Each institute had few of their students participate on the workshop and it was connected to simultaneously running in-service training for local school teachers.
The workshop was a part of larger Cold-war project ran by artists Roxane Permar and Susan Timmins. They explore the Cold War period by using a combination of approaches to re-imagine this period and ask how the presence of Cold War military installations impact on the population in both past and present. To get familiar with the topic, the group visited Bolafjall radar station, situated on the northernmost peak of the Westfjords district.
From a pedagogical perspective the project aimed to consider the potential for place-based art education to generate a sense of place and attachment. To learn more about the larger project, visit here.
University teacher Elina Härkönen
Elina.Harkonen (at) ulapland.fi