Inside the Deichman

Exploring education in new, creative ways An ocean for learning, a meeting spot, and an open space TOVE ANDERSSON Oslo The library is a sky, each cloud is a book, the library is an ocean, each book is a wave. – Lars Saabye Christensen Looking up at the glass facade opposite the Oslo Opera House, six floors containing literature, reading and study areas, stages, a movie theater, and workshops for young and old—all this may seem overwhelming to venture into. Outside the entrance, a family of three is watching, not yet prepared to enter. That fear is unfounded.  Photo: Jo Straube / Vis
Become a subscriber to keep reading and gain access to 1000s of articles! Start reading for as little as 10 cents a day. Digital subscriptions start at $7 for one month of access, and a one-year digital subscription is only $30.
Subscribe_ Today
Check out our subscriber plans
Already a subscriber? Log in here
Avatar photo

Tove Andersson

Tove Andersson is a freelance journalist who writes about travel and culture. She conducts interviews for the street magazine Oslo while writing poetry and fiction. Jeg heter Navnløs (My name is nameless) was published in 2020. Her website is, and she can be reached at