12 jun

Climate Culture Conference

Tid: 12/6, kl. 10.30 – 16.30
Plats: Finlandsinstitutet, Snickarbacken 4, Sibeliussalen
Seminariet är på engelska.
Du kan anmäla dig här. OBS! Seminariet är avgiftsfritt, men ifall du avbokar senare än ett dygn innan, debiteras du 500 kr.

Join us to explore the future at the intersection of arts and science!

The Climate Culture conference is a forum where artists, scholars, students and politicians come together to identify the shape of future in the era of climate change.

Climate change is a threat not only to nature, but also to our societies – still carbon emissions are higher today than ever. Is it possible that we lack a deeper understanding of the risks that threatens humanity?

The conference is a part of Tandem Cultural Dialogues (TCD), which is an annual current situation and future scenario analysis. The purpose of the conference is to deepen the analysis of how arts and science interact with our perception of climate change when we shape the future.

Program for the seminar – more speakers and panelists are to be announced

10.00 Registration and coffee

10.30-10.45 Opening remarks

Chairs of the Cultural Foundations expert groups Birgitta Englin & Riitta Heinämaa

10.45 – 12.15 Climate Culture

Meet artists, writers and scientists in dialogue on climate change, transformation and future societies.

Opening remarks and panellists:  Writer Emmi Itäranta, artist duo Bigert & Bergström, professor Staffan Laestadius

12.15-13.00 Lunch break and ”Meet the Financiers”

We are gathering financiers from Sweden and Finland and giving participants a chance to discuss funding possibilities.

13.00 -14.30 Culture Climate – future scenarios

Path dependency and transformation capacity – Action, resistance, fear and hope. A conversation on future scenarios and our capacity to change.

Speakers: Foresight expert Jenna Lähdemäki-Pekkinen (Sitra), playwright and dramaturge Pipsa Lonka

14.30-15.00 Coffee break and networking

15.00-15.20 Wind’s nest

A presentation of the photographer Riitta Päiväläinen

15.20 – 16.30 Culture Climate – shaping change

Progress, knowledge, creativity, cooperation skills and decision making! What happens to education, work, aesthetics, ethics and politics?

Speakers and panellists: Director for Umeå Bildmuseet Katarina Pierre, Culture Editor at DN Björn Wiman, politicians from the Committee on Cultural Affairs and the Committee on Education.

Moderator Hanna Zetterberg


Each session will be commented on and analysed by students in the fields.



The conference is arranged and funded by the Finnish-Swedish Cultural Foundation in cooperation with the Finnish Institute in Stockholm.