New publication

New publication

A new scientific article about the national memorial process 2011 - 2017 has been published by the Nordic Journal of Cultural Policy, in a special issue about cultural leadership. The editors comment: "Ingeborg Hjorth investigates the national memorial process in the aftermath of the twin terror attacks in Norway on 22 July. Interestingly, she finds underlying confusion and vagueness in Norwegian memory politics. That observation could also be interpretad as a lack of leadership, could it not?". The article (in Norwegian with an abstract in English) can be accessed from the publisher's website.

James E. Young awarded an honorary doctoral degree

James E. Young awarded an honorary doctoral degree

James E. Young, who has been collaborating closely with the research group in advising the memorial process at Utøya (Hegnhuset) and the the establishing of the July 22 Center, is awarded an honorary doctoral degree at NTNU. He will give a public lecture at Dokkhuset Thursday 15 November at 11 AM. 

Latest publication from the project

Latest publication from the project

The two PhD candidates in the project have published an article in the Norwegian journal of cultural resarch, Tidsskrift for kulturforskning no.2/2017. The article is entitled "Et minne i bevegelse - mønstre, spenninger og endringer i den nasjonale minnestedsprosessen etter 22. juli 2011" ("A memory in motion - patterns, tensions and changes in the national memorial process after July 22, 2011"). For an abstract in English, please follow this link.

The Utøya Hegnhuset on list of top 10 buildings of 2016

The Utøya Hegnhuset on list of top 10 buildings of 2016

Oliver Wainwright, the Guardian's architecture and design critic, regards Hegnhuset on Utøya as one of this year's architecture highlights: "A rare example of a memorial site of a terrorist attack handled without mawkish schmaltz or lurid sensationalism, the Hegnhuset on the island of Utøya makes a simple, powerful record of an event that shook the very foundations of Norway’s national identity. The cafe building, where Anders Breivik murdered 19 students before killing a further 50 on the island, has been retained as a stark relic, its walls sliced with Matta-Clark rawness, and encased in a simple timber and glass pavilion."


Learning Center opened on Utøya

Learning Center opened on Utøya

This summer, "Hegnhuset", a new learning center surrounding and protecting preserved parts of the Café Building on Utøya, was opened. The project group has contributed to the development of the center, and is responsible for an exhibition, where the key element is text messages sent to and from young camp participants during the terror attack in 2011. 

Conference Oslo/Utøya: Never again July 22?

Conference Oslo/Utøya: Never again July 22?

The University of Oslo and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology invites to the international and cross-disciplinary conference Never again July 22? The conference discusses the terrorist attacks of July 22, 2011 in relation to four main themes: Democracy, Extremism, Memory, Rituals.The conference takes place on September 17 - 19, 2015 at the House of Literature, Oslo (9/17), on Utøya (9/18) and at The 22 July Centre, Oslo (9/19). Norwegian and international researchers, politicians, church leaders and debaters will participate. Keynotes: Chantal Mouffe, Roger Griffin, James E. Young and Ronald L. Grimes. Read more and sign up at 
www.aldrimer22juli.org

The 22 July Centre opened

The 22 July Centre opened

One week after the opening of the 22 July Centre in Oslo, on the fourth year anniversary of the terror attacks, more than 10 000 visitors have seen the center's exhibition. Pictures from the opening are available on Flickr. For information on the thinking behind the exhibition, see the text "The day terrorism came to Norway" written by project leader Tor Einar Fagerland.


Exhibition in the government quarter

Exhibition in the government quarter

NTNU will participate in the establishment of an information center in the government quarter in Oslo, in cooperation with the Ministry of Local Government and Modernization and the Norwegian Government Security and Service Organization. Our research group is responsible for the content and design of an exhibition which will be ready on July 22 2015. The exhibition will be followed by an education program for visiting school groups. The information center and exhibition will be developed in dialogue with the Norwegian Labor Youth (AUF) and the national support group for victims of the attacks.


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Høyblokka januar 2015