F2 Public partial realisation of a work of art

Visualizing environmental change. Writing texts for a travelling exhibition.

List of Authors: Minna Santaoja

Publication year: 2017


The exhibition of the Thematic Network on Communicating Arctic Research (also known as SubZero) premiered at the Kuusamo XXI Nature Photo Festival on Sept 9-11, 2016.

Global environmental change calls
urgently for new perspectives, practices and fresh imaginations. The
traveling exhibition "Visualizing Environmental Change" is an outcome of
the project Visualization of Environmental Change, funded by the Prince
Albert II of Monaco Foundation in 2014-2016. The foundations for the
project were laid already in 2012 by the UArctic Thematic Network on
Communicating Arctic Research.

The project has brought together sciences and arts and students from
these fields, for learning together to develop innovative ways for
communicating environmental change and to raise public awareness and
responsibility on environmental issues. The exhibition highlights
work-in-progress and results from a series of experimental workshops
organized in northern Finland. The Oulanka research station, a field
station of the University of Oulu in Kuusamo, has served as the base camp in these explorations.

Some of the next locations for the traveling exhibition are Oulu and
Rovaniemi, later Monaco, Hamburg and/or Berlin. Other outcomes of the
project are a photo book to be published in autumn 2016, and a webpage
which was launched at the end of August at sub-zero.org.

The Thematic Network on Communicating Arctic Research links
professional photographers, information-visualization specialists and
art students together with students of science, Arctic researchers,
holders of traditional knowledge, and scientists. The network provides
education and training in photo-based imaging and data visualization
tools and methods to create photo, video, infographics and related
materials, and also builds capacity and practical skills amongst the
science and research community to produce the best quality and the most
practical imagery for their research needs.

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