Karin Lillevold – our new PhD candidate

We are super happy to present Gardening the Globe’s new PhD candidate, Karin Lillevold! Karin has a master’s degree in social anthropology from the University of Bergen from 2014 where she wrote about visions of nature and national identity in Iceland. Here is Karin’s own presentation of her PhD project with the preliminary title “REWILDING and the social construction of nature in times of the Anthropocene”:  This project aims to explore how nature is socially Continue reading Karin Lillevold – our new PhD candidate