Philipp Budka will give 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 […]
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May 22, 2023: InfraNorth Workshop “Ethnographies of Infrastructure”
After a decade of rising popularity of treating infrastructure anthropologically, the time seems ripe to look at how we have been studying infrastructure. This workshop intends to address three critical questions in that respect: 1) What are the theoretical and methodological tools anthropology brings to the table when studying infrastructure? 2) How can the traditional […]
March 30, 2023: Discussion “Infrastructure, Remoteness & People”
The Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung will host a panel discussion with Peter Schweitzer & Gregor Sailer on “Infrastructure, Remoteness and People”. The discussion will be part of Gregor Saeiler’s photo exhibition “The Polar Silk Road”. Peter Schweitzer & Gregor Sailer will discuss the entanglements of geopolitics, economy, infrastructure, and humans in the polar areas. The discussion […]
March 23, 2023: Panel “Infrastructures as Relations” at Finnish Anthropology Conference 2023
Ria-Maria Adams & Philipp Budka organize the panel “Infrastructures as Relations” at the conference of the Finnish Anthropological Society “Relations and Beyond“. The conference will take place from 21-23 March 2023 at the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi.
Feb 21, 2023: Keynote by Peter Schweitzer at ASSW 2023
Peter Schweitzer will give the opening keynote at the Science Symposium of the ASSW 2023. The title of his presentation is “One, Two or Many? Conceptualizing the Arctic in 2023” and it will take place on February 21 from 11:00 to 12:30 (GMT+1) in the Audimax of the University of Vienna. The lecture is part […]
Feb 20, 2023: InfraNorth Community Meeting at ASSW 2023
InfraNorth invites to an in-person Community Meeting to share information about the project and to talk about Arctic transport infrastructures in general in a relaxed atmosphere with drinks and snacks. The meeting is convened by Philipp Budka & Peter Schweitzer and will take place on February 20 from 18:15 to 20:00 (GMT+1) at Seminarraum 2.
Feb 2023: InfraNorth at ASSW 2023 – Individual Paper Contributions
Several team members will represent InfraNorth at the Arctic Science Summit Week 2023, which is organized by the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), Austrian Polar Research Institute (APRI), and the University of Vienna from February 17 to 23, 2023 in Vienna, Austria (in chronological order). Olga Povoroznyuk, Nikita Strelkovskii and Peter Schweitzer present a paper […]
Feb 18-23, 2023: Exhibition “Arctic Infrascapes” at ASSW 2023
The art exhibition “Arctic InfraScapes” co-organized by Vera Kuklina, Olga Zaslavskaya and Olga Povoroznyuk displays interim results of several ongoing research projects with the main focus on Arctic infrastructures and features forms of collaboration between artists and scientists. The exhibition will also include a scientific session and a round table on February 21, 8:30-10:00 and […]
Feb 20, 2023: RATIC Community Meeting at ASSW 2023
Olga Povoroznyuk and Howie Epstein will organize a community meeting “Towards Sustainable Infrastructure: Environmental, Technological, and Societal Impacts of Development in the Arctic” as part of IASC interdisciplinary Research Initiative “Rapid Arctic Transitions due to Infrastructure and Climate” (RATIC). The meeting will take place on February 20, 14:00 – 18:00 (GMT+1), in-person (Hörsaal 3) and […]
Jan 25, 2023: Future Talk “Climate x Change – Polar Silkroad”
Kunst Haus Wien will host a panel 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 […]
Dec 6, 2022: Poster Presentation at ArcticNet 2022
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.
Oct 15, 2022: Session at Arctic Circle 2022
Peter Schweitzer, Olga Povoroznyuk and Timothy Heleniak presented their recent research at the InfraNorth session “Arctic Transport Infrastructures and Sustainable Communities” at Arctic Circle 2022, 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 […]