NORTH BY NORTH-EAST: A FREE PASSAGE FROM NORWAY TO CHINA, Experts in Teamwork, 2020 supported by NTNU Engage

06.01.2020 - 08:00 to 24.01.2020 - 16:00
Add to Calendar
Other
MFA 1st year

Village Supervisors:
Alex Murray Leslie
Prerna Bishnoi

Learning Assistants:
Lola Sunderdiek
Nikolaus Weidemann Wieland

CONTEXT
Polar ice caps are melting, and China is coming closer than ever. In a few decades from now, ordinary merchant ships are supposed to be able to take a shortcut from China to Europe. A major ice-free shipping lane will open up above Russia. Sooner or later, this might allow regular trade between the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans all year round.
Climate change is causing tremendous consequences which will fundamentally reshape our understanding of the North. How will this affect Norway? Is Tromsø becoming the new Singapore? Will Kirkenes turn into Chinatown?
The EiT village “North by North-East” was developed and realized in collaboration with the international art festival “Barents Spektakel” which took place in Kirkenes from February 13-17, 2019. The title of the festival was “The World’s Northernmost Chinatown”.
It will be a collaborative platform to investigate, discuss, perform, simulate and enact possible futures of the relations between Norway and China, or: what will soon be formerly known as the Far East. It is an adventurous travel in time to explore different versions of a future of the North and its new encounter with the East: politically, economically, culturally, aesthetically, on collective and individual level.
The journey through time will be made by extrapolating scientific knowledge, simulating possible scenarios and imagining new forms of creating value. It is a practical exercise in radically questioning common assumptions while climate change renders certainties impossible and challenges the borders of conventional forms of knowledge production.
By developing manifold relations towards what is yet unknowable and yet imperceptible, the village sets out to investigate and speculate about new opportunities for change. Interventions will be carried out in new coalitions of agencies and stakeholders on both local and global level — such as artists, activists, entrepreneurs, indigenous communities, networks of municipalities, research collaborations, not to mention tourists, explorers, adventurers and their guides.

NORTH BY NORTH-EAST: A FREE PASSAGE FROM NORWAY TO CHINA, Experts in Teamwork is generously supported by NTNU Engage.

***
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Village 1st day: 6th Jan 2020
Village last day: 24th Jan 2020
Village lunch: 24th Jan 2020
Deadline for students to submit their project reports and process reports: 31st Jan 2020.
Please email the reports to:
Alex Murray Leslie: alexandra.n.murray-leslie@ntnu.no
Prerna Bishnoi: prernabishnoi@gmail.com
Announcement of grades: 21st Feb 2020

80% attendance is mandatory
If you are absent for more than 20 %, or do not show up on the first two village days or do not participate in the final presentation, you will be unable to submit your work for grading.

***

SCHEDULE
Location: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kunstakademiet+i+Trondheim+-+NTNU/@63.4339577,10.4122685,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x466d31a1dc08c229:0xd4328ae74adeac4f!8m2!3d63.4339561!4d10.4137229
Room: Klipp og Lim
All lectures in the first week are public and will take place at Kunstarken (the room adjacent to Klipp og Lim)

Introduction 6. – 10. Jan
6. Jan. MONDAY
08:00 – 09.30
Welcome to the village: introduction to EIT and the village
Film screening: “Rebirth of a North” by Prof. Florian Schneider (institute leader, Kunstakademiet i Trondheim) followed by QnA
09:30 – 09:40 Opening and introduction to the North by Northeast Learning Hub
09.40 – 10.30 Check in
Welcome to the groups: Get-to-know-each other exercises (LA)
Forming groups (LL)
10.30 – 11.30 Lecture on the North by Northeast theme: Associate Prof. Chantel Nixon
11.30 Lunch
12.30 – 13.30 Lecture on the North by Northeast theme: Helle Siljeholm
13.45 – 16.00 Check in
Welcome to the groups: Get-to-know-each other exercises (LA)
Exercise in the groups: competence triangle (LA)
Introduction to writing personal reflections (LA)
Check out

From 7. Jan the breaks will be structured according to:
08.30 – Start
11.30 – 12.30 Lunch
16.30 – End
Breaks in the middle will be decided as we go along

7. Jan TUESDAY
08.30 – 10.30 Check in
Introduction to facilitation (LA)
Develop cooperation agreement (LA)
10.30 –11.30 Lecture on the North by Northeast theme: Evgenia Bektasova
11.30 Lunch
12.30 – 14.30 Project development work
14.30 – 16.30 Introduction to writing team reflections (LA), Check out

8. Jan WED
08.30 – 11.30 Check in
Project development work: Evaluation and selection of ideas
Setting up a reference group (LL)
10.30 – 11.30 Lecture on the North by Northeast theme: Lena Gudd
11.30 Lunch
12.30 – 14.00 Lecture on the North by Northeast: Yaser Rahal (10mins)
Project development work (individual mentorship with Lena Gudd)
14.15 – 16.30 SITRA exercise on the team reflections from the day before (LA)
Team exercise: Take space, Make space (LA)
Writing reflections (LA)
Check out

9. Jan THU
08.30 – 11.30 Check in
Student survey 1 (LA)
10.30 –11.30 Lecture by Associate Prof. Arthur Mason “Arctic Abstractive Industry: Notes to an explanatory economy of extraction”
11.30 Lunch
12.30 – 16.30 Project development work
15:00 Coffee & Waffles (while you work)
Writing reflections
Check out

10. Jan FRIDAY
08.30 – 10.00 Check in
Introduction to the work phase (LL)
- Framework for the village days
- What is expected of student teams (Project + Process report)
- Milestones and activities
Self-directed work in the groups
10.30 – 11.30 Lecture on North by Northeast theme by Yingxiang Zhao
11.30 Lunch
12.30 – 16.30 Project development work
Writing reflections
Check out

Work phase 13. – 24. Jan
13. Jan MONDAY
08.30 – 11.30 Check in
Self-directed work in teams
11.30 Lunch
12.30 – 14.30 Presentation of project ideas and feedback (LL + guests)

14:30 – 16.30 Feedback exercise in group (LA)
Self-directed work in the teams
Writing reflections
Check out

14. Jan TUESDAY
08.30 – 11.30 Check in
Self-directed work in teams
11.30 Lunch
12.30 – 16.30 Self-directed work in teams
Writing reflections
Check out

15. Jan WEDNESDAY
08.30 – 11.30 Check in
Student survey 2 (LA)
Self-directed work in teams. During the work process the learning assistants
give each team their Teamwork indicator. (LA)
11.30 Lunch
12.30 – 16.30 Self-directed work in teams
Writing reflections
Check out

16. Jan THURSDAY
08.30 – 11.30 Check in
Self-directed work in teams
11.30 Lunch
12.30 – 16.30 Self-directed work in teams
15:00 Coffee & Waffles (LA + LL)
Writing reflections
Check out

17. Jan FRIDAY
08.30 – 11.30 Check in
Self-directed work in teams
11.30 Lunch
12.30 – 14.30 Midway presentation of the project and process work (LL + guests)
14.30 – 16.30 Self-directed work in teams
Writing reflections
Check out

20. Jan MONDAY
08.30 – 11.30 Check in
Self-directed work in teams.
11.30 Lunch
12.30 – 16.30 Self-directed work in teams
Writing reflections
Check out

21. Jan TUESDAY
08.30 – 11.30 Check in
Self-directed work in teams
11.30 Lunch
12.30 – 16.30 Self-directed work in teams
Writing reflections
Check out

Completion phase 22.- 24. Jan
22. Jan WED
08.30 – 11.30 Check in
Self-directed work in teams/ Perspective dialogue with each team (LL)
11.30 Lunch
12.30 -16.30 Self-directed work in teams/ Perspective dialogue with each team (LL)
Writing reflections
Check out

23. Jan THU
08.30 – 11.30 Check in
Student survey 3
Self-directed work in teams. During the work process the learning assistants
give the teams their Teamwork indicator. (LA)
11.30 Lunch
12.30 -16.30 Self-directed work in teams/ Perspective dialogue with each team (LL)
Writing reflections
Check out

24. Jan FRI
08.30 – 11.30 Check in
Final preparations for project presentations (LL + guests)
Project presentations
11.30 Group celebratory Lunch
12.30 – 16.30 Ending the village
Reference group meeting (LL)
Check out

***
THEMES
While we have taken Kirkenes as a case study, please feel free to choose other cities in the North, like Tromsø, Narvik, Bodø etc.
REMEMBER: Imagine you are in the year 2070, writing/researching/analysing the following topics, looking back at the year 2020.

Production and trade
Key sub-topics:
Food production: ex. Crab
Data mining/bitcoin
Iron mine
knowledge production
Deep sea mining
Offshore petroleum
Natural gas

Transport and related infrastructure
Key sub-topics:
Railway
Shipping
Tunnel
Autonomous transport
Hyperloop
Deep water ports

Borders and demographics
Key sub-topics:
Migration
Indigenous population
Geopolitics
Policy and planning
Local governance
War and Peace (Arctic Peace City)

Spectacles/Anti-Spectacles
Key sub-topics:
Tourism
Cultural production
Cultural capital
Cultural policy
Creating affect
Barents Spektakel

Wellbeing and health
Key sub-topics:
Effects of climate change
Pollution/Toxicity
Wellbeing
Personal and social values
Disease
Data security, privacy and trust
Conditions of work

Course Literature: please see EiT Village Blackboard

Photo Credit: Barents Spektakel, 2019. Photo by Pikene på Broen/Mikhail Slavin.

Postal address:
Kunstakademiet i Trondheim
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
N-7491 Trondheim

Visiting address:
Innherredsveien 7 (Industribygget)
Trondheim
Map

Contact form
adm [at] kit.ntnu.no
Tel. +47 73 59 79 00
Fax. +47 73 59 79 20