Pahtaja Forest Area
- Tue 14, Nov 2017 at 12:00–14:00
- Free of charge, registration required
- Take along warm water-resistant clothes, a hat, gloves and waterproof outdoor shoes.
Pahtaja is a forest area which has beautiful landscape and high cultural value. During the trip you will learn much about forest industry of Finland, enjoy the forest and have a coffee at the campfire.
The trip is organized by the Metsähallitus (State Forest Enterprise), which is a state-owned enterprise, responsible for the management of one third of Finland’s surface area. Metsähallitus uses and develops state-owned land and water areas responsibly, in a way that maximises their benefits to society as a whole. Metsähallitus leads the way in diverse bioeconomy.
Further information on Metsähallitus >
Learn about Forest Industry of Finland
During the trip you will get the introduction to sustainable multipurpose forestry management, logging and transportation in the forest. You will see both planning systems and tools in use: high-tech harvesting and logging equipment, Europe's largest transport vehicles and geographic information systems (GIS) of the Metsähallitus.
Forestry trip is organized together with Lapin Ammattiopisto (a secondary school). You will be given a presentation about education in the field of natural resources in Lapland: from forest machine drivers to wilderness guides and reindeer herders.
12.00 Departure from the city centre by bus (Santa Claus Hotel)
12.20 Arrival to Pahtaja
- Introduction to the multi-purpose forests of Metsähallitus.
- Presentation of education in the natural resources of Lapland.
- Logging demonstration.
- Europe’s largest long-distance truck Pikkujätti (Small Giant).
- Coffee at the campfire.
13.40 Departure towards Rovaniemi
14.00 Trip ends in Rovaniemi
- Tue 14, Nov 2017 at 15:00–17:00
- Price 3 €, registration required
Rovaniemi is situated right on the Arctic Circle, which is a circle of latitude that runs 66°33′45.9″ north of the Equator. The Arctic Circle runs through Santa Claus Village, located eight kilometres north of the city centre, where it is clearly marked.
Santa Claus Village
Rovaniemi is the Official Hometown of Santa Claus. Santa Claus Village is Lapland’s best-known attraction and a resort in its own right. It is home to approximately 50 draws in the form of activity companies, shops, restaurants and cafés. Husky and reindeer rides, snowmobile tours, design items and souvenirs, ice and snow constructions, an igloo hotel and holiday village accommodation can be found there.
15.00 Departure from the city centre by bus (Santa Claus Hotel)
15.15 Arrival to Santa Claus Village
- Ceremonial crossings to the Arctic Circle
- Free time: Meeting Santa Claus and taking pictures, buying souvenirs etc.
16.40 Departure towards Rovaniemi city centre
17.00 Trip ends in Rovaniemi (Santa Claus Hotel)
• Tue 14, Nov 2017 at 12:00–14:00
• Free of charge, registration required
The Relate North 2017 exhibition is shown in the University of Lapland, Faculty of Art and Design. The guided tour in the exhibition familiarizes you with recent contemporary art and art based research in the Arctic. The artists of the exhibition come from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Canada and Alaska. Most of them are professors, lecturers or scholars, or associated in some other ways with the universities of the Arctic Sustainable Arts and Design (ASAD) network.
The guide of the tour and the curator of the exhibition is Maria Huhmarniemi (Doctor of Art). She is an expert in eco-activist contemporary art and community art. She has studied how artists can participate in environmental politics through art.
Further information on Arctic Sustainable Arts and Design (ASAD) thematic network >
Art and Design for Education and Sustainability
The themes of the exhibition cover the art-based research of Arctic communities and cultures, and environmental, social and cultural sustainability. One of the themes is also the environmental issues and pedagogical practices connected to waste and upcycling.
The guided tour will be dialogical. We can talk of the following topics:
What role might art/design play in promoting health and well-being?
- What might be the educational potential of art and/or design?
- What constitutes quality and sustainable education in art and design?
- What should be the role of art/design in the sensitive ecosystems and environments in the north?
- How might art and/or design practices promote and develop sustainable cities and communities in the north and Arctic?
- What role might art play in documenting, communicating and critiquing complex issues such as climate change?
12.00 Departure from the city centre (Santa Claus Hotel) by mini bus
12.10 Arrival to Faculty of Art and Design of the University of Lapland
- Exhibition Tourin
- Free time: visit Design Shop, library and Book Shop and have coffee break etc.
13.80 Departure towards Rovaniemi city centre
14.00 Trip ends in the city centre (Santa Claus Hotel)