Views on the Relations between Research, Practice and Politics in the Sector of VET- Festschrift for Anja Heikkinen- Edited by Philipp Gonon, Lorenz Lassnigg and Manfred Wahle
Edited By Philipp Gonon, Lorenz Lassnig and Manfred Wahle
Greetings from Lapland! - Antoni Lindgren
47 Greetings from Lapland! Antoni Lindgren My first encounter with the VET & Culture Network was at a workshop in Sör- marka, a place nearby Oslo belonging to the Norwegian Confederation of La- bour. I had got hold of the invitation by chance, someone had put it in my mail, and it was addressed to the department I still am at: the Department of Human Work Sciences at Luleå University of Technology. The invitation had a some- what mysterious title: “Work of hands and work of minds in times of change”. I believe the invitation came in my hands just before the start of the summer holi- days, at the end of June. At the end of August I was on place, in Oslo. First I went by the public bus and stopped in the forest uphill some mountain and from there I walked in the direction pointed out by a road sign. There was rain in the air so I was happy when I soon saw something down in a small valley that looked as it could be the place where I was heading for. It was a number of squared, yellow bricked buildings spread along the side of a lake. I was relieved, found someone to talk to and I was given a key to a dormitory in a building somewhat downhill. I went outside, downhill following steps in the slope and found my room, which was on the top, on the second floor, on the right with...
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