Frida Buhre (sweden)
Appointed by Baltic Art Center
Frida Buhre (Ph.D in Rhetoric), postdoctoral researcher at the department of thematic studies — child studies and environmental change, at Linköping university. Her research moves at the intersection of children as political actors, climate justice and international relations. Specifically, she examines the rhetoric of youth movements for climate justice. For more than ten years she have been researching political protest movements and political theory. I have studied the Sami anti-colonial movement in the early 20th century, particularly how notions of Sami spatial and temporal belonging contributed to a racialized discourse. In political theory, Frida has discussed how notions of time influence political mobilization and rhetoric. How does a political actor represent the future? Who can claim historical belonging in a political community? What forms of change in the present are possible to imagine? In her dissertation “Speaking Other Times”, she explores how notions of time can be used for both domineering and liberatory purposes.
DEBORAH DIXON (SCOTLAND)
Appointed by Cove Park
Deborah Dixon is a Professor of Geography (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences) at the University of Glasgow. Prof. Dixon is an internationally recognised scholar in feminist geopolitics, and has been key to the emergence of ‘geohumanities’ as an inter-disciplinary field of research and practice. She is the co-founder and editor of the new inter-disciplinary (American Association of Geography) journal GeoHumanities, which publishes analytic and practice-based research, as well as accounts of arts performances and outputs, and hosts online art exhibitions. As PI on the 3-year, NSF/AHRC grant ‘Art/Science Collaboration on Bodies and Environments’ she researched aesthetic, technological, political, and cultural responses to environmental problematics (including toxic landscapes, loss of biodiversity, and climate change) in Europe, the US, Australia and Asia.
Tinna Hallgrímsdóttir (ICELAND)
Appointed by Skaftfell Art Center
Tinna Hallgrímsdóttir is an Icelandic activist in the field of environment and sustainability. Tinna has a BSc in industrial engineering and an MS in Environment and Natural Resources. Currently, she is the chairperson of the Icelandic Youth Environmentalist Association, Iceland’s youth representative to the Nordic Expert Group for Sustainable Development, as well as Iceland’s representative. at the Youth4Climate summit. Furthermore, Tinna is a member of the Icelandic Climate Council, appointed by the Minister of the Environment, Energy and Climate. Tinna previously held the position of Iceland’s Youth Representative for the UN in sustainable development. Tinna is passionate about youth empowerment, sustainability, climate issues, and Nordic and Arctic collaboration.
Jette Hye Jin Mortensen (DENMARK)
Appointed by Art Hub Copenhagen
Jette Hye Jin Mortensen is an artist, writer, permaculture designer, activist and curator living in Roskilde, Denmark. She is currently on the board of the Danish Permaculture Association where she works with sociocracy, communication and people care strategies, a member of the Danish Arts Council Project Grants, chair of the Danish Cultural Ministry Illustrator Award council and co-founder of the interdisciplinary collective Art+Science+Permaculture in collaboration with DTU Risø Wind Energy. www.jettehyejinmortensen.com
Vibeke Koehler (Norway)
Appointed by Artica Svalbard
Vibeke Koehler (b.1980, Norway) had her first work of fiction published in April 2021. The rich debut novel Tankespinneren (The Mindspinner) is set mostly in Norway, and was chosen to be promoted for publishing abroad by NORLA even before its release date. The storyline in Tankespinneren explores magic and imagination as a means of transformation, in relation to the biodiversity loss and resource depletion human behaviour is causing in the real world today. Vibeke’s work as a writer and as the manager of a nationwide network of grassroots initiatives in Norway, is strongly inspired by the ecosophy of Arne Næss. Joy of life and a connectedness to the innate value of nature, including humans, is at the core of her devotion to storytelling and aspiring metamorphosis of individuals and systems. With a diverse background in theatre studies, Arabic language and literature, communications and sustainability, Vibeke likes to explore unexpected synergies and the crossovers of different fields and motives. Vibeke is a representative for civil society for Bærekraftige liv at the Climate Council of the Minister of Climate and Environment in Norway, and in the Nordic Civil Society Network, and is also a board member of the green thinktank Pan.
KI NURMENNIEMI (Finland)
Appointed by Saari Residence
Ki Nurmenniemi (they/them) is a curator and art writer focussing on how ecological questions are being approached in contemporary art. Ki is also conducting doctoral research in interdisciplinary sustainability sciences at the University of Helsinki. In 2020, Ki co-founded the research and art commissioning platform Punos Arts & Research. Ki has been working in Finland and internationally since 2010, curating transdisciplinary projects around contemporary art and its relations to (un)sustainability. Their curatorial practice has been embedded in artist residencies, small-scale art initiatives, and multidisciplinary collectives. From 2012 through 2018, they worked as a curator with HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme. One of their responsibilities there was to lead the 5-year EU project Frontiers in Retreat – Multidisciplinary Approaches to Ecology in Contemporary Art. Ki has curated exhibitions, performative events, and public programs in Finland (i.e. Fiskars Village Art and Design Biennale 2019), South Korea (Fictional Frictions as part of the Gwangju Biennale 2018, Edge Effects at Art Sonje Center, 2017), The United States (Deep Time Séance 2015), and online (Care Practice, co-curated with Ceci Moss from Gas Gallery, LA, 2020). http://kinurmenniemi.net