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Larsen, Janike Kampevold


Janike Kampevold Larsen is associate professor in the Institute of urbanism and landscape. Originally a literary scholar, she is now specializing in landscape theory and particularly the configuration and conceptualization of contemporary landscapes. She is project leader of Future North, and Landscape Journeys before that, as well as a research fellow at the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art. She is currently the coordinator of the Tromsø Academy of Landscape and Territorial Studies.

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Hemmersam, Peter


Peter Hemmersam is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape. He is trained as an architect and is a former partner in the architectural practice Transform. His main research interest lies in the field of urban design and ecological urbanism, and he is currently undertaking research on circumpolar landscapes in the project Future North. He is also a research fellow at the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art.

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Morrison, Andrew


Andrew Morrison is Director of the Centre for Design Research at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) in Norway and Professor of Interdisciplinary Design at the Institute of Design (IDE). As co-ordinator of research, Andrew takes part in and leads a range of design research projects. These cover Communication Design, dynamic interfaces and social media; RFID, mediation and activity; Service Design and innovation in leadership; electronic arts installation; narrative and mobile media; practice-based research/research by design; online research mediation and design research methods. Andrew also focuses on design writing, fiction and criticism.

He has been central to the ongoing redesign and teaching of the PhD school at AHO. He has supervised a dozen PhD students at AHO and others at the University of Oslo in design, media and education. Andrew is a member of the Research Committee and the Board of AHO. He was paper co-chair for Nordes 09, Engaging Artifacts, 3rd Nordic Design Research Conference (www.nordes.org) and been a board member of the Design research Society. He has published widely in journals, books and online and has a special research interest in online research mediation. He has edited and co-edited several collections of papers and chapters related to design and new media.

Formerly Andrew was an Associate Professor at the University of Oslo at the interdisciplinary research centre InterMedia where he led the Communication Design Group

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Espiritu, Aileen A.


Aileen A. Espíritu is a researcer at the Barents Institute at the University of Tromsø, The Arctic University of Norway. She was previously an Assistant Professor (Tenured) at the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada, teaching Northern Studies, Soviet and Russian social history and politics, indigenous, and gender studies. She has published on her research on the impact of industrialization on indigenous peoples in Siberia and more generally on Circumpolar Northern communities. She has also published on her current research on the comparative study of border identities, border crossings, and life on the borderlands of Europe especially in an expanded EU.  Aileen has ongoing research on sustainable development in the Arctic regions, notably its urban areas; region-building in the Arctic and the Barents Region; identity politics in indigenous and non-indigenous Northern communities; the impact of industrialization and post-industrialization on mono-industry towns in the High North; and the politics of community sustainability in Russia in comparative perspective.

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Rönnskog, Ann-Sofi


Ann-Sofi is an architect, and has worked as a researcher at the ETH Studio Basel. She is a partner in Territorial Agency, and is currently a PhD-fellow at the Future North project. Her project is called “Northern Landscapes in Transformation”.

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I am a bio-enhanced, nuclear assisted narwhale. I keep myself busy by observing and exploring the changing landscapes and discourses of the Far North. My long tooth has special properties. It’s an aerial of sorts, able to receive and send information and sense climate conditions and change. I can dive deep and swim great distances. But I am also able to use my special enhanced power to jettison myself out of the water and into the air. Beyond these properties I have developed extra sensory sensitivities that I use to look into the changing landscapes of the future north and the forces of today that may impact on our shared tomorrows.

You might say I am a communicative device, a constructed persona, a mobile apparatus for collaborative communication. Read more here to get to know me and how we all need to heed changes in the far north and the ways they are shaped discursively already today. I’ll provide you with links and feeds, and a unique opportunity to travel a part of the globe you may find hard to visit yourself.

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Uhre, Kjerstin


Kjerstin Uhre is an architect and PhD research fellow at the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape. She has been partner in the Tromsø based studio, Dahl & Uhre arkitekter since she graduated from Bergen school of Architecture (BAS) in 1994. The firms architectural practice includes, in addition to built projects, citizen participation projects as The Game of Tromsø and the City Development Year, Tromsø and ‘In the middle of the world, in the middle of Nuuk’, Greenland, along with competition and exhibition projects exploring the territorial scale. Her research at the Future North Project takes of from interpretative mapping and focuses on the ecocultural footprint of extractive industries, governmental strategies for landscape changes in Sápmi and the Fennoscandian Shield, and indigenous rights and knowledges.

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Ponte, Alessandra


Alessandra Ponte is a professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Montreal. Previously, she has taught in schools of architecture from Queensland University of Technology (2009-2012), to the Pratt Institute in New York (2003-2008), Cornell University (2003), Princeton (1994-2002), and Harvard (1991). She was a lecturer in architectural history at the University in Venice (1990-1994), where she also studied.

Alessandra is a guest researcher at the Future North project.

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Ellsworth, Elizabeth


Elizabeth Ellsworth is an artist and Professor of Media Studies, The New School, New York City.  She is also a member of the Atomic Photographers Guild.  She has published extensively on the subjects of media and public pedagogy and media and change. Elizabeth co-directs smudge studio.  Their collaboration works across video, photography, graphic and web design, and installation.  Their process involves visual field research, aesthetic response, and public pedagogy.  As part of the collaboration, Elizabeth uses photography (digital and 35mm) and video to visualize or “signal” invisible forces (natural and human-made) that shape daily life.

Elizabeth is a guest researcher at the Future North project.

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Kruse, Jamie


Jamie Kruse is an artist, designer and part-time lecturer at Parsons, The New School for Design (New York). In 2006 she co-founded smudge studio, with Elizabeth Ellsworth, based in Brooklyn, NY.  Their multi-media practice seeks to invent aesthetic provocations that assist humans in feeling for themselves the reality of contemporary forces and scales of change (natural and human-made). She is the author of the Friends of the Pleistocene blog (fopnews.wordpress.com) and recently co-edited a collection of essays entitled, Making The Geologic Now: Responses to Material Conditions of Contemporary Life (punctum books, 2012).

Jamie is a guest researcher at the Future North project.

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Fox, Bill


William L. Fox is a writer whose work is a sustained inquiry into how human cognition transforms land into landscape. His numerous nonfiction books rely upon fieldwork with artists and scientists in extreme environments to provide the narratives through which he conducts his investigations. He also serves as the Director of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno.

Fox has published poems, articles, reviews, and essays in more than seventy magazines, has had fifteen collections of poetry published in three countries, and has written eleven nonfiction books about the relationships among art, cognition, and landscape. He has also authored essay for numerous exhibition catalogs and artists’ monographs. In the visual arts, Fox has exhibited text works in more than two dozen group and solo exhibitions in seven countries

In 2001-02 he spent two-and-a-half months in the Antarctic with the National Science Foundation in the Antarctic Visiting Artists and Writers Program. He has also worked as a team member of the NASA Haughton-Mars Project, which tests methods of exploring Mars on Devon Island in the Canadian High Arctic. He was a visiting scholar at the Getty Research Institute, the Clark Institute, the Australian National University and the National Museum of Australia. He has also twice been a Lannan Foundation writer-in-residence.

Bill is a visiting researcher at the Future North project.

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Ip, Morgan


Morgan Alexander Ip is a Canadian architect, and his educational background covers, among other things, mapping and participatory work towards community-centered design. He has experience from several research teams – the PPS-Arctic Impacts of a Changing Treeline, as well as several highly relevant Northern projects with Lateral Office over the last years. He has very strong experience from project work and community engagement in the Canadian Arctic, and has published on these issues.

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