The launch of the Artic Routes, Southern Ways takes place on January 16th 2024, with an online meeting.
Arctic Routes, Southern Ways is a joint initiative that will compare/contrast two different colonial legacies to create alternative narratives and methods of knowledge production in art institutions and academia. Hegemonic narratives of the search for national unity in Norway, or the view of a “good” colonialism or “lusotropicalism”, in Portugal, bring these otherwise distant countries close in the way that such experiences have prevailed in many instances of public discourse, policies in institutional practices, in academia and in art institutions. The project will include online meetings, listening sessions in Lisbon and in Bergen, and research visits to Portugal and Norway.
Coordinated by CECC/FCH, the project puts together two academic institutions (CECC/FCH and UiT The Arctic University of Norway) and two contemporary art centres (HANGAR and Bergen Kunsthall). The research team includes Luísa Santos, Ana Margarida Abrantes, and Ana Fabíola Maurício.
The project is financed by an EEA grant and is supported by a Globus OpStart of the Nordisk Kulturfonds.