During their different journeys of the MEMORIA Norway project, SpringerParker will update the Logbook on a regular basis.
It documents their route and events in forms of on location photos and descriptions sent directly via the mobile phone to this website.
Clicking at the geographical data to the left of the entries lets you follow their route on the map.

EXPLORATION AUTUMN (Nov. – Dec. 2009)

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To Norway with love


After so many rather dark days inside the Artic circle, we are happy the sun again. We are truly thankful for an intense time with so many inspiring and thoughtful moments, meetings, and talks with some of the most open-hearted and open-minded people we know.


Sign o' the times


We met sound artist Jana Winderen and went to have a chat and an obligatory coffee at Teddy's Softbar. We later went out to meet up with her kids amongst a huge group of mostly young people and families with their children, which gathered together for a march through the city, carrying torches along with their hopes and demands. They want to send a sign to the politicians at the climate conference in Copenhagen: Make the right decisions!


Joar Nango


We are meeting Joar Nango, an artist and architect with Norwegian-Sámi background. His parents come from the city of Máze, he was born in Alta. Until recently, he was teaching at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. He is writing, editing and publishing a Fanzine for contemporary Sámi architecture called "Sámi Huksendaidda".


A day in Oslo


The day went on with a short reunion at the Goethe-Institute, a quick hello at "0047" and an informal meeting with Per Platou at "Mir". After all that days in nature and in low populated environment it's again quite hard for us to adapt to city lights and the huge amount of aural and visual information that is approaching us at once.


Tore Tanum


Tore Tanum is Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Our producers Kristine Knudsen and Elisabeth Nesheim already met him about half a year ago, now we had the chance to meet him in person and present some project updates and developments. Besides that, we talked about the Norwegian and German relationships to Russia and a possible Memoria follow-up project in Svalbard.


Approaching Norway again


We're driving up and down that winding roads towards the Swedish-Norwegian border. Seeing the street lamps switch off one by one right in front of our car provoked a kind of creepy feeling. But we decided not to take it personally, rather than regarding it an energy-saving activity and are thankful for a unique but still creepy experience. Our next destination is Oslo.


Down these roads before


Are we the yet ? No. People used to say that you can drive through Middle Sweden for hours and hours without encountering a single person. Affirmative. We finally reached the red roads. For us, that means, we are getting closer to Östersund.


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