In September 2019, thirty engaged scholars from diverging fields from Finland and Taiwan gathered to ponder upon the questions “What is Indigenous sustainabilities?”, “How can Indigenous perspectives contribute to sustainability science?” and “How can sustainability science become more sensitive towards Indigenous perspectives and worldviews?”.
The centuries old specific narrative about the Arctic region is a paradox: on the one hand, the area is portrayed as a periphery empty of people, as terra nullius. At the same time, it is imagined as a cornucopia, a horn of plenty, and a “resource frontier” from which riches can be extracted. The indigenous […]
What’s with the call for researchers to work on their online presence? Is that a complete waste of everyone’s time? As you may start to suspect based on the innuendo of rhetorical questions, I want to invite you to consider the pros of writing a blog post on your sustainability-related research, thoughts, ideas, dreams or aspirations. As I am currently part of the editorial board of the blog you are reading, “Voices for Sustainability”, there is just a slight sense of agenda pushing behind my reasoning. But bear with me while I build my case. I wish to present three complementary perspectives.