Mapping Change in the North is an interactive mapping project that welcomes participation, especially by people living in circumpolar Arctic, Northern, and Coastal regions where the lived impacts of climate change are most acutely felt. This online mapping project aims to inspire public engagement and strengthen the link between culture and action by providing a space to articulate the impacts and action being taken at specific ‘place points’ around the globe. It poses the questions: How is climate change impacting you, the place where you live, and those around you? What could the future hold?
Mapping Change in the North provides an inclusive space for creating a network of ‘place points’ in order to connect individual knowledges and experiences across geographies. In highlighting local conditions of climate change, this project aims to promote awareness of the commonalities and contingencies of climate change across circumpolar Arctic, Northern, and Coastal regions.
Participants are invited to add a marker of a familiar place, to reflect upon local climate change impacts, and to share their visions for the future as expressed through photography, drawing, video, painting, audio recording, stories, performance, writing, or other creative expression by uploading them to the interactive map.
To contribute to the map, simply, 1) Identify a location in the ‘Add your own marker’ section below; 2) Upload your contribution (a wide range of media formats are accepted); 3) Add a description to your contribution. Once you have submitted your marker and description, they will appear on the map along with contributions by other participants.
Disclaimer: Please note that this project is currently being reviewed by the Emily Carr University Research Ethics Board, and therefore not operational yet.