Lihkku Beivviin Sápmi! Happy Sami National Day!

February 6th is the Sami National Day, and this year marks the 100th anniversary of the first Sami National Convention held in Trondheim in 1917. After 100 years of ‘Norwegianization’, this was the first time the Sami across national Nordic

Lihkku Beivviin Sápmi! Happy Sami National Day!

February 6th is the Sami National Day, and this year marks the 100th anniversary of the first Sami National Convention held in Trondheim in 1917. After 100 years of ‘Norwegianization’, this was the first time the Sami across national Nordic

Rune and the Barents cabaret – Take two!

Rune Rafaelsen is the mayor of Sør-Varanger municipality and one of the busiest people in the Northern hemisphere. He was put into quite the test this past year when some 5500 migrants and refugees came over the border from Russia to Kirkenes at

Rune and the Barents cabaret – Take two!

Rune Rafaelsen is the mayor of Sør-Varanger municipality and one of the busiest people in the Northern hemisphere. He was put into quite the test this past year when some 5500 migrants and refugees came over the border from Russia to Kirkenes at

With the power of Pål

We are on a VIP tour with Pål Kasper Gabrielsen who is overseeing the electrical underbelly of the ship called New Kirkenes hospital. As we crawl underneath the building the enormous scale makes us feel like we are in a scene from ‘honey I shrunk the

With the power of Pål

We are on a VIP tour with Pål Kasper Gabrielsen who is overseeing the electrical underbelly of the ship called New Kirkenes hospital. As we crawl underneath the building the enormous scale makes us feel like we are in a scene from ‘honey I shrunk the

Red alerts and skylarking waiting room chairs

Daniel Ciskowski’s speciality is emergency in public, especially in hospitals and senior centers. Originally from Poland, Daniel moved to Germany after completing his electrical engineering studies and arrived in Kirkenes two weeks ago to work as a service technician for Häberlein, a

Red alerts and skylarking waiting room chairs

Daniel Ciskowski’s speciality is emergency in public, especially in hospitals and senior centers. Originally from Poland, Daniel moved to Germany after completing his electrical engineering studies and arrived in Kirkenes two weeks ago to work as a service technician for Häberlein, a

Time is a ship round three!

We found Kirkenes exactly as we left it last year: fresh, calm and stunning! We are in Sør-Varanger this week for the third and last installment of the project Time is a ship that never casts anchor. As the new

Time is a ship round three!

We found Kirkenes exactly as we left it last year: fresh, calm and stunning! We are in Sør-Varanger this week for the third and last installment of the project Time is a ship that never casts anchor. As the new

First building section has landed the hospital site!

A grand moment in the history of New Kirkenes Hospital took place this week, as the very first building section landed safely on site. As the hospital’s chosen project manager Gunnar Stumo ceremoniously put it: “This might not be a moon

First building section has landed the hospital site!

A grand moment in the history of New Kirkenes Hospital took place this week, as the very first building section landed safely on site. As the hospital’s chosen project manager Gunnar Stumo ceremoniously put it: “This might not be a moon

King of the road headed out to sea

Our interviewee has left to drive a client and we are sitting by ourselves in a shipping container office at the end of a parking lot in Båtsfjord. The world feels remote and exotic from these sofas. It rained wildly

King of the road headed out to sea

Our interviewee has left to drive a client and we are sitting by ourselves in a shipping container office at the end of a parking lot in Båtsfjord. The world feels remote and exotic from these sofas. It rained wildly