Two years ago I was assigned to document the weekly cultural event at Umeå University – Culture on Campus. It’s world unique project that has been going on for ten years, with the idea to create a recurring meeting place for the university’s personnel and students; a platform for sensory experiences, inspiration and spontaneous meetings. I find Culture on Campus sympathetic since it’s free for students and personnel and also very charming, the artists always perform at lunchtime with an audience that often combine the pleasure of watching a performance with eating or studying. All in a very non-rockstar and revealing daylight and an intimate atmosphere that softened the artists and made my work easy. No problem to go back stage. During these years I have returned to document several of all the acts; local, national and internationally renowned artists in the music, literature, dance, theatre, contemporary circus and art genres. The book was released today by Umeå University.

– Elin Berge

Spreads from the book Culture on Campus.
PHOTO BY ELIN BERGE/MOMENT/INSTITUTE