SERUS: Building Socio-Ecological Resilience through Urban Green, Blue and White Space (SERUS) (2020-2023)

The project is aimed at obtaining knowledge about future shifts of Arctic ecosystems. It covers different Arctic climate zones – from the maritime Arctic to the continental Sub-Arctic. In this project, we will explore an evolution of the Arctic urban resilience elements in four cities: Apatity and Nadym in Russia, Longyearbyen in Norway and Fairbanks in Alaska, USA. Such a constellation of cities allows leveraging this project with experience and data from previous projects, and with co-funded work from ongoing projects.

To increase understanding and enhance interpretation of green, blue, white and other spaces we collaborated with artists by organizing the session Domesticating Landscapes. Preparing for the session, we closely worked with Zosya Leutina and Stanislav Podusenko, looking for the visual means to explore, analyze and discuss these spaces and their transformations in the cities. The resulting multimedia presentation includes several artistic works (more details in…)


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