Futures: Unfrozen

  • Sonja Boon
  • Lesley Butler
  • Daze Jefferies


From rough and solid slabs, to pans and bergs, ice is a key marker of Newfoundland identity, an intimate point of encounter between the human and the more-than-human. But what will ice mean—and what will Newfoundland identity mean—in the face of ongoing climate change? If ice pans mark Newfoundlanders’ relationships with physical and political landscapes, then what happens when the ice is gone? This essay suggests that thinking through embodied and emotional geographies about our frozen selves can enable us to live differently with and through ice.


Ice Emotional geographies Embodied identity Climate change Newfoundland 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sonja Boon
    • 1
  • Lesley Butler
    • 1
  • Daze Jefferies
    • 1
  1. 1.Memorial University of NewfoundlandSt John’sCanada

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