Co-existences: Recoding natural resources for future livelihoods (RT 8)

This research task explores alternatives to mining and post-extractive industries in the Arctic.

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Co-existences: Recoding natural resources for future livelihoods (RT 8)

This research task explores alternatives to mining and post-extractive industries in the Arctic, with a primary focus on landscape engagements and multiple forms of livelihood in Northern Norway and Svalbard.  Our research acknowledges that the Scandinavian Arctic has always provided livelihoods that escape or resist conventional orders of state governance.  In light of the current scenarios for oil and mineral developments in Finnmark, and the proposed transition to post-extractive industries in Svalbard (tourism, science),  our research focuses on how to balance alternative economic practices in ways that allow dynamic attention to landscape affordances and sustainable livelihoods that are based on intimate and often indigenous knowledge of land and sea.

Large image: Syltefjord, Øst Finnmark  is a landscape with many uses. Photo. M.E. Lien.

Small image: Dog sled tourism. Björkliden, Sweden. Photo A. Nilsson.

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