Arctic Sustainable Arts and Design (ASAD) Meeting
Saturday 10 November 2012
University of Lapland.

As part of the WAAE summit, there will be a meeting of partners in the Thematic Network (TN) Arctic Sustainable Arts & Design (ASAD)

The networks seeks to promote cooperation and collaboration between universities, institutions and communities focused on Northern, Arctic issues in the field of arts, design and visual culture. In short, the TN is dedicated to improving arts, design and visual culture education amongst the members of the University of the Arctic (UArctic). The network aims to identify and share contemporary and innovative practices in teaching, learning, research and knowledge exchange in the fields of arts, design and visual culture education.

At a fundamental level, the concept of Arctic Sustainable Arts & Design refers to a wide range of cultural, creative practices ranging from the artistic, expressive practices to the planning, creation and development of products, services and environments in the Arctic according to the idea of sustainable development. The network recognizes the multiple aspects of sustainability, such as ecological, economic and socio-cultural dimensions, in relation to arts and design in the Arctic. While developing
context-sensitive arts, design and research practice, the TN also explores how the skills and knowledge emerging from arts and design in the challenging and fragile Arctic are applicable in other contexts.

More than 20 institutions from across the Arctic region are currently members of the ASAD network - an agenda for the day will follow.