When the Coronavirus hit the news in Norway, the lockdown came as a real shock, and raise a particular furore among owners of hytter. Their first response to the emerging crisis was to flee to the hytte, where they could be quite isolated in family units, and fend for themselves. But the official instructions were, as elsewhere, ‘Stay at Home’, and very quickly there came an even more explicit instruction, ‘do not go to the hytte’! In such a moment of crisis, with rising infection rates, the threat of a global pandemic, economic collapse and mass redundancies, Norwegians were arguing about whether they should be allowed to go to the hytte. How is this even possible?
Karen O'Brien and Per Gunnar Røe, Professors at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo
Robin Leichenko, Professor of Geography at Rutgers University and co-Director of the Rutgers Climate Institute
Roger Keil, Professor and Research Chair in Global Sub/Urban Studies at York University in Toronto
Lars Böcker, Senior Researcher and Human Geographer at the Institute for Transport Economics in Oslo
Course credits: 5 ECTS
Jarle Trondal har publisert en artikkel i Stat & Styring om forvaltningens evne til å håndtere kriser i lys av koronaviruset.
- Koronaviruset er et vindu som gjør det mulig å se alternative måter å organisere samfunnet vårt, sier Thomas Hylland Eriksen. Professoren i sosialantropologi har forska på kriser i en overoppheta verden.