February 26, 2022: Panel “Undermining the Earth? Infrastructural Challenges to Sustainability”
The paper panel “Undermining the Earth? Infrastructural challenges to sustainability”, co-organized by Mia Bennett, Peter Schweitzer and Olga Povoroznyuk at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, three sessions starting from 8:00 – 12:40 Eastern Time, online
The ERC project InfraNorth is inviting applications for the position of an outreach expert to communicate and disseminate project related research. Deadline has been extended to February 6. For details, please navigate to the University of Vienna’s job portal.
Kunst Haus Wien will host a podium discussion “Climate x Change – Polar Silkroad” as part of the exhibition “Unseen places“. The exhibition represents the works of Austrian photographer Gregor Sailer and is focusing on the ways in which built infrastructure has an impact on the environment. Sailer has long worked in polar areas. He […]
Katrin Schmid presented a poster on her Nunavut case study at the ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting in Toronto, Dec. 5-9, 2022. In her research she asks how transport infrastructure can support territorial food sovereignty.
Peter Schweitzer, Olga Povoroznyuk and Timothy Heleniak presented their recent research at the InfraNorth session “Arctic Transport Infrastructures and Sustainable Communities” at one of the largest conferences on Arctic policy and research taking place annually in Reykjavik, Iceland. The session was well-attended by researchers, indigenous leaders, representatives of NGOs and governmental bodies from different countries […]
Olga Povoroznyuk successfully defended her PhD dissertation “Soviet Infrastructure in the Post-Soviet Era? Building a Railroad and Identity along the Baikal–Amur Mainline in East Siberia”. Her cumulative dissertation introduces the notion of transformative infrastructure and focuses on the role of large-scale infrastructures as articulations of state modernization and identity building. The research was supported by […]
Interdisciplinary review article on social and environmental consequences of roads and railways led by Olga Povoroznyuk with contributions from W. Vincent, P. Schweitzer and a few other Arctic scholars is now accessible online in the Canadian journal Arctic Science https://cdnsciencepub.com/doi/full/10.1139/as-2021-0033 The article features six Arctic case studies and is a result of collaboration between social […]