In response to the expanding industrialisation of the north of Sweden, architect Alejandro Haiek Coll is developing a prototype for a collaborative atlas to map examples of human impact and biological resilience in the Nordic Arctic region.
UmArts Art and AI talks introduce artists, curators, designers and architects who are contributing to the social and ethical discourses of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning.
Tankar i hatten (Thoughts in the Hat). A film by Gerd Aurell and Micael Norberg. Supported by an UmArts Small Visionary Project Award. Nominated for the Umeå Film Festival Storspoven Prize 2023.
The Arctic Sustainable Art & Design (ASAD) 2023 conference ‘Relate North: Beyond Borders’ is hosted by the Department of Creative Studies and UmArts 13 – 17 November 2023. The conference will take place at the Department of Creative Studies (Teacher Education building) on the main campus; and at the UmArts Research Studio and Bildmuseet on the Arts Campus.
Rosalind Nashashibi’s film Electrical Gaza (UK/Palestine, 2015, 17:53) will be screened in the UmArts Research Studio in partnership with LUX Moving Image. There will be time to reflect on the film, and a moment of silence to remember those in Gaza and all the lives lost in the conflict.
The Computational Culture Lab at the Australian National University (ANU) has organised a fantastic program of online talks and discussions. UmArts will screen the online keynotes by Hito Steyerl and James Bridle live in the UmArts Research Studio.
This SLU Researcher Workshop titled Green dreams and workforce realities: Swedish forests and forest labour, is run by the SLU Future Forests platform to discuss new research networks and projects. This time with the subject of Sweden, EU, forest land, forest labour and future research agendas.
Yoga for Creativity is for all UmArts staff and researchers. The sessions take place on Monday mornings in the lovely warm UmArts Research Studio, led by artist and yoga teacher Kati Knox.
Artists Åsa Stjerna and Susan Schuppli present and discuss their recent research based artworks exploring the acoustics of the ocean and the sonic qualities of ice.
UmArts supports practice based researchers to register their outputs in the University research publication database DiVA, as well as the Society for Artistic Research (SAR) Research Catalogue.