Profile: Michael Petriello
Arctic Visions: Uniting Inuit Knowledge with Participatory Photography to Protect Coastal Lifeways and Ecosystems in Nunatsiavut
Dalhousie University post doctoral scholar, Dr Petriello is attempting to use visual techniques to bring together Inuit and western scientific knowledge to understand and explore the varied cultural and institutional landscapes that mediate coastal conservation in Inuit Nunangat and Atlantic Canada.The project is linked to a project co-led by the Nunatsiavut Government, Dalhousie and Memorial University the Sustainable Nunatsiavut Futures Project.
The Arctic Visions project will use participant-derived images to explore
how environmental issues extend from lived experiences and the meanings
ascribed to those experiences. Inuit Participants will be interviewed
individually or in focus groups to understand why they took the photographs,
what they represent, and the knowledge embedded in them.
Petriello Midterm Report (pdf)