The celebration of Arctic culture during Nordic Sól will give an American audience insight into the diversity of the arts and culture of the Arctic but also bring up the important issue of climate change. Throughout history the culture of the Arctic has developed through interaction between local traditions and external influences. Where art through the 20th century had been heavily influenced by westernizing (colonializing) streams, the contemporary Arctic and North Atlantic culture, art and design scene is increasingly exploring and challenging not only local, traditional heritage, but also history and existential questions about identity and national affiliation.
The speakers for this event will include Harry Stern – Scientist at Polar Science Center | Alice Jektevik – Producer and Director of Riddu Riððu Festival | Helen Cherullo – Publisher of Mountaineer Books and founder of Braided River | Eric Scigliano – Author and Science Writer | Paul Bannick – Photographer | Jacqueline Hill – Herbal Scientist, Bastyr College | Edward Blanchard-Wriggles – Research Professor in Atmospheric Science at UW | Greg Hemmings – Entrepreneur, Filmmaker and Community movement-maker | Julie Whitehorn – Co-founder and President of the Pacific Sámi Searvi | Maria Coryell-Martin – Expeditionary Artist | Louise Berthelsen – Indigineous entrepreneur and designer from Greenland | Troy Storfjell – Sámi Director of Native and American studies at PLU.This diverse group of speakers will commit to give a presentation (based on their interpretation of our evening’s theme A Changing Arctic – Culture, Community and Climate) of 20 slides (each being displayed for exactly 20 seconds). Each total presentation will be 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Bottom line: 20 slides x 20 seconds each.
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