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Published April 03 2014

Works That Work Launch and Content Scouting in Tromsø, Norway

by Ted Whang

Works That Work held its official Norwegian launch in Tromsø, followed by our first on location content scouting.

(Photo: Kristina Schröder)

Works That Work held its official Norwegian launch in Tromsø on Tuesday, 25 March at the historic Verdensteatret Kino, the oldest operating cinema in Norway. The event was organised by Michele Widerøe, director of NODA, a project to establish a Northern Norway Design and Architecture Centre. Peter and Anne presented the concept and content of the magazine, and Ted presented the next day’s content scouting workshop. The audience was reserved but engaged, and we sold a large quantity of magazines afterwards, including the last copies of Issue 2, many people buying multiple copies to distribute to their friends. Discussions and conversations continued over drinks in the neighbouring pub, and we met a number of artists, architects and design enthusiasts, some of whom had traveled hours by bus in order to attend the event.

(Photo: Kristina Schröder)

On Wednesday morning we met with an enthusiastic panel consisting of designers, journalists, architects, design teachers and students, and even a member of the city council. They helped us to sort and evaluate the twenty or so article proposals we received, and also suggested further areas of interest. The atmosphere was positive and enthusiastic, and we left with new ideas, a new sense of where the Arctic issue might be headed, and best of all, new friends and collaborators in the ever-expanding WTW community.

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