ABOAGORA 2021: “Fire”


18.8.2021 at 11.00 - 20.8.2021 at 20.00
ABOAGORA is an annual symposium that brings together academia, the arts, and society. ABOAGORA 2021 will bring together viewpoints from social sciences, cultural studies, natural sciences, literature, music, and visual and performance arts to explore fire as both a literal and a metaphorical element.

The event will feature keynote lectures from author and artist Rosa Liksom, artist and Creative Director Jules Rochielle Sievert (Nulawlab and Stable Ground Boston, Northeastern University School of Law, USA), Prof. David Bowman (Professor of Pyrogeography and Fire Science, Director of the Fire Centre Research Hub, The University of Tasmania, Australia), and a performance by songwriter, performer, researcher and author Astrid Swan together with Professor Hanna Meretoja (Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of the research centre SELMA: Centre for the Study of Storytelling, Experientiality and Memory, UTU).

These four keynote sessions are free of charge and open to all. Attending the other performances and sessions requires an entrance fee of 20 € (for students and Doctoral Candidates: 10 €). The full programme is available at https://aboagora.fi/programme/

The symposium will be organised as a hybrid event, taking place both at the Sibelius Museum and online via livestream. By paying the registration fee, you will have access to all of the sessions and performances (both at the Museum and via livestream), and you may choose freely, whether to attend in person or online.

Depending on the Covid-19 situation, we may need to limit the number of on-site participants at the Sibelius Museum in accordance with the restrictions in place at the time. Please note that seats at the Museum will be filled in order of registration. We will adhere to the orders and guidelines of the Government and the health authorities regarding physical distance, masks, hygiene, and other relevant matters. We are monitoring the situation closely and reserve the right to any changes.

Additional information

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