The project is based on a nature restoration project that will attempt to minimize the damage that industrially planted spruce trees have begun to cause to naturally growing birch trees due to global warming. Through the restoration project, Observations of Change will artistically illustrate the consequences of human intervention in nature.
Observation of Change is an artistic initiative in collaboration with a nature restoration project. The restoration helps nature return to a more pristine form and addresses questions about the interconnectedness of human and more-than-human elements in nature. The artistic approach brings artists and students into dialogue with scientists and creates spaces for reflection on changes in nature and natural cultures.
The project brings together artistic and scientific methods and creates dialogue between artists and scientists in a joint effort to increase understanding of the consequences of human intervention in nature.
Project leader: Birgitta Linhart (SE)
Partners: University of Lapland (FI), Midtre Nordland nasjonalparkstyre (NO), Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NO), Norwegian Environment and Biodiversity University (NO), Adde Zetterquist art gallery (NO), Nord University (NO) and Arctic Sustainable Arts and Design (ASAD) network (NO)