The North as a Meaning in Design and Art


Venue: Korundi House of Culture, Rovaniemi 30.-31.10.2015
Excursion: Särestöniemi, Kittilä 1.11.2015

Friday the 30th October

Concert hall

10:00-11:00 Registration

11:00-12:15 Welcome Tuija Hautala-Hirvioja

Keynote Harri Kalha: Noble Savages, Children of Nature: Finnish Design and the Fantasy of the North

12:15-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-15:00 Sessions 1 and 2

Session 1
Concert hall

Virginia Cartwright: Aalto's Quiet Light
Julle Oksanen: Northern Hemisphere and Shadow Design
Hannu Tikka: Appearances of Ultimate Echoes in Architecture

Session 2
Art exhibition hall, 2nd floor

Alison J. Clarke
: Buckminster Fuller’s Reindeer Abattoir: The Influence of Finland’s North on 1960s Radical Design
Anne Blond: Exploring Hans J. Wegner as an artist designer: the importance of art and nature in the furniture of the Scandinavian design icon
Leena Svinhufvud & Susanna Thiel: Northern Perspectives in the Design Museum Collections

Concert hall
17:00-18:00 Keynote Juhani Pallasmaa: The Power of Place: The Northern Dimension

18:00-20:00 Opening of the STILL/LIFE – Tapio Wirkkala Retrospective Exhibition.

Saturday the 31st October

Concert hall

10:00-11:15 Keynote Ysanne Holt: Rethinking the Peripheries: the visual and material culture of north

 11:15-12:30 Keynote Juha Ridanpää: Postcolonial Critic and the North in Geographical Imaginations

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-15:00 Sessions 3 and 4

Session 3, Concert hall

Hautajärvi, Harri: Romantic Lapland built for tourists – National romanticism in architecture and interiors
Tuija Hautala-Hirvioja: Reidar Särestöniemi – The Artist lived in Mid of Lapland and inspired by Northern Nature
Marja-Terttu Kivirinta: The significance of North in the art of Jaakko Heikkilä

Session 4, Art exhibition hall, 2nd floor

Sophie Dietrich: Aesthetics of Darkness
Eija Timonen
: Perception of ice and its mythological interpretations
Sisko Ylimartimo: Mythical Northernnes and Symbols of Impossibilities in Some Illustrations for the Kalevala

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-17:00 Sessions 5 and 6

Session 5, Concert hall

Sigga-Marja Magga: A handmade "sarvituppipuukko"-knife or a traditional Sami-scarf from China: The traditional Sami handicraft in transition
Heidi Pietarinen: Northenness in the art of international textile designers - Marianne Strengell and Marjatta Metsovaara

Session 6, Art exhibition hall, 2nd floor

Maria Huhmarniemi: Artists facing Polar Bears and Lemmings – art&sci expeditions in the Arctic
Nadezhda Pavlova: The graphic projects of the visual identity for north Russian towns

Concert hall
16:30 Closing Remarks

Sunday the 1st of November

(extra fee 20 euros, incl. bus, entrance fee and coffee)
9:00-16:00 Visit to Särestöniemi Museum, the home and studio of artist Reidar Särestöniemi (1925-1981), Kittilä

Seminar is free of charge, registration in advance by the 16th of October / +358-(0)40-4844390.

Organizers: Art and Cultural Studies, University of Lapland, and Rovaniemi Art Museum in collaboration with the Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation

Tilaisuus on maksuton, pyydämme kuitenkin ystävällisesti ilmoittautumaan ennakkoon 16.10. mennessä / 040-4844390.

Järjestäjät: Lapin yliopisto, taiteiden tiedekunta, taide- ja kulttuuriopinnot sekä Rovaniemen taidemuseo yhteistyössä Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk säätiön kanssa.