Planned Scedule

*All conference panels will take place on UiT main campus, in bldg. SV-HUM, room E 0101! Other events will take place in the locations specified below.

Nov. 14

14:30-16:00    Registration opens in the afternoonin the lobby of the SVHUM building, University of Tromsø


Nov. 15

8:30                 Registration continues

9:00-10:30       Panel 1: Toxic Ecologies and Post-Extractivism Futures

  • Hania Musiol, NTNU Trondheim, “Cartographies, Elegies and Speculations: Narratives of Extraction, Toxicity, and the Future in the Nordic Global North”
  • Nicholas Beuret, “After Extractivism”
  • Monica Hutton, “Consuming Change: Paradox of Culture and Climate”

10:30-11:00     Coffee break  

11:00-12:30     Panel 2: Narrativizing Encounters with Extractivism

  • Laura Castor, University of Tromsø,“Empathy as Resistance in Linda Hogan’s Solar Storms
  • Andrei Rogatchevski, University of Tromsø, “Extractivism as Rebordering: Dmitrii Savochkin’s Mark Scheider (2009) and the Fragmentation of Post-Soviet Ukraine”

12:30-13:30     Lunch

13:30-15:00     Panel 3: Interpreting Cinematic Responses to Extractivist Development

  • Anka Popp, “Enmeshed Images: The Cinema of the Rise and Fall of a Communist Economy”
  • Pao-Hsiang Wang, “Irresistible Extractivism on the Barbarian Borders: Cultural Mining of Datong City in The Chinese Mayor
  • Julia Leyda, NTNU Trondheim, "The Utopian Afrofuturist Extractivist Blockbuster: Marvel’s Black Panther"

15:00-15:30     Coffee break  

15:30-16:45     Keynote 1: Imre Szeman, "On the Politics of Region"

17:00-19:00     Public transportation to city center and dinner (arranged by participants on their own)

20:00-22:00     "No Good Comes from the Mine": Film at Verdensteateret (city center) and discussion with

                        filmmakers and Womin activist


Nov. 16

8:30                 Registration continues

9:00-10:30       Panel 4: The Poetics of Extraction

  • Ruben Moi, University of Tromsø,“‘Nope’, ‘Extraordinary Rendition’ and ‘Loss of Separation’: Notes on Principal Humanist Concerns of Extractivism in Paul Muldoon’s Poetry”
  • Justin Parks, University of Tromsø,“The Poetics and Politics of Extraction in Muriel Rukeyser’s Book of the Dead

10:30-11:00     Coffee break  

11:00-12:30     Panel 5: Gender, Indigenous Rights and the Politics of Resistance against Extractivist Development

  • Laura Junka-Aikio, Tromsø University Museum,“Politics, Knowledge and Protest at the Finnish-Russian Borderlands: The Case of the Arctic Corridor”
  • Tiina Seppälä, University of Lapland (Finland), "Women against Development-Induced Displacement: Postcolonial and Feminist Reflections on Neoliberalism and Extractivism in South Asia"
  • Rauna Kuokkanen, University of Lapland (Finland), "The Arctic Resource Rush and the Political Economy of Indigenous Governance"

12:30-13:30     Lunch

13:30-15:00     Panel 6: Protest, Performance, and Creative Interventions

  • Wilfrid Greaves, “Protesting Insecurity: Securitization and Resistance to Environmental Change and Natural Resource Extraction”
  • Alice Owen, “Resistance is Fertile: Prefigurative Politics against Extractivism in Western Europe"
  • Paula Serafini, “Extractivism and Human Rights: Generating Public Narratives through Creative Interventions”

15:00-15:30     Coffee break  

15:30-16:45     Keynote 2: Jennifer Wenzel"Resource Logics and Resource Aesthetics: From Improvement to Overburden"

17:00               Bus to Tromsø Museum

17:30-18:50     Conference dinner and reception at Tromsø Museum    

18:30 Exhibition visit and artist talk by Ingeborg Entrop
19:00 Discussion with Ugandan community activist Lucia Ongiera
19:45 Panel discussion moderated by UiT Stipendiat Ellen Marie Jensen with local Sámi artist Hans Ragnar Mathisen 
20:15 An Archive of Norths, talk by artists and researchers Lena Gudd & Antonin Pons Braley, introducing to their ongoing Archive