ARCTIC LABORATORY took place in March 2024 throughout a period of four weeks. During these weeks drawing workshop activities, film recordings and conversations with locals from Ilulissat and Qeqertarsuaq formed the basis for process-oriented but site-specific studies of Arctic imagery and climate change. At the core was an exchange of Arctic experiences through art, science, drawing, and filming climate stories with people in Ilulissat (Greenland), marine biologists in Qeqertarsuaq (Greenland) in cooperation with Climate Narratives (Ilulissat/Norway) – an international large-scale research project and network.

Eva and Janne setting up Arctic laboratory at ILLU. Photo: Torkel Gissel

Indigenous Perspectives of Climate Change with Young Voices from the Arctic during One Ocean Week

ClimateNarrtives hosted event titled “Indigenous Perspectives of Climate Change with Young Voices from the Arctic” unfolded on the 18th of April, 2024, as part of the One Ocean Week. This gathering served as a platform for Arctic indigenous youths to articulate their experiences, concerns, and proposed solutions regarding climate change. Invited speakers included Nivi Rosing (Arctic Youth Network), Anja Márjá Nystø Keskitalo (Saami Council), Ragnhild Freng Dale. The conversation was moderated by Julia Morales-Aguirre (Arctic Frontiers).

Panel discussion during One Ocean Week. Photo: UiB
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The Ilulissat Icefjord challenge

Impressions from the first Ilulissat Icefjord challenge along the magnificent UNESCO Ilulissat Kangia!

A truly challenging and magnificent experience for young and old, locals and visitors, participants and volunteers!

This years winners were Kjartan Nesbakken Haugen and Tanja Johansen

Thanks to all the fantastic volunteers and ISP Langrend Avannaata Kommunia ILLU science and art World of Greenland Kangiata Illorsua – Isfjordscentret – The Icefjord Center Air Greenland Brugseni Ilulissat Pisiffik Team Aker Dæhlie Universitetet i Bergen for support

Pictures by Palle K. JerimiassenFrederik Petersen and Kerim Nisancioglu

MapTales: An exciting Climate Narratives initiative where children exchange art between Osterøy and Ilulissat

In April – June Mathew Stiller-Reeve from Village Green will be hosting several art workshops in Osterøy and Ilulissat.  Mathew was originally a climate researcher, but now works as a freelancer, focusing on dialogue and how we can create meaningful exchanges of stories.

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The Ilulissat Ice music festival

This year the ice music festival was hosted for the first time in Ilulissat on the 9th – 10th of March. Through a collaboration with the ice music festival and the Ilulissat Icefjord centre, we were able to host an incredible event with music from Nanook and Terje Isungset.

The incredible Icefjord centre during the ice music festival. Photo: Emile Holba
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The Ice Music Festival Greenland Sessions, was performed with a view of the stunning UNESCO world heritage site, Ilulissat Icefjord, on the west coast of Greenland.

The Greenland Sessions was hosted on the terrace of the Icefjord Centre, which provided the perfect scenery and stage for collaboration with the Greenlandic community in Ilulissat.

We want to thank the Ice Music festival for hosting an incredible event, Nanook for the inspirational music and the Icefjord centre for helping us host the event

The audience defying the cold temperatures to attend the unique Ice music festival. Photo: Emile Holba

You can read more about the event here:

Ice Music Festival Greenland Sessions — Ice Music Festival Norway