Street art piece at Tou Scene, Stavanger. Unknown artist
For the last couple of years, I have called Stavanger, on the western coast of Norway, home, whilst studying for my mandatory masters degree at the university there. Stavanger is filled with contradictions. On one hand it is a vivid remnant of the pietistic christian culture with streets lined with churches and lodges of abstinence, and on the other hand the big oil industry, money and a rich nightlife. Street art meets a zero tollerance policy whilst being applauded for giving the city something to be proud of. A birdie and a hand (for lifes rich demand).