Crosscuts 2022

Welcome to attend the third edition of Stockholm’s environmental humanities festival for film and text: Crosscuts. This is an open and free event, but the number of seats are limited. In order to get a seat, you need to register here first: www.kth.se/form/crosscuts

If you have questions or if you registered and need to cancel, please send us an email: info@crosscuts.se

Venue

Ångdomen
Kungliga Tekniska högskolans bibliotek
Osquars backe 21, 114 28 Stockholm

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Program

September 1, 2022

12.00-13.30 What is Deep Sea Mining?

Brownbag seminar with short documentaries and a panel discussion on deep sea and resources. Everyone who signs up will get a vegan lunch sandwich.

What is Deep Sea Mining? is a five episode short film series dedicated to the topic of deep sea mining, a new frontier of resource extraction at the bottom of the ocean, set to begin in the next few years.

Panel

Robert Blasiak
Researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, where he focuses on the sustainable management of ocean resources, and ocean stewardship.

Staffan Lindberg
Journalist at Swedish paper Aftonbladet and author, focusing on foreign and climate news.

Moderated by Tirza Meyer, contemporary historian and postdoctoral researcher in the history of media and environment with a specific focus on the history of ocean governance and environment, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

About Deep Sea Mining

14.30-16.30 How to Change the World

Screening of the Greenpeace film How to Change the World

How to Change the World is a documentary film, from writer-director Jerry Rothwell (Deep Water), which chronicles the adventures of an eclectic group of young pioneers who set out to stop Richard Nixon’s nuclear bomb tests in Amchitka, Alaska, and end up creating the worldwide green movement with the birth of Greenpeace.

About How to Change the World

17.00-18.00 Poetry Session

Juan Carlos Galeano
Professor, poet and translator. Juan teaches Spanish American poetry, the environmental imagination in Spanish American literature, and cultures of Amazonia at the Florida State University.

Juan will join us online for a reading followed by a discussion with the audience and invited guests.

This session is moderated by Nuno Marques, Postdoctoral researcher at the KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory and a visiting researcher at the Center for Social Studies, Coimbra, Portugal, working with epistemological contributions of  ecopoetry to the environmental humanities.

18.00-18.30 Mingle

Break between sessions. Mingle with snacks, canapees and soft drinks in Ångdomen.

18.30-20.30 Historjá – Stygn för Sapmí

Screening of the film Historja, followed by a panel discussion. The film is shown with English subtitles.

Historjá – Stygn för Sapmí  is a poetic and striking depiction of the Sami artist Britta Marakatt-Labba. Her art describes the Sami culture, today and historically, and about the Sami reindeer husbandry, which is fundamentally threatened by the global climate crisis.

Panel

Thomas Jackson
Director of the film Historjá – Stygn för Sapmí

Gunhild Ninis Rosenqvist 
Professor at Stockholm University, with expertise in both past and present effects of climate change on mountain and polar environments, especially effects on the cryosphere.

Tomas Colbengtson
Sami visual artist, works with graphics, painting, sculpture and digital art.

About Historjá