Call – Interpolar Pathways
: an interdisciplinary evening of presentations on Arctic and Antarctic research
We invite participation in a discussion evening event exploring interdisciplinary and cross-cultural links between Arctic and Antarctic research.
The discussion will form part of the SCANZ 2011: Eco sapiens symposium to be held at Owae Marae (Waitara, Taranaki, NZ). Presenters are welcomed to physically attend the symposium, or can present remotely.
Format — Remote and on-site 10–15 minute presentations (pre-recorded version requested)
When — January 15, 2011, 6pm New Zealand time (7am Finland time / 9pm, Jan 14th, PST)
Where — On-site: Owae Marae, Waitara, Taranaki. Remote: skype preferred, please discuss other.
Topics—The session aims to create dialogue between artists and scientists whose work has a focus on polar regions: to highlight the commonalities, differences and interrelatedness of their research and practices, and encourage unsuspected insights.
Presentations could encompass:
- Global climate change, pollution, and ecosystems
- Pathways between Arctic and Antarctic: e.g. global migrations, meteorology, food chains
- What the poles represent to others: scientifically, politically, philosophically
- Representation of the Arctic and the Antarctic: indigenous peoples, governments, NGOs, UN
- People and the landscape
Please email us at: email@example.com, with a proposal title and a few sentences to describe your interest in joining the dialogue of presentations.
Required by December 15th in order to ensure appropriate presentation arrangements.
- Ars Bioarctica, Finnish biological arts organization,
- Ramon Guardans, scientist/artist studying persistent organic pollutants,
- Intercreate, the organisers of New Zealand’s SCANZ 2011 event,
- SCANZ 2011: Eco sapiens event — http://www.intercreate.org/hui-symposium/
- Ars Bioarctica — http://www.bioartsociety.fi/
Please forward as appropriate.