Living in the Landscape Summer School, in Norland Norway, June 2020
Arctic Sustainable Arts and Design (ASAD) thematic network has received funding from UArctic Norway/UiT to develop international research and educational Summer Schools in 2020. The Summer School initiative is called Living in the Landscape (LiLa). The Summer School will be held in the island of Træna in Nordland, Norway in June 2020. LiLa will bring together researchers, lecturers and MA and PhD students from different disciplines to learn from each other in the study of landscape.
LiLa seeks to develop long-term multidisciplinary operational model for international Summer School organised in collaboration with 5 Universities (Nord University, Norway; University of Lapland, Finland; Syktyvkar State University, Komi, Russia; Arctic University of Norway; Uppsala University Sweden) and with museums, research and education institutions from each country.
This multidisciplinary scientific collaboration is designed to meet the emerging challenges on environmental, population and economic life issues in the Arctic caused by climate change and globalization. LiLa aims to find culturally and socially sustainable solutions to meet the need of sustainable development and thus benefit its inhabitants, communities and other stakeholders.
The model is developed on multidisciplinary expertise and culturally sensitive methods; nature sciences, ecology, environmental humanities, anthropology, literature, visual arts, media technology and education for sustainability come together to invest and study Northern environments and support sustainability of rural communities in cooperation with them. The intention is to create dialogue and support people living in the northern landscapes and traditional culture.
Timo Jokela, timo.jokela (at) ulapland.fi
Mette Gårdvik, mette.gardvik (at) nord.no
Elina Härkönen, elina.harkonen (at) ulapland.fi
Please note that the summer school is targeted to the students of the partner universities