Panel: The Global Arctic

Conveners: Matthias Finger, Professor, EPFL and Lassi Heininen, Professor, University of Lapland 2. October 2016

The Global Arctic Project together with the Northern Research Forum will organize an international academic expert panel on “The Global Arctic” including three breakout sessions with themes from resource dynamics and urbanized Arctic to the art and culture of climate change. 

Globalization and the globalized Arctic will be discussed holistically from many angles and disciplinary approaches, as well as on the diverse ways in which art and culture, and climate change intersect. Each session will accommodate 4-5 speakers from all over the Arctic region, among them are Grete Hovelsrud from Norway, Kristjan Hrannar Palsson from Iceland, Teemu Palosaari from Finland.

There will be a reporting plenary as a conclusion of the break-out sessions giving a summary of the highlights and innovative findings and suggestions of the discussions. Three experts (will be nominated in the sessions) will each make a short comment from the following relevant perspectives: global demand for resources and costs of their commercial exploitation; political conditions allowing for this to happen; need to re-conceptualize security nexus / scalar politics of Arctic security, and the new nexus of art, culture and climate change.

Friday, October 7th: 17:00-18:30

Resource Dynamics

Location: Silfurberg A, Harpa Second Level

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

Global Arctic: the Art and Culture of Climate Change

Location: Silfurberg A, Harpa Second Level

Sunday, October 9th: 17:15-18:45

The Resource Dynamics Of The Urbanized Arctic

Location: Silfurberg B, Harpa Second Level