Fourth Ruin Memories Workshop at Svanhovd Environmental Centre, Svanvik, Norway, September 27-30, 2012

The team at Nikkel, Russia

The Schedule for the Fourth Ruin Memories workshop, Svanhovd Environmental Centre, Svanvik, Norway, September 27-30, 2012

Thursday September 27

Arrivals Kirkenes airport, transport to Svanvik, checking in

21.15 Reception/dinner at Svanhovd

Friday September 28

08.00-09.00 Breakfast


First session. The material turn: What about ruins, Ruin Memories – and archaeology?

Bjørnar Olsen: Welcome/introduction

Ewa Domanska: Ruin memories and affirmative humanities

Marko Marila: Turning to things – ontology, epistemology, and a case of metaphorism

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

Hein Bjerck:Human-thing relations and the relevance of us: from observers

to actors in the Ruin Memories project

Gavin Lucas: 2012: A Ruin Odyssey

Alfredo González-Ruibal: Returning to where we have never been

13.00-14.00 Lunch


Second session. Representing ruins:  Art, archaeology, and exhibition

Þóra Pétursdóttir: Presenting the past: Photos, memos and ruin memories

Elin Andreassen: yoursforever – a temporary public art project

Timothy Webmoor: PastForward. Ruins redux in the age of digital translation

15.30-16.00 Coffee-break

16.00-17.00 Modern Ruins – Piramida. A TV documentary by Markus Reher (ZDF/Arte) (with a short introduction)

17.00-18.30 All: Exhibiting Ruin Memories – what do we do?

18.30-19.00 Bjørnar: In a northern borderland. A short introduction to where we are

20.30: Dinner

Saturday September 29

07.00- 8.00 0Breakfast

08.15-19.00 Excursion to Nikkel, Zapolyarni, and Pechenga in Russia (Lunch in Zapolyarni)

20.00 Dinner

Sunday 30

08.00-9.00 Breakfast, followed by departure (departing planes for most people at 11.30, 11.55 am)

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The mining machinery dominating the town and landscape of Nikkel, Russia

This app scored remarkably well on our rubric for its design and potential to confession engage students in diagramming sentences

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