Nyksund Reloaded

Nyksund Reloaded is an international artistic research project re-actualizing “The International Nyksund Project” (1984-92), an innovative but largely unknown youth and environmental programme  in the former fisher village of Nyksund, Northern Norway in the 1980-90´s.

The project was initiated and led by engineers, pedagogues and architects from 1980´s West-Berlin. 3000 youths from all over Europe participated in its time. What are the relevance of their ideas and practices today? What can be learned from the exchange between the participants and the local community? How can an archive of their legacy be material for re-thinking sustainability and place development in rural areas?

Nyksund Reloaded re-thinks the archive through film and media-art and is developed by Hai Ku / Elisabeth Brun, with the Berlin-based media-artists Katja Pratschke and Gusztáv Hámos, and funded by the Nordic Culture Fund and Kulturaustauschstipendien des Landes Berlin GLOBAL 2023. 

Photos: Harald Sommer, Carsten Lüring.

Katja Pratschke / Gusztáv Hámos - Concrete Narrative Society, e.V. (DE)
Anne Beate Hovind AS (NO)
Kultursamarbeidet Vesterålen (NO)
Technische Universität (TU Berlin), Institute for Architecture, Visual Arts dept.  (DE)
Ivar Kjellmo / Kristiania University College (NO)
Urbanum (HU)
Dagny Stuedahl / Henrik-Steffens-Guestprofessorship, Humboldt University zu Berlin.
Goethe Institute Norway 
Grethe Andreassen (NO)
Of Public Interest (OPI) (SE)
Nicole Bitsch Pedersen (DK)