Nearly one and a half years ago, we went on an incredible journey[1] to Kirkenes in the North of Norway, on the invitation of Pikene på Broen[2] (Women on the Bridge), organisers of the annual regional Barents Spektakel arts festival. For the 2013 festival Pikene invited us to speak at their Visionary Arctic seminar, amongst a number of artists, scientists and officials imagining the region’s future. We took part by video link and talked corner-cutting and technological mishaps by Shell, the long-term end-game of fossil fuels, and how the arts take part in shaping this future:

With thanks to Charlie Kronick for discussion and facts, and to Carey Restino at Alaska Dispatch for this very personal article on Shell’s mishaps in Alaska.

Endnotes:
  1. went on an incredible journey: http://platformlondon.org/2010/11/07/slow-travel-to-oslo-privilege-hope-or-red-herring/
  2. Pikene på Broen: http://pikene.no