Oliver Vass

  • Osloove Collaboration

    OSLOOVE represents an oral history endeavour with the objective of accumulating 400 interviews featuring residents of Oslo by the city’s forthcoming 400th anniversary in 2024. Through structured courses in oral history interviewing, ethical considerations, and consent protocols, the project endeavours to democratise historical discourse by incorporating a diverse array of perspectives. In close collaboration with […]

  • Getting Your Voice to Shake

    The book club is reading “Getting Your Voice to Shake” by Kelly Nix, a guide to intercultural communication that explores collective identities, context-dependent communication, and cultural perceptions of time. Nix uses anecdotes to illustrate complexities in cross-cultural interaction, providing a valuable perspective for anyone looking to understand and navigate cultural differences effectively.

  • ICORN – protecting creative freedom

    ICORN, the International Cities of Refuge Network, offers sanctuary to writers and artists at risk, embodying freedom of expression globally. With over 70 cities providing refuge to 200+ individuals, ICORN champions cultural richness and partnerships with organizations like PEN International and Reporters Without Borders. Their dedication to artistic freedom is vital in a world where it’s under threat.

  • Den kulturelle skulesekken Benefit to Norway

    The Cultural Schoolbag (DKS) is a unique program in Norway offering professional arts and culture exposure to all school pupils. This program includes various artistic expressions like film, music, and literature. Sic Publishing supports DKS, believing that exposure to diverse cultural perspectives can enhance understanding of global issues and contribute to a more inclusive society.

  • Iran’s Dance Protest

    Iran is witnessing an unusual protest, the “happiness campaign,” centred around a folk song that began when a 70-year-old man danced at a fish market. The video went viral, sparking a public outcry after the government arrested the people in the video. The public backlash evolved into a national protest, with people filming themselves dancing to the song to express their discontent. The campaign is seen as a symbol of resistance against government oppression.

  • Lotta Köhler

    Lotta Köhler, a Finnish graphic designer educated in textile and graphic design, has a noted interest in critical topics, as seen in her thesis on Norway’s nature paradox. With experience as an art director and collaborations with prominent media outlets, she specializes in printed media and book projects.

  • Oliver Vass

    Oliver, a UK-born Economics graduate from Exeter with a master’s in International Relations from Royal Holloway, chose Lillehammer as his home after living in various countries in both Africa and South America. Co-founding Sic Publishing in Norway, he blends expertise in marketing, economics, and politics, driven by a profound interest in global affairs and a passion for diverse literary voices.

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    Anthology – Stories from Exiled Writers

    Sic Publishing invites original, unpublished works for a new anthology on the theme of exile, to be launched in September 2024. Writers in Norway can submit pieces exploring cultural changes and challenges in their new home. Submissions can be prose, poetry, or visual, in English or bilingual, by 15th March 2024, with a 5000 NOK compensation for selected works. Contact mail@sicpublish.no for inquiries.