Please find the Colloquium's abstract book here


The 2nd Peaceful Coexistence Colloquium is a 4-day communal event that 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.

TUESDAY 6.6.2017

Unofficial pre-Colloquium meetup in Rovaniemi at the University of Lapland
Colloquium bus leaves from Rovaniemi to Pyhätunturi, registration on the bus:
17:30 departure from University of Lapland. The bus will meet you in front of the main entrance (Yliopistonkatu 8, 96300, Rovaniemi, Finland)
17:45 departure from Rovaniemi city center. The bus will meet you in front of Hotel Pohjanhovi (Pohjanpuistikko 2, 96200, Rovaniemi, Finland)
18:00 departure from Rovaniemi airport (Lentokentäntie, 96930 Rovaniemi, Finland. The bus will meet you in front of the terminal
19:00 Registration at Hotel Pyhätunturi for those not taking the conference bus
20:00 Arrival in Pyhätunturi, check-in at the hotel
20:30 Welcome cocktails, Café Loimu
21:00-23:00 Vegetarian and vegan dinner and getting to know each other, Café Loimu

WEDNESDAY 7.6.2017

7:30-9:00 Buffet breakfast at Hotel Pyhätunturi (for those staying at the hotel)
9:00-9:30 Organizers’ words: Welcome to reimage the ethics and politics of space!, Pyhä-Luosto Visitor Centre Naava's conference facilities
9:30-10:30 Keynote and discussion: Audra Mitchell and the Creatures Collective on "(Bio)plurality: refusing global extinction"
10:40-12:00 Working groups (parallel sessions)
12:00-13:00 Vegetarian and vegan lunch, Café Loimu
13:00-14:30 Working groups (parallel sessions)
14:30-14:45 Coffee
14:45-16:15 Working groups (parallel sessions)
17:00-19:00 Walk & Talk - Outdoors Happening (snacks served)
20:00 Vegetarian and vegan dinner served with enjoyable discussions, Café Loimu
After-dinner socialization

THURSDAY 8.6.2017

7:30-9:00 Buffet breakfast at the hotel (for those staying at the hotel)
9:00-10:00 Keynote and discussion: Tere Vadén on "Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Nafthocene — How to think about that which is beginning and that which is ending", Naava
10:15-12:00 Working groups (parallel sessions)
12:00-13:00 Vegetarian and vegan lunch, Café Loimu
13:00-15:00 Artistic intervention by Hospitality Army
15:00-15:15 Coffee
16:00-19:00 Feel the ground – Outdoors Happening (snacks served)
20:00 Vegetarian and vegan dinner with a side of witty jokes, Café Loimu
After-dinner socialization


FRIDAY 9.6.2017

7:30-9:00 Buffet breakfast at the hotel (for those staying at the hotel)
9:00-10:00 Working groups (parallel sessions), Naava
10:00-11:00 Closing session: collective keynote by the Colloquium board
11:00-12:00 Vegetarian and vegan lunch, Café Loimu
12:10 Conference bus leaves from Hotel Pyhätunturi
12:20 Conference bus leaves from Naava for Rovaniemi. The following drop-off times are approximate:
14:20 Arrival at Rovaniemi airport
14:35 Arrival in Rovaniemi city center (Hotelli Pohjanhovi)
14:45 Arrival at Rovaniemi train station
15:00 Arrival at University of Lapland (if needed)

Outdoors Happenings
Enjoy a nice walk and fantastic company outdoors in the marked trails of Pyhätunturi. We will start our walks from the Hotel Pyhätunturi. The walk on Wednesday is leisurely, allowing you to walk at your own pace, whilst getting to know the participants. Thursday's Outdoors Happening will be a bit longer and offer three routes with varying lengths and difficulty. Snacks and drinks are served on both days. Both Outdoor Happenings require a basic level of fitness. Please wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for the ever-changing Lappish weather. Information about the area's hiking trails here.


Audra Mitchell

Audra Mitchell holds the CIGI Chair in Global Governance and Ethics at the Balsillie School of International Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. She has published widely on the topics of global-scale harm, ethics, violence, global political ecology and extinction.

She is one of the founding members of the ‘Creatures Collective’, an Indigenous/Non-Indigenous, interdisciplinary research collective committed to re-thinking and refusing global patterns of extinction and other ecological harms. Its members and partners work in Canada, the USA, Australia, the Philippines, Madagascar and Malaysia.

Personal website (blog) here and institutional here.
Twitter: @AudraLMitchell

Tere Vadén

Tere Vadén is a philosopher living in Tampere, Finland. He has been interested in the local and linguistic conditions of thinking and views on nature, and how various art-forms including painting and literature embody unique environmental processes. To this end, he has also interpreted the epistemology of Finnish oral tradition and the contributions that indigenous epistemologies may have on necessary environmental revolutions, and analysed the respective shortcomings of European revolutionary ideals (Heidegger, Zizek and Revolution, Sense 2014). Recently he has been obsessed with the question of energy, especially fossil fuels, and their impact on the experience of modernity, publishing with Antti Salminen the book Energy and Experience. An Essay in Nafthology (MCM, 2015).

Find Vadén's blog here.

Hospitality Army

Hospitality Army is the community art project of two artists from Lapland, Ninni Korkalo and Anne Niskala, and their team. Their aim is to defend community from the internal and outer menaces that are connected to the weathering of the culture of hospitality and the fear of the foreign and alien.

Hospitality Army will provide us with a "Hospitality Training" -session.



Picture: Gaia Rodriques & Hospitality Army

The Peaceful Coexistence committee

The Colloquium committee consists of scholars from fields such as organization studies, law, tourism and international relations. They will hold a collective and participatory keynote to conclude the Colloquium.