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Fragment of a video still from the digital animation "Arctic Conquistadors" by Olga Kisseleva
Visionary Arctic
10.02.2012
Thon Hotel
10.00 – 16.00

Peacebuilders, polluters, pirates, and patriots

Seminaret utforsker bl.a. utfordringer knyttet til matsikkerhet, transnasjonal industriavfallshåndtering, territorielle avgrensninger og fremtiden for Northernscapes og lokalsamfunn, med tanke på å undersøke bærekraftighet når det gjelder utnyttelse av jordressurser og marine ressurser i det sirkumpolare Arktis.
Seminaret holdes på engelsk.

Futurolog Eirik Newth, foresight-ekspert Rita Westvik, miljøjurist Elizabeth Tedsen, miljøkonsulent Kristine Pedersen, Bjørn Gunnarsson (Centre for High North Logistics), Rune Rafaelsen (Barentssekretariatet), Jan H. Sundet (Havforskningsinstituttet), Sergey Bakanev (PINRO), Svein Ruud, Violetta Kugii og Terje Meyer representerer sjømatnæringen i Kirkenes og Murmansk, samfunnsviter Aileen A Espiritu (Barentsinstituttet), sosiolog Victor Vakhshtayn, antropolog Ilja Utekhin, forfatter Morten Strøksnes, forsker Konstantin Bogdanov, journalist Dag Lindebjerg, kunstnergruppen Kultivator og ostemaker Ivar Øverli fra Pasvik, og andre.

Basert på lokale råvarer vil Eirik Sevaldsen og Øyvind Lofthus (Åpent Bakeri i Oslo) utvikle tematiske pizzaer og servere dem under hele seminaret, og på den måten kommentere hvordan vi bruker lokale matressurser. Kuratert av Gjertrud Steinsvåg.

Upon completion of the seminar Visionary Arctic 2012, we have asked a group of writers and researchers – Morten Strøksnes (Oslo), Ilya Utekhin (St Petersburg) and others – to summarize the highlights of the seminar programs and ideas shared by the speakers, and to present a Visionary Arctic statement for a wider public at Transborder Café.
We do not know what kind of statement we will get as a result – it will be a surprise for all of us. As you see from the seminar program, we have invited people with very different backgrounds to address various aspects that will affect the future of the Arctic. All the speakers speak their own professional language….
How will the statement group handle this? Will we get a multi-faceted puzzle of ideas and thoughts representing different fields? Or will we get a text that will in a way re-write all the thematic messages in a metaphoric language? Will we get a kind of a Visionary Arctic manifesto? Good luck!

PROGRAM

9:30-10:00 Registration.

10:00-10:15 Introduction
• Welcoming by Pikene på Broen and The Barents Institute. Introduction by the moderators Aileen A. Espiritu and Rita Westvik. Rules of the “seminar game”.
• Presentation of the pizza-concept by Eirik Sevaldsen and Øyvind Lofthus (in cooperation with Gjertrud Steinsvåg).

10:15-12:30 Part 1: The future of futures
Eirik Newth, futurologist, writer, blogger and astrophysicist, Oslo: “400 ppm or bust: Why climate policy needs a Plan C”.
Bjorn Gunnarsson, Managing Director, Centre for High North Logistics, Kirkenes: “The Northern Sea Route – freighters, ice-breakers, Arctic suttles?”
Rune Rafaelsen, General Secretary, the Norwegian Barents Secretariat, Kirkenes: ”Kirkenes – Murmansk West: Sharing Infrastructure”.
Rita Westvik, media personality, innovation and foresight-expert, Oslo: “FEED (Food and Energy Eco Dynamics): Integrated bioenergy and crop producing systems in context – introducing the AgriPod”.
• Artist group Kultivator, Öland, and cheese-maker Ivar Øverli, Pasvik: ”Cross-Cultural Nomadic Cheese”.
Discussion round

12:30-14:30 Part 2: From sea to plate: “the raw and the cooked”
Jan H. Sundet, senior researcher, the Institute of Marine Research, Tromsø: “The red king crab – an issue of two faces in future Finnmark”.
Sergey Bakanev, marine biologist, Polar Research Institute (PINRO), Murmansk: “New crabs of the Barents Sea”.
Svein Ruud, CEO and owner, Troika Seafood, Kirkenes – Oslo: ”From microscopic Bugøynes to the world’s metropoles”
Violetta Kugii, deputy director, Russian Salmon, Murmansk: “Development of aquaculture in Russia”.
Terje Meyer, acting general manager, Kirkenes Processing, Villa Arctic Group, Kirkenes: “Three things society cannot do without”
Konstantin Bogdanov, senior researcher, the Institute of Russian Literature (The Pushkin House), Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg: “Norwegians, Russians, and herring: a cultural geography”.
Discussion round

14:30-16:00 Part 3: Past, present, future – Arctic utopias
Elizabeth Tedsen, environmental lawyer, Berlin: “”Offshore Arctic Drilling: Impacts and Assessment of Developments in Alaska and Greenland.””
Kristine Pedersen, environmental consultant, PhD-stipendiat, Tromsø: “Industrial Waste Management in the High North: Electrochemical Remediation of Polluted Sediments in the Arctic.”
Viktor Vakhshtayn, Sociologist, Head of Sociological Research Centre at the Russian Presidential Academy, Moscow: “Framing the Barents Region from a utopian perspective: territorial delimitations, cultural identities, and transborder background”.
Dag Lindebjerg, media personality, journalist, Bergen: “Culture and Industry on the Norwegian coast”
Unn-Doris Bæck and Gry Paulgaard, researchers, University of Tromsø: “Rural Futures! Young people in the Barents Region”.
Discussion round

16:00-16:30 Final discussion

Registration fee is kr. 500,-
Limited seating.
For REGISTRATION and more info, please, contact:
Luba Kuzovnikova, Pikene på Broen, luba@pikene.no, tlf. 91 68 17 41.

Svein Helge Orheim, Barents Institute, svein@barinst.no, tlf. 415 44 229.

Arr: Pikene på Broen og Barentsinstituttet.