The Arctic between fiction and reality – From sea to plate: “the raw and the cooked” – Industry in accord and disaccord with nature
Visionary Arctic is a conference annually arranged in Kirkenes.
The conference is a must for those who are interested in contemporary art, architecture and new thinking. We focus on the Arctic future perspectives and roles: a bank of resources or zone of innovation?
Contributions from researchers,
Peacebuilders, polluters, pirates, and patriots
Visionary Arctic 2012 explores the intersecting themes of the challenges of food security, transnational industrial waste management, territorial delimitations, and the future of Northernscapes and communities in order to interrogate the sustainability, or not, of land and marine use in the Circumpolar Arctic.
Where is Norway in relation to the other countries around the North Pole? Why is the industrial development at its peak, while the settling level is very low in the High North? Do we primarily cultivate the Arctic nature or do we also aim at developing urban qualities? Visionary Arctic 2011 has focus on sustainable architecture in the north and its impact on life quality.
Contributions from future scientist Eirik Newth, diplomat Hans Wilhelm Longva, artist Lars Ramberg, architects Sami Rintala, Jan Gunnar Skjeldsøy, Reiulf Ramstad, Ilya Mukosey, Ina Bakka
Settlement patterns in the High North as a result of centralization, recent changes in the border relations and management of resources.
Contributions from writer Arne O. Holm, researcher Dr. Aileen A. Espíritu, architects Dagur Eggertsson, Reiulf Ramstad, film director Knut Erik Jensen, and artists Tomi Knuutila and SpringerParker and others.