Produced by Street Art Oslo, Løkka-Lykke zine #1 is a collection of images by photographer and Løkka-Lykke co-producer Hanne Ugelstad which tells the story of Oslo´s first annual street art festival
Doxa (Ancient Greek: δόξα; from verb δοκεῖν, dokein, 'to appear, to seem, to think, to accept') is a common belief or popular opinion.
The sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, in his Outline of a Theory of Practice (1972), used the term doxa to denote a society's taken-for-granted, unquestioned truths. In other words, doxa refers to unexamined values of culture – that which is indivisible from our fundamental understanding of the world, until someone or something makes us aware of its existence.
A certain doxa – graffiti - came to the attention of photographer Hanne Ugelstad during lockdown in early 2021. These traces of human existence took on added significance at a time of social isolation and greatly came to inform her role in co-producing Løkka-lykke street art festival.
In the middle of the zine you´ll find pictures from the festival's main production period in June. The remainder is dedicated to documenting the passage of time from sub-zero temperatures and deserted streets to lilac blossoms and long summer evenings in the land of the midnight sun.