2.9 Sami film and eco media as cultural and environmental intervention
Convenor: Cheryl J. Fish (City University of New York, University of Helsinki), Monica Mecsei (Norwegian University of Science and Technolgoy)
Presentation type: Mixed session with presentations and panel
Status: Open for Abstract Submissions
This session will look at how "ecomedia," or various forms of film, video, photography and other artistic productions by indigeous Sami people of Fennoscandia and the Kola Peninsula of Russia, contribute to important concerns in Critical Arctic Studies and Environmental Humanities that address sustainability in the Arctic. How can dialogue that draws on interdisciplinary fields in environmental studies, such as education, science, state/corporate policy contribute to the goals of the United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development? Consideration of extraction, mining, iindigenous dentity, sovereignty, climate change, activism, and Sami cultural and reindeer herding and other forms of traditional culture, will be addressed.