Violence

Violence

Folk tales and legends can be violent. Is it because they were written down at a time when this was part of everyday life? Take, for example, the Norwegian folk tale The Blue Ribbon, which can be found in the collection of Asbjørnsen and Moe. There it is violence...
Mimesis in Crisis

Mimesis in Crisis

Mimesis in crisis is a project that was supported by the Federation for European storytelling and the municipality of Oslo. The project consisted of digitizing audio narratives for the medium Podcast, as well as a survey for anonymous listeners. The idea was based,...
Nor did he turn 34

Nor did he turn 34

Today he would have celebrated his 34th day. He died. I have thought that I never really said goodbye, because until the very last it seemed as if it never happened. I sat there by the bed watching him die. But I could never believe it. I can’t believe it now....
Do not want children

Do not want children

What ties us together? A cross on top of a building, Christmas dinner with family? A Sunday trip with a friend in the woods? A language we have in common? Stories we know, have heard, believe in? In 1994 when Norway won over Brazil in World Cup football? I do not know...