Moving Summit on Oil and Literature:Oil Cities

Artist Linda Karin Larsen's work accompanied author Steffen Sorum and academics from Aberdeen and Stavanger, as they discussed the nature and character of cities marked by a rapidly growing oil industry. Free event - open to all.

This successful seminar is part of a pilot project run by Kappitel, Stavanger's International Festival of Literature and Freedom of Speech.

Its aim is to bring discussions about relations between industry and the arts to cities and regions in the North Atlantic including Aberdeen, Reykjavik and Nuuk.

This event was accompanied by a showing of artist Linda Karin Larsen's work  http://www.lindakarinlarsen.com/northsea-studies.html.  Her upcoming exhibitions will run from 18 - 30 October 2014, Mami Wata - Occupy Landscape.  

Linda Karin Larsen's Email: lindakarinlarsen@hotmail.com

The seminar was chaired by Professor Timothy Ingold (University of Aberdeen) with Dr Robert Wishart (University of Aberdeen) Professor Gunnar Nerheim (University of Stavanger) and Author Steffen Sørum who discussed the nature and character of cities that have been marked by a rapidly growing oil industry. http://www.abdn.ac.uk/the-north/events/6364/