Politics

Pray for the dead and work like hell for the living

I have been volunteering in community gardens in Malmö for the last four years as well growing as much as I can on my balcony and window ledges. Yet this summer, when visiting friends in England and Scotland, both gardeners, my partner and I realised it was time for our own allotment. The allotments are […]

Comics, cosplay and child-catching – a weekend at Copenhagen Comics

Continuing my tour of Nordic comic festivals, I took the train from Malmö, over the always impressive Øresund Bridge (perhaps familiar to viewers of The Bridge) to attend Copenhagen Comics, a biennial comic fest. Their website and programmes are, bizarrely when so much else is translated into English in the Nordic countries, only available in […]

Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.

Doris Lessing

Jeder Mensch ein Künstler?

I visited Copenhagen with my friend Rebecca on Saturday. We did our usual mix of art, walking, chat and food, this time with the added fun of a canal boat tour (where a bunch of very rowdy Dutch guys confirmed that everyone can be a loud, annoying tourist, no matter where you are from). This […]

A light exists in spring

A light exists in spring Not present on the year At any other period. When March is scarcely here A color stands abroad On solitary hills That science cannot overtake, But human nature feels. Emily Dickinson On the outskirts of the city of Malmö, in the very south of Sweden, a new green space is […]

Utopia is on the horizon. I move two steps closer; it moves two steps further away.
I walk another ten steps and the horizon runs ten steps further away.
As much as I may walk, I'll never reach it.
So what's the point of utopia?
The point is this: to keep walking.

Eduardo Galeano

I’m a pessimist because of intelligence,
but an optimist because of will.

Antonio Gramsci