In January 2014 the Future North team and guest researcher Bill Fox (from the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art) visited Vardø on the Barents Coast.
Last week, at the Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, the sidebar conference Constructions of North was held. This all-day event explored both physical and imaginary outcomes from nine researchers working on, in, or near the Arctic region. The rich talks covered political, economic, and aesthetic means of understanding our conception of the north.
This international seminar is the result of a long standing collaboration on genre and innovation between AHO and the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo. This event is lead by Prof Gunnar Liestøl and assembles international and local speakers in a specialist event that takes up questions to do with the typologies, character and emergence of genre through and as innovation. Funding was provided by the Dept. of Media and Communication.