For every person on Earth there are 200 million insects. Yet their numbers are dwindling and without insects, people and animals would die. Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson has written the book “Extraordinary Insects: Weird. Wonderful. Indispensable. The ones who run our world”. Elementa had a talk with the much sought-after biology professor about how and why our future depends on these life forms.Read More
The Climate Festival § 112 of January 2019 is a broad climate celebration that encourages and inspires people to support political measures to ensure a sustainable future. Elementa had a talk with Anders Selstrøm Moe, one of the driving forces behind the festival.
Fremja is a new social therapeutic initiative in Norway for youths and grown-ups that for different reasons need adapted work or living situations. Frode Wendelboe is one of the founders and call himself an artist of care. We had a talk about the need to merge ecological and social work and why the solutions are interdependent.Read More
The Global Seed Vault, situated deep in the permafrost of Svalbard is celebrating its 10 years aniversary this year. We have spoken to Seed Vault Coordinator Åsmund Asdal about the importance of storing original seeds safely in an unstable world.Read More
Nicanor Perlas is a global activist, writer and speaker and regarded as one of the most remarkable leaders of the peoples movements of today.
In the midst of his active existence Perlas graciously took the time to talk to Elementa about what he sees as being the most crucial concern of our times.Read More
According to The New York Times List of Top New Food Words: CLIMATARIAN (n.) A diet whose primary goal is to reverse climate change. When 2017 arose, Cecilie Dawes, green entrepreneur and founder of Food Studio, had decided that she wanted to actually do it. She wanted to walk the talk.Read More
The earth is alive, we know it intuitively - but can it be scientifically proved? And even more important, can it be experienced?
We have had the honor and pleasure of talking to eco scientist Stephan Harding about the present status of Gaia science and about how we can connect to the living presence of the Earth.Read More
In a basement in Storgata in Oslo, old bikes from containers and roadsides are being transformed into beautiful and durable bikes that inhabit the norwegian capital. Retour is a new and social responsible bike workshop that not only creates wonderful steel frames on wheels but also creates jobs and meaning for young people.Read More
Daniel Eugene Lacey-McDermott - better known as Captain Credible, is an uncompromising Norwegian electronic artist that has been pushing the limits of electronic music releases and building his own hacked instruments since 2008.Read More
Dimension 10 is an Oslo-based tech startup working to revolutionize the workflow for architects, engineers and designers with an app that makes it possible to work with 3D models in a realtime virtual environment. The Elementa Blog went to meet up with founder Aleksander Langmyhr to learn about their product and the future of VR.Read More
Eriksen Skajaa is a small Oslo based architecture studio founded by Joakim Skajaa and Arild Eriksen. By focusing on people in their work they have been able to create human friendly city development and living environments in both larger and smaller scale. We headed down to their beautiful office in Oslo to have a talk with Joakim and Arild about their approach to architecture.Read More