Subsistence: What is the value of thinking about an essential Arctic, and how might this impact our understanding of the region today?

Members of the Subsistence exhibition project share insights from their engagement with the Arctic – its peoples, landscapes, materialities, past histories and future trajectories. We argue for the enduring complexity of northern communities, and for an essential Arctic shaped by the interdependency of insider and outsider in uences.


Julie Decker
Director, Anchorage Museum

Graham Hogg
Partner and co-founder, Lateral North

Allison Akootchook Warden
Performance artist

Brian Adams

Sonya Kelliher-Combs
Visual artist

Marek Ranis
Visual artist