The course is offered by REXSAC and focuses on Arctic communities that are undergoing transitions in terms of economy, identity, culture and environment. It can be transitions from an existence based on extractive industries to a post-extraction future, from reindeer herding to hydro-power or fisheries to oil and gas. Transitions can also take the form of towns being pulled down or moved because of mining operations. This course will explore a variety of transitions in the past and the present, and how stakeholders and local communities have dealt with and shaped these changes – through engagement and resistance as well as remediation and heritage processes – and discuss what lessons can be learned from such processes for the future.
The course takes place in Alta, Norway, from October 25-29, followed by a REXSAC program-wide meeting ending on November 1. Visit REXSAC website for more information and to register.