Read about some of the highlights below.
Monica Tennberg, research professor at the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland and the Lead of UArctic's Thematic Network on Critical Arctic Studies shared a presentation "Arctic garden as a heterotopia: between urban utopias and dystopias" on the constant change and development of the Arctic garden in the city centre of Rovaniemi with Michel Foucault's concept of heterotopia.
Outi Rantala (University of Lapland, a member of Northern Tourism Thematic Network) and Peter Varley (Northumbria University) have presented their paper "Ski tourism and relational materiality". The two shared their experiences with skiing in Finnish Lapland (as independent self-supported journeys) and in the Alps (as a highly organised mass tourism option), while asking a question of what it is to ‘do’ being a tourist-in-place, and how to be part of the naturecultural relations to the world, as a tourist.
Karolina Sikora (University of Lapland, the Vice-Lead of the Arctic Law Thematic Network) shared her findings for a PhD thesis she is working on under the supervision of Kamrul Hossain, research Professor at the Arctic Centre, Lead of Thematic Network on Arctic Law and the UArctic Chair in Arctic Legal Research and Education. Her presentation was titled "The practice of the right to heritage in the Izhemsky district of the Komi Republic (Russia)".
In the evening of day 2 of the conference the audience had a pleasure to listen to keynote speeches from Marilyn Strathern (a British anthropologist, who was William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge from 1993 to 2008, and Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge from 1998 to 2009) and Tim Ingold (Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and the UArctic Chair (Mimir)).
You can watch them giving the speeches in the video below:
On Thursday, March 23, Marilyn Strathern, Piers Vitebsky (an anthropologist and is the Head of Social Science at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge) and Tim Ingold participated in the Plenary Roundtable moderated by Florian Stammler, coordinator of the Anthropology Research Team, Lead of UArctic's Arctic Extractive Industries Thematic Network and a member of the Arctic Sustainable Resources and Social Responsibility Thematic Network).
You can watch the recording of the discussion below: