Chatter Marks Podcast + Journal



Our landscapes indicate our tomorrows.

Chatter marks are crescent-shaped gouges chipped out of bedrock by the movement of glaciers. Present since the last Ice Age, these glaciers are shrinking and disappearing as our climate warms. They mark the passage of deep time and call us to consider how our individual and collective histories urge us forward.

The Anchorage Museum's Chatter Marks project includes printed and virtual journals, essays, and a podcast dedicated to creative and critical thinking about the Circumpolar North.

Join us in exploring new modes of thinking and responding to our collective futures through a rich community of creative practitioners and change makers.




What is Northern identity? What does it mean to be Alaskan? Understanding the land Alaskans call home through its people is what inspires the Anchorage Museum podcast Chatter Marks, hosted by Cody Liska, who encourages guests to explore the past, present, and future of the North.

Listen here or where you usually get your podcasts. Just search for 'Chatter Marks'.

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Liminal Landscape

Marek Ranis  

The mountains of the​​​ Karkonosze are monumental and unchangeable landmarks of my identity.

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From Dust

Katie O’Loughlin

The idea that we are the earth, and the earth is us. So when we tend the soil, we tend our own growth.

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Mapping Change

Bodil Kjelstrup

A love of maps, a sense of place, a new landscape of the soul

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Journal Issues



A series of creative interpretations bringing attention and reflection to little known and overlooked elements living within the Anchorage Yugtarvik.

Chatter Marks Issue 05

Issue 05

Climate change, a pandemic, pivotal conversations around systemic racism, and decolonization impel museums to participate, prepare and respond.

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Issue 04

Alaska's Anchorage Museum and Russia's Arctic Art Institute consider how Alaska and Russia are connected through land and people.

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Presented in collaboration with Arctic Institute


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