Our Cumulus conference took part the 29th of May 2019 at Rovaniemi, Finland as part of the Arctic and Sustainable Art and Design session. Indigenous Arctic Fish skin clothing traditions: Cultural and ecological impacts on Fashion Higher Education.

Elisa Palomino. Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London, UK. Katrín María Káradóttir. Iceland University of the Arts, Reykjavík, Iceland. Lotta Rhame. Lottas tannery, Sigtuna, Sweden. Joseph Boon. The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, UK

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“Around the Campfire - Resilience and Intelligence" The conference discussed especially the topic of resilience. What are the means, medium and methodologies of art, design and media in contributing to the adaptability and novel innovation in coping with everyday life, geographical extremes and societal challenges? How are the topics of sustainability and resilience interconnected and interwoven? The discussion is complemented by intelligence that is visible through design applications that embrace smart, green and social innovation.

Check the programme and registration information in

Big Thanks to Society of Dye and Colourists and Nordic Culture Fund for funding this project. 

Conference proceedings in page 125: