Cahier#2 Launch in London,UK

Arctic Geopolitics & Autonomy is the second publication of the Arctic Perspective Initiative (API), a project led by artists Marko Peljhan and Matthew Biederman, that aims to empower local citizens of the North via open and free technologies.  Arctic Geopolitics and Autonomy is edited by Dr Michael Bravo, Head of Circumpolar History and Public Policy Group at the Scott Polar Research Inst. (University of Cambridge), and Nicola Triscott, director of The Arts Catalyst.  The book explores the interplay of visual culture, technology and indigenous activism in the North, and highlights the cultural, environmental and geopolitical significance of the Arctic and its indigenous people.

This issue will be available soon through online retailers and directly from Hatje Cantz Verlag.

API Systems Online

 
Interior of improvised API work shelter at Ikpik Bay built with cast offs from nearby DEW line site (2009)

Just a note to let you know to check the 'Systems' page for a complete update and outline of the systems API is developing. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or if you have expertise you would like to contribute. email us at: info[AT]arcticperspective[DOT]org

ᐱᕈᖅᓯᕕᒃ PIRUQSIVIK (MOBILE GARDEN)

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ᐱᕈᖅᓯᕕᒃ @ Coded Utopia, 2011 (details)

Hydroponic garden system + LED lighting system
2010-present (ongoing)

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CDPDU - Common Data and Display Unit


CDPDU @ HMKV Arctic Perspective Exhibition (2010)

CommonData Display and Processing Architecture (CDPDU)
2008-present (ongoing)

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ᐃᓴᒍᑕᖅ MOBILE POWER SYSTEM (MPS)

ᐃᓴᒍᑕᖅ (ISAGUTAQ) MOBILE POWER SYSTEM (MPS)

ISAGUTAQ in use at Siurajuuk Penninsula powering a live video stream to London UK.


ᐃᓴᒍᑕᖅ (ISAGUTAQ) = Ray of Light
Mobile Power System, 2010

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ᑲᓪᓕᑕᖅ KALLITAQ – API MMCU PA001

ᑲᓪᓕᑕᖅ KALLITAQ - API MMCU - PA001


ᑲᓪᓕᑕᖅ KALLITAQ @ HMKV 'Arctic Perspective' Exhibition, 2010 


ᑲᓪᓕᑕᖅ KALLITAQ model By Nejc Trošt (C-ASTRAL Aerospace / RESET), 2010

Mobile,Modular habItatIon unit, ongoIng design and production

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Iglutaq Prototype

IGLTUTAQ PROTOTYPE

David and Taylor at work constructing a hard shell iglutaq prototype in Pond Inlet.

API, with the help of Richard Carbonnier and several students from Pond Inlet High School, have constructed an iglutaq prototype.  The design is a collaborative effort between API, Richard Carbonnier, and Nejc Trost.  In May (2010), the hardshell was tested on the land with community members to further refine the design and work towards the future implementation of the unit and it's systems.
 

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