The Wild Living Marine Resources Belong to Society as a Whole

The anthology “The Wild Living Marine Resources Belong to Society as a Whole” contains a wide range of expressions: poems, essays, photos, articles, manifestos and artworks, all of which relate to our management of natural resources or discuss our fundamental views on nature. The book got its name from Section 2 of the Norwegian Marine Resources Act: The Wild Living Marine Resources Belong to Society as a Whole.

What can laws and management tell us about the relationships we have to nature and to our surroundings? And what role can art play in relation to climate change and environmental issues?

“The Wild Living Marine Resources Belong to Society as a Whole” is a part of Ensayo #4, which is an interdisciplinary project that began in 2015 and deals with management, language, values and identity related to the ocean and the coast in certain parts of Norway and Chile. The goal is to understand, express and manage the big environmental issues we are facing in new and better ways.

The main project Ensayos was founded in Tierra del Fuego in 2011 by curator Camila Marambio.

The publication is supported by Arts Council Norway and Billedkunstnernes vederlagsfond.

Design: David Benski & Laurens Bauer
Edition: 500
ISBN: 978-82-303-3659-5
Published by Randi Nygård and Karolin Tampere as part of Ensayo#4, 2017

The following artists, poets, academics, and fishermen have contributed to the book:

Christy Gast, Geir Tore Holm, Søssa Jørgensen, Amy Franceschini and Futurefarmers, Jahn Petter Johnsen (Norges fiskerihøgskule, UiT), Solveig Bøe (NTNU, Trondheim), Jason Hall-Spencer (Plymouth University), Inger Elisabeth Hansen, Alejandra Mancilla (UiO), Lise Doksæter Sivle (Havforskningsintituttet i Bergen), Paul Wassmann (UiT), Camilla Brattland (UiT), Michelle-Marie Letelier, Georgiana Dobre, Camila Marambio, Camilla Renate Nicolaisen, Maja Nilsen, Munan Øvrelid, Cecilia Vicuña, Erik Solheim (UN Environment Executive Director, UNEP), Kjersti Vetterstad, Georgiana Dobre, Camila Marambio, Sarita Gálvez, Barbara Savedra (Director, Wildlife Conservation Society, Chile), Arne Johan Vetlesen (UiO) og Amy Balkin.

Contributors of the Logbook:
Petter Snekkestad, Kjersti Vetterstad, Georgiana Dobre, Snorre Magnar Solberg, Stefan Mitterer, Karolin Tampere, Martin Lundberg, Christy Gast, Geir Tore Holm, Søssa Jørgensen and Amy Franceschini.

The Logbook is funded by Nordland County and the Municipality of Gildeskål

ISBN: 978-82-303-3759-2
Design: Jaan Evart
Edition: 700