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. 

Add your own marker

Marker Title
Marker Address or GPS Location

Or right-click on the map and drag to add a marker

Marker Description
Phone number
Email adress
Consent (y/n)
Please tick this box to prove you are human


Voluntary Participation: By adding your marker and uploading your contribution, you are agreeing to participate in this project. Your participation is completely voluntary. You can withdraw your participation at any time and for any reason. Please note that your personal information (name, email address, phone number) will not be publicly displayed on this website. Contact information collected with the marker will not be visible on the map, but will be used by the researchers for possible communication with contributors .If you prefer to have any of this personal information displayed on the website, please add it in the section for your marker description.

Publication, Exhibition and Presentation: By uploading your contribution of photography, drawings, video, stories, audio recordings, descriptions, other artworks or creative expressions, you agree that your contributions may be presented to the public in exhibitions, publications or conferences, and that you may be identified by name or by your uploaded contribution. Whenever possible, contributors will be contacted, in the event their work is included in exhibitions or publications at a later time.

This mapping project is expected to run until the end of 2024. Uploaded contributions will be securely stored at Emily Carr University for five years following the conclusion of this project after which time they will be destroyed. We are required to inform you that this website is hosted outside of Canada.

Contact Information: If you have any concerns about this project, please contact Ruth Beer at