• Anne Mølgård Nielsen
Speciale, Kandidatuddannelsen
This thesis looks upon challenges regarding cultural communication in a library context and examines whether the non-profit organization Hygge Factory’s project concept Ordskælv! (Wordquake!) can be seen as an answer to these challenges. Anthony Giddens’ late modernity, Joli Jensen’s instrumental and expressive logics, and Henry Jenkins and Vanessa Bertozzi’s participatory culture are some of the central concepts used to discuss the challenges that libraries are facing.
In the midst of all of this, Hygge Factory’s Ordskælv! challenges young people preferably between 13 and 20 to write personal stories and become authors. Their stories are published with the intension of throwing light on young peoples’ perspectives on subjects like death and alcoholism. During the writing process – which may take place in a library – the young authors meet professional authors, editors and artists as well as mentors who help nurture the young voices and the stories they tell to grow strong.

Danish libraries have been part of two Ordskælv! so far. From an aesthetic perspective, their participation can be seen as an example of how libraries can take part in a form of cultural communication based upon an expressive logic – a logic that underlines the importance of aesthetic dimensions and presence effects of cultural lives. The conclusion addresses Ordskælv! as one way of meeting the challenges regarding cultural communication in a late modern library context.
Udgivelsesdato2 mar. 2015
Udgivende institutionDet Informationsvidenskabelige Akademi


  • kulturformidling, ordskælv, ordskælv!, hygge factory