Book Talk: The Power of the Periphery

Book Talk: The Power of the Periphery: How Norway became an Environmental Pioneer for the World. Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University, Oct. 6 2020.

In conversation with Eric Klinenberg. Recording on YouTube

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Deep Impact

Terreform ONE, Mitchel Joachim, Peder Anker, Nicholas Gervasi, “Deep Impact: Animal-, Plant- or Insect-Aided Design as techniques to mitigate stress on urban non-human species,” Topos Magazine, 112 (Sept. 2020), 32-37. [PDF]

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Presenting the article at the “Critical Density: Health, Ecology, Economy & Equity” symposium. New York Institute of Technology, Sept. 30 2020, at the 14:20 mark.

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My review of Embattled River

David Schuyler, Embattled River: The Hudson and Modern American Environmentalism, (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2018).

 The Journal of American Studies, 54:4 (2020), E50. [PDF]

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My review of The Responsive Environment

Larry D. Busbea, The Responsive Environment: Design, Aesthetics and the Human in the 1970s. (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2020).

Environmental History, 25:4 (2020). [PDF]

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Ecology in Design: In Conversation

Ecology in Design: In Conversation with Nina Edwards Anker and Peder Anker.

The American Scandinavian Society with Garette Johnson. June 24 2020.

August 10, 2020 at 4:27 am Leave a comment

Design with Life Discussion

May 30, 2020 at 12:48 pm Leave a comment

My Review of The Environment and International History

Scott Kaufman, The Environment and International History, (London: Bloomsbury, 2018).

Environmental History 25:3 (2020), 548-550. PDF

May 25, 2020 at 10:44 am 1 comment

The Power of the Periphery: How Norway Became an Environmental Pioneer for the World

Anker, Frontpage, CUP 2020

The Power of the Periphery: How Norway Became an Environmental Pioneer for the World, (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020).

Abstract

What is the source of Norway’s culture of environmental harmony in our troubled world? Exploring the role of Norwegian scholar-activists of the late twentieth century, Peder Anker examines how they portrayed their country as a place of environmental stability in a world filled with tension. In contrast with societies dirtied by the hot and cold wars of the twentieth century, Norway’s power, they argued, lay in the pristine, ideal natural environment of the periphery. Globally, a beautiful Norway came to be contrasted with a polluted world and fashioned as an ecological microcosm for the creation of a better global macrocosm. In this innovative, interdisciplinary history, Anker explores the ways in which ecological concerns were imported via Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring in 1962, then to be exported from Norway back to the world at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.

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Reviews

Kelly MacPhail, “The Power of the Periphery,” Trumpeter 37:1 (2022), 137-141. [PDF]

Jenna M. Coughlin, “The Power of the Periphery,” Scandinavian Studies 94:1 (2022), 131-134. [PDF]

Eva Jakobsson, “The Power of the Periphery,” Historisk tidsskrift 100:2 (2021), 184-187. [PDF]

Wuyishan, “Why Norway Became an Environmental Pioneer,” Chinese Science News, Oct. 14 2021.

Fabian Zimmer, “The Power of the Periphery,”  H-Soz-Kult, Aug. 20. 2021.

Josh Berry, “The Power of the Periphery,” Environmental Philosophy, 18:1 (2021), 151-154. [PDF]

Peder Roberts, “The Power of the Periphery,” Isis, 112:3 (Sept. 2021), 635-636. [PDF]

Gregory Ferguson-Cradler, “The Power of the Periphery,” Environment and History, 27:3 (2021), 505-507. [PDF]

Elena Kochetkova, “The Power of the Periphery,” Technology and Culture, 62:3 (July 2021), 941-942. [PDF]

Hedda Susanne Molland, “Å kle seg i miljønasjonens drakt,” Salongen, May 4, 2021.

Anders Dunker, “Den norske dobbeltmoralen,” Ny tid, Aug. 2020, 4-5. [Page 1], [Page 2]. English edition

Summary in Norwegian

Peder Anker, “Periferiens makt: Historia om miljøvitenskapen,” Syn og segn, 3:126 (2020), 69-75.

Summary in English

Greenwashing a Nation,” LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture, 15 (Spring 2022), 100-105

Blog-posts 

Peder Anker, “Greenwashing Norway“, Nordic Branding, Sept. 8, 2021. 

Nils Faarlund, “Full spredning av øko-filosofi“, Norges høgfjellsskole, June 4, 2021.  

Peder Anker, “Cabin Lockout“, Cambridge blog, Sept. 30, 2020.

Book talks

Stockholm +50: The Nordic Model of Ecological Transformation May 16, 2022.

Scandinavian Society Annual Meeting, April 30, 2022.

Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Oslo March 14, 2022.

Venice Biennale of Architecture 2021, May 21, 2021. [Video]

Environmental History Week, April 19. 2021. [Video]

The National Library of Norway, April 12. 2021

Department of History, University of Bergen, Feb. 18, 2021.

Department of Philosophy, NTNU Trondheim, Feb. 9 2021

The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Jan. 21, 2021.

The Greenhouse, University of Stavanger, Nov. 2, 2020. [Video]

History of Science Society’s Annual Meeting, Oct. 8, 2020. [Video]

Institute of Public Knowledge, New York University, Oct. 6 2020. [Video]

February 14, 2020 at 2:55 pm 1 comment

My review of Climate in Motion

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Deborah R. Coen, Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018).

H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, Jan. 17., 2020. [PDF]

January 17, 2020 at 10:06 am Leave a comment

Gas and Bees: An Evident Proclamation

Cover_-Design-with-Life-web“Gas and Bees: An Evident Proclamation” by Anna Bokov with Nina Edwards Anker, Peder Anker, Mitch Joachim, in Mitchell Joachim and Maria Aiolova, Design with Life:  Biotech Architecture and Resilient Cities, (Barcelona: Actar, 2019), 36-38.

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