The conference reimagined : Postcards, letters, and camping together in undressed places
Veijola, S., Höckert, E., Carlin, D., Light, A., & Säynäjäkangas, J. (2019). The conference reimagined : Postcards, letters, and camping together in undressed places. Digithum, 2019(24), 21-35. https://doi.org/10.7238/d.v0i24.3168
© Soile Veijola, Emily Höckert, David Carlin, Ann Light, Janne Säynäjäkangas & FUOC, 2019
In this paper, five authors account for the rethinking of a conference as a series of postcards, letters, rules and silent moments so that traditional hierarchies of knowledge could be overturned or, at least, sidelined. We recount how the place we convened was enlisted as an actor and the dramas and devices we applied to encounter it. We use this accounting to problematize the conventional practices of goal-oriented meetings and co-authored papers as forms of academic meaning-making. In finding a meeting point where expertise was disorientated and status undressed, we were able to investigate the idea of co-being between human and nonhuman realities as the step social theory needs to take to become a point of connection with the social world, instead of an escape from it. Our conclusion is that this involved silence and necessary fictions as a means to consider the future and past in the moment of meeting.
PublisherUniversitat Oberta de Catalunya
Publication in research information system
MetadataShow full item record
Additional information about fundingWe are grateful to Tekes/EAKR (currently known as Business Finland) for funding the one-year-long project (HAML 2016-2017) that gave us the chance to work together as an interdisciplinary and artistic research group alongside with a number of Finnish entrepreneurs as co-founders and co-creators.
Showing items with similar title or keywords.
Book and Radio Play Silences : Medial Pauses and Reticence in ‘Murke's Collected Silences’ by Heinrich Böll Keskinen, Mikko (Edinburgh University Press Ltd., 2019)This article analyses silence at the interface between print and audio media by reading and listening to Heinrich Böll's short story ‘Murke's Collected Silences’ (‘Doktor Murkes gesammeltes Schweigen’) in its book (1958) ...
Jäppinen, Aini-Kristiina (Aini-Kristiina Jäppinen, 2018)
Phenomenological ontology of breathing : the phenomenologico-ontological interpretation of the barbaric conviction of we breathe air and a new philosophical principle of Silence of Breath, Abyss of Air Berndtson, Petri (Jyväskylän yliopisto, 2018)The general topic of my philosophical dissertation is phenomenological ontology of breathing. I do not investigate the phenomenon of breathing as a natural scientific problem, but as a philosophical question. Within our ...
Olbertz-Siitonen, Margarethe; Siitonen, Marko (Westermarck-Seura, 2015)This paper contributes to the discussion on so-called academic myths by analysing the idea of silence as characteristic of a Finnish communication style. By reviewing contemporary research literature and earlier sources, ...
Ylönen, Jani (FINFAR Society, 2019)