About Joakim Ljungren

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Posts by Joakim Ljungren:

Why have we stopped dreaming of a better future?

Futuristic movies and books often depict a very Dystopian image of the future. A dark, polluted world consumed by technology, where scarcity, war or disaster dominate our lives. Often times with a power-hungry totalitarian regime creating conflict in their pursuit of ultimate control. I’m thinking 1964, Blade runner, Star wars, et cetera. They are very […]

Activism. Not Extremism.

I struggle in being an advocate of environmentalism. Most often it’s in conversations about things like food or consumption. I might say something suggestive about how climate-intensive the livestock industry is. When doing so, there is conflict in me. I feel like a radical know-it-all trying to force people what to eat. At the same […]

Our modern video consumption

The problem The national public service television company in Sweden, Sveriges Television (Svt), has realised that people used to watch TV together more often before compared to now. The technological development has given that you nowadays can watch whatever you want, whenever you want and from wherever you want. TV and production companies have adapted to this […]

Gender roles

Recently during the final weeks of my exchange period in Japan I had an assignment in a class investigating a contemporary factor about Japanese society. We made a study and wrote a paper in the matter of gender roles, so I thought to sum up the essence of the report as well as giving my thoughts […]

食べ物

The Japanese cuisine is possibly one of the most famous food trademarks in the world. The food here is brilliant, for the most part. But in the long-term, I prefer more variation in my diet than what is considered normal in Japan. Sushi is probably the first thing you think about and this is one of […]

Grimes

Last Wednesday, Myself, Lassi and Thomas went to Osaka to see Grimes perform at the Big Cat venue in Namba, Osaka. It was a very convincing concert and an euphoric dance session. Guest appearances, her top songs and a cover of Ave Maria inducting crazy goosebumps was all mixed in well composed flavor. She is a very special […]