Welcome to panel discussion on societal transformation and green transition in conjunction with the Down North exhibition.
Among the participants are deputy vice-chancellor Dieter Müller, professor of cultural geography, and assistant professor Madeleine Eriksson, docent of cultural geography, Umeå University. Moderator for the panel discussion is Museum curator Anders Jansson.
The world's most northern regions are emerging as more important than ever before. Areas previously seen as peripheral are leading a societal transformation that will shape our common future. The exhibition Down North presents works by thirty contemporary artists from Canada, Denmark, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States, as well as from Sápmi and other indigenous nations in the Arctic regions. They explore the critical issues of our time and use art as a catalyst for change.