Aboagora 2016: Fate / Urðr

Aboagora 2016 was held on June 15-17 at the Sibelius Museum in Turku. The symposium explored the ways in which agency is understood in relation to the past. What possibilities do we have in our lives and how are we bound by the past? Layers of lived lives mark our surroundings, our societies, and our bodies. They are inscribed by the choices of others before us and yet, at each moment, we are given a degree of free will. Can we understand ourselves and our place in the world only by recognizing our heritage, our roots? Does our past bind us to a fate we cannot alter?


IC-98 in collaboration with Max Savikangas: Okeanos, site-specific sound and light installation available to the public during Aboagora

Wednesday 15 June

13:00– Registration and coffee
13:45    Opening words by Ulrika Wolf-Knuts, Åbo Akademi
14:00–15:30 AGORA: Topi Lehtipuu & Hannu Salmi: “Ah, bitter fate, ah, wicked, cruel fate…” –  Expressions of destiny and free will

15:30–16:00 Coffee
16:00–17:30 Workshop 1AmosLAB presents: Jan-Erik Andersson (Turku) & Shawn Decker (Chicago): Apple concert. Interactive sound performance. Invited guest: Liisa Väisänen (Spain)
17:30–18:15  Coffee
18:15–19:45  AGORA: Pekka Haavisto: Peace, Environment – and Fate


Thursday 16 June

11:00–12:30  AGORA: Virpi Lummaa: Fated to family life? How early life events lead to differences in marriage, childbearing and longevity in Finland

12:30–14:00 Lunch (at own cost)
14:00–14:30 Publishing of the Floating Platforms – Encounters Between Performance Art and Science e-publication
14:30–16:00 Workshop 2: Science Café: Spacetime patterns (Prof. Sabrina Maniscalo, Minna Aalto, Sibel Kantola and Sirkku Ketola)
16:00–16:30 Coffee
16:30–18:30 Workshop 3: Legend of the small bone. Third Space and Patrik Hagman

Friday 17 June

9:30–10:00  Coffee
10:00–11:30 Workshop 4: Travelling stories in the shadow of forced migration by SELMA
11:30–13:00 Lunch (at own cost)
13:00–14:00 Workshop 5Visual stories of displacement through urban shadow theatre (Salla Tuori, Ishmael Falke & Sandrina Lindgren)
14:00–14:30 Coffee
14:30–16:00 AGORA: Riem Spielhaus: Heritage, destiny and free will: European Muslims struggling with fate 

16:00–16:30 Conclusion
16:30–           Farewell Reception