Aviaja Lyberth Hauptmann

We are pleased to announce Aviaja Lyberth Hauptmann as a keynote speaker at Future Greenland 2024.

Aviaja Lyberth Hauptmann (she/her, West Greenland Inuit) is an assistant professor at Ilisimatusarfik – The University of Greenland, and the University of Copenhagen. Aviaja works to understand the microbiological, cultural, and societal importance of Indigenous foods in Greenland and is leading the process to develop Greenland’s first university education within the natural sciences: SILA bachelor in biology.

At the youth conference, Aviaja will encourage young people to reflect on their own understanding of sustainability and how this concept fits into their daily lives. She wants to inspire them to contribute their own definitions and experiences to the debate on sustainability.

At the Future Greenland conference, Aviaja will talk about some of her experiences from her research on Greenlandic food culture. She will discuss how local traditions and perspectives can challenge and expand our global understanding of sustainability, especially in contrast to the dominant ideas of a plant-based diet.