Convener: Glen Coutts, University of Lapland


Media representations and marginalization have a strong impact on different societies and minorities, not to mention the meanings that are attached on the Arctic and geographically or culturally distant locations and peoples. The focus of session is in the relationships and manifestations within the themes of Arctic, media, design and marginalities. How can media and design participate in these discussions through artwork, intervention or performance? Can this have an impact for transformational change? The session provides a forum for research, art works, design projects and discussion on the Arctic, including the questions of marginalization and the problems of periphery/center -dichotomies.