Relate North: Art, Heritage & Identity brings together the work of leading scholars to explore issues in the field of contemporary art, design, and arts-based research.
Drawing on projects and studies from Canada, Finland, Iceland, Norway and the United States, Relate North: Art, Heritage & Identity explores contemporary practices in arts-based research and knowledge exchange in the fields of arts and design. The essays and reports in the book interpret the terms ‘arts’ and ‘design’ broadly to include, for example, crafts, indigenous making, media and product design. By focusing on Northern and Arctic perspectives of contemporary arts and design, links are made with issues of sustainability and context-sensitive research. The contributing authors provide thought-provoking accounts of current practice in these regions
Relate North: Art, Heritage & Identity will be of interest to a wide audience including, for example, anthropologists, geographers, sociologists, artists, designers, art educators, practice-based researchers in addition to those with a general interest in Northern and Arctic issues.
Table of contents:
Timo Jokela & Glen Coutts
Product design in arctic terrain
Spring: An artistic process as a narrative project
Contemporary Duodji – a personal experience in understanding traditions
Reflections of the past: A meeting between Sámi cultural heritage and contemporary Finnish Sámi
A discussion of museum education in the north: An integrated approach
Timo Jokela & Päivi Tahkokallio
Arctic Design Week: A forum and a catalyst
Valerie Triggs, Rita L. Irwin & Carl Leggo
Walking Art: Sustaining ourselves as arts educators (First published in Visual Inquiry: Learning and Teaching Art 3(1), 21–34.)
Cross cultural meetings and learning in an Art Biennale