Global Arctic: The Art and Culture of Climate Change (in the Arctic)

Organized by the GlobalArctic Project and the Northern Research Forum (NRF) 26. August 2016

Saturday, October 8, 15:30-17:00

Location: Silfurberg A, Harpa Second Level

This session is intended to be purposefully broad and inclusive to promote discussion on the diverse ways in which art and culture and climate change intersect.

In addition to brief speaker presentations to provide a foundation for discussion, the session will include an interactive moderated dialogue between the panel of speakers and audience members. Session moderators will facilitate the panelists’ and audience members’ exploration of the topic and identification of additional themes of interest that result from the discussion.


  • Guðbjörg R. Jóhannesdóttir, Adjunct, Iceland Academy of Arts; Postdoc in Philosophy, University of Iceland: Coming to Our Senses and Understanding Our Place in the Natural World
  • Grete K. Hovelsrud, Professor, Nord University, Bodø Norway: An Arctic Perspective on the Role of Culture and World Views in Shaping Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change
  • “Cultures of Climate Change: Fast Media and Slow Media on the Arctic”
    • Miyase Christensen, Professor, Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology
    • Tom Buurman, PhD Candidate, Stockholm University
  • Kristján Hrannar Pálsson, musician and producer: Music, Climate Change and Popular Culture


  • Thorsteinn Gunnarsson, Senior Adviser, Icelandic Center of Research, Rannis