Day 1: Friday 26 August 2011

Åbo Akademi University, Turku
(Armfelt lecture hall, Tehtaankatu 2)

The logic of the Baltic Sea

Multidisciplinary mapping of the urgencies of the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Sea is approached as a specific context with archipelago logic: a living geopolitical and cultural network of shores, where the sea functions as a site of connections rather than a border.

The new commissioned research form a base for the discussion with the respondents representing different fields of specialised knowledge of the area:

Presentations of research on the Baltic Sea carried out by the artists in the CAA exhibition: e.g. Elin Wikström (Sweden) in collaboration with marine biologists of Åbo Akademi University.


09.00 Registration & coffee
09.30 Introduction by Taru Elfving
Session 1: Platforma 9.81,
in conversation with Kimmo Lapintie

11.15 Break

11.30 Session 2: Territorial Agency
Fathoming Extraterritoriality: sensing the remote,
in conversation with Florian Schneider

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Baltic Sea acts: introductions
Ulla Taipale
: Curated Expeditions to the Baltic Sea
Linda Lindfors: Baltic Sea Action Group
14.30 Session 3: Elin Wikström: Save the Seagrass? Who Decides? In conversation with Erkki Leppäkoski

16.00 Coffee & conclusion of the day in Turku

Symposium journeys out to the archipelago:

17.00 Bustransportation to the boat ”Sundbyholm”. Boat leaves from Turku, River Aura (Läntinen Rantakatu 37)
18.30 Brief visits to the islands of Seili and Nagu to see CAA art works
20.00 Boat journey continues: Dinner
21.00 Arrival at the Archipelago Centre Korpoström



Åbo Akademi