Five million SEK from FORMAS Research Council for the project “Ecological Grief, Crisis Imaginaries and Resilience in Nordic Lights” (2022-26)

This week’s most exciting news came on Tuesday from FORMAS Research Council for Sustainable Development, who announced the decision concerning research funding in the call “Social and cultural perspectives on climate change and biodiversity“.

Our project “Ecological Grief, Crisis Imaginaries and Resilience in Nordic Lights“, of which I am the Principal Investigator (PI), received 5 million SEK for the upcoming four years of exciting and crucial work!

My colleague and collaborator, Prof. Cecilia Åsberg participates in the project. We are most thrilled to embark on this scholarly adventure together!

Environmental Racism is Garbage. Virtual Research-Creation and Art Symposium. NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Photo by David Kilabuk (source:

On 27th-29th May 2021 Environmental Racism is Garbage: Virtual Research-Creation & Art Symposium took place online.

This wonderful and important event was supported by a Seed Box grant from Mistra-Formas Environmental Humanities Collaboratory, the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Waste Flow ( and Queen’s University.

Here comes the (shortened) description from the symposium’s website:

The aim of this interactive virtual research-creation and art symposium is to bear modest witness to waste as a symptom of environmental racism. […] Environmental Racism is Garbage seeks knowledge production and acts of resistance at the intersection of art, politics, and the relationship between racialized injustice and ecological crisis. We’ve invited contributions and collaborations from visual and performance-based artists, curators, theorists and activists, to create submissions that engage with the interconnections between environmental health, socio-economic conditions, racialized discrimination, social justice – with transdisciplinary work driven by creative inquiry and lived experience forefronted.

I had a pleasure and honour to speak in the panel focused on Ecological Grief which took place on 26th May. In case you missed it, feel free to check out the recording of the panel (along with many other fascinating talks and panels) available until May 2022 on the symposium’s YouTube channel and website.

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