As part of the ongoing work of the SSSI Imaginaries Group, a workshop was held in Bielefeld from Nov 1-3. For the past year, the group has been focusing on building a collection of articles focusing on Svalbard Imaginaries. The workshop was attended by 12 people and all participated in the discussions around the draft chapters. The collection will consist of 3 parts: Svalbard in the Arctic: Territory and Sovereignty; Imaginaries through Images; Heritage and Environments. The book will be published under the title Svalbard Imaginaries: The Making of an Arctic Archipelago by Palgrave later in 2023.


All photos by Lisbeth Iversen