Tentative programme posted 2016

Please note that this is a tentative programme

Wednesday April 6

10.00-11.00 Registration and coffee

11.00-11.30 Welcome to Climate Existence 2016

11.30-12.30 ArtCOP21 – a global cultural movement on climate change, a keynote talk by David Buckland

12.30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14.00 Plenary gathering and introducing afternoon sessions

14:00-15.30 Parallell Sessions

A) Workshop: Movements in the shadow of climate change (TBC). Dougald Hine

B) Experiential conversation: The Machine in the Garden – Animism and Technology (TBC). David Abram with Jan van Boeckel

C) Paper presentations: 1) Heterotopic Happenings – Invoking the Radical Imagination and Inspiring New Human- Ecological Norms through British Climate Change Performance. Kate Monson & 2) Bridges and barriers for reconnecting arts and sciences for sustainability. Guðrún Pétursdóttir, Diego Galafassi, Tinna Gunnarsdóttir, Peter Dammand, Fríða Björk Ingvarsdóttir, Ulrika Fern,  Aune Kallinen & Paula Crabtree

D) Conversation: Could we have existed elsewhere, and why don’t we? Bengt Gustafsson

15:30-16.00 Coffee

16.00-17.00 Extreme Dialogue – Climate Existence 2016, Andrea Nightingale, Hans Liljenström and Eva Bakkeslett. Dialogue hosted by Jakob Grandin.

17.00-18.30 Pre-dinner program including film screenings, art viewings, sauna and more..

18:30 Dinner

20.00 Post-dinner program starts  including concert by Alex and Therese

Thursday April 7

08:30-09:00 Good morning – perspectives and an intervention

09:00-9:45 Between opening our senses and giving in to psychic numbing: Artistic engagement in an age of Climate fear, a keynote talk by Jan van Boeckel

9.45-10.15 Coffee

10.15-11.45 Parallell Sessions

A) Workshop: GUT FEELINGS – Fermenting collaborative cultureS, Eva Bakkeslett

B) Paper presentations: 1) What can make us change?, Alf Linderman, Uno Svedin and Hans Liljenström & 2) The Limits of Responsibility; proposing (R-)evolutionary Re-sponse, Pia Skoglund

C) Negotiating for survival – Tuvalu and the power of Artivism, Vincent J.F. Huang

D) Poetry reading and storytelling discussion: Anthropocene – Verse for a new Epoch, Jonas Gren

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-14.00 Spirituality and faith in an era of ecological unravelling, A keynote talk by Antje Jackelén, Archbishop and Primate, Church of Sweden (Open to the Public)

14.00-15.30 Parallell Sessions

A) Workshop and conversation: The Politics of Emotion, Belonging and Collective ActionAndrea Nightingale with Eva Lövbrand

B) Workshop: Inner Transition – an Adventure into Deep Time. Emilia Rekestad, David Bennett, Peter Hagerrot and Pella Thiel, Transition Network Sweden

C) Film screening and conversation: Where will you be? A fictional short film exploring Sweden’s climate future(s). Bigger Picture Network

D) Workshop and conversation: The Monster More Dangerous Than Climate Change Brian Palmer

15.30-16.00 Coffee

16.00-17.30 Armchair Conversation, David Abram, Antje Jackelen and Dougald Hine

17.30-19.00 Pre-dinner activities such as film screenings, art viewings, sauna, bar open, tour of the foundation and more..

19.00 Dinner

20.30 Post dinner activities including concert by Garland

Friday April 8

08.45-09.15 Good morning – perspectives

09.15-10.00 Mini Sessions: being and acting in the shadow of climate change

10.00-10.30 Coffee

10.30-11.00 Existing in Change – A personal reflection on engagement, keynote by Isabella Lövin, Swedish minister of foreign development aid (open to the Public)

11.00-12.00 Conversation: Looking back and moving forward – climate, existence and the power of engagement, Isabella Lövin, Doreen Stabinsky and… (open to the Public)

12.00-12.30 Concluding remarks and thoughts

12.30-14.00 Lunch

Programs from previous conferences can be found under Previous Conferences