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Nina Ossavy

Ossavy is a stage artist and writer.

Our own possible downfall

Breaking Together is a well-documented and thorough book about the collapse of industrial consumer society, about where we stand and where we can go, if only we understand how bad the condition is. Author Jem Bendell has a background in...

Doesn't the ground hurt, brother?

ANIMALS: Ethically speaking, we are way overtime with our treatment of the non-human animals. Many of these have emotions such as fear, pity and sadness. We shouldn't eat animals, but what if we get sick from not doing so?

Pitch black and hopeful

ECOLOGY: I the Deep Adaptation Norway group articulates the fear of collapse and total collapse. Artificial intelligence and wild plants, preparing for the disaster, unity and fear are discussed there. In that context, Professor Jem Bendell recommends an ideological paradigm shift in the footsteps of Buddhism, deep ecology and critical theory.

Colonized by the hookup universe

INTERNET: Johann Hari points out in the book that the 'focus crisis' is directly dangerous for democracy and can contribute to forming totalitarian regimes.

"The bones that are here are waiting for yours."

DEATH: Our critic here compares his own experience with the death of his parents, with experiences described in Bjørnar Berg's book What does death teach us?.

An eco-bible for our time

Planets: The three main problems of our time are the mass extinction of species, pollution and climate disturbances. If it weren't for the fact that the author has an overview of what can be done, and what is actually being done, this would be unbearable reading.

The exercise of violence in ourselves

Ecology: What does this overwhelming information maze of a book really say about ecofascism? Have we ended up in a downward argument that only leads us deeper into conflict-creating dichotomies – us/them, left/right and nice/naughty?

To cultivate soil health

ECOLOGY: Marit Bendz has met gardeners, agronomists, farmers and enthusiasts who in various ways run an agriculture contrary to government recommendations.

Our own basis of life

PHOTO ART: Is art that takes a value position marginalized? The artist duo Book and Hedén's exhibition Real Adventures has a no-bullshit filter that is a rarity in the Norwegian art world.