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Mark your calendares for this upcoming one day event as the festival for film and text - Crosscuts - returns. This year we will give you an exciting program with themes on recource extraction, climate and the green movement.

Time: Thu 2022-09-01 12.00 - 20.30

Location: Ångdomen, KTHB

Language: English

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To attend Crosscuts you need to register. The number of seats are limited. We will order food based on how many that have registered. Please email us at if you need to cancel your registration or if you have any questions.

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Featured Events:

(preliminary schedule)

12.00-13.30 Deep Sea Mining

Brownbag seminar with short documentaries and a panel discussion on deep sea and resources. Everyone who signs up will get a vegan lunch sandwich.

What is Deep Sea Mining? is a five episode short film series dedicated to the topic of deep sea mining, a new frontier of resource extraction at the bottom of the ocean, set to begin in the next few years.


Robert Blasiak
Researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, where he focuses on the sustainable management of ocean resources, and ocean stewardship.

Staffan Lindberg
Journalist at Swedish paper Aftonbladet and author, focusing on foreign and climate news.

Krzysztof Jurdziński
Doctoral student at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Moderated by Tirza Meyer, contemporary historian and postdoctoral researcher in the history of media and environment with a specific focus on the history of ocean governance and environment, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

14.30-16.30 How to Change the World

Screening of the Greenpeace film How to Change the World

How to Change the World is a documentary film, from writer-director Jerry Rothwell (Deep Water), which chronicles the adventures of an eclectic group of young pioneers who set out to stop Richard Nixon’s nuclear bomb tests in Amchitka, Alaska, and end up creating the worldwide green movement with the birth of Greenpeace.

17.00-18.00 Poetry & Jojk Session

Juan Carlos Galeano
Professor, poet and translator. Juan teaches Spanish American poetry, the environmental imagination in Spanish American literature, and cultures of Amazonia at the Florida State University.

Evelyn Reilly
New York-based poet, scholar, and environmentalist.

Ylva Gustafsson
Sami activist, stage artist and public educator

Juan and Evelin will join us online for a reading followed by a discussion with the audience. Ylva will be performing live on stage.

This session is moderated by Nuno Marques, postdoctoral researcher at the KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory and a visiting researcher at the Center for Social Studies, Coimbra, Portugal, working with epistemological contributions of ecopoetry to the environmental humanities.

18.00-18.30 Mingle

18.30-20.30 Historjá – Stygn för Sapmí

Screening of the film Historja, followed by a panel discussion. The film is shown with English subtitles.

Historjá – Stygn för Sapmí  is a poetic and striking depiction of the Sami artist Britta Marakatt-Labba. Her art describes the Sami culture, today and historically, and about the Sami reindeer husbandry, which is fundamentally threatened by the global climate crisis.


Tomas Colbengtson
Sami visual artist, works with graphics, painting, sculpture and digital art.

Ylva Gustafsson
​​​​​​​Sami activist, stage artist and public educator

Thomas Jackson
Director of the film Historjá – Stygn för Sapmí

Gunhild Ninis Rosqvist
Professor at Stockholm University, with expertise in both past and present effects of climate change on mountain and polar environments, especially effects on the cryosphere.

This panel is moderated by Liubov Timonina, doctoral student in History of Science, Technology and Environment at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Liubov does research in History, Visual Narratives and Geographical Imaginations, as well as Outdoor Recreation and Colonial Spatialities in the Arctic.