Arctic Five Chair in environmental history

Janina Priebe

Janina Prieb, Arctic Five Chair in environmental history
Janina Priebe

Janina Priebe is a Senior research assistant at Umeå University

Before any factory is built and before resources are explored, the anticipation produced through visions is palpable in people’s hopes and fears

Arctic futures through the lens of global sustainability transformation

Janina Priebes project examines how global goals are translated by corporate actors and projected onto the Arctic, and how corporate visions construct the connection between future energy and sustainability in the context of global transformation ambitions. Keywords describing the project include: Arctic futures; futures literacy; sustainability transformation; humanities’ perspectives.

Collaborators

  • Hanna Lempinen, researcher at Arctic Centre of University of Lapland, Finland
  • Hanna  Vikström, postdoc at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
  • Keith Larson, Director of Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University, Sweden; Project coordinator of CIRC, Abisko
  • Umeå Transformation Research Initiative (UTRI)
  • Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University (ARCUM); Arctic Graduate School with a focus on sustainable development
  • Future Forests
First year
Arctic Sustainability TransformationsWork meeting with collaborators at partner institution
First year
Open workshopIn cooperation with UTRI and Future Forests
Umeå university
Second year
Scientific article
Second year
Education-focused work meetingsWith the collaboratos, focusing on how critical reflection on sustainability transformation in the Arctic can be incorporated into advanced- and PhD-level education. 

Second year
Work meetingsWith the collaborators to evaluate results from open workshops and initiate future research application

Project keywords: Arctic futures; futures literacy; sustainability transformation; corporate visions; humanities’ perspectives

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