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Maria Huhmarniemi 

Artist, D.A

Art and Cultural Sustainability​

Cultural sustainability is a challenging but useful concept when sustainability is understood to include ecological, economical, social and cultural dimensions. Cultural sustainability can mean for example communality and participation to cultural practises, continuation and revitalisation of traditions and presence of history in contemporary life. The questions of cultural sustainability are highlighted when discussing interculturalism and cultural identity in communities of diverse cultures.


Maria Huhmarniemi is a university lecturer of Art Education and Applied Visual Arts at the Faculty of Art and Design, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland. She engages with questions concerning the North, multiculturalism and communality. She also works as an installation artist and is the chair of Artists Association of Lapland.​ At LIFT Maria Huhmarniemi will discuss wicked problems of cultural sustainability in Finnish Lapland.


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