Project team members Vera Kuklina, Andrey Petrov and Alexander Kholodov are giving presentations at the Alaska Forum on the Environment virtual meeting on February 9, 2022. They are giving an overview of the main components of the recently launched project to gather communities’ concerns and experiences about Arctic ice, snow, and permafrost landscapes collectively used and governed by communities and non-local stakeholders.
ArtSLInK team members made presentations of artistic works, community engagement and Domesticating Landscapes projects at the 2021 Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) Annual Community Meeting (8-12 November, 2021). For the first time, conference included Art Highlights as a part of the program to highlight and share art-based research or education/outreach programming. We used our experience of work within ArtSLInK approach to emphasize the need in decolonization practices that encompass simultaneous, equitable, co-productive engagement of science, arts and place-based local and Indigenous Knowledge systems. While the first presentation gave an overview of ArtSLInK projects, team member James Temte in his presentation had focus on community engagement with stronger emphasis on communities. Finally, the presentation on Domesticating Landscapes was more focused on ArtScience collaboration.
“The project sets the stage for a convergence of knowledge and concepts across diverse cultural and political contexts, starting with thoughts held by Indigenous and local communities and scaled up to those implemented by regional stakeholders,” said Alexander Shiklomanov, research assistant professor in UNH’s Earth Systems Research Center […]