Aina Landsverk Hagen


According to World Economic Forum’s latest report on gender equality, Norway ranks as number one worldwide.

30 years after the Norwegian Act on Gender Equality entered into force, the Scandinavian Model is high political fashion.

Entire living patterns of half the Norwegian population have been altered after a centenary of women’s liberation movement.

The women in Mormor Monologues have witnessed, shaped and participated in these paradigm shifts from WW2 to the digital revolution.

Despite this impressive CV, they are still negotiating the entry requirements for a place in the proud collective national memory.

Because mormor fights quietly, listens patiently, nurtures and comforts. Doesn't she?

Mormor Monologues dives straight into the Norwegian nana myth and sets out to challenge the idea and cultural construction of the old woman.

Serving up an eclectic cocktail of stories, experiences, anecdotes, rants and reflections, ten nanas of Norway invites you to experience, react and respond.

Dedicated to mormor.

Copyright © 2009 Karoline Hjorth