16. november 2018

Translation of German chapter: “1968”

As part of Slagmark's series on the revolutions of the world, 1968 explores the famous year of the student protest, rise of feminism, and in some cases violent escalations from an international perspective. I translated the chapter of original German texts into Danish.

This anthology was published 1 November 2018 in Danish and is available via Slagmark. The book was simultaneously released in English available via Pluto Press under the title Voice of 1968 – Documents from the Global North. 

26. februar 2018

“Doing Good” – Essay in Chickpea Magazine

The American Chickpea Magazine is one of my favourite publications on whole-foods cooking & living on the market today. All made in a very intimate tone-of-voice, with beautiful hand-writing and personal touches from the editors everywhere, it's been a great source of inspiration to me.

For their 26th issue with the theme mindfulness I contributed with a personal essay on the ethical struggle of doing good when it comes to food and an environmental friendly lifestyle.

"I buy too many clothes and don’t even get me started on my phone. I sometimes want apples in spring, although I know that’s not at all the right season. Because the thought of having to give all of these things up (fruit in the winter, iPhones and avocados) is just too much. It becomes a matter of can’t and won’t and therein lies the dilemma. Because I could live a perfectly fine life without exotic fruits and vegetables, without soy, and without iPhones. But I don’t want to because I still have that egocentric feeling that you ought to live a little."

 

The digital version launched in the end of February, and can be bought here. The print issue will be published not long thereafter.

Chickpea Magazine is also one of my favourite Instagram accounts

15. februar 2018

Interview with Peter Sloterdijk

In relation to the release of his recent book, "Nach Gott", the German philosopher and cultural critic, Peter Sloterdijk visited Copenhagen and the International Author Scene at the Royal Library in Copenhagen for a conversation with his colleague, Manfred Osten. On that occasion, I interviewed the central thinker for the Danish-based, and internationally acclaimed Scenario Magazine, which is published by Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies.

Our conversation centered around his thoughts on stress as a positive, constructive force in modern society:

"Because the members of a community or the inhabitants of a society are not, in advance, connected, you have to find the force that even so, brings coherence to communities, great or small. In Sloterdijk’s view, this force is called stress, and is actually a sign of good health:

”The ability to recognise or feel stress is a sign of health. Only diseased organisms are not fit enough to escape or fight properly.”

”We live in a multi-stressing world situation that is, in principle, pathogenic,” he continues. “The healthy form of stress training really consists in preparing for confrontation, like an athlete preparing for a fight. And so, it is equally important to train your ability to be under pressure. When you succeed in that, your health improves.“"

The interview was published in both Danish and English and can be read in its full length online or in issue 01:2018



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