12-15 October 2019, Kabelvåg, Norway
Museum Nord hosted a vibrant weekend festival celebrating Arctic Cod culture on the 12+13 October. This was followed by a conference on historic trade routes with a specific focus on European values past and present, on marine sustainability and food security, bringing together academics, artists, cultural professionals, tourism agencies, politicians and anyone interested, on the 14+15 October.
Saturday 12 October 2019 FESTIVAL
A festival day for the whole family with activities around Lofoten Aquarium, Lofoten Museum, Galleri Espolin and the Nyvågar Rorbuhotell from seashore explorations, seminars, art installations to guided tours and new exhibitions followed by a communal dinner at Arbeidern in Kabelvåg.
Sunday 13 October 2019 FESTIVAL
A festival day with talks and excursions from different perspectives for everyone. We explored the Arctic Cod from different perspectives through talks and discussions hosted in different venues around Storvågan.
Monday 14 October 2019 CONFERENCE
The first part of the day focused on historic trade routes, opening up new markets and the industrialisation of the fisheries and followed by contributions on the future of cod from marine researchers and food specialists. The SKREI Convention artists and chefs in residence provided culinary, aesthetic and thought-provoking experiences throughout the day.
Tuesday 15 October 2019 CONFERENCE
The topic of the day was the opportunity to establish a European Cod Route with advisors from the European Commission, project representatives, politicians and those who want to be part of it. We discussed food governance and geographies.
The events were part of Lofoten Mat Festival, Nyvågar Rorbuhotell Family Festival and were organised in partnership with the Nordland Akademi, Nord University, the European Hansemuseum, Tørrfisk fra Lofoten, Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter and SALT.