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Nataly Nemkova

Nataly Nemkova

London, GB

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SHIFTING ARCTIC BOUNDARIES

This project looks critically to one of the latest colonization project on the planet - the appropriation of local resources and development of the arctic zone. For the outsider and newcomer this land may look empty. Which is not actually the truth - there are people that lived on this land for more then 5000 years. 

This touch upon a very challenging theme of indigenous cultures and the confrontation between contrasting notions of territory by the so called «western» thinking and indigenous thinking.

The project intends to produce a designed mechanism, based on a variety of existing and designed physical boundaries,  by which land management, the introduction of new land usages and their seasonal changing boundaries , can be accessed, built and negotiated  by relevant local actors/people.  

Tommerneset peninsula in Northern Norway was chosen as a study area, where four new big ports developments are now planned and where anticipate disruptions in the historically Skolt Sami territory will need to be addressed for the foreseeable future

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Kirkenes, NO
Additional Credits: Penny Fyta