Oct 18th. Arne Næss Symposium 10th Anniversary -incl. future generations – Children explain how to turn garbage into art.

Arne Næss Symposium 10th Anniversary

18.10.2017 at 06:30 PM-08.30 PM

SUM – Centre for Development and the Environment are happy to announce that this year, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Arne Næss Chair in Global Justice and the Environment will pay tribute to the intellectual and cultural legacy of Norway’s most influential and ludic philosopher.

Time and place: Oct. 18, 2017 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Gamle festsal UiO

In line with Arne’s playful and provocative spirit, we will offer a mix of memories, critical comments, music, performances and an art exhibition organized in collaboration with The International Museum of Children’s Art. 
In addition, SUM are proud to launch a special issue of Worldviews on ‘Deep Ecology: Life After Life?’ and a special issue of the student journal Tvergastein on building bridges between academia, policy and activism.

Good Life on Earth: Mission Impossible?
Moderators: Nina Witoszek and Christian Borch
• Start: Vox Humana choir
• Opening remarks: Nina Witoszek
• Welcome: Vice Rector of the University of Oslo, Åse Gornitzka.
• Doing the Impossible: Conversation between the Nobel Prize winner May-Britt Moser and Julia Kim, Senior Program Advisor Center for Gross National Happiness in Bhutan.
• Panel I: The Quintessence of Næssianism with Kit Fai Næss, Erling Kagge and Petter Mejlænder.
• Panel II: Philosophy meets business and politics with Inga Bostad, Jan Sundt, Idar Kreutzer and Torbjørn Røe Isaksen.
• Intellectual rap on Arne Næss: Nils med skills• Panel III: Is Deep Ecology too Deep? with Ursula Heise, David Rothenberg and Susan McHugh.
• Music: Arve Tellefsen.
• Panel IV:  Arne Næss meets future generations – Children explain how to turn garbage into art. 

• Film: Boxing Arne Næss.• Vignettes from previous Symposia on the Arne Næss fanfare composed by Lasse Thoresen and played by Maiken Mathisen Schau.

About SUM: Mission – SUM is currently one of the few institutions in Scandinavia advancing synergic, interdisciplinary research on development and the environment, combining insights from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. The Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) is a vibrant international research institution at the University of Oslo which promotes scholarly work on the challenges and dilemmas posed by sustainable development.





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