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60 313 Resource Atlas for the Anthropocene

Full course name in English: 
Resource Atlas for the Anthropocene
60 313
Syklus 2
2022 Høst
2022 Høst
Maksimum antall studenter: 
Janike Kampevold Larsen

General mastery of digital tools such as CAD, Illustrator, InDesig

Om emnet

This course is founded in an idea of circular resource networks and their role in future place-based practices. It builds knowledge on local landscape practices and local biodiversity and explores the friction zones between lived practice and heritage strategies.


Based in contemporary theory the course discusses ways of ‘making’ landscape and how they may be ‘unmade’ both by climate change and preservation practices.


Leaning on the cross-institute research project Common Resources-Strategies for a circular, balanced and shared management of areas under pressure, this course locates, analyzes and describes landscape resources in the Varanger territory.


Aim is to make a comprehensive archive of local biodiversity and landscape practices, and to map a piece of post-Artic territory that is facing rapid changes. Known landscapes types are beach sand dune areas, thawing permafrost landscape, grazing landscapes, national parkland, peatland and arable soil.




Resource Atlas – book format (joint project)

Result will be published: joint course output will be a high standard publication of local resources for future development.

This atlas of circular resources will be a document to stress the importance of sustainable land use and resource practices. It will ultimately argue for land area as cultural heritage.


Students will get a comprehensive understanding of place development, mapping practices and landscape analysis. The course offers knowledge of local cyclic systems and build a reflective resistance to the idea of introducing new buildings and new production in regions with a potential for expanding on traditional uasages and of refining existing practices. Student will be introduced to ethnographic methods for knowledge sharing in local communities.


Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

Phase 1: Collection ad representation

The course archives by studying earlier landscape analyses, archive material and maps in order to collect information of traditional uses of local resources. Preparation of Illustrator maps.


Phase 2: Documentation

In-field registrations by strategic walks and visits to local reindeer herder. The course documents by digital registration of data, photography, drawing and writing. Registration takes place during the field trip in September.


Phase 3: Projection

We project our archive onto future practices. Geodata and environmental data will be used.


Activity: 4-day fieldtrip to Vardø and the nearby mainland region.

Dates: Ideally the mid-September, will be coordinated with studios.

Means of transportation: Flight to Kirkenes, minibus from Kirkenes to Vardø.


The course is connected to Tine Hegli’s studio course. Shared output between the two courses.


We will have cartographic expertise on the course.

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