We belive that to maintain our competitiveness globally, Norway benefits from attracting and retaining international talent. However, it turns out we are not that great at it.
So why not, and what will it take to change this?
Every year, thousands of students, researchers and knowledge workers come to Oslo from all over the world. Many strive to find a sense of belonging here. This appears to be harder than we think, despite a wide range of initiatives aiming to make our city a more welcoming and including one.
how can we make Oslo feel more like home?
It’s really easy to focus on the obvious issues around language, culture and weather. While these are of course factors, we think we need to take a wider look at what it really means to be international in Oslo.
During our open inquiry we will invite people into the lab so that they can help shape and own the process. In an attempt to create actual change, we are truly embracing a different approach. A pop-up research lab, investigating what this is really about. Three months of experiments, workshops, questions and conversations. Making sure we’re doing the right project — not just doing the project right.