Multidisciplinary, undisciplined and interdisciplinary experiences from the High Arctic

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution


I will discuss and compare interdisciplinary experiences from two projects: 1) ‘The Expedition to the end of The world’ ( a film/science/art disemmation focused project from 2011and 2) Now, the North water project ( entangling biology anthropology and archaeologyin a synthesis on the resources and whereabouts of human beings around the North Water polynya in Northwest Greenland. I will focus on specific experiences to exemplify some of the evergreen issues of making sense in ‘interdisciplinary spaces’: object vs. subject, disciplinary vs. undisciplined. Along this discussion I will draw parallels to historical examples of inter- and multidisciplinary exploration of the Arctic, and round up with more mundane issues of loss of control and power and last but not least theorganization of universities and research institutions and their associated financial pipelines.
Period17 Apr 2015
Event titleXV Nordic TAG 2015
Event typeConference
LocationCopenhagen, DenmarkShow on map