Call for Papers – TRAVEL

Tvergastein is now accepting submissions for its next issue:
Deadline: August 31, 2016

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Travel. It takes us where we want to go. It connects us – both with each other and with the things we use, want and wish for.

With advancements in technology and globalization, our concept of travel has transformed. Places in the world are much closer to us than they used to be. With the click of a button we can see a far off land, or buy a ticket to visit it. We can order goods from halfway around the world and receive them in the matter of days, but we can also attend a conference in a distant place from the comfort of our own home.

At the same time environmental, social and cultural factors force us to reconsider the concept of travel. The transportation of people and goods around the world accounts for approximately one quarter of global energy consumption and 14% of global emissions.1

Can we consider reducing travel, or have we and the global system become too addicted to it? Do we limit our ability to gain greater perspectives and understanding of the world? Does travel help us to realize the need to advocate for those places far out of reach?

Tvergastein Issue 8 is now open for contributions to an interdisciplinary exploration of the forces and factors that inform the concept of travel.  We look to explore the travel of people and of things, and to explore the development of travel, its necessity and the implications it creates, as well as its alternative and future possibilities.

If you are interested in contributing to this issue, please see our Contributors page for more details. 

1http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=23832

Call for Papers – How are Cities Made?

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Tvergastein is now accepting submissions for its next issue:
Deadline: December 15, 2015

Inclusive. Safe. Resilient. Sustainable.

These are the goals which the UN has directed toward cities in order to cope with the increasingly urbanized population of the globe.

But how can such an abstract vision act as a blueprint for cities of the future? What does such a vision say – or fail to say – about the processes that shape urban areas, the diversity of people and places that make up the world’s cities and the challenges they face? What entails a sustainable or resilient city? Whose safety is prioritized?

Tvergastein Issue 7 is now open for contributions to an interdisciplinary  exploration of the forces and factors that inform patterns of urban development. Understanding these is surely a precursor to knowing how to make cities socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable, hence the question: how are cities made?


If you have a finished text, old exam paper that can be edited, or simply a good idea for an article, send us an e-mail. We promise you fair feedback and help in the editing process before publication.

We accept contributions in Norwegian and English in two categories:

Op-ed style (2 000- 5 000 Characters)

Academic style (10 000 – 20 000 Characters)

We are also looking for illustrations and photos! if you have a piece you think would illustrate our theme well, send it in! We accept both color and black and white submissions. All illustrations and photos must be sent in a resolution higher than 300 dpi.

Please contact us if you would like to submit! tvergastein@sum.uio.no

Launch of Tvergastein #6 – Leaving the Box: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Initiatives

Tvergastein would like to invite you to take part in the launch of our newest edition titled Leaving the Box: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Initiatives.

The event will be held at Kulturhuset on Tuesday the 15th of September, from 18:00 to 20:00.

Leaving the box

Leaving the box

The topic of the panel debate will reflect the current issue, including subjects dealing with how (or if) entrepreneurship, innovations and different initiatives can help with the many environmental difficulties of the day.

The panel debate will be moderated by Andrew Kroglund and the panelists are:
Karina Standal – PhD Stipendiat at University of Oslo’s Centre for Development and the Environment
Myriam Bouré – Co-founder of Open Food Network and Active Member of OuiShare
Sigridur Thormodsdottir – Head of Bio-Based Industries, Sustainability Division at Innovasjon Norge
Kompass & Co – Social entrepreneurship company with green profile

The event is part of the 25th Anniversary celebration of the Centre for Development and Environment (SUM) at the University of Oslo. We are happy to announce that Det Andre Teatret will provide us all with some improvisational fun after the panel debate.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/153762148293365/

We hope you all will be able to attend and join us for the festivities!
Cordially,
Tvergastein Board of Editors

 

Call for Papers “Leaving the Box: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Initiatives”

Tvergastein is now seeking contributions to our next issue:

Leaving the Box: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and InitiativesISSUE 6 POSTER SOCIAL MEDIA VERSION

Deadline: June 10th 2015

Contribute to an interdisciplinary conversation around the positive initiatives, ideas, projects, and solutions from around the world that address the social, economic and environmental issues of today.

What are the businesses and who are the people working with creative solutions to the problems facing our society? Which ideas are at the forefront of building a sustainable future? In what way do policies facilitate this and what is the process of thinking outside the box?  What role do innovative thinkers play in creating a more sustainable future? Are businesses “going green” simply in response to a trend, or is this the way of the future?

If you have a finished text, old exam paper that can be edited, or simply a good idea for an article, send us an e-mail. We promise you fair feedback and help in the editing process before publication.

We accept contributions in Norwegian and English in two categories:

Op-ed style (2 000- 5 000 Characters)

Academic style (10 000 – 20 000 Characters)

We are also looking for illustrations and photos! if you have a piece you think would illustrate our theme well, send it in! We accept both color and black and white submissions. All illustrations and photos must be sent in a resolution higher than 300 dpi.

Please contact us if you would like to submit! tvergastein@sum.uio.no

Issue #5 is now available online!

Issue #5 Food Rights and Food Fights is now available for viewing and downloading through Issuu. In the 5th issue of Tvergastein we wanted to look at food consumption and production, amongst other things, from a global as well as local perspective. How has globalization impacted local food production? Do we really know what we’re eating? These are some of the questions we sought to answer in this edition. If you’re in Oslo but missed our launch event and would like a hard copy of the journal, you can look for one around UiO Blindern campus, at SUM, and on the NMBU campus in Ås, coming soon.

ISSN number (online): ISSN 1893-5834
ISSN number (print): ISSN 1893-5605

“Food Rights and Food Fights” Launch Invitation

MAJOBO and Tvergastein cordially invite you to join us for this event which puts the spotlight on some very important issues regarding our food and our food system.

What do we know about the food that we eat? How does the global food system work? Can the system be fixed?The interdisciplinary academic journal Tvergastein launches its fifth issue which focuses on food rights and food fights. We will also screen the American documentary “Food Fight”, followed by a panel discussion (held in English). The evening will be rounded off on a lighter tone with live music and ample opportunities to mingle with like-minded people. Free entrance.

Join the event on Facebook here:

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