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:


Issue #1-3

While you wait for the online version of our newest issue entitled “Should we Kill the Car?” we thought you might enjoy to revisit our earlier publications.

Issue #1: “Tvergastein”
Our first issue serves as an introduction to our journal. Named after the cabin of Norwegian philosopher and founder of deep ecology, Arne Næss, Tvergastein’s goal is to be a meeting place between academia and the environmental movement.

The issue contains contributions from noted scholars such as Robin Eckersly, Vandana Shiva, and David Rothenburg, and is complemented by an interview with Bruno Latour.


Issue #2: “The Opening of the Arctic”
At the same time as the Arctic ice cap is receding due to global warming the Arctic itself is emerging as the new frontier for shipping and fossil fuel extraction.

Our second issue thematizes this double opening with articles by former foreign minister of Norway Jonas Gahr Støre, Hanna Marcussen of MDG, and professor Lawrence Buell.


Issue #3: “Adaptation and its Limits”

The two main strategies for confronting the challenge of climate change have been mitigation and adaptation. In this issue we asked what adaptation to new climates entails and demands of us. Scholars like Dr. Kari Marie Nordgaard, and Professor Gufu Oba contributed.

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!

Tvergastein #3 – Adaptation and Its Limits

Our most recent edition of the journal is now available for viewing (and download) through Issuu.

It’s also available as a .pdf right here.

If you’re in Oslo but missed our launch event and would like a hard copy of the journal, you can look for one at the Grønt UiO offices or elsewhere around campus, at SUM, and on the UMB campus in Ås, coming soon.