Bertil Ohlin Between the Lines - Nobel Week Light
Between the lines by Fanny Englund and Bruna Porsia - a part of the Nobel Light Week 2021.
The light festival Nobel Week Lights takes place in Stockholm between December 4 and December 12 with installations that are inspired by Nobel Prize-winning initiatives and individuals. This year the Stockholm School of Economics will be lit up as part of the Nobel Week Light. Between the lines is created by Fanny Englund and Bruna Porsia from The Light Bureau as an hommage to Bertil Ohlin. Bertil Ohlin was professor at SSE from 1930 to 1965, and he was awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 1977. He was also the leader of the Swedish liberal party (Folkpartiet) between 1944 and 1967, and served as Minister of Trade in the Swedish government of national unity between 1944 and 1945. His name lives on in one of the standard models of international free trade; the Heckscher-Ohlin theorem - a theorem that is the inspiration for Jens Fänge´s artwork The Clout in the Heckscher-Ohlin room at SSE.
Interested in knowing more about Bertil Ohlin and the theorem: Welcome to a lecture and a drink celebrating the light art work on December 9. More info and sign up here.
Nobel Week Lights is initiated by Annika Levin, Alexandra Manson and Lara Szabo Greisman from the company Troika. The initiative is carried out in collaboration with the Nobel Prize Museum, with the support of the City of Stockholm, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the Swedish Space Agency, as well as a number of other partners and lighting companies.