Fall 2020 the Climate Anthropologist conducted a study regarding unorganized and individual litter picking in urban spaces. The project "The value of litter" was conducted in cooperation with Empact and received funding from the regional research funds in Oslo. We aimed to understand what motivates people to pick litter in urban environments, what...
What the Climate Anthropologist does:
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Ethnography and qualitative research
In order to solve issues one has to understand exactly what the problem really is. In-depth insight makes it possible to create better solutions.
Development of user-oriented solutions. Design of software, products and services that help users live more sustainable.
The Anthropology of Climate Change
What previous partners and clients say
Emil Holmeide Blattmann
Founder / Empact
"She has really inspired us with her enthusiasm and expertise. The methods and mechanisms she has applied and introduced to us have been incredibly educational. We learned quickly that our views on how people perceive litter were more fragmented than we had hoped and believed. Tessa's report will therefore be absolutely central in our future work."
/ Viken County Municipality
"Tessa delivered a very interesting and relevant presentation to employees of the county municipality which we appreciated greatly. She adapted the content and message to our fields of work, and answered questions well. It has been easy and uncomplicated to work with her, and communication has been straigthforward all the way. I can most strongly reccomend a cooperation with the Climate Anthropologist!"
Olav Strand Ruud
/ The Anthropology Days in Trondheim
"She was skilled, secure and informative, and displayed the ability to teach advanced and complicated concepts in an understandable and transparent manner. The team from The Anthropology Days are incredibly satisfied with her, and look forward to seeing more of her in the future.
Programme manager / VHS Hietzing
"We highly appreciated working with Tessa, a reliable and committed, very precise and competent lecturer. Besides the well-balanced PowerPoint presentation, she gave the participants a generous amount of time for questions and comments."
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"youngsters against greenwashing" is an Interactive workshop including excercises, polls, and discussions. The goal is to provide young people with the tools to think critically and holistically in the battle against greenwashing. The workshop furthermore promotes climate involvement, insight to these important topics, and contributes to coping...
Sunday the 1st of March many motivated participants showed up at the Sjøstjerna Cafe in Drøbak, in spite of the snow and rain. The theme for this afternoon: Greenwashing - what it is, how to not get tricked by it. Because not everything that seems green necessarily is.
"We learned thought-provoking facts and got to explore thoughts together. You get challenged by learning how buzzwords might be misguiding". (feedback from participant).
VHS (der Wiener Volkshochschulen) is an institution for adult education which offers courses and classes for people from all walks of life. I was invited to lecture about my research project on climate change at their department in Hietzing.
What role does climate change play in our everyday lives? This was the question I wasked myself and which lead to a year-long research project.
Towards the end of my master studies I got the chance to be part of a research project in Siberia. The team consisted of a group of researchers from the university of VIenna and translators. My personal research project examined ecotourism and remoteness. Despite language barriers we established a good cooperation with local guides and tourist...
Publications and media
Kuckuck - Notizen zur Alltagskultur
Article: Climate change "on the body": Anecdotal evidence, experts and the complexity of localized knowledge.
Søppelets verdi (2020)
Rapport: En antropologisk studie av uorganisert søppelplukking i Oslo
"Antropologi, hva er det for noe?" 19.02.2020
Artikkel: "Tessa (25) fra Drøbak har en yrkestittel du neppe har hørt før" 27.01.2020