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ARcTic South

Project Manager: Merete Røstad

Popular scientific summary

ARcTic South - exchange of experiences on artistic research (AR) between the Faculty of Arts - University of Lisbon (FBAUL) and Art and Craft department (KHIO).

Academic summary

Higher artistic education can be considered an important space for artistic experimentation and critical discourse. The Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa (FBAUL) and the Oslo National Academy of Art (KHIO), through its Arts & Crafts department, consider themselves as institutions committed to Artistic Research (AR), in their education, training and development, want to share and think together about AR and future North-South collaborations. Thus, ARcTic South is a joint thought project, seeking to strengthen the connection between academic artistic practices from northern and southern Europe, dismantling the practice of AR, its diffractions and emerging contact zones, as well as the possible (un)doings. the practice of artistic research. Art education is an important space for experimentation and critical discourse. As Art institutions commit to artistic research (AR) as part of education, training and development.  FBAUL and the Art and Craft department at Oslo National Academy of the Art (KHIO) aim to share and think together on AR and futures of collaborative research between North-South​.  ARcTic South is thus a thinking together project aiming to get closer North and South academic artistic practices, unpack the practice of AR, diffract and emerge contact zones as well possible (un)doings on making artistic research. The ARcTic South project is funded by the EEA Grants bilateral initiative program between FBAUL (promoter) and the Arts & Crafts department of the National Academy of Art in Oslo (Partner). The project is led and initiated by Helena Elias and Merete Røstad and will run between January and October 2022. Stay tuned!

Project facts

Project title ARcTic South
Project manager Merete Røstad
Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Project participants

Sigrid Espelien
Oslo National Academy of the Arts

Dler Mariam Dalo
Oslo National Academy of the Arts

Tiril Schrøder
Oslo National Academy of the Arts

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Project status Active
Department Art and Craft
  • The EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation
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