Blog Archive: Norway

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 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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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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Orcas and Auroras!

Orcas and Auroras!

On a research trip to Northern Norway, Simone Abram gets to know Basecamp Senja, a handsome new tourist outpost on a dramatic craggy isle

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An Almost Arctic Experience

An Almost Arctic Experience

Simone Abram makes a new-year’s visit to Finse, the highest point on the railway line between Bergen and Oslo.

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Inntravel Discovery Day

Inntravel Discovery Day

In early December 2014, Inntravel, a tour operator based in Yorkshire and one of Arctic Encounters’ partners, held their triennial Discovery Day, drawing clients, journalists, suppliers and stakeholders from around the country

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The journey of Darkness

The journey of Darkness

Arctic Encounters will over the next three years merge with Dark Ecology through various exhibitions, exports and travel events. Read Britt Kramvig’s and Berit Kristoffersen’s fieldnotes from the first journey.

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Michael Bravo's Postcolonial Arctic keynote

Michael Bravo's Postcolonial Arctic keynote

Dr Michael Bravo’s inspirational keynote lecture from The Postcolonial Arctic conference held in Leeds this past May is now available online.

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Jokkmokk

Jokkmokk

Arctic Encounters is about the relationship between images of the Arctic and Arctic practices, so Britt and Simone decided to take the reindeer by the antlers and travel to the Jokkmokk annual Sami market. Here they’ve penned some of their thoughts…

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Reflections on Arctic Frontiers 2014

Reflections on Arctic Frontiers 2014

Last week Tromsø hosted the Arctic Frontiers 2014 conference, a six-day mega-event on development in the region which has been called the ‘Davos of Arctic gatherings’. Leeds University PhD student William Davies attended and gives us the scoop.

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