The colloquium takes place in Pyhätunturi (Finnish Lapland) from June 6 to 9, 2017. The theme of the second Peaceful Coexistence Colloquium is Reimagining Ethics and Politics of Space for the Anthropocene.
The 4-day communal event consists of keynote speeches,
intensive workshops, artistic interventions and hospitable get-togethers
in the evenings – not to mention excursions outdoors: experiencing the
fells of the Finnish Lapland.
The colloquium is a multidisciplinary, boundary breaking conference
aimed at people engaged in research, activism and artistic work that
challenges mainstream solutions for the challenges that now face our
We, the organizers, are a group of critical-minded scholars from various fields, interested in developing new, radical ways for thinking of human-nature relations. The first colloquium took place in Costa Rica at the University for Peace in 2015 and this second will be hosted by University of Lapland in Pyhätunturi (Finnish Lapland) in 2017.
Our aim is to move beyond the techno-capitalist regime and call for new and more radical ways for addressing current social-economic crisis. To this aim, we envisage a new narrative of change that is based upon deep transformations rather than mere social and economic reforms. Such a narrative does not outline the transformation, but rather renders visible ‘small’ transformations taking place throughout the globe. We view that these numerous and various transformations enable to alter unjust practices and power structures in a more sustainable and context-specific way.
Anu Valtonen, University of Lapland (Head of the Committee)
Paolo Farah, West Virginia University, gLAWcal - Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development
José-Carlos García-Rosell, University of Lapland
Pasi Heikkurinen, University of Leeds
Jenny Rinkinen, Lancaster University
Tiina Seppälä, University of Lapland
Joonas Vola, University of Lapland
Coordinator: Piritta Parkkari, University of Lapland
Essi Kuure, University of Lapland
Pikka-Maaria Laine, University of Lapland
Susan Meriläinen, University of Lapland
Outi Rantala, University of Lapland
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Coordinator Piritta
Parkkari will answer all your questions regarding the conference,
bookings and practicalities.
Welcome to Pyhätunturi and Lapland!
Call for Papers
CfP now closed, thank you everyone who submitted their abstract!
See Call for Papers
News and important dates
- Short papers (3000-5000 words) due by May 31, 2017
- We have updated the Practical Information and Programme and performers sections. Please find latest information about the Colloquium in there!
- 2nd Peaceful Coexistence Colloquium takes place in Pyhätunturi, Finnish Lapland, June 6-9, 2017