Mediating Environments

An open seminar hosted by The Centre for Arctic Policy Studies and the Embassy of the United States of America, Wednesday 14 March from 14:00 – 15:00 in room N131 in Askja, University of Iceland

The Arctic is undergoing unprecedented changes driven by the impacts of climate change, globalization and related political, cultural and biophysical fluxes. The talk presents the works of the Arctic Design Group that foregrounds design in the act of framing and re-imagining the potential futures of the Arctic, while offering ways of re-engaging with environmental phenomena as malleable design media.

The speakers are Leena Cho and Matthew Jull from the Arctic Design Group based at the University of Virginia. The Arctic Design Group ( is a multidisciplinary platform for arctic focused research that has received numerous grants from the National Science Foundation to explore urban sustainability in the Arctic. Cho and Jull are participating in Design March, an annual design event in Iceland.