Nuorti! Arctic Knowledge Exchanges
Work week on Seven Senses on the Land
NUORTI! is an exchanges series on establishment and development of environmental citizen sensing networks in the Arctic operated for and by the local indigenous communities – the semi-nomadic Sámi.
Projekt Atol has been working within the Arctic Perspective Initiative (API) since 2007 with the aim to empower and learn from the North and Arctic peoples through the deployment of open source technologies and applied education and training.
By creating access to these technologies while promoting an open, shared network of communications and data, without a costly overhead, it allows for further sustainable and continued development of culture, traditional knowledge, science, technology, and education opportunities for peoples of the North and of the Global South at the same time.
The 2015 NUORTI! work week focuses on the machinic in the ecologies and the animals in the machinesis. Complex ecological networked systems can be observed, read and navigated by employing Intuition and Technology. Artists, hunters and herders, tactical media workers and scientists will be joining forces to develop, deploy, use and question enhanced sensing systems and methods. This could lead to new and surprising insights and construction of semantic territories, in which the gaze and measurement become knowledges and are projected back onto the land in order to structure completely new vectors of meaning, understanding and orientation.
Our senses guide us through the world. Combined with experience, knowledge and openness we can begin to develop new relationships and understandings of Earth systems and our collective embedded positions within. We will develop the ability to augment these senses through Technology and Intuition, engaging Local and Traditional knowledges, Art, Engineering and Sciences. The group will explore the machinic in the ecologies and the animals in the machines.
NUORTI! Seven Senses on the Land (SSOTL) is part of Field_Notes HYBRID MATTERs, and Changing Weathers. Changing Weathers is initiated by the Arctic Perspective Initiative (API) and coordinated by Zavod Projekt Atol (Slovenia) in partnership with Sonic Acts (The Netherlands), RIXC network for art, science and cultural innovation (Latvia), Finnish Bioart Society (Finland), Curator Hilde Methi within Dark Ecology Project (Norway), Time’s Up Laboratory for the construction of experimental situations (Austria) and Ljudmila Art And Science Laboratory (Slovenia).
Time: 14 – 20 September, 2015
Place: Sub-Arctic landscape, Finland
Read more at Changing Weathers feature.