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.

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



Launch of Tvergastein #4 – Should we kill the car?


Join Tvergastein for the launch of our fourth issue entitled: “Should We Kill the Car?”.

The event will be hosted on Saturday April 5th at Litteraturhuset (Wergelandsveien 29, 0167 Oslo, Norway), at 6pm.

We will be hosting a panel discussion and conversation about the future of the car. When the car was first introduced to the masses it was meant to represent individual freedom, modernity and the future. For many, it still does. However, transport is also one of the main causes of greenhouse gas emissions. In light of growing environmental challenges worldwide, we ask the question whether it is really sustainable to keep using cars. Are “green cars” the answer? Are they a feasible alternative? What are the alternatives to using a car? How does city planning potentially impact car-usage, or abstention thereof? 

Kit Fai Næss will kick-start the evening with some introductory words.

Lars Gaupset, Central board member of the Green Party;
Aud Tennøy, Research Manager for Public Transport, Land Use and Transport Planning at the Institute of Transport Economics.

The debate will be moderated by Eivind Trædal, Communications Advisor for Naturvernforbundet.

Further panelists to be announced. 

We will round-off the evening with some fun music. Join us for an evening filled with interesting conversations and good fun! We look forward to seeing you there!

Launch of Tvergastein #3 – Adaptation and its limits


Join us for the launch of our third issue! The event will take place at Litteraturhuset at 6:00 PM


* Introduction by the editorial board
* Introduction by philosopher Inga Bolstad
  *Green stand up by Adam T.

* Panel discussion: what are the limits of climate adaptation?
Moderator: Maryam Faghih Imani, Grønt UiO

* Panelists:

Asuncioun St. Clair, CICERO
Silje Lundberg, Natur og Ungdom
Per Espen Stoknes (BI)

Room: Amalie Skram

You’re Invited to Tvergastein’s Launch Night: ‘The Opening of the Arctic’

Tvergastein Journal in collaboration with Green UiO are happy to announce some basic Information about our Launch Night for the up and coming edition: ‘The Opening of the Arctic’

Where: At Litteraturhuset on the 3rd floor (2nd floor if you’re American or British) in the  Nedjma room.

When: Monday 3rd December starting at 18:00 and finishing around 20:00 (people who would like to stay longer can join us downstairs in the bar area afterwards)

Full Program Details

18:00 Opening talk: Karen O’Brien

18:15 Arctic Photo presentation: Lena Gross

18:30 Arctic Panel Debate – Siri Meling (The Conservative Party) and Arild Moe (Fridtjof Nansens institute)

19:30 Concert: Morten Myklebust (

20:00 End of the program

Refreshment will be served and alcoholic beverages can be purchased from the bar on the 1st floor.

We hope you can make it!

First Issue Is on its Way!

Tvergastein’s first issue has been sent to print! We’re looking forward to presenting it to the world the 24th of may at Litteraturhuset, from 19.00.

The first issue includes contributions from authors from around the world, both students and academics, covering a range of topics, from water rights in developing countries to climate change in the media, the Rio Earth Summit to sustainable community design.

We are also proud to present contributions from some prominent figures in the discussion of environmental issues: Environmental and human rights activist Vandana Shiva, who presents the forward from her forthcoming book;  an article from Robyn Eckersly, author of The Green State; and an interview with renowned academic Bruno Latour about his thoughts on contemporary environmental issues.

See you at Litteraturhuset and online for a discussion of the issues at hand!