Arctic Design as Change Maker | Päivi Tahkokallio

The vast area of the Arctic—3,5 times the area encompassed by the United States but with a scarce population of only four million people—was for a very long time an uninteresting part of the globe for many. But that’s changed in the past decade, mostly because of climate change and expected business development opportunities.

Can design play a role in sustainable development of the Arctic? Päivi Tahkokallio in the Finnish Lapland thinks it can, and should, and has started developing Arctic Design as an approach to tackle the complex challenges.