Thank you to Sparebankstiftelsen Oslo municipality for 500.000 nok in support, and thank you to the Savings Bank DNB for 2 million NOK!
Who can participate?
Everyone! If you wish to be interviewed or you want to interview someone in Oslo, please get in touch through this website, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
What does it mean to participate?
You can choose obviously, but we are looking specifically for people who want to join in on a one day class to learn how to do oral history interviews. You will also learn how to use our equipment (cellphones and microphones for recording), and together we will find people you can interview. You will learn how to do this in an ethical way through the use of consent forms, in addition to learning what a summary needs to include and how you can transfer the files to us. You will not have to log the interviews. We can pay 1500 NOK per interview delivered to us with a filled out consent form, a summary and the equipment. You can also volunteer and choose not to get paid - this will help our budgets enormously! :)
Can I borrow your equipment?
Yes. We use Samsung Galaxy S22 and SHURE videokit.
What if I want to participate, but do not want the interview to be used in, for example, a podcast?
That´s perfectly fine. The person being interviewed decide for themselves what the interview can be used for through the consent form. You will find the consent form at the bottom of the page.
Am I free to talk to people about whatever I want in the interviews?
Yes and no. All the interviews must be about Oslo in one way or another. Whether you want to focus on labor history, leisure, fields, sports, faith, religion or governance is up to you. We work together on the course to prepare good and open questions that you can bring with you into the interview.
Can I interview whoever I want?
Yes! And also as many as you want.
When does the project start and end?
We are underway and will produce interviews until around the middle of 2024.
Can I use the interview I have done or participated in in other contexts?
There are 15 districts in Oslo: people of Oslo talk about their district.
RELIGION AND FAITH
Religious, secular, ideological or other: people of Oslo talk about what they believe in.
Oslo is a city surrounded by nature: people of Oslo talk about their relationship with nature.
ARTS AND CULTURE
Oslo has the biggest and the smallest scenes in the country: people of Oslo talk about arts and culture.
Oslo is a city with a lot of different jobs: people of Oslo talk about their work.
HOUSES AND HOMES
From the smallest to the biggest: people of Oslo talk about where they live.
DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNMENT
Divided into districts and governing bodies: people of Oslo talk about how the city is managed.
From abortion to the 8 hours workday: people of Oslo talk about the battles they've fought.