Arctic Utopias is a collective of creative people concerned about negative environmental and political evolutions that are impacting the Arctic, a region we are not all native to, but have affiliations with and care for. We disagree with the passivity to protect and restore the environment and demand cross generational justice, indigenous rights, systemic change, and environmental social and economic responsibility.
We are concerned about how the Arctic is often perceived as just a treasure chest of resources.
Arctic Utopias collective executes and supports projects that combine art, science and journalism exploring the status quo and the dualistic vision of the future of the Arctic. Utopist or dystopic and by who and why? Which way are we headed? Do both realities exist simultaneously and what do they even mean?
Arctic Utopias is an attempt to dive deeper into the region's status quo & possible futures, deeper than what scholars, propaganda, marketing forces and the mainstream media can teach us. This is done by challenging conventional communication and representation of the region and making sure that voices stemming from within the arctic are heard.
Who tells the stories of the Arctic and why? What is left unsaid and whose voices are framing what we know about the future of this contradictory region?