The book is the second collection of essays in the Relate North series. As in the first volume (Jokela & Coutts, 2014), the editors are pleased to present this anthology, which addresses a diverse range of topics and provides illustrations of practice from several countries including Iceland, Canada, Finland, Norway and the United States.

The publication is made possible because of the Arctic Sustainable Arts and Design (ASAD) network, which was established in 2011. Since the founding of the network, there has been increasing dialogue and collaboration between members of the network resulting in a number of exhibitions, research projects, conferences, and publications. In all of the contributions to this book, particular dimensions of the central themes in the title, art, heritage and identity are acknowledged and explored.

The online book can be downloaded here.