Janne Robberstad

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The Full Monty

Friday, February 7th, 2020

Today is the opening night of The Full Monty (I blanke messingen) with Kompani Andersen. A small group of amateur-theatre-enthusiasts decided to stage the musical about the unemployed Sheffield-workers who put on a strip-show to earn some fast cash. Not unexpectedly, they discover that one thing is to undress, another thing is to do it […]

Viking Energy – renovation!

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

I am so excited, I just have to share the news with you. Eidesvik´s offshore vessel Viking Energy, built in 2003, is about to be renovated into the world´s first 100% emission-free offshore-vessel. (click on the picture for Norwegian news-article) The new fuel will be made of ammonia, which only lets out pure nitrogen and […]

Welcome Home!

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

My dear sister Astri is back with her interior-shops Welcome Home, and therefore our Christmas tradition is also back. The tradition on December 23rd, where she runs the shop, and I help wrap gifts. It´s such a wonderful treasure to work side by side, spending time together. Here together with her husband and daughter who […]

Upcycled pouf

Saturday, December 7th, 2019

There never seems to be enough storage-space. So when I found this cute, little pouf, I bought it. It has the delightful characteristic that is is: 1. Big enough for storage. 2. Solid enough for people to sit on when I need an extra seat. 3. It is made of all-natural materials, a wooden frame […]

Gravity!

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

The Global Science Opera premiers today with its 5th opera: Gravity! It is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Eddington´s effort to acquire solid scientific support for Einstein´s Theory of General Relativity. He sent two expeditions to Sobral in Brazil and Principe in Sao Tome & Principe in Western Africa, where they would photograph […]

The Prague Quadrennial

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

I first heard of the Prague Quadrennial a couple of decades ago, my baby-sister was there when she studied costume-design, but I had never been. This year, I decided it was time! It was a wonderment of lectures, exhibitions, national pavilions, workshops, talks …. And sustainability was clearly becoming a topic which more and more […]

Porto SPACE conference

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

The final international conference for the SPACE-project, including lectures and workshops. I always learn so much at these. This time I came directly from the US, and was jet-lagged and got a cold on the plane (of course), but still enjoyed it. Since a couple of the speakers had to cancel last minute, I was […]

The Climate Reality experience

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

March brought with it a great adventure and one of the best courses I´ve attended: The Climate Reality Leadership Training in Atlanta, USA. This might be better known as former vice President Al Gore´s grass-root organisation of people advocating against global warming. Over 2300 people were gathered in Atlanta to learn the latest on the […]

Upcycled dollshouse

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

I found an old, tired dolls-house at a charity-shop a couple of years ago for $3, and thought I could do something fun with it. I still remember how badly I wished for a dolls-house when I was a little girl, and thought perhaps the case might be the same for my niese. The roof […]

Sao Tome & Principe

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

Paradise. The most beautiful place I think I´ve ever been. With such beautiful and interesting people. Certainly one of the greenest. Both literally and metaphorically speaking. A small island-state, quite autonomous, ins West-Africa. Only 7500 inhabitants. That´s less than Bømlo! The rich nature was overwhelmingly beautiful. It was hot and humid and rich and green […]

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