Month: April 2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Aboagora Pre-Symposium 2019


ABOAGORA 2019: The Earth, 21st– 23rd August

Pre-Symposium for Doctoral Candidates and 

Art students 19th and 20th August 2019, Turku, Finland

The Earth – Planet Tellus, on which we live – is the center of human life, spanning the past as well as present situation, and our hopes for the future. The element of Earth and human-earth interaction are dealt with in numerous different scientific disciplines, e.g. biology, archaeology and geology and engaging fields such as eco-theology, environmental history, literature, geography and political sciences to illuminate the fundamental groundedness of humanity in soil and dust. Minerals, clay and soil are used as raw materials for artists in different fields, but the earth can also work as inspiration and a metaphor within the arts, a concrete evolutionary process – and as something that demands our care and indebtedness.

Aboagora – Between Arts and Sciences -symposia invites Doctoral Candidates and Art students from Finland and other Nordic Countries to a Pre-Symposium event to discuss and develop ideas about the Earth. Aboagora Pre-Symposium combines presentation training, a lecture and discussion on ethics for artists and scientists, and a visualization workshop. The aim is to explore connections between the arts, sciences, and academic thinking, and to learn engaging ways to present scientific and artistic work and knowledge. Participants will also be able to present their work in Aboagora Symposium 21st  – 23rd August in Sibelius Museum, Turku.

How to apply:

  • Send your short CV (max 1 page) and a motivation letter (max 1 page) explaining how your work is related to the theme, Earth, to aboagora(at)
  • The new deadline for applications is Friday 17 May 2019!

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