ARTisticc study trip and workshop in Greenland and India

Study trip at Uummannaq - April 09 - 25 2015

Spring (especially April) in Uummannaq is the best time for a long ride on the beautiful sea-ice with rising temperatures and increased daylight due to the soon coming midnight sun period. Our partner Uummannaq Polar Institute (UPI) usually organizes educational travels and expeditions with young people since 1994.

This is also a particularly good time of the year to see environmental and social changes, for instance looking at quality of ice and impact on populations. In Uummannaq, the last 15 years - the warmest years in the history - have seen the retreat of glacier ice and the worst sea-ice conditions. 

The task for the ARTisticc research team is to keep on collecting voices and opinions to better figure out the current - and most relevant - challenges the community is facing and the adaptation process. It is also to experiment a fruitful collaboration between researchers and Greenlandic artists to create a better way of reaching the local community.

Mateo Cordier, Jean-Michel Huctin and Zhiwei Zhu are in the research team for this second fieldwork. Greenlandic design artist Lis Stender and filmmaker Peter Jensen will join the research team. UPI will organize workshops and meetings. With local young residents and "People, culture, climate and nature" - UPI's motto - always in focus...


Workshop in India - April 21-24 2015

ARTisticc India is holding a workshop - exchange between ARTisticc's coordinator and ARTisticc India team.