Challenging assumptions on rewilding the Nordic nature

Text: Monica Tennberg & Carina KeskitaloPhoto: Monica Tennberg The late French sociologist Bruno Latour challenged the separation of humans and nature typical in our modern thinking. In his view, we have never been modern; our relations to nature are multiple and entangled. Thus, Latour suggested that we should rethink our modernist distinctions to include theContinue reading Challenging assumptions on rewilding the Nordic nature

Introducing Critical Arctic Studies at the Arctic Circle Assembly 2022

Text: Marjo Lindroth, Sanna Kopra & Rasmus Leander NielsenPhoto: Charlotte Gherke The thematic network on Critical Arctic Studies made its debut at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik this year. The Assembly is an event that gathers researchers, policy-makers and diplomats from all over the globe to discuss Arctic issues and developments. Participants numbered aroundContinue reading Introducing Critical Arctic Studies at the Arctic Circle Assembly 2022

Lectio recut

Text and pictures: Joonas Vola In the blog, Joonas Vola presents a radical reworking of his Arctic research “Homunculus: Bearing Incorporeal Arcticulations” by cutting the introductory lecture, lectio praecursoria of his public defence into pieces and reconstructing a new whole from its fragments. Besides of linear reading, the text may form surprising and unexpected linksContinue reading “Lectio recut”

Arctic winescapes

Text: Iana Nesterova Winescape is a term used to describe the interplay of “vineyards; wineries and other physical structures; wines; natural landscape and setting; people; and heritage, town(s) and buildings and their architecture and artefacts within, and more.” (Johnson and Bruwer, 2007). The Arctic region is not the first region that comes to mind whenContinue reading “Arctic winescapes”

Critical Arctic Studies  –  A short introduction to the idea and its background

Text: Monica Tennberg, Marjo Lindroth and Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen In the discussions in the early 2010s in the Northern political economy research group at the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland, we identified with our colleagues a need for critical analysis in Arctic research. We found problematic the ways in which questions, such as, gender, indigeneityContinue reading “Critical Arctic Studies  –  A short introduction to the idea and its background”