Relate North’s Iceland chapter now published


Opening two-page spread from my chapter, “The Lure of Iceland.”

I’m delighted to announce my chapter in the new, fourth edition of Relate North, the remarkable series of publications about Nordic art and design edited by Timo Jokela and Glen Coutts. My chapter describes my own experience at the artist’s residency in Blönduós, and begins to consider some of the preoccupations of the Iceland Field School: the positionality, pleasures and obligations of the stranger/artist in residence, the ethics of engagement across difference, the possibilities and limitations of place-based work in a new place. This chapter is on the Iceland Field School’s reading list!

The full edition of Relate North is available for free download here.

Vaughan, K. (2017). The lure of Iceland: Wool and wildness at the Arctic Circle. In T. Jokela & G. Coutts (Eds.), Relate North: Practicing place, heritage, art and design for creative communities (pp. 106-131). Rovaniemi, FI: Lapland University Press.