“Indigenous Methodologies and Creative Practices” recentres the fundament of research by asserting the significance and application of values, practices, and knowledge systems – or ways of knowing, being, and doing. Rethinking how we approach the world and move through it, this course takes as its entry point the creative practice of beading. Similar to many Indigenous communities, Sámi practices of beading take part in a sophisticated system of knowledge – relating to aspects of ancestral knowledge, ethics, religion, practices and more. By slowly learning how to bead, the students are encouraged to connect with an Indigenous paradigm finding ways of being in, reflecting about, and interacting with the world.

The course will be held at Tampere University, Finland on 25-26 November 2022. It is open to all interested PhD researchers, but students based at Finnish universities will be prioritized. The number of participants is limited to 15. The workshop will be taught by Dr. Liisa-Rávná Finbog (Tampere University), with the participation of Prof. Britt Kramvig (UiT The Arctic University of Norway) and Prof. Johannes Riquet (Tampere University).

Apply by sending an e-mail to Liisa-Rávná Finbog (liisa-ravna.finbog@tuni.fi) and include a brief explanation of why you would like to participate in the workshop. The deadline for applications is 25 October 2022.

Read more about the course in the file to the right.