Explorations in the Norwegian flag


  • Listing categories Lecture
  • Location / Region Norway/ Bergen
  • Venue Bryggens Museum, Bergen
  • Date and time from 2021.05.04 14:00

Marking 200 years since the current Norwegian flag was selected by Stortinget and remembering the atrocious attacks perpetrated 10 years ago in Norway, antipodes café in collaboration with Bymuseet i Bergen arranged a symposium to discuss the current state of the national symbol and possible futures.

The event started with a brief introduction of the series “Utforsking av Norges flag” by one of antipodes cafés members,
followed by a lecture on the history of the current flag of Norway, and a series of short presentations of different approaches to the national flag, and a discussion panel around the implied topics.

Due to an abrupt closure of Bryggens Museum for the removal of asbestos, the event was moved to the next door hotel.


· Jan Henrik Munksgaard / Norwegian historian, renown for his publications on flags and the history of the main national symbol in Norway.
· Marte Mjøs Persen / Mayor of Bergen.
· Elsebet Rahlff / Artist based in Bergen exploring on flags since 70s.
· Randi Grov Berger / Curator based in Bergen also exploring on flags.


• antipodes café
• Bymuseet i Bergen


• Bymuseet i Bergen


• Bymuseet i Bergen, Gunn Kristin Monsen.

Flag post foto

• antipodes café


• All Participants
• Radisson Blu