Ecologies of uncertainty: nanoq and the indeterminate north

Wilson, Mark ORCID logo ORCID: and Snaebjornsdottir, Bryndis (2016) Ecologies of uncertainty: nanoq and the indeterminate north. In: Decker, Julie and Anderson, Kirsten J., (eds.) Up here: the north at the centre of the world. University of Washington Press / Anchorage Museum, Seattle, US, pp. 81-93.

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Book abstract: The North is a complex place that is beautiful, moody, and anything but untouched. The Arctic, part of the international North that is pivotal to the world because of climate change, is no longer a frontier of the past. The same interest in the North that preoccupied artists and explorers of the Romantic era has returned greater than ever, but rather than merely depicting its grandeur, today's artists, scientists, and explorers question the future of the landscape. Up Here connects art, science, and environment at a time when unprecedented climate change requires unprecedented innovation. The contributors explore the ideas of "wilderness" and "remoteness," the lessons to be learned from cold places and indigenous knowledge, and how the Arctic is a signal for global change.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: University of Washington Press / Anchorage Museum
ISBN: 9780295999081
Departments: Academic Departments > Institute of Arts (IOA) > Fine Arts
Additional Information: Chapter 6 within book.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2018 16:21
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 16:15


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