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

09.15-13.00

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

14.00-18.30

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

One Response to “Fourth Ruin Memories Workshop at Svanhovd Environmental Centre, Svanvik, Norway, September 27-30, 2012”

  1. […] gave a paper called Turning to things – ontology, epistemology, and a case of metaphorism at the forth Ruin Memories workshop in Svanvik, Norway. The paper is now available in essay form on the Ruin Memories […]

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