News & Events

Nov 27, 2023: Lecture by Olga Povoroznyuk & Peter Schweitzer at TU Vienna

Olga Povoroznyuk and Peter Schweitzer will give a guest lecture on “The Social Lives of Transport Infrastructures in the Arctic” at the Technical University of Vienna. The lecture includes insights from their InfraNorth research and will be part of the module “Emerging Fields in Architecture”, which seeks to put design into a broader social context. […]

Nov 17, 2023: Session by Philipp Budka & Giuseppe Amatulli at AAA/CASCA 2023

Giuseppe Amatulli (Carlton University) & Philipp Budka (InfraNorth, University of Vienna) organize the session “Narratives and Temporalities of Infrastructure: The Canadian Experience” at the meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) & the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA). The conference will take place from November 15-19, 2023 in Toronto.

Nov 8-9, 2023: InfraNorth at APRI’s 10th Anniversary Meeting

Peter Schweitzer and several other InfraNorth members will co-present their research at APRI’s Polar Talk N9 on November 8. Polar Talk Flyer Olga Povoroznyuk will give a presentation entitled “InfraNorth Future Scenarios for Arctic Communities” at the APRI Assembly Meeting on November 9. APRI Meeting Program Flyer

Nov, 2023: InfraNorth Presentations at AAA/CASCA 2023

InfraNorth will have three paper presentations at the Meeting of the American Anthropological Association / Canadian Anthropology Society/Société canadienne d’anthropologie in Toronto, Canada, November 15-19, 2023: Olga Povoroznyuk & Peter Schweitzer with a paper entitled “Whose sovereignty? Promises and threats of a port expansion project in Nome, Alaska” Katrin Schmid with a paper titled “Gravel, […]

Oct 11, 2023: Article by Sophie Elixhauser, Alexandra Meyer, et al. in “Environmental Science & Policy”

Sophie Elixhauser, Alexandra Meyer and others wrote an article on collaborative research on climate and environmental change for the journal Environment Science & Policy. The article’s aim is to rethink how anthropology can be involved in interdisciplinary research on climate and environmental change, considering wide-spread obstacles for successful collaboration and recommending best practices. S. Elixhauser, […]

Oct 6, 2023: Newspaper Article: How Could the Future in Sør-Varanger Look Like?

The local newspaper Sør-Varanger Avis in Kirkenes published an article about the recently conducted scenario workshops in Kirkenes. Researchers Peter Schweitzer, Olga Povoroznyuk and Alexandra Meyer (University of Vienna) and Bjarge Schwenke Fors (Barents Institute) were interviewed about the workshops and the aims of the projects, including the connection between transport infrastructure and well-being in Arctic communities. […]

Sept 21, 2023: Future Scenario Workshop in Kirkenes, Norway

InfraNorth’s 2nd future scenario workshop is organized in partnership with the Barents Institute, Sør-Varanger Municipality Sør-Varanger Utvikling and Sør-Varanger Library Join us to discuss and co-create possible futures of infrastructure and community development in Kirkenes and Sør-Varanger! The KIRKENES SCENARIO WORKSHOP is a free and open event, hosted by the project InfraNorth in collaboration with […]

Sept 6, 2023: Presentation by Peter Schweitzer & Katrin Schmid at NONAM

NONAM (Nordamerika Native Museum) in Zurich is hosting an event, where Peter Schweitzer and Katrin Schmid will present their research in the framework of the InfraNorth project. Peter Schweitzer and Katrin Schmid will talk about the impact of climate change and infrastructure development on the indigenous communities of North America. Their presentations will be forwarded […]

Aug 16, 2023: Future Scenario Workshop in Churchill, Canada

InfraNorth’s 1st future scenario workshop is organized in partnership with the Town of Churchill. The workshop aims to bring local residents together to discuss possible future scenarios and their implications for the community of Churchill. In such scenarios, which are also visualized by local artist Nickia McIvor, Churchill could develop into a growing transportation hub […]

June 10, 2023: Paper by Philipp Budka at SIEF 2023

Philipp Budka will present a paper at the 16th Congress of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF2023) in Brno, Czech Republic. In his paper for the panel “Contested futures? Sustainability conflicts and local practices in the age of global uncertainty”, he explores how tourism and transport infrastructures are entangled in the town of […]

May 24, 2023: Article by Olga Povoroznyuk & Peter Schweitzer in “Ambio”

The Paper “Ignoring environmental change? On fishing quotas and collapsing coastlines in Bykovskiy, Northern Sakha (Yakutiya)” written by Olga Povoroznyuk and Peter Schweitzer was published by Ambio, a journal of environment and society issued by the Royal Swedish academy of Sciences. The paper is discussing the impact of climate change on the local community of […]