The Global-Local issue takes us from Japan to Bolivia, and back to Scandinavian soil, to bring together some the most exciting talents and the brightest new ideas that are changing our world – from the spheres of art and contemporary dance, to food, design and architecture.
In Oak, The Nordic Journal Volume 6, René Redzepi wildly reimagines local food cultures in Sydney, Tokyo and beyond, while rebellious Norwegian artist Gardar Eide Einarsson reflects on a path that has taken him from darling of New York’s downtown art scene to finding familial bliss in Tokyo. In Zurich, Oak meets Danish contemporary dancer and choreographer Mette Ingvartsen, also no stranger to controversy, with her daring look at sexuality; alongside a portfolio of young Nordic visionaries and expats, who reveal their love affair with their adopted cities, from photographer Lina Scheynius in London to filmmaker Magnus Von Horn in Warsaw. We also uncover 10 great ideas that are changing the world around us, be it a bold political model in Germany or an ingenious sustainable housing solution in Chile, and we delve into why forward-thinking Norwegian architecture practice Snøhetta has become a international success. Finally, the sixth issue of Oak is about welcoming new influences to the Nordic region – from radical initiatives in design and art that are taking action in the face of the refugee crisis, to the international creatives and entrepreneurs who have made their home in the idyllic Norwegian surf community of Stad.
In the Global-Local issue of Oak – The Nordic Journal, you’ll see how the Nordic spirit resonates abroad, stretching the imagination and broadening into new horizons. After all, new ideas and fresh inspiration only strike when we venture from familiar territory.
Oak – The Nordic Journal celebrates inspiring people and the finer things in life. A biannual magazine with themed issues that offers an intelligent perspective on the distinctive Nordic way of life. Featuring ambitious journalism and photography, Oak showcases visionary people through an insight into their life, ideas and spaces.
Format 30,5 x 23,5 cm, 200 pages, Hard cover, Uncoated paper