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Bordering Nature: Reimagining borders against the climate of crisis

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  • Talous ja yhteiskunta
Joensuun kampus, Metria-rakennus, sekä verkossa
Yliopistokatu 7
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Save the date for the interdisciplinary symposium “Bordering nature: Reimagining borders against the climate of crisis”. The symposium takes place on September 27-28, 2023 on Joensuu campus.

"Bordering nature" will foster discussions on how environmental problems, migration, and bordering practices are mutually implicated in various senses, contexts, and locations.


27 September 

9.30-10.00 Coffee, Metria Building, lobby  

10.00- 10.30. Welcome words from Jopi Nyman (Bomocult) and Olga Cielemecka.  
Metria building, M102 

10.30-12.00 Michał Pospiszyl, Polish Academy of Sciences.   
Natural Ally: Eastern Europe and Escape Ecologies   
Metria building, M102  

12.00-13.00 Lunch break (own cost)

13.00-14.30 May-Britt Öhman, Uppsala University.
Dálkke means weather. Indigenous perspectives on climate change and (un)green and (un)sustainable energy transitions.   
Metria building, M110

14.30-15.00 Coffee break

28 September 

9.30-10.00 Coffee, Metria Building, lobby   

10.00-12.00 Jussi P. Laine, University of Eastern Finland.  
Fencing the ontological (in)securities: An end to the Finnish-Russian pragmatic frame. 
Metria building, M110  

12.00-13.00 Lunch break (own cost)

13.00-14.30 Roundtable discussion: Borders and fences.   
Metria building, M110  

14.30-15.00 Coffee break

15.00-17.00 Kasia Hertz, artist.  
Sealing the wound: lessons from trees on collective responses to trauma.   
Metria building, M110 

For additional information, please contact the organiser by email at olga.cielemecka@uef.fi. 

The symposium is funded by the Borders, Mobilities and Cultural Encounters (BOMOCULT) Research Community at the University of Eastern Finland and the Joensuu University Foundation. 

There will be a satellite online lecture on October 24, 2023 at 14–15 (EET) by Professor Marco Armiero, Institute for the History of Science, Autonomous University of Barcelona on a title Concrete walls, porous boundaries. Migrants in environmental history. Please see more here.