Bridging Art, Science and Community in the New Arctic
Date(s) - 09/23/2019 - 09/25/2019
The Arctic is characterized by extremes of environment that have led to the development of a wide range of unique ecosystems, cultures, and settlements. Northern high-latitude ecosystems are presently some of the most dynamic systems on Earth, owing to anthropogenic climate change, human land use practices, and utilization of marine environments. Even as tundra, taiga, and marine ecosystems respond to these changes, the human presence in the Arctic is likely to grow, as it is home to major fisheries, indigenous communities, industrial cities, scientific enterprises, military installations, and some of the most extensive resource extraction operations on the planet.
Although active research continues on environmental, infrastructure, and cultural aspects of the Arctic, few efforts have been made to address how these different aspects coalesce, and how knowledge that bridges disciplines may be necessary for Arctic systems to be resilient and adapt to change. The Bridging Science, Art, and Community in the New Arctic symposium will bring together researchers, students, community representatives, and policymakers from Alaska to facilitate knowledge exchange and catalyze a common interest in the future of the Arctic, in a setting that emphasizes creative collaborations and co-production of knowledge among scientists, designers, artists, and residents.
Registration is free and open to the public. Drinks and snacks will be provided during conference events.