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Voices of the future

In her post, Ina introduces two collections of stories. Karen O’Brien from the University of Oslo and colleagues have collected stories in the book ‘Our Entangled Future’, where the authors raise awareness of not only what is happening in the world, but to how it may be experienced by others, both now and in the future mostly in terms of climate change emphasising that stories can change our world.

Fieldwork lesson: Everything is a skill

Fieldwork is exciting because for once you get to leave your desk and try to apply in the real world what you've been reading about for the past however months. Fieldwork is scary, too, because for once you get to leave the comfort of the desk and go interact with the real world. So many thoughts crowd your consciousness, and as the day of departure approaches, you find yourself so emotionally agitated, that the only thing you want to do is to get over with the whole ordeal. Some things are transient, some inevitable, and for certain disciplines fieldwork falls into the latter category.

Of All the Monsters under My Bed - Prologue

At the end of the day, in each other’s company are always only I and the monsters under my bed. Some of them come out regularly screaming for my attention, while others have laid dormant for years biding their time for a perfect moment to jump out and stoke fears in me: fears of failing, of not being good enough – never being so, of letting others down, of recognizing those selves in me whom I’ve tried to undo, remake, or even reject.  Fears of those fears; fears of discovering new monsters.

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