9th Annual Symposium & Exhibition "Relate North 2021: Everyday Extremes"
This will be the ninth symposium in the series hosted by ASAD. The ASAD network aims to identify and share innovative practices in learning, teaching, research and knowledge exchange in the fields of art, design and visual culture education. The network promotes cooperation and collaboration between academic institutions and communities with the purpose of working towards a shared understanding of critical issues relevant to people living in the north/
For further information about ASAD: asadnetwork.org
University of the Arctic: uarctic.org
Symposium: 11 or 12 November 2021
Symposium side events (online): Pecha Kucha, online tour around Tomsk downtown, etc.
Exhibition: 10 November – 31 December 2021 (or permanent web-address)
Exhibit Opening Reception (online): 10 November
Symposium and exhibition theme
In addition to the broad concerns outlined above, Relate North: Everyday Extremes will focus on a more specific perspective of human and non-human wellbeing in the Arctic region. The concept of extremes aims to highlight and describe the particular sensitivity that enables and supports creative and sustainable interaction between human/non-human actors and the everchanging, severe, environment of the Arctic. Moreover, with the current speed of climate change, when the notion of the extreme environment is to be expanded towards most parts of the "Spaceship Earth" in the next 20-50 years, the challenges of nature and their social and cultural implications will call for a creative response. In search of visions and insights, along with locally appropriate solutions, we will focus on the wider perspective of collaborative practices in design, art, research and education within the Arctic region. This includes art and design projects within and between communities, schools, universities, and business, culture, tourism and wellbeing.
The exhibition call is open to artists, designers and makers using any media in traditional and/or contemporary art & design, in addition to presentations of community-based work, environmental art, or art education projects. Please note that the symposium will be held online in a webinar format with a virtual exhibition.
- Timo Jokela, Professor of Art Education, University of Lapland. Chair of Thematic Network of Arctic Sustainable Arts and Design
- Svetlana Usenyuk-Kravchuk, Senior Research Fellow, Siberian Design Centre, Tomsk State University
- Glen Coutts, Professor of Applied Visual Arts (Education), Faculty of Art and Design, University of Lapland
- Sofia Prokopova, Junior Research Fellow, Siberian Design Centre, Tomsk State University
CURATORS OF THE EXHIBITION
Anastasia Voronina, Junior Research Fellow, Siberian Design Centre, Tomsk State University