International Summer School "The Living North" will be held 14-20 July 2020 in Arkhangelsk, Russia organized by the Arctic Art Institute, Northern (Arctic) Federal University.
Participants of the Summer School will take part in a weeklong intensive training on Northern and Arctic arts, culture and design. They will learn more about the rich visual culture and crafts of the North and develop their skills in creating a new design based on the Northern cultural heritage.
The Summer School Team
A professional community involved in interdisciplinary projects in arts, design, crafts and scientific research on the Arctic culture involving professionals from the following institutions:
- The Department of Cultural Studies, Northern (Arctic) Federal University;
- Arctic Art Institute team;
- Belomorskye Uzory, Crafts Company;
- Arkhangelsk Museum of Local Lore;
- Artists and designers in Arkhangelsk.
History and culture of the Russian North
Northern art, design and crafts: historical and contemporary approaches
Media art in the Arctic
Arctic culture and sustainable development
Interactive classes, lectures and workshops.
Meetings with designers and media art specialists from the Arctic region of Russia
Excursions to Malye Korely, Museum of Wooden Architecture, the Northern Maritime Museum, the Arkhangelsk Museum of Local Lore, the Maryin House Artist Residence
Workshops at the Belomorskie Uzory folk crafts manufacturing center
Arctic Art Institute managers will be helpful with the visa application and the travel logistics. The School is partly supported by the Prezidential Grant Fund of the Russian Federation. Participants from the universities in Northern Norway can have their travel expenses covered by the Barents Plus program.
Source: Arctic Art Institute - Photo: Ivan Mityushev, Ustina Yakovleva. Porato Basko exhibition. Arkhangelsk Museum named after Borisov. A video still. 2019.