Prof. The Arctic University of Norway
Britt Kramvig is a professor in the Department of Tourism and Northern Studies at the Arctic University of Norway. Her research centers around questions of decolonization, locally embedded practices of reconciliation, indigenous/Sámi ways of knowing, and storytelling. Kramvig's work is internationally acknowledged as it embodies a unique dynamic interplay between art and science, fostering collaboration across disciplinary fields within and beyond academia. Kramvig has engaged with the concept of landscape through storytelling throughout her academic career, including her work on Sámi art, land- and soundscape and (de)colonialism, as well as work on the Arctic sea- and soundscape, including collaboration with world-known sound artists and international academic networks.
Kramvig is a member of Exploring Arctic Soundscapes (Project leader Phil Steinberg University of Durham, Director, Durham Arctic Research Centre for Training and Interdisciplinary Collaboration.
The New Sámi Renaissance: Nordic Colonialism, Social Change and Indigenous Cultural Policy (NESAR), Project leader Laura Junka-Aikio (UiT The Arctic University of Norway) 2022-2024.
Felles kunnskapsbygging som grunnlag for utvikling av samiske opplevelser og kunnskapsformidling (SAMIKUN) RFF prosjekt samarbeid med Nord Universitetet (2023-2026).
Surviving the Unthinkable: Ecological Destruction and Indigenous Survivance in North America and the Nordic Countries, 1600-2022, Project leader Gunlög Fur, Linneus University
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Britt Kramvig is Professor at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. She has an interdisciplinary orientation and practice collaborative methodologies in all of her research. She work with concepts such as Indigenous ontologies, ecologies, aesthetics and storytelling. In addition she are working with tourism as a world making practice and how sustainability are performed locally. Ongoing publication efforts engage with everyday practices of reconciliation, memory and landscape – through research in the archive of the Sámi medical expert Knut Lunde. In several publications she argue that we should not merely focus on stories as products, but also on storytelling as an intersection in reciprocity. Storytelling can therefore inform an emergent politics of memory and enact landscapes of remembrance. This emphasizes the importance of not only the substance of the stories, but also the very act of participating in a shared event. It also emphasizes how this event brings our attention to our sense of being with-others, so promoting relation-weaving and world-making in which the past and the future are recalled as well as remade. For that reason she have been engaged in several creative documentaries, such as Dreamland and Firekeepers and have for long been working with Sámi artists.
She has been co-editing the book Recognition, Reconciliation and Restoration: Applying a Postcolonial Understanding in Social Work and Healing, and co-written publication is among others Decolonized Research-Storying Bringing Indigenous Ontologies and Care into the Practices of Research Writing and Improving the relationships between Indigenous rights holders and researchers in the Arctic: an invitation for change in funding and collaboration.
She is a fellow at the University of Durham connected to the project Exploring Arctic Soundscape and a member of the ongoing research project Mediating Arctic Geographies. Kramvig have a seat in the Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar research and at IASC The International Arctic Science Committee.
At UiT The Arctic University of Norway, she is a member of the research group Indigenous Voices (IVO) - Álgoálbmogii jienat
PhD coordinator at the department of tourism and Northern studies
Nature and tourism in an era of climate change