The event is a collaboration between the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Sustainable Arts and Design (ASAD), Umeå University, and the University of Lapland.

Symposium Theme: Beyond Borders

People's lives and contextual understanding are governed and regulated to a great extent by borders and boundaries of various kinds, such as political, cultural, material, ideological and geographical divisions. A boundary can be physical in the form of an actual obstacle in the landscape, as well as mental beliefs grounded in our culture and social norms. Borders can thus limit us, but at the same time act as a catalyst for creative actions and resistance. Art has often served as a way for people to challenge, renegotiate, redefine and transgress boundaries. In a time characterized by political and environmental concerns, this theme is important to investigate – especially in relation to the unique context of the Arctic and circumpolar north.

This is an opportunity to immerse yourself, connect with fellow professionals, and expand your horizons in an inspiring environment. Join us for this symposium and be part of the dialogue that goes beyond borders. We are looking forward to your presence at the Relate North Symposium - Beyond Borders!


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