The climate consesus

Danish. The op-ed argues that, at the time of writing, there was a surprisingly large gap between how many people were concerned about climate change in Europe and how many people were thought to be concerned about climate change. An overwhelming majority (86% in Denmark, comparable figures can be found for the rest of Europe) wanted their politicians to propose ambitious climate policies, but this was far from apparent in public debate.

“Det er tid til at lukke klimakløften” (“It’s time to close the climate gap”), Jyllandsposten (May 2018). Op-ed on the climate change debate. Link.

Mesopotamia in Denmark

Danish. The essay charts the reception of cuneiform cultures in modern Danish art. Four contemporary Danish artists have engaged with Gilgamesh, each of them highlighting a different aspect of the text, and three other artists (among them my mother) have engaged with Sumerian culture to explore the deepest layers of history.

“Hinsides tiderne: Oldtidens Irak i moderne dansk kunst” (”Beyond time: Ancient Iraq in contemporary Danish art”), Små fag, store horisonter: Småfagenes danske kulturhistorie i glimt, special issue of Tværkultur, vol. 7 (May 2017), pp. 35–55. Link.