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December 5th 21:00
New York Public Library

Naomi Klein (CA) & Martin Breum (DK)

Naomi Klein’s book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate argued that massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to reduce gaping inequalities, re-imagine broken democracies, and rebuild gutted local economies. Martin Breum is a journalist and author of the book When the Ice Disappears.

November 25th 17:00
Royal Danish Library

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (DK), Minik Rosing (GL) & Martin Breum (DK)

As a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, the Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is working for action on climate change. Minik Rosing is a leading scholar of geology, who also explores the relations between science and art and the dynamic power that lies in the combination. Martin Breum is a journalist with extensive knowledge on the Arctic.

October 18th 18:30
Greenland Institute of Natural Resources

Varna (GL) in Arctic Imagination

Experience the premiere of the work by one of Greenland’s most talented composers. Varna has been granted complete artistic freedom to create a piece inspired by the Greenlandic landscape in relation to climate change, and she mixes field recordings of the Greenlandic nature with traditional drum singing.

PAST EVENTS

September 21st
New York Public Library

Olafur Eliasson (IS/DK) & Minik Rosing (GL)

The urgent tensions between humanity and Nature are ever-present in world-famous Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson’s work. He is joined on stage by professor of geology Minik Rosing, whose research spans themes ranging from the consequences of the presence of life for planet Earth to the relations between arts and sciences.

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September 13th
Royal Library of Sweden

THE EXPEDITION AND NILS STRINDBERG’S ARCHIVE

For more than one hundred years polar scientists, journalists, and scholars have tried to solve the mystery of the Andrée-expedition. Why did the three expedition members die when they went ashore on Vitön in October 1897? Author Bea Uusma (SE) explores what really happened on that fateful expedition in her book The Expedition, My Love Story. The photographer Nils Strindberg was the youngest participant on the Andrée-exibition, and his archive is kept at the Royal Library in Stockholm.

August 30th
Royal Danish Library

Laurie Anderson (US) & Sjón (IS)

The unstoppably creative multidiciplinary artist Laurie Anderson, who visited the Arctic in 2008 as part of the Cape Farewell Disco Bay Expedition, interchanges ideas on the Arctic with the award-winning Icelandic novelist, poet, and playwright Sjón.

May 31st
University Campus (Ilimmarfik), Nuuk

LECTURE BY FISHERMAN AND HUNTER LARS JEREMIASSEN (GL)

The Danish Metrological Institute (DMI) is assisted by the great hunter Lars Jeremiassen when they work in Northern Greenland. Jeremiassen will be talking about his experiences with DMI and the technical equipment used to collect meteorological, climatological, and oceanographic measurements and observations.

May 31st
Royal Danish Library, Denmark

Laurent Fabius (FR) & Martin Breum (DK)

The former French Prime Minister and Minister for foreign affairs became world-famous for his unique diplomatic achievements during the climate summit COP21 in Paris. In conversation with author, journalist, and Arctic expert Martin Breum.

May 15th
Royal Danish Library

Kim Leine (DK/NO), Sørine Steenholdt (GL) & Adam Holm (DK)

Two distinctive literary Greenland-portrayers from two different generations, Danish-Norwegian Kim Leine (1961) and Greenlandic Sørine Steenholdt (1986), in conversation with journalist Adam Holm, who himself grew up in Greenland. Leine was recently nominated for the prestigious Dublin Literary Award for his novel The Prophets of Eternal Fjord that portrays an epic story about life and faith in the colonized Greenland of the late eighteenth century. Steenholdt was nominated for the Nordic Councils Literature Prize in 2016 for Zombieland – a collection of short stories and poems that depict a milieu where alcohol addiction and abuse are everyday conditions for children in modern Greenland.