Chill Survive Network is a platform for mutual exchange and collaboration between researchers, curators, artists and institutions in the North-beyond-the-global-North. We engage in human and nonhuman entanglements and the development of new strategies, tactics, methodology and language that speak to our present ecological crisis. The objective is to explore, learn, mediate, cope with the future transformations in the Arctic. The network consists of several physical and online meetings including seminars and workshops.

Chill Survive Network has been funded in part by Nordic Culture Point and Aalto University, Finland.

Collaborating institutions include The Arctic University of  Norway, and University of Iceland, in Greenland: Nuuk Kunstmuseum, NAPA, the National Museum, and institute of Natural Resources; and Finland: Bioartsociety, Kuusamo City, Arts Council of Northern Ostrobothnia, and Lapland University. 

Find here full list of collaborator websites

Please check out the Chill Survive Network video channel.


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Bjerde, Grétarsdottir, Hafsteinsson, Silis Hoeg, Kielsen Holm, Lindman, Myrup, Suominen, Tenetz, Vold

Blue West NATO base, Marraq, Greenland. Photo credit: Matti Tanskanen
Excursion Greenland: Melting ice reveals old NATO base camps and toxic waste flow into melted water. IMAGE: Blue West NATO base, Marraq, Greenland. Photo credit: Matti Tanskanen

Pauliina Jokela

Still "Vedenalainen/Underwater" by Pauliina Jokela 2020
Underwater experiments 2016 – 2020. Being underwater creates a dreamy feeling of being in the right place. The feeling of not belonging or perplexity drowns in complete presence.

Tinna Grétarsdóttir and Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson

Untitled. 2016. Ásmundur Ásmundsson, Hannes Lárusson and Tinna Grétarsdóttir
“Humans are like insects that are transformed from one state to another in their evolutionary process. Some transform by going through other animals.” – Halldór Laxnes



Tiina Laine

The old Finnish beliefs and practices were passed on through oral tradition of songs. This culture varied between the East and West. In the North, it was influenced by the Sami and the Scandinavians, an example being the belief in trolls.

Pia Lindman

Leena Larva the founder of Suomaa (Swamp Earth) and gynecologist talks to Pia Lindman about her decade long work with the healing qualities of peat.

Lauri Linna

Korva and many versions of the last name are quite common in Lapland and many have the name because of their house/farm was called Korva (English: “Ear”, secondary meaning: “next to”, “alongside”, “approximate”)

Lauri Linna

Arriving in Kuusamo after 12 hours on train and bus from Helsinki. I take my bags to my grandmother’s place and get in Pia’s car. We drive to an area of Kuusamo that I can’t remember ever going to.



Pia Lindman

Matroona Kyyrönen, Impilahti/Kittilä, casts a spell (1914) image credit: A.O. Väisänen/Museovirasto
Finnish spells are versatile – you may combine different verses and melodies in different ways – just like DNA – or virus. Ask for maaemo or the Virgin Mary to come to your aid (avatars change according to state-religions du-jour)

Marie Kølbæk Iversen and Katinka Fogh Vindelev

At the core of the choral composition Gravitational Shift lies a collection of recorded birthing sounds—screams, gasps, whimpering, cries—that have been time-stretched and transcribed to reveal their hidden melodies.

Chan'nel Vestergaard & Littlepink Maker

This workshop gives you the protocols of how to make paper out of reindeer poop. The digestion system of a reindeer is so effective that its poop contains nothing more than fibers – and some microbes.
Blue West NATO base, Marraq, Greenland. Photo credit: Matti Tanskanen

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