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SEMINAR // In time, we too will become ancestors...

  • Samisk hus i Oslo Trondheimsveien 2K 0560 Oslo (map)

What responsibility do we have to think about the future? What focuses are important in the way we choose to live today? Individual presentations and a panel discussion will explore perspectives on societal progress and value, with particular consideration of what indigenous knowledge offers contemporary lifestyle and sustainable futures in terms of communication, education and ecology.


Prof Anders Breidlid (Professor, Department of International Studies and Interpreting, HiOA)
Prof Anders Breidlid has a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and was the previous Dean of Faculty of Education and Rector of Bislet University College. He has been a research fellow at the University of Cape Town and at universities in Cuba and Chile. His main professional interests are: international education, education and development, international politics, human rights, HIV/AIDS, indigenous knowledges, and African literature. Breidlid has research experience from Sudan, South Africa, Kenya, Cuba, Chile and the US. His recent books include Understanding the Implications of Culture and Context (2009) with Jean Baxen; Education, Indigenous Knowledges and Development in the Global South. Contesting Knowledges for a Sustainable Future (2013).

Geir Tore Holm (Artist)
Artist Geir Tore Holm comes from Olmmáivággi/Manndalen, Troms. Since 2010 he has lived and worked at his farm Øvre Ringstad in Skiptvet, Østfold. Parallel to work with video, photography, sculpture, performance and installation, Geir Tore Holm has mediated, written about and been teaching contemporary art since finishing studies at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art in 1995. Issues central to Holm’s practice include; ecology, indigenous peoples issues, farming, social engagement, the context of artistic practice, and working through dialogue. In 2003 he initiated the infinite Sørfinnset skole/ the nord land in Gildeskål, Nordland together with his partner Søssa Jørgensen. He is a participant in Ensayos, a collective research project rooted in the natural park Karukinka in Tierra del Fuego, Chile. Geir Tore Holm was Project Leader in establishing the Academy of Contemporary Art and Creative Writing, University of Tromsø in 2007 and is a fellow at Oslo National Academy of the Arts with the artistic research project Poetics for Changing Aethetics. He is a holder of the National Grant for artists and receiver of the John Savio Prize 2015.

Eliza Naranjo Morse (Artist)
Current PRAKSIS resident Eliza Naranjo Morse is based in Northern New Mexico, USA. She works across disciplines from sculpture and drawing, to social projects involving cultivating land and working in public schools and the local youth detention center.  Through her interdisciplinary work she seeks to celebrate place, and to consider the intangibles of life including spirituality, balance, resourcefulness and renewal.  Naranjo Morse has shown her work in a number of international venues including, among others, at Cumbre de el Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico; Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, Ekaterinburg, Russia; Chelsea Art Museum, New York, New York; SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, USA; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, USA; Berlin Gallery Phoenix; School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe.

Kari Helene Partapuoli (Director, Utviklingsfondet/The Development Fund)
Kari Helene Partapuoli  is a Norwegian social anthropologist and Director of The Development Fund Norway, an organisation which supports small scale farmers around the world in their fight against hunger and poverty. Partapuoli holds an MA in Social Anthropology from the Univesity of Tromsø, Norway and was previously Director of The Norwegian Center against Racism and Discrimination (Antirasistisk Senter) where she received the 2011 Kirkens Bymisjon Setter Award for being a clear voice for a society based on community, understanding and respect rather than suspicion and group thinking.

PLEASE NOTE: The entrance to Samisk Hus is between Riksscenen and Oslo Musikk og Kulturskole.

Earlier Event: October 8
Later Event: November 3
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