Kramvig, Britt

Professor, Department of Tourism & Northern Studies; UiT

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Britt Kramvig core area of interest are on the entaglement between indigenous Arctic peoples ontologies, politics, business and multiple ways of knowing. Another major interest is the specificity of (Arctic) creativity, tourism and innovation policy where she also has served as an advisor through positions in multiple business initiatives, boards and programs. She has research and publications on the assemblages of creativity, art, science and innovation as part of sustainability in contemporary communities.

Her current research projects encompass the ongoing politic and practice of reconciliation in Arctic Communities, imaginaries of Arctic futures, and the material turn in social science. Kramvig regularly contribute to the public debate in national and regional newspapers, through film documentary projects & festivals and as an active participant in many art/science projects; among the latest, Dark Ecology & SALT.  In 2015- 2016 she was fellow at CAS (Centre for Advanced Studies) on the project “Domestication in Era of the Anthropocene in the Arctic” lead by Prof. M. Lien (UiO). From 2013-2016 Kramvig was Norwegian PI on the HERA-project: Arctic Encounters: Contemporary Travel/Writing in the European High North. During the period of 2016-2020, Kramvig is a research partner at the center of excellence: Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities lead by Prof. Sverker Sörlin from KTH, Sweden.