Over the next two years, the Anchorage Museumwill host conversations on issues important to the contemporary and future Circumpolar North as part of the Think Up Here series. Sponsored in part by a grant from The CIRI Foundation, the Curated Conversations program will host and document a number of discussions relevant to northern people and places. These cross-disciplinary conversations will include artists, civic leaders and scientists to address common misperceptions in and outside the North and foster critical commentary about these issues.
The first two conversations in the Curated Conversations series dealt with issues of representation and food security. The second conversation focused on the significance of locally-sourced and traditional foods for strengthening wellness and identity. Upcoming conversations will address issues such as cultural commodification, boundaries and sovereignty, creative advances in the resurgence of indigenous languages and the core question of what it means to be a Northerner.
SAVE THE DATES:
Aug. 28, 2015, 5:30-7:30 pm: Culture of Commodity; Commodity of Culture
Sept. 4, 2015, 5:00-7:00 pm: Edges
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