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:

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Kungliga Tekniska högskolans bibliotek
Osquars backe 21, 114 28 Stockholm

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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? (directed by Inhabitants with Margarida Mendes) 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.


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.

Krzysztof Jurdziński
Doctoral student in Environmental Genetics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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.

14.30-16.30 How to Change the World

Screening of the Greenpeace film How to Change the World. The film is introduction by Karl Andreasson, Trainer Lead at The Movement Hub project by Greenpeace in Europe.

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.

17.00-18.00 Poetry and Jojk 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 be performing his poetry from the Amazonia

Evelyn Reilly
New York-based poet, scholar, and environmentalist.

Evelyn will be reading her poetry on plastic and ecopoetic critic of self/others, multispecies relations, etc.

Ylva Gustafsson
Sami activist, stage artist and public educator

Ylva will perform a joik.

Juan and Evelin will join us online for a reading followed by a discussion with the audience. Ylva will be performing live on stage.

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 Historjá – Stygn för Sapmí (directed by Thomas Jackson), 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.


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

Ylva Gustafsson
Sami activist, stage artist and public educator

Thomas Jackson
Director of the film Historjá – Stygn för Sapmí

Gunhild Ninis Rosqvist 
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.

This panel is moderated by Liubov Timonina, doctoral student in History of Science, Technology and Environment at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Liubov does research in History, Visual Narratives and Geographical Imaginations, as well as Outdoor Recreation and Colonial Spatialities in the Arctic.