Material Encounters

A two-day programme, including a concert-lecture that showcases the outcomes of a residency period, during which musicians and ceramists worked side-to-side forming a parallel discussion of musical and gestural rhythms. The audience is welcomed to work with local clay. The event also includes discussions and presentations on materiality, archipelagic thinking, and the intertwined relationship between humans and soil. 

Researchers, guests and visitors of the pavilion are invited to join in the event. Registration is recommended to help us take care of the space and refreshments. Some of the events in the program may require limiting the number of participants. The event is free. You are welcome to participate in one, several or all of the scheduled events. Please sign up here:

TUESDAY         20 August

10:00              Welcoming words

10:00-12:00   Traces from the Anthropocene: Working with Soil: 

Audience engagement workshop with clay: Dena Bagi and Helen Felcey

12:00-14:00    Lunch with Afterworks (Kjell Caminha / Rose Borthwick  / Andreas Engman) 

14:00-16:00    Traces from the Anthropocene: Working with Soil: 

 Discussion around the theme with specialist of contaminated soil Jussi Reinikainen    (Finnish Environmental Institute SYKE) and the artist-researchers

17:00-19:00    Territories :: Dialects 

                       Otso Lähdeoja and Matyou Galea

19:30-20:00    Screening: Daniel Jewesbury’s “Necropolis” (with wine and food)


WEDNESDAY  21 August

10:00-12:00    Cemetery Archipelago: “Island – Sea –Island: Archipelagic Enquiries”

                        Presenters include Sarah Barazoni, Noel Fitzpatrick, Paulo Vignola.

12:00-13:30    Lunch with Afterworks (Kjell Caminha / Rose Borthwick  / Andreas Engman)

13:30-15:00    Cemetery Archipelago: “Cemetery Figures and Necropolitical Imaginaries”

                        Presenters include Siobhán Doyle, Mick Wilson

15:30-17:30    Closing Event

                        Small reception with wine and snacks