First Project Meeting - Aberdeen

First Project Meeting - Aberdeen

We held our first project meeting at the Toadhall Rooms in Muchalls, south of Aberdeen. 30 January - 2 February 2024. This was the first time we all met in person (with the exception of one team member who had to participate online due to flight cancellations). We held workshops where we studied objects, discussed future ideas for the project and all project members gave presentations, as listed below.

The Project Group standing next to each other in a conference room

The Project Group from the left: Cunera Buijs, Maarten Loonen, Gro Ween, Maria Nordvall, Richard Fraser (online), David Anderson, Tommy Ose and Emily Ruiz Puerta.

Group of people standing by the sea Workshop, people around a table looking at objects

Draft Workshop Agenda

30 January: Arrival    
18.00 Welcoming Dinner, Toadhall  
31 January: Day 1    
9:30-9:45 Welcome and Introduction David Anderson Richard Fraser
9:45-10:15 The Sámi Conical Tent - A Symbol That Unites and a Symbol That Divides Maria Nordvall
10:15-10:45 NewArctic – A Travelling Exhibition Gro Ween
10:45-11:15 Discussion  
11:15-12:30 Coffee and Seaside Walk  
12:30-13:00 Antler Worlds: Reindeer, Herding, and Cosmology Tommy Ose
13:00-13:30 Antler Worlds: Duodji, Commodification, and Traditional Chinese Medicine Richard Fraser
13:30-14:00 Discussion  
14:00-15:30 Lunch  
15:30 – 16:00 Arctic Ivory as a Commodity Maarten Loonen
16:00 – 16:30 A Reconstruction of Historic Ivory Trade Emily Ruiz Puerta
16:30 – 17:00 Discussion  
18:00 Dinner  
1 February: Day 2    
10:00 – 10:30 A Story of Three Tents: Thoughts about the Commercialisaiton of Indigenous Architecture David Anderson
10:30 – 11:00 Heritage and Sealskin in Greenland Cunera Buijs
11:00 – 12:00 Discussion  
12:00-13:30 Lunch  
14:30 Transfer to the University of Aberdeen  
15:00-17:00  Departmental Seminar, UAberdeen Emily Ruiz Puerta
19:30 The Braided Fig, 39 Summer St  Set Menu
21:00 Transfer to Mariott Courtyard Airport Hotel  
1 February: Departure