Nansen’s Pastport, by Anneli Skaar, is an artistic re-invention of Norwegian polar explorer and humanitarian Fridtjof Nansen’s eponymous refugee passport created for displaced peoples of post-Great War Europe. The fine press book is re-imagined as a climate refugee passport for humanity, using Nansen’s own words in a contemporary context, inviting discussion on how to meet the pressing issues of climate migration while looking to solutions of the past. Published in 2020—the 100 year anniversary of multilateralism as well as the establishment of passport standardization—with the passport’s increasing importance in the documentation and freedom of humans worldwide, it is also an ode to one of the most powerful books in the world.
Limited-edition copperplate prints of the Carta Borealis and
individual framed cyanotypes from this work are available through Page Gallery
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