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Nestled between the mountains and the sea in Norway’s southwestern archipelago, Bergen is a tiny town known for artistic collaboration. The city center—known to the locals as Sentrum—is home to some of Scandinavia’s most community-oriented creative societies, from indie music to innovative local food. We headed there to talk to the locals about the allure of this picturesque town.

“If you drive your car to wherever you go, you don’t engage with your neighborhood, ” says Eirik Glambek Bøe, one half of the indie folk-pop duo Kings of Convenience. “But if you walk and ride your bike, you see people’s faces. And the second time you see them, you say hi.” A lifelong Bergener with a background in architectural psychology, the singer-songwriter knows a thing or two about how profoundly our environment can influence the way we live and

  • Words:
    Joanna Han and Øyvind Halsøy
  • Photography:
    Kristofer Johnsson
  • Styling:
    Per Olav Sølvberg

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  • Words:
    Joanna Han and Øyvind Halsøy
  • Photography:
    Kristofer Johnsson
  • Styling:
    Per Olav Sølvberg
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