WP5 unconference: "The Passing of time: Reflections on the temporal dimensions of the environment’'
16 June, 10.00 - 12.00
WP5 unconference, 16 June, 10.00-12.00
Temporalities in art – Can aesthetic experiences be an agent for climate change awareness?
Rebecka Wigh Abrahamsson, curator, Uppsala Art Museum
The Measure of Change –To mirror yourself in and with nature?
Alvaro Campo, artist
Time and actors’ perspectives in the art of Katarina Pirak Sikku and Galina Moskaleva
Paula von Seth, visual artist, art educator and rural developer (soon to become), SLU
Wildlife over time – tensions between conservation and management
Bodil Elmhagen, research coordinator, Swedish Association for Hunting and Wildlife Management
On 16 June 2020, the first unconference of Work Package 5 took place within the interesting topic called The Passing the time: Reflection on the temporal dimensions of the environment. Each presenter looked over their topics by a different perspective, usually based on their preoccupation. By the first unconference, we could witness the importance of having as many contributions of various background as possible.
The first presenter was Rebecka Wigh Abrahamsson, who is the curator of Uppsala Art Museum. Her time was dedicate to the Temporalities in art. Moreover, she raised the question if the aesthetic experiences can be an agent for climate change awareness?
The artist Alvaro Campo became the second presenter whose topic concentrated to the measure of time and how to mirror yourself in and with nature. His contribution was even more accurate when he dedicated some of the concretizations of his thoughts to the contemporary Covid-19 situation.
The third presentation was of Paula von Seth, soon to become the art educator and rural developer at SLU (Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet). As the visual artist, she explained the role of time and actor in the perspective of the art of Katarina Pirak Sikku and Galina Moskaleva. Her presentation pointed out several crucial thoughts: the connection of the past and present, the difficulty of man to find the right place on Earth, the impact of past events on the current world.
The last presenter, Bodil Elmhagen, research coordinator form the Swedish Association for Hunting and Wildlife Management, interpreted the tensions between conservation and management, behind the topic of wildlife over time.
The first unconference lately continued and opened the extensive discussions over the presented topics that bridged all the limits and areas of studies. After two hours, the unconference finished by the success of proving that a combination both academic and artistic perspectives can always bring new thoughts for all.