‘A Scenario Worth Considering’
Rougly translated from the Swedish
Published on Swedish Dagens Nyheter’s website.
‘How to survive a zombie disaster’ is the name of ABF’sstudy group with six sessions convening in Sundbyberg and Örebro. Herman Geijer is a zombie enthusiast working at the ABF and has independently initiated this project.
Is the study circle just for fun or is it serious?
- Both. It’s about what happens if society would collapse and how to survive in a disaster environment. But we are also addressing the zombie story and what they represent, zombie physiology and practical handling of the undead. We have speakers from the Civil Defence Association and other experts on survival.
Why is this subject current?
- During 2011, pandemics, natural disasters and power plant accidents have been superseding each other. In the disaster scenarios with which we work, people must leave the cities and fend for themselves outdoors. The fact that the dead would rise up to devour the living is hardly a likely scenario but worth thinking about.
How does the zombie relate to the topic?
- I think it’s easier to have this kind of discussion if you have a fictitious scenario. And we also discuss, with tongue in cheek, if there is a mutated virus that could make humans into zombies.
ABF (roughly the the Workers’ Educational Association) regularly screens lectures online. I don’t know if the ‘How to survive a zombie disaster’ lecture series will be made available, but will keep an eye out. (It will, however, be in Swedish.)