The CORE Team

Explorers of Atlantis

Dr. Bernhard Schirg

project leader

Bernhard leads the Frozen Atlantis team. As a Freigeist-scholar, he is at home in the fascinating world of Sweden’s last Renaissance man – both intellectually and physically.

Bernhard delights in instilling curiosity, building bridges, and creating connections. Like a truffle pig, he forages in the special reading rooms at obscure libraries as well as in the landscapes of Sweden, always eager to explore new ways to bring you the stories he comes across and to rekindle your sense of wonder.

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(C) Daniel Kunzfeld for the VolkswagenStiftung

Lutz Lindemann

art director

As a creative mind, Lutz covers a further key demand of Frozen Atlantis – the need for effective communication.

We are one of the few academic projects privileged to work with a personal art director. Lutz, who has an impressive background in communication and design, joined our team in November 2021.

At the moment, he is drafting new web presences to visualize the stunning stories behind objects and landscapes.

The Team

Our Partners

Lars Larsson

Mountain Leader and Geomedia professional

Lars has two great passions: the outdoors and the stories behind. 

As National Geographic Explorer, Lars has travelled in the footsteps of Sven Hedin through Central Asia. A former member of the National Freestyle Kayak Team, he is one of the most experienced kayakers in Sweden.

Today at home in the mountains of Jämtland, Lars supports Frozen Atlantis in expedition planning and execution as well as journalistic counselling.

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Lars Larsson

Martin Olson

Director of Photography and VIDEOGRAPHY

Martin started out as a photographer with the urge to tell stories, give people new perspectives and ways of seeing the world. 

He is a writer, photographer, influencer and videographer, operating from the mountain village Åre.

Some of his latest feats are shooting Arctic12, a winter expedition across all twelve +2000m peaks in Sweden, and the Jubilee Expedition that documents climate change on Svalbard.

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Martin Olson

Thomas von WachenfeldT

Director of Music Production

Thomas is a highly awarded musician and composer.

As a university docent and musicologist, he digs deeply into the stories around to the traditional tunes of Sweden. 

Passing on his passions, Thomas initiated the Edda podcast and frequently engages in public performances and events.

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Thomas von Wachenfeldt