Blog Archive: Environment

Out of the Comfort Zone

Out of the Comfort Zone

Graham Huggan ponders his recent visit to Iceland to take part in the 5th biennial International Polar Tourism Research Network

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Dark Ecology: Shifting Borders

Dark Ecology: Shifting Borders

Day Two of the Dark Ecology journey put on half a dozen curated walks around the Norwegian-Russian border area. Roger Norum focuses on one of these talks, discussing some of the socio-political issues about the complex history of borders in the region.

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Dark Ecology: Plastic Geologies

Dark Ecology: Plastic Geologies

Heather Davis gives the first lecture of the June Dark Ecology journey, discussing the past, present and future ontologies of plastic

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Dark Ecology with Midnight Sun

Dark Ecology with Midnight Sun

Roger Norum ventures up to Northern Norway as a participant on the third and final journey of the fascinating Dark Ecology project.

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Trappings of success

Trappings of success

Graham Huggan discusses the cultural politics and geoeconomic ramifications of the recent Icelandic TV drama Trapped’s success.

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Artist Margrethe Pettersen's Commissioned Work

Artist Margrethe Pettersen's Commissioned Work

Read about Arctic Encounters co-commission of the Dark Ecology artist Margrethe Pettersen, in conversation with Britt Kramvig

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En Route to Greenland

En Route to Greenland

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The Dynamics of Darkness in the North conference: Arctic Encounters panel

The Dynamics of Darkness in the North conference: Arctic Encounters panel

Arctic Encounters has organised a panel entitled Encountering Darkness at the Dynamics of Darkness conference in Reykjavik in late February.

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Crisis in the Nordic Nations and Beyond

Crisis in the Nordic Nations and Beyond

Arctic Encounters team members Lars Jensen, Roskilde University and Kristín Loftsdóttir University of Iceland have recently published their new edited volume, Crisis in the Nordic Nations and Beyond: At the Intersection of Environment, Finance and Multiculturalism. Here, Kristín takes a look at some of what makes the book of particular interest to Arcticists and postcolonialists.

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Leg(g)o my Eg(g)o?

Leg(g)o my Eg(g)o?

Graham Huggan deconstructs Lego simulacra of the touristed world and explores Lego’s disinvestment from Shell, casting the fetishised Arctic into relief.

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