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A Week of Exchange: Ethics and Methods in Arctic Transformative Research


03.10. – 06.10.2023


Oulu, Finland


The gathering will take place from Tuesday, 3 October 2023 to Thursday, 5 October 2023.

This week brings together two events. You are invited to join both: 

  • October 3: The third Workshop on Ethics and Methods in Arctic Transformative Research (WEMA III). WEMA III is jointly hosted and co-funded by the University of Oulu/Biodiverse Anthropocenes Programme (ANTS) and the Research Institute for Sustainability – Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam (RIFS). The programme and sessions are being planned collectively by an organizing group. The overarching theme of this year’s WEMA workshop will be: The role of communication in transformative Arctic research – Respecting diverse ways of communicating in the context of the UN decade on Indigenous languages.
  • October 4-5: The final gathering for DÁVGI: Co-Creation for Biocultural Diversity in the Arctic, a project led by the Saami Council, RIFS, and Ecologic Institute, which focuses on applying co-creative methods and reflects on the nature of co-creative partnerships in Arctic research. DÁVGI is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV).

To enable broad and inclusive accessibility, parts of the Week of Exchange will be held in hybrid format (more information on this will be added to the programme in the coming weeks). Limited funds are available to support travel, accommodation, visa expenses, or high costs of internet access for participants who do not have access to other funds. If you require financial support, please contact the organizers.

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