Lund university, founded in 1666, and its research centre the Pufendorf Institute. That was where I met up with the Degrowth research group on 18th March 2016. I had been invited by the coordinators, Ekaterina Chertkovskaya and Alexander Paulsson to hold a workshop for the research group that would use different methods – visual art, drama, […]
Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved.
You ever notice that trees do everything to get attention we do, except walk?
Alice Walker – The Color Purple
There was something for everyone at Malmö Seriefest, April 2-3 2016, in Malmö’s central library. Here’s the organising team, from left to right: Natalia Batista Olivia Skoglund Mattis Telin-Örnblom Eileen Laurie Sofia Hedman And this is what the Swedish press – Sydsvenska – had to say. Sofia and I hung out, and counted the number […]
A love letter from one great writer to another.
The truth will set you free.
But first it will piss you off.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
What can they do to you? Whatever they want.. They can set you up, bust you, they can break your fingers, burn your brain with electricity, blur you with drugs till you can’t walk, can’t remember. they can take away your children, wall up your lover; they can do anything you can’t stop them doing. […]