Every artist and project have interpreted the theme from their own unique perspective. Artists come from Finland, Canada, United Kingdom, Shetland, Scotland, USA, Alaska, Norway and Sweden.
Arctic communities are at the forefront of imagining alternative futures in a rapidly changing present. Across the ASAD Network we have many examples of initiatives that are actively working towards creating alternatives; from land-based educational projects to the inclusion of Indigenous language and cultural revitalization programming, to collaborations between community-led arts-based researchers and scientists.
Relate North 10: Possible Futures is about cultivating circumpolar relations between network partners to mobilize and share examples of what we know ‘works’ at each of our specific sites. It is about discussing how we can ethically and intentionally evolve our institutions, projects, and practices to align with, support, and enact the many possible futures that have already been envisioned in the Arctic.
The Relate North 10: Possible Futures Symposium & Exhibition is a collaboration between the University of the Arctic’s Arctic Sustainable Arts and Design thematic network (ASAD), Yukon University (Yukon School of Visual Arts), and the University of Lapland. The virtual exhibition was put together by Mari Parpala with assistance from Hayden Grace.
ASAD website: https://www.asadnetwork.org/
Relate North 10 Exhibition: https://blogi.eoppimispalvelut.fi/rn10exhibition/