Panels Program (Thursday)

Thu, Learning Centre, Otakaari 1X, Johanna

13:00 BIOS: Mission: The Future. Multidisciplinary Environmental Studies, Journalism, Drama
15:00 Open Round-table: The Relevance of Posthumanisms?


Mission: The Future. Multidisciplinary Environmental Studies, Journalism, Drama

Thu 13:00-14:40
Learning Centre, Johanna

Jussi T. Eronen
Virpi Hukkanen
Paavo Järvensivu
Ville Lähde
Elina Ylä-Mononen

The panel will discuss experiences on the collaboration between BIOS Research Group and the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE), who worked on science-based journalism that would take seriously the global environmental and resource pressures Finnish society will face in the upcoming years. How could we improve citizens’ abilities to reflect how climate change, among other issues, will affect their daily lives, the economy and politics? The collaboration, together with YLE Drama, resulted in a series of podcasts, videos and articles under the label Mission: The Future.

BIOS is an independent, multidisciplinary research unit which studies the effects of environmental and resource factors on Finnish society and develops the anticipatory skills of citizens and decision-makers. The research unit was launched in autumn 2015 and it is funded by the Kone Foundation.

The Relevance of Posthumanisms?

Thu 15:00
Otakaari 1X (A235)

Open round-table discussion

This transdisciplinary participatory discussion is facilitated by postdoctoral researcher Timothy Smith, and PhD students from across the schools of Aalto University: Oona Hilkamo, Lauri Laine, Kasperi Mäki-Reinikka, Anu Penttilä, Kari Silfverberg and Bikramjit Singh. By approaching the topic from various theoretical and practical perspectives, this platform encourages audience dialogue related to the relevance of posthumanisms in addressing the complex global phenomena of our time.