My name is Rut Elliot Blomqvist and I am a musician, writer, and researcher, based in Gothenburg, Sweden.
My debut album “Of This and Other Worlds” was released in April 2017.
My dissertation, preliminarily titled “Stories of Global Environmental Action: From Political Argument to Popular Culture,” will probably be finished in 2021.
I am also co-editor of an online magazine about environmental justice and political ecology—Uneven Earth.
As a musician, this is some fun stuff that I’ve done:
I played at the release party for the anthology “Uneven Earth 2015-2017” in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in August 2017.
Siri Holm and I did a performance called “Välkommen till Utkanten” (“Welcome to the Fringe”) at Gothenburg Pride in June 2017.
The release party for my debut album in Gothenburg in April 2017 was nice. There were loads of musicians on stage. I’ll probably never do anything like it again.
In August – September 2016, I did a mini-tour in the UK with an environmentalist performance and academic-activist presentation called “The Paradox of the Anthropocene.”
Simon Larsson (who is also my partner) and I played at Karesuando market in Swedish Sápmi in July 2016.
I’m currently playing with a new band, The Epimetheans.
PS: I prefer the pronouns they and them. (“Hen” in Swedish.)