(Tentative, subject to change & updated regularly through April 7)
Monday, April 13 • Tour of the Terrain
Landscape Experience (Optional/separate registration fee)
Head North from Anchorage to the Matanuska Experiment Farm, Musk Ox Farm & Matanuska Glacier. Bus transportation provided.
Tuesday, April 14 • All Day
Anchorage Museum & SEED Lab Tours
Including: • SEED Lab Radical Archives • Aesthetics of Laundry by Andreas Hoffmann • Field / Sound • Bore Tide: Photographs by Kerry Tasker • 14 Miles Project • Flower Turbines • Urban reforestation prototype with Intrinsic Landscapes • Arctic LIDAR with Daniel Profeta • Cloud Chamber with Kerry Tasker • Annie Mitchell, Haustoria • Future Archives: Objects for Past & Future
Female Frontiers Workshop
Led by Anchorage Museum Chief Curator, Francesca DuBrock
RE: IGNITE • Start-up solutions for Northern Places, Focused on helping entrepreneurs grow (a program of Fine Point; separate registration)
8am-9am Registration, coffee, & light snacks
9am – Keynote
10am – 4pm – Tracks:
How do you know an idea is good? How do you test the market? How do you even come up with an idea?
Debt vs. investment? Angel vs. VCs? What funding is right for you? What funding will help you grow? How do you find smart money?
These are the organizations in town that want you to succeed. What do they offer? How have they helped others? Here from the clients they have served.
You want to grow. . . fast. There is no silver bullet but these entrepreneurs have found solutions that worked for them.
4:30-6pm Pitch Competition
Wednesday, April 15 • All Day
Language of Response: A Visual & Tactile Future
In her Nobel speech, writer Olga Nawoja Tokarczuk said, "How we think about the world and—perhaps even more importantly—how we narrate it have a massive significance... Today our problem lies—it seems—in the fact that we do not yet have ready narratives not only for the future, but even for a concrete now, for the ultra-rapid transformations of today’s world…In a word, we lack new ways of telling the story of the world."
This day will examine and invite language—spoken, visual, tactile, material--for imagining and envisioning the future in the face of climate change, informed by Indigenous knowledge. We will explore words, images, colors, vernacular, ideas and prototypes that begin to create a radically new language, focused on solutions and in envisioning possible futures to work towards.
Thursday, April 16 • All Day
Prototype: Ideas in Action
This day highlights experiments, innovation & imagination. Begin the day with a curated walk. Study landscape futures and fire with artist John Grade and learn about Dena’ina fire bags. Discuss ideas of "refuge" and "wilderness." Idea share with the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Examine the landscape through sound and field study recordings with artist Stuart Hyatt. Examine ideas around repair. Prototype inventions for the future, including individual emergency kits. Work with writers and words. Design extreme shelters and help us launch an international competition.
Friday, April 17 • All Day/Night
Connect: Art, Landscape & Elements for the Future
Connect and re-connect to the natural world. Experience personal wind power. Run on Alaska River Time. Inform an Ecotopian Library. Create future plans and prose for a city. Urban Forage. Create a new scent of the North & climate change. Hear stories from the land. Explore the power of images and storytelling of past and future with filmmakers. Experience Haustoria, a light and sound installation in our landscapes.
North x North Fest • 6-9
In the evening, the North x North Fest opens to the public with Polar Nights, featuring live music, talks, performances, and experiences.
Boreal Film Festival
The Boreal Film Festival tells stories of Northern places and people through film. Experience a collection of shorts, documentaries, fiction and feature-length films from across the Circumpolar North and the world.
Saturday, April 18 • All Day/Night
North x North Fest
10a – 5p Family-friendly activities and workshops with visiting creatives, including Landscape of Hope.
12p -8p Boreal Film Festival
5-8p Food fest with Northern beer (and root beer)
8p Electronic music concert
10p Arctic Dance Party
Sunday, April 19
12p – 6p Boreal Film Festival
Landscape Experience (separate registration)
Head South from Anchorage to Girdwood, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Portage Glacier and the Byron Glacier Trail. Bus transportation provided.