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Arctic Forum 2023: Our Place, Our Future

Time Wednesday 29 November, 2023 at 08:30 - 21:00
Place Bildmuseet, Umeå

Arctic Forum is the meeting place where researchers, decision-makers, civil society and industry can discuss issues of sustainable development from an Arctic perspective.

This year, the theme for Arctic Forum is "Our Place, Our Future", and it will be based on the exhibition “Down North” at Bildmuseet. The exhibition will work as a space for a walk-and-talk dialogue, where participants will be guided through the exhibition, while discussing topics arisen from the surrounding art.

In brief, participants will be divided into small groups of 5–6 persons each, and a maximum of 16 groups in total. Each group will be guided by a curator and a researcher through the exhibition while discussing topics arisen from the surrounding art. In total, 2 walk-and-talks will be performed, which means that the participants will be able to meet researchers from two different expertise areas.

The day will end with a panel discussion where questions and reflections from the walk-and-talk dialogues are summarized.

The exhibition "Down North" contains works by thirty contemporary artists from Canada, Denmark, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States, as well as from Sápmi and other indigenous nations in the Arctic regions.

Preliminary programme

08.30 - 09.30 Registration and fika

09.30 – 10.00 Welcome (meet the 3 curators of the exhibition, concept description)

10:00 – 12.00 Walk and talk exhibition 1 (groups both in Swedish and English)

12:00 – 13:00 LUNCH

13:00 – 15:00 Walk and talk exhibition 2 (groups both Swedish and English)

15:00 – 15:30 FIKA

15.30 – 16.15 Panel discussion (composed of some of the researchers)

17:00 Guided walk to dinner restaurant from Bildmuséet

17:30 – 20.00 DINNER

Programme Committee

Anders Jansson (Bildmuseet), Linda Lundmark (Arctic Centre), Kristina Sehlin MacNeil (Várdduo), Lena Maria Nilsson (Arctic Centre), Dag Avango (LTU)

Arctic Forum 2023 is a joint collaboration between Arctic Centre at Umeå University, Várdduo – Centre for Sámi Research at Umeå University, and Luleå University of Technology (LTU).

Event type: Conference
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