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WHO WE ARE
Margrethe Kolstad Brekke
As a textile artist I am also a storyteller. the patterns, motives, tecniques and materials I work with are tell-tale evidence of the world we live in.
To keep making art in times like these I need to identify the stories worth re-sharing. Right now I think the most important stories are growing day by day among people hard at work trying to solve the super wicked problems of human induced climatechange. The people making transitions come to life.
So throughout my time with Radio Luftballett, I will meet with professionals in various fields, collecting stories, ideas and visions.
After this I will continue making textile arts.
Using what I will learn in the Radio, I hope to become an art-maker that can fill my work with stories making it easier to imagine life after transition.
Currently a first-year masters student in Climate Change Management in Sogndal Norway with a background in Environmental Engineering. Originally from Edinburgh he spent his youth surfing and snowboarding around Scotland and later coached surfing in Morocco, Portugal and Scotland. From the age of 11, Adam was part of the junior development team of Rome Snowboards UK where he also worked two years as a media and video producer for their social media pages. Adam has worked with various snowboard magazines and he was recently on the board of multiple university societies and sports clubs focusing on the role of social media in encouraging participation in sports.
Alicia Cohen is a poet based in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of three books of poetry, Coherer (Verge Books), Debts and Obligations (O Books), and Bear (Handwritten Press). Her work is included in many anthologies, including Make It True: Poetry from Cascadia and Salt: Poetry on the Oregon Coast, as well as the forthcoming Earth Bound: Compass Points Toward an Ecopoetics and Counter-Desecration Phrasebook: A Glossary for Writing Within the Anthropocene, both from Wesleyan University Press. She has a doctorate from the Poetics Program at State University at New York, Buffalo and her work is presently engaged in questions of feminism and housework, utopias, green building, and ecological disaster.
Calum is currently second year student on the Climate Change Management Masters program in Sogndal. He spent his childhood learning to snowboard, climb and mountain bike in the hills of Scotland, gaining a strong appreciation for how important it is to persuade people to protect our natural environments. He has since travelled extensively snowboarding and climbing in the mountains from Alaska to the Himalayas. Before arriving in Sogndal in 2016, he completed a Bachelors degree in Environmental Geography in Scotland. He has considerable media experience and has worked with the BBC and various UK newspapers. Since 2009 he has been fundraising for the Teenage Cancer Trust and has been involved with raising over £30,000. He is part of the leadership group for Protect Our Winters in Norway. Through this work he hopes the outdoors community can put pressure on governments to do more for our natural environment and develop ways to encourage people to transition to a less consumption-based lifestyle.
Victoria is currently a second-year Master student in Climate Change Management at Høgskulen på Vestlandet, Sogndal, Norway and has a bachelors in Earth Sciences from the University of Glasgow. She strongly believes that education and grassroot movements are key in the action against climate change. In Sogndal, she has volunteered to help organise an conference on climate change (IYPC 2017) where she designed a Climate Change and Food workshop. She has also helped to start a community garden and most recently she has become a part of a local sustainability activist group- Framtiden i Våre Hender (the Future in Our Hands). The natural environment is a big part of Victoria’s life through skiing, climbing and mountaineering. In her work she hopes to educate people about the small simple steps they can take in their lives to limit their impact on the earth and help transition to a sustainable society.
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