Seminar: Spirit of "North"

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The topics of the seminar are the northern spirit, vulnerability of the arctic as well as the anthropological perspective on the art of northerners.

SEMINAR FRI 20.9. 13-17
Spirit of "North" 

klo 13
Welcoming words

klo 13-13.40
Artist Talk

Curators of the exhibition, visual artists
Maruyama Yoshiko & Helena Junttila

klo 13.40-14.20
Rethinking "North" from the Tohoku region of Japan

Culture anthropologist, associate professor at Akita University of Art
Ishikura Toshiaki

klo 14.20-15
Coffee break
(at own cost)

Negotiating Risk and Responsibility:
Political Economy of Flood Protection in Northern Finland

Research professor Monica Tennberg
Arctic Centre, University of Lapland

Risks and Benefits of Oil Production in the Arctic

Professor Soili Nystén-Haarala
Faculty of Law, University of Lapland


**The seminar is in English. Free entrance!**


Performances and music
Titta Court & Auri Ahola (FIN)
Amanda Billberg (SWE)
Outa Paju (FIN)

Opening words:
Ulla Kinnunen
Museum and Cultural Director, Municipality of Tuusula 
2011–2016 Head of Culture, Finnish Institute in Japan, Tokyo, Japan

Exhibition has been supported by Finnish Cultural Foundation's Lapland Regional Fund, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Japan Foundation, Pola Art Foundation and The Asahi Shimbun Foundation. We also thank the University of Lapland and Fukushima Museum.

Picture: Yoshiko Maruyama: You - The Whole Creation, 2017.

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The Asahi 
Shimbun Foundation


20.9.2019 1:00 PM–5:00 PM