If I recall correctly, I was sitting in the dining room of the Clarion Hotel The Edge during the second day of the KORO conference Offentlig kunst og byutvikling in Tromsø. I remember I was feeling heavy, I couldn´t manage to revive my body at any point that morning. I put some fish and salad on my bowl, my body asked for something fresh especially after such an overdose of alcohol the day before.
I was about to start eating, I was terribly hungry when suddenly a tall, very friendly man in his sixties sits in front of me. He smiled. In my head, I had only one thought: please don´t be a super boring politician guy. I really didn´t feel like talking to anyone – but okay to continue with the story, that gentleman introduced himself, “my name is Svein Bjørkås” he said. Until that moment I didn’t have the slightest idea of who he was, soon later I realized he was the Director of KORO, the Norwegian agency for public art.