The potential of art and design to renewable economies

Timo Jokela, Glen Coutts, Ruth Beer, Herminia Din, Svetlana Usenyuk-Kravchuk, Maria Huhmarniemi

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In Chapter 4, Timo Jokela and his co-authors examine the impact of creative industries on renewable economies in the Arctic. Until recently, the understanding of the frameworks of creative industry and renewable economy has remained vague, especially in the field of art and design. In this chapter, the potential of art and design in promoting renewable economies is explored, using the concepts of ecosystem services (ES), particularly cultural ecosystem services (CES), and place-making as our theoretical and practical framework. This framework allows us to rethink the ways that creative entrepreneurs, businesses, and communities may collaborate, through art and design, in place-based development in the rapidly changing Arctic. By presenting case studies drawn from Alaska (United States), Canada, Finland, and Russia, the authors not only share experiences and findings but also suggest future lines of enquiry. The takeaway finding from this chapter is that creative, renewable economies in the fields of art and design can play an important role in the future of sustainable development in peripheral and remote areas in the Arctic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRenewable economies in the Arctic
EditorsDavid C. Natcher, Timo Koivurova
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-17240-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-032-00030-5, 978-1-032-00034-3
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

Series Routledge Research in Polar Regions

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design


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