Program


Cancellation of ClimateExistence 2020 – Save the date for 2021

Due to the present situation with the corona virus we have decided to cancel ClimateExistence 2020 in Sigtuna, May 14 – 16.

It was a hard, but given the circumstances, inevitable decision. With new directions from the Swedish authorities, strict travelling restrictions, and not the least a general concern in society at large, the obstacles eventually became too hard to overcome.

We believe that you have looked forward to the conference just as much as we have, and to make sure that this important ClimateExistence Dialogue continues we are already planning for ClimateExistence in 2021.

Please save the new date for ClimateExistence: August 12-14, 2021


Refund of conference fees
The conference fee will be fully refunded to all participants. To be able to refund your fee we ask you kindly to send an email to Helena Carlsson helena.carlsson@sigtunastiftelsen.se at the financial department of the Sigtuna Foundation with the information needed to make the refund. We need the following:

For participants with accounts in Swedish banks:

  • The name of your bank
  • Your account number in this bank (including prefix/clearing number)

For participants with accounts in banks outside Sweden:

  • SWIFT (code identifying your bank), and
  • IBAN (code identifying your account in this bank)

We will do our best to handle the refunds as soon as possible.

Finally, we sincerely hope to see you in Sigtuna, Sweden, in 2021!

The Organizing Committee of Climate Existence


The preliminary program here will be updated up until the week before the conference.


Thursday August 12

Time
Program
9.00-10.00 Registration and morning coffee
10.00-10.20 The Sigtuna Foundation and CEMUS Welcome to ClimateExistence 2020
Music
Jonas Gren Poetry
10.20-11.00 Jan van Boeckel “Mindful schizophrenia – Keeping one’s sanity in face of the ecological emergency”
11.05-12.00 Pella Thiel “All my relations. Living as if life mattered”
Mattias Olsson “Campfire stories”
12.00-13.15 Lunch
13.15-14.00 Adam Sébire and Mirimari Väyrynen “Go Engineer Yourself” – a moral bioenhancement fortune cookie performance
14.00.15.30 Martin Modéus “On Holy Ground”
Martin Modéus, Anita Goldman and Paul Pulé Conversation
15.30-16.00 Fika and check-in to rooms
16.00-17.15 Parallel sessions
Gerard van der Ree
Rozi Toth
Anouk Talen

Pedagogies for the Anthropocene; teaching transformation, resilience, and belonging
Paul Pulé
This S%&t Aint Workin’! … a case for ecological masculinities
Emmy Pater and friends
Puzzles from a Sustainability Escape Room Try out challenges from The Sustainability Escape Room project
Rickard Fornstedt and Helena Fornstedt
Art (and research) presentation: Building climate transition narratives through sequential arts
Martin Hedberg
Scenarios – how to deal with uncertainty and transformation
17.15-18.30 Art and installations
17.30 Gröna Draken Qigong (meet in reception)
18.30-20.00 Dinner (vegetarian or vegan)
20.00 Open stage
21.00 Mattias Olsson Film “Campfire stories”

Friday August 13

Time
Program
7.00-08.30 Breakfast
8.30-10.45 Parallel sessions including fika (fika avalible 10.00-10.45)
Jan Van Boeckel
Linking the missing links: an artful workshop on metamorphoses of organic forms
Eylem Ertürk
Ayşem Mert

Walking through the Tunnel at the end of the Light: Shared Walks for Climate Emergency
Isabel Baudish and Aaron Tuckey
Radical Tenderness workshop
Pella Thiel
All my relations…Rights of Nature – a regenerative global movement. Workshop

10.45-11.40 Keri Facer “Always look on the bright side of life”
Åsa Elmstam on her art
11.45-12.30 Jonas Gren Poetry
May-Britt Öhman “What if it was the Sámi who ruled the Sweonas and not the other way round? Indigenous perspectives challenging Western modernity and the destructive detachment from loving relationships to lands, waters, humans and more-than-humans”
Followed by conversation
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.05 Mikael Kurkiala title to be announced
14.10-16.10 Parallel sessions including fika (fika avalible 15.15-15.45)
Jonas Gren
Workshop: Planetary poetry and fiction. How do we read and write in a time of global challanges? In this workshop we read texts and explore our own writing, together
Fulvia Calcagni, Alejandro Marcos-Valls and Maddalena Ripa
As a Rock in the River Collective action and individual choice: rethinking how to collectively face Climate Change through Theatre of the Oppressed
Nora Bateson
title to be announced
Maud Eriksen
Pia Skoglund
Francesca Rosignioli

What is in a name? Papersession/Reflections on climate migrants, fiction and the great falsification
Charlotte Ponzelar, Naomi Terry, Abigail Garbett and CEMUS students
The Responsibility of Knowledge
16.15-17.15 Anita Goldman “A Temple in Time or Why God can play a role in Climate Activism”
17.15-18.30 Art and installations
18.30-20.30 Dinner (vegetarian or vegan)
21.00 Elin Teilus and Rickard Åström Concert (Stora salen)

Saturday August 14

Time
Program
7.30-08.50 Breakfast
7.45- Alexander Crawford Elective morning walk/reflection
8.50-10.00 Dougald Hine “Knowing what we know”
Nora Bateson title to be announced
10.00-10.30 Ida Lod The Owl Woman is a poetic and musical oracle living in the borderlands between life and death. She welcomes you to join her interactive performance-rituals where you will be invited embrace death and to honor the Unseen
10.30-11.00 Fika and check-out of rooms (at the latest)
11.00-12.00 Studio Bigert and Bergström Weather and climate art
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.15 Dan Jönsson, Jonas Gren, Mikael Kurkiala and Madeleine Grieve 20-tal – Dystopia panel
14.20-15.30 Isak Stoddard, Per Johansson and guests End of conference conversations
Elin Teilus and Rickard Åström Music
15.30-16.00 Fika and end of conference