Drawing on projects and studies from Canada, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Scotland, this volume explores contemporary practices in artbased research and knowledge exchange in the fields of art and design.
Editors: Timo Jokela & Glen Coutts
The contributing authors provide thought-provoking accounts of current practice in these countries. The studies in the book interpret the terms ‘art’ and ‘design’ broadly to include, for instance, place-based art and design; textile crafts; indigenous making and socially engaged art. In addition, authors explore the potential of the disciplines of science and art collaborating on research studies. By focusing on Northern and Arctic perspectives of contemporary arts and design, links are made with issues of heritage, sustainability and culturally-sensitive research.
The fourth in the Relate North series, this book brings together the work of leading researchers to explore issues in the field of contemporary art, design, and art-based research. Relate North: Practising Place, Heritage, Art & Design for Creative Communities 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.
Timo Jokela & Glen Coutts
Caoimhe Isha Beaulé & Pierre De Coninck
The concept of “Nordicity”: Opportunities for the design fields
Ruth Beer & Caitlin Chaisson
Dam Nation: Disrupting the currents of energy and extraction in northern Canada
Svetlana Usenyuk-Kravchuk, Nikolai Garin,
Maria Gostyaeva, Yulia Konkova & Anna Mingaleva
Arctic dimension in design education: How the place matters
Elina Härkönen & Hanna-Riina Vuontisjärvi
Arctic Art & Design education and cultural sustainability in Finnish Lapland
The lure of Iceland: Place-making through wool and wildness at the arctic circle
Walking on water, living adventurously: Travelling Laboratories for Artistic Thinking
Shetland’s Littoral Zones: An art-science project revealing the legacies of plastic pollution on beaches in the north of Scotland
Ingimar Ólafsson Waage, Allyson Macdonald, Ásthildur Björg Jónsdóttir, Guðbjörg Rannveig Jóhannesdóttir & Gunndís Ýr Finnbogadóttir
Take me somewhere: A timeless sense of place in the Shetland Islands
Karin Stoll, Mette Gårdvik & Wenche Sørmo
Organisms, land art and in-depth learning