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The Talk in Oslo

The Talk in Oslo

Akershus Festning (Akershus Fortress)

Akershus Festning (Akershus Fortress)


Last fall I was invited to speak at IGM Magasindesign Konferansen in Oslo, Norway. IGM produces programs, intensive courses, and conferences for students, professionals and executives in the creative fields. The conference was certainly a rarity these days — it was dedicated to print magazine design.

My fellow speakers included Alex Hunting (Creative Director, Kinfolk) and Nick Thackray (CD, Hearst UK), both from London, Heval Okcuoglu (Editor-in-Chief, 212 Magazine) from Istanbul, Tom O’Quinn (CD, Thrillist, and formerly CD, Airbnb Magazine) from New York, as well as Stein Øvre, from Oslo agency Creuna. We were also treated to a mini-concert by Agnes Stock, a competitor on The Voice Norway.

Oslo is a terrific city, and fall is a great time visit. Thanks very much to Trine Skaug Væråmoen and Hanne Josefsen for the invitation and for their warm hospitality — and koselig.

Below is part of my presentation, featuring my favorite Norwegian musician, Aurora:

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A few photos from the trip:

Akershus Festning overlooks Oslofjord and the 1937 ship Christian Radich

Royal Palace

A commuter ferry heads off into the Oslofjord

Karl Johans Gate, near Universitetsplassen at the University of Oslo.

Oslo Cathedral

Oslo Rådhus (City Hall) is also the site of the annual Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

GlasMagasinet was founded in 1739 and is the Norway’s oldest department store

View from the Royal Palace down Karl Johans Gate to Oslo center

Christian IV, king of Denmark–Norway, 1588 – 1648

Gates to Frogner Park and Vigeland

The King’s Guard

Figures in the Vigeland installation

Vikingskipshuset (Viking Ship Museum)


NYU Langone Health, Fall 2018

NYU Langone Health, Fall 2018

Harvard Ed., Summer 2018

Harvard Ed., Summer 2018