How can we better articulate the Anthropocene?
– We are Generation Anthropocene, Robert Macfarlane says, but argues that our need for change seems to greatly exceed our capacity to exert it.
Air pollution: ‘I haven’t seen the stars for years’
Our second lunch seminar this semester was held by Bryan Tilt, who shared his research on the different perceptions of air pollution in rural and urban areas in China: – There is little research on whether one needs to have reached a certain economic level in order to worry about environmental issues.
Vardø’s rich street art scene: will the city become an ecomuseum?
In our first lunch seminar this spring, Saphinaz-Amal Naguib brought us to Norway’s most north-eastern city near the border to Russia, Vardø, and introduced us to a rich street art scene that demonstrates the large-scale depopulation of the arctic city.
Charred Memories – Ephemeral survivors in my uncle’s burnt home
– Cognitive memories of things in a home cannot be inherited, because they do not reside in the things themselves, but in the relation between things and personal mindscapes, Hein Bjerck says.
Dust storms is a health killer, but disappeared from the public debate
Throughout time sand and dust storms have been a topic in Chinese historical records. Although they are widely understood as a “health killer” today, they have almost disappeared from public debate, scholar argues.
– Det er vanskeligere for kvinner å komme seg opp og fram i matematikken
Professor Berit Stensønes gir publiseringskrav og kvotering mye av skylda.
Air pollution in China: Poor people likely to be worst off
CAS researchers expect that the rural population and poor migrants in cities will be the hardest hit when it comes to air pollution exposure. Professor Mette Halskov Hansen hopes that the CAS project she leads can help raise awareness and promote debate.
Life among Soviet ruins: – the past is still present
Most people in Northwestern Russia and on the Kola Peninsula live in apartment blocks constructed during the time of Stalin, Khrushchev, and Brezhnev; many of these apartments are in a serious state of decay.
Room for interdisciplinary engagement
The leaves on the magnificent trees outside our building here in Oslo have turned yellow and red—the tell-tale sign that the academic year is underway.
Ballast: Loads with history
Ballast, the material used to stabilize ships, is the object of study for archaeologist and CAS Fellow professor Burström. He understands ballast as a “Gigantic relocation of material”.