Relate North 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


    The symposium and exhibitions were the eighth annual Relate North events. This year they were a collaboration between the University of the Arctic, ASAD thematic network, the Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University and the University of Lapland. Arctic Sustainable Arts and Design (ASAD) is a thematic network that aims to identify and share contemporary practices in research, teaching, learning and knowledge exchange in the fields of arts, design and visual future education. The network seeks to promote collaboration between academic institutions and communities; advance art education amongst members and share both traditional and contemporary practice in teaching learning and research. The focus of the thematic network on Indigenous Arts and Crafts is to exchange knowledge and research about traditional art (handicraft, craft) and contemporary arts and crafts and discussion of methodology in the field. Every year, the events of RELATE NORTH attract leading scholars and artists from around the circumpolar north to debate and address issues of concern in the north through the lens of art and design theory and practice.
    In addition to the broad concerns outlined above, the specific theme this
    symposium and exhibition intended to emphasise the need for cooperation and collaboration between academic institutions, local communities, museums, cultural centres and business. A key focus was on ways that art and design can contribute to the UN sustainable Development Goals in addition to their educational role. A central aim is to create a shared understanding of critical sustainability issues for people living in the north and presentations addressed vital concerns, such as
    - What might be the educational potential of art and/or design in the Arctic region?
    - What constitutes quality and sustainable education in art and design?
    - What might art or design contribute to discovering the new role for Universities in the northern territories?
    Period10 Nov 201914 Nov 2019
    Event typeConference
    LocationSyktyvkar, Russian FederationShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionInternational


    • Art and Social Practice
    • Virtual Education