Aboagora 2012: The Power of the Sacred and the Secular

Aboagora 2012 was held on August 14-16 at the Sibelius Museum and the Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, under the theme “The Power of the Sacred and the Secular.”

Programme

Tuesday 14. August

The Donner Institute:

9:00–9:30 Registration

Sibelius Museum:

9:30–10:00 Introduction (Tiina Lindfors)

10:00–11:30 Agora, Gianni Vattimo: Christianity as Secularisation

11:30–13:00 Lunch at Hus Lindman

13.00–14.30 Workshop 1: The Sacred and the Human (Kari Enqvist with Tomi Kokkonen, Ilkka Pyysiäinen, and Tom Sjöblom)

14:30–15:00 Coffee

15.00-16.30 Workshop 2: Religion and Power: Challenges of Our Time (Andrew Yip with Danny Hall, Peter Nynäs, and Elina Pirjatanniemi)

Concert:

19:00 Sigyn Hall: At the Orient Gates (Fazil Say, piano)

 

Wednesday 15. August

Sibelius Museum:

09:00–10:30 Agora, Juhani Pallasmaa: The Aura of the Sacred: Architecture, Art and Existential Sacredness

10:30–12:00 Workshop 3: Spirituality Outside Traditional Religious Spaces (Terhi Utriainen with Marion Bowman, Juhani Pallasmaa, and Benjamin Zeller)

12.00–13.30 Lunch at Hus Lindman

13:30–15:00 Workshop 4: The Cinema and the Sacred (Hannu Salmi with Ilona Hongisto and Antti Pönni)

15:00–15:30 Coffee

15:30–17:30 Agora, Marion Bowman: Sacred Spaces in Secular Places – From Airports to Agoratopias

Concert:

19:00 Concert Hall: Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (Rolando Villazón & Topi Lehtipuu, tenor; Sandrine Piau, soprano; Le Concert d’Astrée, cond. Emmanuelle Haïm)

 

Thursday 16. August

Sibelius Museum:

9:00–10:30  Workshop 5: Sacred and Profane Love (Miri Rubin with Virpi Hämeen-Anttila, Tom Linkinen, Erik Steinskog)

10:30–11:00 Coffee

11:00–12:30 Workshop 6: Inquisition Revisited (Pekka Tolonen, Reima Välimäki and working group)

12:30–14:00 Lunch at Hus Lindman

14:00–16:00 Agora, Miri Rubin: Learning to Love: the Virgin Mary in European Culture

16:00–16:30 Coffee

16:30–17:30 Conclusion (chair: Miri Rubin)

18:00–20:00 Reception (E. Ekblom Restaurant)

Night of the Arts

Concert:

23:00 Turku Cathedral: Gamba in Candle Light (Atsushi Sakaï & Mikko Perkola, viola da gamba)