Lecture Series on Arts, Cultures, Policies & Educational Practices #7
North and the Arctic as a laboratory for sustainable art education: revitalising Indigenous and Northern knowledge systems
Speaker: Prof. Timo Jokela (Finland)
Moderator: Karl de Rességuier
Timo Jokela is Professor of Art Education at the University of Lapland and currently leads the University of Arctic’s thematic network on Arctic Sustainable Arts and Design (ASAD). His theoretical studies, artistic projects and art-based action research development projects focus on relationships between northern cultures, art and nature in the contexts of decolonisation, revitalisation and cultural, social and economic sustainability. Timo Jokela actively works as an environmental artist and community artist based on the cultural heritage of the North and the Arctic.
Lecture: North and the Arctic as a laboratory for sustainable art education: revitalising Indigenous and Northern knowledge systems
The lecture provides a critical overview of current art and art education practices in the Arctic and the North. Several Indigenous scholars have highlighted colonizing features associated with Western art education. The lecture will discuss how art education at the University of Lapland in Finland and University of Arctic’s thematic network on Arctic Sustainable Art and Design possesses the agency of art education to revitalise Indigenous, local and Northern knowledge.
photo: courtesy of the speaker