“We Must All Be Ready for Major Changes”

Visiting Climate for Change at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum

in Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society
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Lise Camilla RuudUniversity of South Eastern Norway Lise.Camilla.Ruud@usn.no

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Erik ThorstensenWork Research Institute, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway erikth@oslomet.no

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Abstract

This article analyzes a current exhibition, Climate for Change, which opened at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum in 2019. By engaging with the way in which the exhibition constructs a “we,” the article proceeds to examine how agency for mitigation is presented and analyzed. It assesses how futures are created and what types of futures emerge. These themes are addressed with reference to insights from museum research and energy humanities. The choices in the exhibition point toward a traditional understanding of continuities, of agency, and of future visions while tending toward a reduction of Norwegian accountability for climate change.

Contributor Notes

Lise Camilla Ruud is a postdoctoral fellow in cultural and educational sciences at the University of South Eastern Norway. Email: Lise.Camilla.Ruud@usn.no

Erik Thorstensen is a research director in the Work Research Institute of the Oslo Metropolitan University. Email: erikth@oslomet.no

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