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Academy of Finland awards 280 000 to Arts based research project, "Floating Peripheries – Mediating the Sense of Place"

In partnership with the University of Lapland over the next four-years.
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The Academy of Finland awarded 280 000 funding for the Department of Film and Scenography's "Floating Peripheries – Mediating the Sense of Place". The project is a partnership with the University of Lapland over a four-year period (1.9.2017-31.8.2021).

The project description states: "Floating Peripheries – Mediating the Sense of Place" consortium is an artistic research project that aims at enlarging the understanding of ‘peripheries’ into areas that are difficult to verbalize. Peripheries are conventionally conceived as marginal geographical locations, whereas this project grasps peripheries as an ambiguous and multifaceted phenomenon – as a conceptual domain, aesthetically and spatially experienced sensory spheres, states of mind shaped by complex associations and mental images, and activities enabled by digitalization. We aim at producing new strategies for unraveling the spatial and conceptual hierarchies and biased assumptions of what and where the ‘periphery’ is in relation to the ‘center’. We ask: How do we define our relation to 'peripherality'?

Further infomation: 

Liisa Ikonen, [email protected]+358 50 5771 042
Maiju Loukola, [email protected], 358 50 433 5668
Elina Lifländer, [email protected], +358 400 942 822

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