Frozen Commons expedition in Khövsgöl aimag, Mongolia

Mar 30, 2024 | News

  • Dates: 16-26 March 2024

In March 2024 Frozen Commons team members organized knowledge sharing gathering with scholars, artists and knowledge holders in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in collaboration with the Institute of Geography and Geoecology Mongolian Academy of Sciences (MAS), ArtSLInK and Arctic Indigenous Virtual Artists Network (AIVAN).  After the meeting, team members Vera Kuklina, Alexander Kholodov, and Mariia Kuklina together with an artist Olga Lo and regional partners DRs. Enkh-Amgalan Sandag and Khadbaatar Sandag travelled to the Khovsgol aimag. They participated in workshops in Bulgan and Moron and field studies: gathered interviews and observations, took coring samples, and presented the project  Indigenous knowledge holders, artists, and local and regional stakeholders. In addition, Alexander Kholodov worked with community members to install weather stations, Olga Lo organized arts master classes for school children.

Vera Kuklina in one of the residents’ ice cellars in Tsagaannuur. These ice cellars utilize permafrost for storing food and clothes. March 2024.

Alexander Kholodov is helping local residents to obtain river ice utilized as the source of water in Bayanzurkh. March 2024.

Alexander Kholodov and Vera Kuklina together with regional and local partners visited Dukha reindeer herders near Tsagaannuur. March 2024

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