Lecture: Sara, the forest and sustainability

Trappscenen, Sara kulturhus, Skellefteå

A conversation about Sara Lidman's lifelong commitment to the forest and her struggle for sustainability, regarding both people and nature.

Ever since Sara LIdman as a child had "a love story with a fir tree", she was strongly committed to nature and a stubborn defender of its rights. She criticized the modernity in which man's alienation from nature was a prerequisite and insisted that everything in creation belongs together.

Sverken Sörlin is a historian of ideas, multiple award-winning author and one of Sweden's foremost voices on climate and research issues. He was born in Åsele and is professor of environmental history at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He has written more than 40 books and was awarded the August Prize in 2004. In the summer of 2022, he made an appreciated summer talk in P1. His doctoral dissertation The Land of the Future, published in 1988, is now being reissued. It tells about the view of Norrland, its resources and people, and has many parallels to today.

Participants: Sverker Sörlin, author, historian of ideas and professor of environmental history.
Moderator: Tora von Platen, dramaturge and acting artistic director.

In collaboration with Skellefteå municipality/City Library

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