IKEA FESTIVAL Helsingborg
H22 City Expo
30/5–3/7 2022
IKEA FESTIVAL Helsingborg
H22 City Expo
30/5–3/7 2022

The Finalists in the 10 day sprint competition have been chosen.

Through an open competition for young, creative minds from across the globe, and across disciplines, we sought to create a platform for sharing this knowledge. All participants were tasked with creating open source recipes of their designed dwelling for inhabiting their local nature and to share these ideas with our global community. This makes it possible for anyone anywhere to download, rebuild or even hack the designs, adapting and recontextualizing them to their local nature.

We are happy to announce the winners of the open competition. The winners were found in a rich and diverse set of proposals, from all across the globe. In a jury with a wide range of professional backgrounds consisting of Anupama Kundoo, Marcus Fairs, Nikoline Dyrup Carlsen, Nelly Ben Hayoun and Marcus Engman, the winners were selected after a set of dynamic discussions. 

The three winning proposals, with motivations as follows, to be built during the H22 expo are: 

1. Returning to nature, Sweden

My local setting is an island in the Stockholm archipelago where nature grows wild. Today it’s a rare thing to have access to such an environment. When living in a city you have little relationship to “real” nature. I´ve chosen to focus on an experience-based concept with the intention of deepening the relationship between humans and our nature.

I have designed the ritual of “returning to nature”.  The ritual starts with a widening perspective of the scenery. The participant takes a step up on a walking path and walks into nature from above the ground. The path directs the participant through the environment and gives him a different and stronger experience of it. Just like being nude with just a pair of socks on enforces the feeling of nudity, the feeling of nature enlarges when walking on top of it.

Jury motivation

This proposal gives a poetic and playful take that goes above imaginary boundaries while simultaneously maintaining a strong degree of buildability and simplicity. The jury agreed that this is a design that invites to human interaction by allowing people to engage with one another. A component of daily lives that many people have missed during the rather traumatic period of the pandemic. The proposal aims with themes such as connectivity and collaboration to bring these two concepts back to the front, in the intersection between humans and nature. The design itself makes a big statement on the human footprint in nature; as humans impact nature simply by moving around within it. The raised structure of the dwelling alludes to that damage, and presents it in a way that avoids all the cliches of most types of sleeping structures. The structures themselves also allow for the dwelling to play with the human senses; sound, sight and touch. 

Download Open Source Recipe here

 

2. Tree House, United States

This proposal reconsiders the idea of a treehouse – building with nature, in nature. Inspired by a childhood dream for a treehouse, this playful structure enables a new relationship with the forest by elevating you into the canopies. Unlike a traditional treehouse, the stand-alone structure does not depend on being fastened to trees, instead, it can be constructed anywhere, in any context

Tree-House is a streamlined system built from standardized wood — a cheap, renewable and accessible resource, making it an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable structure. The ubiquity of the standardized wood enables materials to be re-used in the future when the structure is no longer in use. Tree-House is a playful provocation to reconsider the spatial possibilities of a transportable tree house that brings us closer to nature.

Jury Motivation 

With an urban approach to nature, the dwelling manages to combine a brave and exciting proposal with a sense of simplicity. It is unconventional yet functional and demonstrates a high degree of applicability in both urban and non-urban contexts – regardless of what a person may perceive as their local nature. The flexibility makes the dwelling useful in a variety of settings, across the globe and for different uses. The creator has made the proposal open-minded with different layouts within the proposal that suits different contexts.

Download Open Source Recipe here

 

3. Cork Loop, Portugal/The United Kingdom

The Cork Loop inspires people of all ages to explore and connect with the extraordinary natural environments that surround us through an adaptable modular shelter, and reflect upon how humans can create industries that protect the ecosystems which sustain them. 

The compact and lightweight modular design makes the Cork Loop simple to transport and set up, opening up the possibilities for exploration. Modules can be combined in countless ways to form different structures which adapt to their environment.

Jury Motivation

Flat-packable, modular and movable. Simple and flexible with an interesting and well-thought use of materials. Those are some of the key aspects the jury all agreed makes this proposal highly worthy of being awarded. It creates a loop-like building system that could travel around the earth and be developed, elaborated, optimised and explored in a variety of contexts. It tells a story about a profound love for sleeping in nature and has a high level of understanding that simplicity in construction is highly suitable within such a context. The proposal also demonstrates a strong sense of social and environmental sustainability. 

Download Open Source Recipe here

 

All the winning proposals are to be explored at the exhibition set up in the harbour during H22 City Expo.

 


 

Honourable Mentions 

IKEA’s open competition aimed to highlight how we can creatively approach challenges of the contemporary and the future. The competition idea is based on giving young creatives visibility and a platform to share design inspiration with others. Besides the winner, the jury has chosen to give the following contestants an honorable mention for how they have demonstrated innovative and unique ideas of high quality. 

Poruous, Denmark

Built by and with the elements – Inspired by the two main elements of the context; sand and migration, Poruous dwelling is utilising the materials available on-site; the dwelling is constructed of a series of bricks made of sand, water, seeds and adhesives and is constantly changing its character. The dwelling is a manifestation of a completely natural process.

Download Open Source Recipe here

 

Weavers House, Philippines/Australia 

The intention has been to make the dwelling ‘amphibious’ and flood-resilient, the project sits on the ground within a purpose made dock, and is able to rise up to1-2m when a flood occurs, buoyed by the flood water. The material usage will depend on locally available renewable resources where possible to reduce carbon footprint and embodied energy. It pays homage to the traditions of the indigenous people living in the domain whilst remaining functional and integrated to the daily needs of the community as a whole.

Download Open Source Recipe here

 

Thorpe, Denmark

An overnight residency to re-engage with our precious oceans. – Thorpe provides a new lens in reconnecting ourselves with the beautiful oceans and harbours that surround us all and impact us constantly. This urban retreat aims to act as an architectural catalyst for all, an inspiration for future engagement and re-connection with our most precious environments.

Download Open Source Recipe here

 

 

 


 

We thank everybody for the unique, innovative and interesting contributions and we look forward to sharing the open source design recipes with the whole world. And we hope that everyone across the globe will enjoy the design ideas in their local nature, and make their own explorations of how to build better, cheaper, smarter and more sustainable temporary nature dwellings. 

Global open competition: Young creatives challenged to build a better everyday life

The participants’ nature dwellings will be built in an artificial forest in the new central district of Oceanhamnen, with a front view of the Öresund in Helsingborg, Sweden, as one of the several initiatives that we doing for H22.

Among others, the three finalists will win a trip to Helsingborg to present the proposal and the winner will get a prize of 5.000 euros.

 

 

DM a fresh new marketplace, opening soon!

DM is an area where we want to shape our mission on how IKEA could become an active partner in developing cities, being a positive force in creating communities in local neighborhoods. DM opens soon, the 26th of may 2022. If it becomes the success, we all believe it will be, it will live on long after the city expo. Find out more here.

We want you!

Right now, the marketplace is filling up, but we need more inspired people with things to sell and ideas to market. Are you interested, do not hesitate to contact us, straight away!

sara@dmhbg.se
anna-carin@dmhbg.se

What is going on at DM?

Our aim is that DM will attract both people in the neighborhood, people from the region and visitors. A visit to Helsingborg won’t be complete unless you have visited DM. With its flexible setup, there are possibilities to host and offer pop-up stores, different kinds of markets, various social- & cultural events growing events, food outlets, conference spaces, school activities, workshops, and off course plenty of space to just to meet and greet. 

Sustainable growth in collaboration with the local waste plant

Up at NSR recycling plant in Helsingborg, all the waste from the municipality is taken care of. Organic materials are sorted and some ends up biochar. This is a very potent process of turning biomass into high-carbon under high temperatures. The end result, biochar, has many benefits but to our interest a number of soil health benefits. The extremely porous nature of biochar is found to be effective at retaining both water and water-soluble nutrients, making it perfect for soil and, in turn, plant health.

 

 

 

That’s why we will use biochar at in the flower beds that will surround the warehouse (Magasin 405) in the harbor. Right now we are trying out the perfect mix of biochar, crushed bricks and soil to grow beautiful Swedish meadow flowers. The latter has a significant importance for this time of the year, the Swedish tradition of celebrating Midsummers eve. As legend has it, if you want to find your loved one – pick seven different varieties of meadow flowers. Put them under your pillow on Midsummers eve, and sleep on them. The loved one will appear in your dreams and you know who to call…

 

So next year when you and everyone else visits H22 – the flowers will thrive thanks to our fantastic gardeners, and of course biochar!

 

Circularity at work. The ups and downs of Kållered

Just south of Gothenburg lies the township of Kållered. Dating back as a trading place to at least the 15th century this locality was mostly a farming community: In more recent times and thanks to the closeness to Sweden’s second largest city, it has become a popular place to live and shop. Since 1972 IKEA have been a dominating trading place in Kållered. That’s why it is big news in the neighborhood, that one of the oldest IKEA stores in the world is closing this September, and in most parts be torn down!*

 

 

But in true IKEA fashion nothing will go to waste. Most parts will appear in other structures or become recycled, but a certain portion of what now constitutes a building will become linchpins in our H22 pavilion (Magasin 405).

On this page you can follow the architects from SKEWED, Robert, Petter and Clara as they are planning and investigation how and what could be reused and refurbished in Helsingborg at H22. And then of course see the result at our place in the harbour.

 

 

The racks are obviously very durable, they will come in handy for the big new staircases planned for H22. Details from the exterior might end up as winebars on floor 3. Or maybe we will use the enormous word mark (IKEA) and build something exciting from those letters too. Right now the fun and imaginative phase is going on. In the autumn, we will start dismantling and rebuild. That’s when the real fun starts! Keep an eye of the development here. And don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter.

*) To worrying customers we must add that next doors, the brand new IKEA store is already at place for a seamless switch; As soon as the doors are shut at the old place, the new IKEA premieres.

 

 

 

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Peter Ullstad is an architect, teacher and founder of a research studio, who has investigated the gap between commercial and academic interests in architecture. Now focusing on climate change and how to lower co2 emissions when building new houses.

In this episode of the Oracle he will be talking about reuse of concrete as a way to build a better future.

Listen

8 Mar. 2021

Lisa Renander

Lisa Renander is an innovator and entrepreneur who started scandinavia’s first co-living.

In this episode of the Oracle she will be talking about how the growing co-living movement can be a tool to battle loneliness as well as a step- towards a more sustainable way of living.

Listen

11 Feb. 2021

Claus Meyer

Claus Meyer is a culinary entrepreneur, cookbook author and food activist.

In this episode of the Oracle he shares his vision on how we can produce and consume food in a way that aligns with our hope that future generations can live happy and healthy on this planet.

Listen

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26 Jun. 2022

The future of food – Live with Paul Svensson, Sigrid Bárány and Simon Caspersen

Extended episode due to important, interesting and fun content. In this episode we focus on the stuff we eat and how it will change, how it must change and how it is likely to taste. Many issues need to be solved in the near future. Listen as Paul, Sigrid and Simon discuss zero waste, circularity, nutrition, look and texture of proteins and food in culture and tradition.

Listen

20 Jun. 2022

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day, a day dedicated to honoring the strength and courage of refugees around the world. Listen to these amazing stories from former refugee’s, Abdul Alkayali and Alqumit Alhamad in a conversation with Astrid van Genderen Stort.

Listen

13 Jun. 2022

Live podcast – perspectives on wellbeing, welfare and equity in homes

Every year more than 150 million people move to their first own home. Even though we often have small means in the beginning, many of us hoard during our way forward. Do we really need everything? What are we willing to share for the sake of those who have less, with our friends and for the good of our common home, the earth? That is some of the questions that economics professor Micael Dahlen, designer Ilse Crawford and writer Maisie Skidmore discuss in this live podcast.

Listen

6 Jun. 2022

Live podcast – perspectives on home and community

Urbanization and increasingly dense cities leads to new perspectives on the space we live in. Home, used to be the four walls that surrounded us, but now it is more. Where do our homes begin and where do they end? That is some of the questions that Rafaela Stålbalk Klose, Frida Ravn Abildgaard and Micael Dahlen discuss in this live podcast.
This podcast was recorded in front of a live audience in Helsingborg, Sweden.

Listen

1 Jun. 2022

Kodjo Akolor – unity through laughter

Extended episode with Kodjo Akolor – one of Swedens most famous standup comedians and radio hosts for the past 20 years.
In this episode Kodjo talks about the insight he’s gained from some of his experiences both on and off stage, the power of laughter and how it can bridge the gap between people that at first seem to stand too far apart.

Listen

4 Oct. 2021

Oskar Kihlborg

Oskar Kihlborg is an adventurer who’s involved in several different organizations dedicated to raising awareness about climate change and helping ordinary people to be a part of the solution moving forward. In this episode of The Oracle, Oskar tells us about some of his journeys and the lessons he’s learned from them, and about the power people can have when it comes to making a change in the world.

Listen

22 Sep. 2021

Johan Kuylenstierna

Johan Kuylenstierna is a geographer, climate expert, and the chair of the Swedish Climate Policy Council. He’s been working on climate related issues for the past 30 years, and it’s taken him from giving lectures at the university, to boardrooms at major companies helping them make sustainable choices, and to the UN working towards a fossil free future.

Listen

6 Aug. 2021

Neel Tamhane

Neel Tamhane is very passionate about energy. And especially, the distribution of it. He works as the solar strategy lead at Space10, a project working on improving and simplifying everyday life for people all around the world.

Listen

23 Jul. 2021

Ida Hallgren

Ida Hallgren is a Philosophical Practitioner, researcher and Psychologist who works with philosophy for individuals and organizations.
In this episode of the Oracle she talks about how negative thinking can lead the way to a more sustainable future.

Listen

14 Jul. 2021

Zeynep Erdal

Zeynep Erdal is a person that aspires to be the change she wants to see in the world. During the pandemic she created a WhatsApp-group with women from all over the world and gave them a platform to talk about their experiences during and beyond COVID-19. This quickly grew and soon created an empowering and supportive space where women could share their stories, called WoVid Diaries.

Listen

24 Jun. 2021

Gitanjali Rao

Gitanjali Rao is a very special inventor. At just 15 years of age, she’s already come up with several groundbreaking ideas, including a cheap and easy way for people to check their drinking water for lead. Last year she was named Time Magazines first ever “Kid of the year”. But in this episode of the Oracle she’s going to talk about something else – the importance of changing our education system. And according to her that change has to be both radical, and happen fast.

Listen

17 Jun. 2021

Josephine Forsman

Josephine Forsman is a well known drummer and songwriter who achieved great success with her band Sahara Hotnights. In this episode of the Oracle we learn how she went from world tours to be the founder of a non-profit music program for children, convinced that the opportunity to be in a band can create sustainable values on both individual and community level.

Listen

7 Jun. 2021

Micael Dahlen

Micael Dahlen is an economics professor, author and researcher. In this episode of The Oracle he predicts that after the pandemic we will live more sustainable lives due to the lessons we have learned during the pandemic.

Listen

7 Jun. 2021

Melissa Wijngaarden

Melissa Wijngaarden is one of the co-founders of Project Cece – a platform started out of a necessity to find fashion that matched both her style, and her values of sustainability and equality. Her way to try and make a positive change in the world in both the way people consume clothes and the way the fashion industry produces them.

Listen

18 May. 2021

Mustafa Sherif

Mustafa Sherif is an urban planner and podcaster with a passion for children’s commitment and participation in urban development. In this episode of Oracle, he tells how growing up in a war-torn country made him focus on child-friendly cities as a way to make the world a smarter and healthier place.

Listen

6 May. 2021

Josie Stoker

Josie Stoker is a green-tech entrepreneur who wants to empower people to turn eco-anxiety into eco-action. In this episode of the Oracle she tells us about finding the right technology for everyday people in their ambitions to understand CO2 emissions and make sustainable choices.

Listen

16 Apr. 2021

Harry McNeil

Harry McNeil is a business leader and ex researcher focusing on sustainable urban development. In this episode of the Oracle he shares his ideas on creating social sustainability in cities by designing houses and apartments that prevent loneliness and create opportunities for people to live better lives.

Listen

29 Mar. 2021

Peter Ullstad

Peter Ullstad is an architect, teacher and founder of a research studio, who has investigated the gap between commercial and academic interests in architecture. Now focusing on climate change and how to lower co2 emissions when building new houses.

In this episode of the Oracle he will be talking about reuse of concrete as a way to build a better future.

Listen

8 Mar. 2021

Lisa Renander

Lisa Renander is an innovator and entrepreneur who started scandinavia’s first co-living.

In this episode of the Oracle she will be talking about how the growing co-living movement can be a tool to battle loneliness as well as a step- towards a more sustainable way of living.

Listen

11 Feb. 2021

Claus Meyer

Claus Meyer is a culinary entrepreneur, cookbook author and food activist.

In this episode of the Oracle he shares his vision on how we can produce and consume food in a way that aligns with our hope that future generations can live happy and healthy on this planet.

Listen

Meet the next Oracle

Latest episodes

26 Jun. 2022

The future of food – Live with Paul Svensson, Sigrid Bárány and Simon Caspersen

Extended episode due to important, interesting and fun content. In this episode we focus on the stuff we eat and how it will change, how it must change and how it is likely to taste. Many issues need to be solved in the near future. Listen as Paul, Sigrid and Simon discuss zero waste, circularity, nutrition, look and texture of proteins and food in culture and tradition.

Listen

20 Jun. 2022

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day, a day dedicated to honoring the strength and courage of refugees around the world. Listen to these amazing stories from former refugee’s, Abdul Alkayali and Alqumit Alhamad in a conversation with Astrid van Genderen Stort.

Listen

13 Jun. 2022

Live podcast – perspectives on wellbeing, welfare and equity in homes

Every year more than 150 million people move to their first own home. Even though we often have small means in the beginning, many of us hoard during our way forward. Do we really need everything? What are we willing to share for the sake of those who have less, with our friends and for the good of our common home, the earth? That is some of the questions that economics professor Micael Dahlen, designer Ilse Crawford and writer Maisie Skidmore discuss in this live podcast.

Listen

6 Jun. 2022

Live podcast – perspectives on home and community

Urbanization and increasingly dense cities leads to new perspectives on the space we live in. Home, used to be the four walls that surrounded us, but now it is more. Where do our homes begin and where do they end? That is some of the questions that Rafaela Stålbalk Klose, Frida Ravn Abildgaard and Micael Dahlen discuss in this live podcast.
This podcast was recorded in front of a live audience in Helsingborg, Sweden.

Listen

1 Jun. 2022

Kodjo Akolor – unity through laughter

Extended episode with Kodjo Akolor – one of Swedens most famous standup comedians and radio hosts for the past 20 years.
In this episode Kodjo talks about the insight he’s gained from some of his experiences both on and off stage, the power of laughter and how it can bridge the gap between people that at first seem to stand too far apart.

Listen

4 Oct. 2021

Oskar Kihlborg

Oskar Kihlborg is an adventurer who’s involved in several different organizations dedicated to raising awareness about climate change and helping ordinary people to be a part of the solution moving forward. In this episode of The Oracle, Oskar tells us about some of his journeys and the lessons he’s learned from them, and about the power people can have when it comes to making a change in the world.

Listen

22 Sep. 2021

Johan Kuylenstierna

Johan Kuylenstierna is a geographer, climate expert, and the chair of the Swedish Climate Policy Council. He’s been working on climate related issues for the past 30 years, and it’s taken him from giving lectures at the university, to boardrooms at major companies helping them make sustainable choices, and to the UN working towards a fossil free future.

Listen

6 Aug. 2021

Neel Tamhane

Neel Tamhane is very passionate about energy. And especially, the distribution of it. He works as the solar strategy lead at Space10, a project working on improving and simplifying everyday life for people all around the world.

Listen

23 Jul. 2021

Ida Hallgren

Ida Hallgren is a Philosophical Practitioner, researcher and Psychologist who works with philosophy for individuals and organizations.
In this episode of the Oracle she talks about how negative thinking can lead the way to a more sustainable future.

Listen

14 Jul. 2021

Zeynep Erdal

Zeynep Erdal is a person that aspires to be the change she wants to see in the world. During the pandemic she created a WhatsApp-group with women from all over the world and gave them a platform to talk about their experiences during and beyond COVID-19. This quickly grew and soon created an empowering and supportive space where women could share their stories, called WoVid Diaries.

Listen

24 Jun. 2021

Gitanjali Rao

Gitanjali Rao is a very special inventor. At just 15 years of age, she’s already come up with several groundbreaking ideas, including a cheap and easy way for people to check their drinking water for lead. Last year she was named Time Magazines first ever “Kid of the year”. But in this episode of the Oracle she’s going to talk about something else – the importance of changing our education system. And according to her that change has to be both radical, and happen fast.

Listen

17 Jun. 2021

Josephine Forsman

Josephine Forsman is a well known drummer and songwriter who achieved great success with her band Sahara Hotnights. In this episode of the Oracle we learn how she went from world tours to be the founder of a non-profit music program for children, convinced that the opportunity to be in a band can create sustainable values on both individual and community level.

Listen

7 Jun. 2021

Micael Dahlen

Micael Dahlen is an economics professor, author and researcher. In this episode of The Oracle he predicts that after the pandemic we will live more sustainable lives due to the lessons we have learned during the pandemic.

Listen

7 Jun. 2021

Melissa Wijngaarden

Melissa Wijngaarden is one of the co-founders of Project Cece – a platform started out of a necessity to find fashion that matched both her style, and her values of sustainability and equality. Her way to try and make a positive change in the world in both the way people consume clothes and the way the fashion industry produces them.

Listen

18 May. 2021

Mustafa Sherif

Mustafa Sherif is an urban planner and podcaster with a passion for children’s commitment and participation in urban development. In this episode of Oracle, he tells how growing up in a war-torn country made him focus on child-friendly cities as a way to make the world a smarter and healthier place.

Listen

6 May. 2021

Josie Stoker

Josie Stoker is a green-tech entrepreneur who wants to empower people to turn eco-anxiety into eco-action. In this episode of the Oracle she tells us about finding the right technology for everyday people in their ambitions to understand CO2 emissions and make sustainable choices.

Listen

16 Apr. 2021

Harry McNeil

Harry McNeil is a business leader and ex researcher focusing on sustainable urban development. In this episode of the Oracle he shares his ideas on creating social sustainability in cities by designing houses and apartments that prevent loneliness and create opportunities for people to live better lives.

Listen

29 Mar. 2021

Peter Ullstad

Peter Ullstad is an architect, teacher and founder of a research studio, who has investigated the gap between commercial and academic interests in architecture. Now focusing on climate change and how to lower co2 emissions when building new houses.

In this episode of the Oracle he will be talking about reuse of concrete as a way to build a better future.

Listen

8 Mar. 2021

Lisa Renander

Lisa Renander is an innovator and entrepreneur who started scandinavia’s first co-living.

In this episode of the Oracle she will be talking about how the growing co-living movement can be a tool to battle loneliness as well as a step- towards a more sustainable way of living.

Listen

11 Feb. 2021

Claus Meyer

Claus Meyer is a culinary entrepreneur, cookbook author and food activist.

In this episode of the Oracle he shares his vision on how we can produce and consume food in a way that aligns with our hope that future generations can live happy and healthy on this planet.

Listen

Meet the next Oracle

Latest episodes

26 Jun. 2022

The future of food – Live with Paul Svensson, Sigrid Bárány and Simon Caspersen

Extended episode due to important, interesting and fun content. In this episode we focus on the stuff we eat and how it will change, how it must change and how it is likely to taste. Many issues need to be solved in the near future. Listen as Paul, Sigrid and Simon discuss zero waste, circularity, nutrition, look and texture of proteins and food in culture and tradition.

Listen

20 Jun. 2022

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day, a day dedicated to honoring the strength and courage of refugees around the world. Listen to these amazing stories from former refugee’s, Abdul Alkayali and Alqumit Alhamad in a conversation with Astrid van Genderen Stort.

Listen

13 Jun. 2022

Live podcast – perspectives on wellbeing, welfare and equity in homes

Every year more than 150 million people move to their first own home. Even though we often have small means in the beginning, many of us hoard during our way forward. Do we really need everything? What are we willing to share for the sake of those who have less, with our friends and for the good of our common home, the earth? That is some of the questions that economics professor Micael Dahlen, designer Ilse Crawford and writer Maisie Skidmore discuss in this live podcast.

Listen

6 Jun. 2022

Live podcast – perspectives on home and community

Urbanization and increasingly dense cities leads to new perspectives on the space we live in. Home, used to be the four walls that surrounded us, but now it is more. Where do our homes begin and where do they end? That is some of the questions that Rafaela Stålbalk Klose, Frida Ravn Abildgaard and Micael Dahlen discuss in this live podcast.
This podcast was recorded in front of a live audience in Helsingborg, Sweden.

Listen

1 Jun. 2022

Kodjo Akolor – unity through laughter

Extended episode with Kodjo Akolor – one of Swedens most famous standup comedians and radio hosts for the past 20 years.
In this episode Kodjo talks about the insight he’s gained from some of his experiences both on and off stage, the power of laughter and how it can bridge the gap between people that at first seem to stand too far apart.

Listen

4 Oct. 2021

Oskar Kihlborg

Oskar Kihlborg is an adventurer who’s involved in several different organizations dedicated to raising awareness about climate change and helping ordinary people to be a part of the solution moving forward. In this episode of The Oracle, Oskar tells us about some of his journeys and the lessons he’s learned from them, and about the power people can have when it comes to making a change in the world.

Listen

22 Sep. 2021

Johan Kuylenstierna

Johan Kuylenstierna is a geographer, climate expert, and the chair of the Swedish Climate Policy Council. He’s been working on climate related issues for the past 30 years, and it’s taken him from giving lectures at the university, to boardrooms at major companies helping them make sustainable choices, and to the UN working towards a fossil free future.

Listen

6 Aug. 2021

Neel Tamhane

Neel Tamhane is very passionate about energy. And especially, the distribution of it. He works as the solar strategy lead at Space10, a project working on improving and simplifying everyday life for people all around the world.

Listen

23 Jul. 2021

Ida Hallgren

Ida Hallgren is a Philosophical Practitioner, researcher and Psychologist who works with philosophy for individuals and organizations.
In this episode of the Oracle she talks about how negative thinking can lead the way to a more sustainable future.

Listen

14 Jul. 2021

Zeynep Erdal

Zeynep Erdal is a person that aspires to be the change she wants to see in the world. During the pandemic she created a WhatsApp-group with women from all over the world and gave them a platform to talk about their experiences during and beyond COVID-19. This quickly grew and soon created an empowering and supportive space where women could share their stories, called WoVid Diaries.

Listen

24 Jun. 2021

Gitanjali Rao

Gitanjali Rao is a very special inventor. At just 15 years of age, she’s already come up with several groundbreaking ideas, including a cheap and easy way for people to check their drinking water for lead. Last year she was named Time Magazines first ever “Kid of the year”. But in this episode of the Oracle she’s going to talk about something else – the importance of changing our education system. And according to her that change has to be both radical, and happen fast.

Listen

17 Jun. 2021

Josephine Forsman

Josephine Forsman is a well known drummer and songwriter who achieved great success with her band Sahara Hotnights. In this episode of the Oracle we learn how she went from world tours to be the founder of a non-profit music program for children, convinced that the opportunity to be in a band can create sustainable values on both individual and community level.

Listen

7 Jun. 2021

Micael Dahlen

Micael Dahlen is an economics professor, author and researcher. In this episode of The Oracle he predicts that after the pandemic we will live more sustainable lives due to the lessons we have learned during the pandemic.

Listen

7 Jun. 2021

Melissa Wijngaarden

Melissa Wijngaarden is one of the co-founders of Project Cece – a platform started out of a necessity to find fashion that matched both her style, and her values of sustainability and equality. Her way to try and make a positive change in the world in both the way people consume clothes and the way the fashion industry produces them.

Listen

18 May. 2021

Mustafa Sherif

Mustafa Sherif is an urban planner and podcaster with a passion for children’s commitment and participation in urban development. In this episode of Oracle, he tells how growing up in a war-torn country made him focus on child-friendly cities as a way to make the world a smarter and healthier place.

Listen

6 May. 2021

Josie Stoker

Josie Stoker is a green-tech entrepreneur who wants to empower people to turn eco-anxiety into eco-action. In this episode of the Oracle she tells us about finding the right technology for everyday people in their ambitions to understand CO2 emissions and make sustainable choices.

Listen

16 Apr. 2021

Harry McNeil

Harry McNeil is a business leader and ex researcher focusing on sustainable urban development. In this episode of the Oracle he shares his ideas on creating social sustainability in cities by designing houses and apartments that prevent loneliness and create opportunities for people to live better lives.

Listen

29 Mar. 2021

Peter Ullstad

Peter Ullstad is an architect, teacher and founder of a research studio, who has investigated the gap between commercial and academic interests in architecture. Now focusing on climate change and how to lower co2 emissions when building new houses.

In this episode of the Oracle he will be talking about reuse of concrete as a way to build a better future.

Listen

8 Mar. 2021

Lisa Renander

Lisa Renander is an innovator and entrepreneur who started scandinavia’s first co-living.

In this episode of the Oracle she will be talking about how the growing co-living movement can be a tool to battle loneliness as well as a step- towards a more sustainable way of living.

Listen

11 Feb. 2021

Claus Meyer

Claus Meyer is a culinary entrepreneur, cookbook author and food activist.

In this episode of the Oracle he shares his vision on how we can produce and consume food in a way that aligns with our hope that future generations can live happy and healthy on this planet.

Listen

Meet the next Oracle

More episodes

26 Jun. 2022

The future of food – Live with Paul Svensson, Sigrid Bárány and Simon Caspersen

Extended episode due to important, interesting and fun content. In this episode we focus on the stuff we eat and how it will change, how it must change and how it is likely to taste. Many issues need to be solved in the near future. Listen as Paul, Sigrid and Simon discuss zero waste, circularity, nutrition, look and texture of proteins and food in culture and tradition.

Listen

20 Jun. 2022

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day, a day dedicated to honoring the strength and courage of refugees around the world. Listen to these amazing stories from former refugee’s, Abdul Alkayali and Alqumit Alhamad in a conversation with Astrid van Genderen Stort.

Listen

13 Jun. 2022

Live podcast – perspectives on wellbeing, welfare and equity in homes

Every year more than 150 million people move to their first own home. Even though we often have small means in the beginning, many of us hoard during our way forward. Do we really need everything? What are we willing to share for the sake of those who have less, with our friends and for the good of our common home, the earth? That is some of the questions that economics professor Micael Dahlen, designer Ilse Crawford and writer Maisie Skidmore discuss in this live podcast.

Listen

6 Jun. 2022

Live podcast – perspectives on home and community

Urbanization and increasingly dense cities leads to new perspectives on the space we live in. Home, used to be the four walls that surrounded us, but now it is more. Where do our homes begin and where do they end? That is some of the questions that Rafaela Stålbalk Klose, Frida Ravn Abildgaard and Micael Dahlen discuss in this live podcast.
This podcast was recorded in front of a live audience in Helsingborg, Sweden.

Listen

1 Jun. 2022

Kodjo Akolor – unity through laughter

Extended episode with Kodjo Akolor – one of Swedens most famous standup comedians and radio hosts for the past 20 years.
In this episode Kodjo talks about the insight he’s gained from some of his experiences both on and off stage, the power of laughter and how it can bridge the gap between people that at first seem to stand too far apart.

Listen

4 Oct. 2021

Oskar Kihlborg

Oskar Kihlborg is an adventurer who’s involved in several different organizations dedicated to raising awareness about climate change and helping ordinary people to be a part of the solution moving forward. In this episode of The Oracle, Oskar tells us about some of his journeys and the lessons he’s learned from them, and about the power people can have when it comes to making a change in the world.

Listen

22 Sep. 2021

Johan Kuylenstierna

Johan Kuylenstierna is a geographer, climate expert, and the chair of the Swedish Climate Policy Council. He’s been working on climate related issues for the past 30 years, and it’s taken him from giving lectures at the university, to boardrooms at major companies helping them make sustainable choices, and to the UN working towards a fossil free future.

Listen

6 Aug. 2021

Neel Tamhane

Neel Tamhane is very passionate about energy. And especially, the distribution of it. He works as the solar strategy lead at Space10, a project working on improving and simplifying everyday life for people all around the world.

Listen

23 Jul. 2021

Ida Hallgren

Ida Hallgren is a Philosophical Practitioner, researcher and Psychologist who works with philosophy for individuals and organizations.
In this episode of the Oracle she talks about how negative thinking can lead the way to a more sustainable future.

Listen

14 Jul. 2021

Zeynep Erdal

Zeynep Erdal is a person that aspires to be the change she wants to see in the world. During the pandemic she created a WhatsApp-group with women from all over the world and gave them a platform to talk about their experiences during and beyond COVID-19. This quickly grew and soon created an empowering and supportive space where women could share their stories, called WoVid Diaries.

Listen

24 Jun. 2021

Gitanjali Rao

Gitanjali Rao is a very special inventor. At just 15 years of age, she’s already come up with several groundbreaking ideas, including a cheap and easy way for people to check their drinking water for lead. Last year she was named Time Magazines first ever “Kid of the year”. But in this episode of the Oracle she’s going to talk about something else – the importance of changing our education system. And according to her that change has to be both radical, and happen fast.

Listen

17 Jun. 2021

Josephine Forsman

Josephine Forsman is a well known drummer and songwriter who achieved great success with her band Sahara Hotnights. In this episode of the Oracle we learn how she went from world tours to be the founder of a non-profit music program for children, convinced that the opportunity to be in a band can create sustainable values on both individual and community level.

Listen

7 Jun. 2021

Micael Dahlen

Micael Dahlen is an economics professor, author and researcher. In this episode of The Oracle he predicts that after the pandemic we will live more sustainable lives due to the lessons we have learned during the pandemic.

Listen

7 Jun. 2021

Melissa Wijngaarden

Melissa Wijngaarden is one of the co-founders of Project Cece – a platform started out of a necessity to find fashion that matched both her style, and her values of sustainability and equality. Her way to try and make a positive change in the world in both the way people consume clothes and the way the fashion industry produces them.

Listen

18 May. 2021

Mustafa Sherif

Mustafa Sherif is an urban planner and podcaster with a passion for children’s commitment and participation in urban development. In this episode of Oracle, he tells how growing up in a war-torn country made him focus on child-friendly cities as a way to make the world a smarter and healthier place.

Listen

6 May. 2021

Josie Stoker

Josie Stoker is a green-tech entrepreneur who wants to empower people to turn eco-anxiety into eco-action. In this episode of the Oracle she tells us about finding the right technology for everyday people in their ambitions to understand CO2 emissions and make sustainable choices.

Listen

16 Apr. 2021

Harry McNeil

Harry McNeil is a business leader and ex researcher focusing on sustainable urban development. In this episode of the Oracle he shares his ideas on creating social sustainability in cities by designing houses and apartments that prevent loneliness and create opportunities for people to live better lives.

Listen

29 Mar. 2021

Peter Ullstad

Peter Ullstad is an architect, teacher and founder of a research studio, who has investigated the gap between commercial and academic interests in architecture. Now focusing on climate change and how to lower co2 emissions when building new houses.

In this episode of the Oracle he will be talking about reuse of concrete as a way to build a better future.

Listen

8 Mar. 2021

Lisa Renander

Lisa Renander is an innovator and entrepreneur who started scandinavia’s first co-living.

In this episode of the Oracle she will be talking about how the growing co-living movement can be a tool to battle loneliness as well as a step- towards a more sustainable way of living.

Listen

11 Feb. 2021

Claus Meyer

Claus Meyer is a culinary entrepreneur, cookbook author and food activist.

In this episode of the Oracle he shares his vision on how we can produce and consume food in a way that aligns with our hope that future generations can live happy and healthy on this planet.

Listen

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