Picture your self in any connection with Lofoten:

/ make a rhizome with a new production of subjectivity / consider the rhizome as a spatial connectivity of lines and plateaus / bring into play very different regimes of signs / connect any point, feature or trait to any other point / pursue complexification and reject reductionism
Course content:
Context; Lofoten is the history of extremes; extreme nature, extreme weather conditions, extreme
natural resources and extreme survival. The archipelago of Lofoten floats in a timeless mythical
narration of battling between man and nature rooted in the origin of human presence in these
territories. The fact that Lofoten for centuries has hosted the world’s most precious fisheries of
codfish, and now the sea bank assumed to hide a prosperous amount of oil and gas, signify a latent
and incommensurable conflict that can irreversibly change the landscape, and its conditions. The
people living in these territories, connected to the landscape and the resources for innumerable years
are now facing not only external threats from global economies and climate changes, but also
internal, national political decisions and structural changes in the fisheries which menace to deprive
the resources from the local communities. In this context the municipality of Flakstad has started a
ground breaking process of re-defining the position of three old fishing settlements (Ramberg, Napp,
Fredvang) - still fighting for the right to exploit the surrounding renewable recourses - but also taking
advantage of a year by year growing influx of tourists. The intention is a renewed development
towards a more holistic and sustainable future that is susceptible to the inevitable changes, but at the
same time it is crucial to try to be in control of the changes' impacts on the landscape and the
societies.

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