Symposium theme: Beyond Borders

People's lives and contextual understanding are governed and regulated to a great extent by borders and boundaries of various kinds, such as political, cultural, material, ideological and geographical divisions. A boundary can be physical in the form of an actual obstacle in the landscape, as well as mental beliefs grounded in our culture and social norms. Borders can thus limit us, but at the same time act as a catalyst for creative actions and resistance. Art has often served as a way for people to challenge, renegotiate, redefine and transgress boundaries. In a time characterized by political and environmental concerns, this theme is important to investigate – especially in relation to the unique context of the Arctic and circumpolar north.

For further information about sub-themes, the call and proposals please visit the symposium website.

Important dates:
Submission of proposals/abstracts: May 15, 2023
Contributors will be notified: June 15, 2023
Registration open: Aug 15, 2023
Registration deadline: Sep 15, 2023
Symposium/exhibitions: Nov 13-17, 2023, at Umeå University
Registration/opening venue: Nov 13 at 18.00, Teacher Education building, Umeå University

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