Saturday, July 25, 2015

Three metaphors for sustainability in the Anthropocene

Travelling back and forth along the tracks of Northern Sweden this spring, I finally had time to write up that paper about three metaphors for sustainability in the Anthropocene, including my favourite runway analogy.

Thanks to a quick review process with the newly launched SAGE journal The Anthropocene Review, I was happy to submit my corrections to the final proofs this morning. Had this been at HUFS with their mad bonus scheme, I would already been planning a celebratory weekend trip to Nice or something but at least I got myself a bottle of Grüner Veltliner (which it will probably take months until I find the time to actually drink).

Update 6 August: The article has now been published. As always, just contact me if you do not have institutional access but still want to read it. Link as follows:

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Sandy fields

After five months between homes, we at last moved into our new apartment at Sandåkersgatan 10 yesterday. The house is everything that Reinfeldt’s Sweden was about and as such it is obviously a bit scary. Fortunately, there are some punk rockers living just across the dual carriageway who have a skeleton on a cart in their garden and a permanently parked tour bus.

Keeping some of our landlord’s furniture, it now feels like we are experiencing home staging from the inside. In the long run, living like this without great literature (I put up another 120 kg of books at work today!) and furniture without history would probably be intolerable but for now, it is actually blissful to not have to worry about heavy books falling over the kids or items full of nostalgia being covered in bolognese.

As always, please feel free to come and visit!