The North as a Meaning in Design and Art

Programme

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

Excursion
(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
http://www.sarestoniemenmuseo.fi/english/


Seminar is free of charge, registration in advance by the 16th of October maija.makikalli@ulapland.fi / +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 maija.makikalli@ulapland.fi / 040-4844390.

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