Homerisk digital game presented at Forskningstorget – ‘Digital oppvekst’

The digital game developed by Logic interactive for the Homerisk exhibition at Norwegian Science Museum was presented at Forskningsdagene, Universitetsplassen, Oslo, 20th-21st of September. 2018. The game tests how fast you can remember where to find things you need during an electricity outage. New record was set at 4 Seconds!

The stand was a Collaboration between OsloMet (Institute of Pre-school education, Institute of Socia Welfare and SIFO), Norwegian Science Museum and No Isolation.

You can read more about the stand here.


Presentation at the European Sociological Association (ESA) conference


In August 2018, SIFO-researcher Harald Throne-Holst presented results from the HOMERISK project at the ESA conference in Copenhagen. His presentation focused on how the public are given and take on different roles when dealing with electricity and ICT infrastructure. We find that for electricity, the citizen role is prominent, while for ICT, the public take on a consumer role.

The presentation can be downloaded here.

Are nordic households prepared for electricity outages? Homerisk end-seminar june 14th

The Homerisk Project arranged its end seminar Thursday june 14th at The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology.

Among the presenters were our partners Linda Kvarnlöf and Erika Wall from MidSweden University, Björn Karlsson from University of Iceland and Jan Alfred Anderson from The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology.

Ivar Knai from the SAMRISK II program comittee and DSB gave a comment  and stakeholders from Oslo municipality as well as from fire and police force departments engaged in discussions of how to further activate citizens in preparedness work.

You can read more about the program and presentations below


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Homerisk end-seminar and opening of interactive exhibition at Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology June 14th

A New interactive Exhibition is under Construction at the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology!

The Exhibition ‘Electricity-outage, are you prepared?’ is an outcome of the HOMERISK Project and will open at the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology Thursday June 14th at 11 am.

Come to the HOMERISK end-seminar ‘Are Nordic households prepared for  electricity outage?’ at Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology Thursday June 14th from 9am to learn more about digital vulnerabilities, consumption and household’s preparedness for power outages. The Nordic research-team will then present findings from the HOMERISK project and discuss them with other interested actors. You can test Your own preparedness by engaging in the interactive activities of the Exhibition  at the end of the seminar.

Click on the link below for more information about these arrangements and to sign up



The Homerisk Project is financed by The Research Council of Norway, SAMRISK II. 

Research visit at Aalborg University

In May 2018, PhD student Nina Heidenstrøm visisted the Danish Building Research Insitute at Aalborg University.

Here, she presented the HOMERISK project at a faculty seminar. Here, she focused on the practice theory approach in her dissertation, along with the ethnographic methods as the slide below demonstrates.

Stories of the storm, resilience and governmentality: Homerisk at NEEDS-Conference, Amsterdam 21-23 March 2018

Homerisk will be presenting two full papers at The Northern European Concerence on Emergency and Disaster Studies (NEEDS) to be held in Amsterdam 21-23March 2018:

  • Linda Kvarnlöf & Erika Wall: Stories of the storm: How sense-making of household crisis preparedness is framed by an urban norm.
  • Linda Kvarnlöf & Joanna Persson: Resilience and governmentality: the ideal of the resilient subject.

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Fieldwork on household preparedness in Oslo

The fieldwork conducted on household preparedness in Oslo is now completed. The SIFO team has visited 10 households in Oslo to understand how urban households prepare for electricity and ICT infrastructure breakdowns. We visited households in different age groups, and families living in dwellings with and without alternative heating systems.

The photos below shows some of the material resources in the urban households: