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Steffen Moestrup

Permanent contributor to MODERN TIMES.

We call it precariat

WORK: Precarious working life is perhaps alluring with its freedom and flexibility. But with the precarious also comes the uncontrollable, the unpredictability and the lack of rights. Precarious work has become widespread in a subject such as journalism. Nevertheless, I am still tempted by the flexible tasks, by the sense of variability, freedom almost.

It turns on some alarm bells with me

SORROW: With the book Good Grief, Shelley F. Knight has sympathetically set out to write a work that will help her reader understand and process grief.

Losing a life witness

DEATH: Can one grieve over a person who turned 97 years old? Grief can be deeply selfish and liberating collective. But grief can also create communities in the love of the deceased.

Combination of gossip and substance

Philosophy: The fascinating philosophical work Troldmændenes Tid manages to project a narrative about four thinkers and the lives that grievously shaped their thoughts.

Objective, free / independent, socially responsible, critically investigative, activist, subjective and dialogical

Journalism: Via the pragmatic philosophy, Steen Steensen and Harald Hornmoen create great relevance and applicability in their thoughtful writing about journalism.

Photography in a climate time

Copenhagen Photo Festival: Photography can capture nature, document it, but also process nature. Showcase the being, the exotic, the disappearing in a special way.

The more positive aspects of Corona

CORONA: Nothing is in a hurry anymore. Illness, death, and economic ruin are the hallmarks of the pandemic, but in corona-the time also arises cognition and insight, which we should take with us further.

The whole world is overwintering in our time

SELF-HELP: With Wintering, Katherine May has projected an alluring, essayistic self-help book on the art of overwintering.

The identity-political winds of the time

IDENTITY: Hørernes Hærgen is a flame script against the identity-political winds of the time. It is a fiery battle script against contemporary moral currents.