September 23–24, 2005
”Picture, Place, and Power”
An Academic Symposium at the In/Flux Space, U of M Department of Art (West Bank)
This international academic symposium explores the themes and ideas of the Boundary Crossings exhibition on display at the University of Minnesota’s Katherine E. Nash Gallery (August 30–October 6, 2005). Among the Finnish highlights of the interdisciplinary symposium program is a session about “The (Contested) Finnish National Landscapes.” The session features Professor Maunu Häyrynen of the Cultural Production and Landscape Studies Program at the University of Turku at Pori, Finland; Dr. Petri J. Raivo of the North Karelia Polytechnic at Joensuu, Finland, and Paul Wilson, a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Minnesota Department of Art History. The Curator of the Boundary Crossings exhibition, Dr. Taneli Eskola, will participate in the symposium and address the audience. Please consult the final program on this website in September.
April 15, 2005
“Finnish State and Society on Postage Stamps”
A Lecture by Pauliina Raento
Finnish-American Cultural Activities (FACA), Inc.
International Institute, 1694 Como Avenue, St. Paul at 7:30 PM
The presentation is part of the FACA guest speaker series. Dr. Raento is the Government of Finland/David and Nancy Speer Visiting Professor in Finnish Studies and Visiting Associate Professor in Geography at the University of Minnesota.
April 12, 2005
”Letters from Karelia”
Meet the makers of the film Letters from Karelia, learn about the film and its historical background, and see additional film material! Starting at 7 pm in room 145 Blegen Hall (U of M West Bank) on Tuesday 12 April, the film’s director Kelly Saxberg (Sheba Films, Thunder Bay), history consultant Varpu Lindström ( York University), and cast member Börje Vähämäki ( University of Toronto) will show film excerpts, tell about their experiences, and answer your questions. The event is free to the public – welcome!
April 8 and 13, 2005
”Letters from Karelia”
Minneapolis–St. Paul International Film Festival
A Finnish-Canadian documentary film about a young Aate’s life in Canada and the Soviet Union will participate in the Festival’s Emerging Filmmakers competition program. The film will be screened on Friday, 8 April at 9:30 pm and Wednesday, 13 April at 5:15 pm at the Lagoon Cinema in Uptown Minneapolis. The film’s director Kelly Saxberg’s (of Thunder Bay) visit to the Festival is sponsored by the Government of Finland/David and Nancy Speer Visiting Professorship in Finnish Studies at the University of Minnesota. For more information, please log on to http://mnfilmarts.org and www.shebafilms.com
March 4, 2005
"Urban Politics and the 'Culture of Prejudice'"
A Lecture by Hille Koskela
U of M - 445 Blegen Hall (West Bank) at 3:30 pm
Dr. Koskela is a Junior Research Fellow of the Academy of Finland and Senior Lecturer of Planning Geography at the University of Helsinki (on leave). This lecture is part of the Geography Coffee Hour Series. Dr. Koskela’s visit in Minneapolis is sponsored by the Government of Finland/David and Nancy Speer Visiting Professorship in Finnish Studies, the Institute for Global Studies, Department of Geography, and the Center for German and European Studies.