How do we embody our nordicity?
Living in harmony with the seasons. Encouraging the locally made and locally grown. Embracing a more minimalist lifestyle. Learning to read the nature that surrounds us, in the city as well as the forest. Many of our aspirations are linked to our desire to reconnect to the land. Could nordicity help us embrace this way of life? In the face of current crises, could it infuse our daily lives with precious tools: slowness, presence, and a sense of community?
In this issue, BESIDE explores the ways we (re)define ourselves, from Montréal to Iqaluit, from Whitehorse to Stockholm, around the notion of nordicity. These stories attest to all that we still have to learn from those who live in tune with the North.
Julien Posture is an illustrator based in Montréal. He likes to make simple and thoughtful images, that quietly queer up representations. He is also a researcher, studying, writing and speaking about visual culture, mostly within the creative industry, and usually with a critical perspective.