Liisa Holmberg, Vice-Lead of the Thematic Network on Arctic Indigenous Film, explains why it is crucial to support Arctic Indigenous film production in order to allow Indigenous people to tell their own story. Storytelling is the key of expression, and Indigenous film production is crucial to get a fair representation of Arctic indigenous peoples worldwide.
Holly Parker, Lead of the Thematic Network on Bioregional planning for Resilient Rural Communities, tells about the scope of the network to connect stakeholders in rural areas to cooperate for a sustainable Arctic on a local scale, and how her motivation is related to her personal experience.
Sanna Tyni, Lead of the Thematic Network on Circular Economy, introduces the potential of the new network, which intersects research, development and education, by for instance connecting university students to businesses, to brainstorm and elaborate new ideas to solve current challenges provided by the climate crisis.
Monica Tennberg, Lead of the Thematic Network on Critical Arctic Studies, explores the academic and research possibilities of the network, which intends to analyse and discuss the Arctic, by raising some important questions between power and knowledge in the Arctic context.
Elja Tanskanen, Thematic Network on Arctic Space Hub, tells about her work in the Arctic, which interconnects physics with meteorology, geography and astrophysics, and how UArctic helps the scientific cooperation in this field.