Aesthetics in the Age of Environmental Crises

3-5 June 2021, Online/Lahti, Finland

The International Institute of Applied Aesthetics (IIAA) organizes a three-day online conference with parallel sessions, three keynote speeches, two panel sessions, and a performance lecture. The conference takes place in two online congress rooms: Congress Room 1 and Congress Room 2. Keynote speeches, the performance lecture, as well as the opening and closing of the conference are held in Congress Room 1. Download the full conference program from below.

Thursday, June 310:45–19:00
Friday, June 410:00–19:00
Saturday, June 510:00–16:30

All times in the program are in East European Summer Time (Helsinki, EEST, UTC +3).

Thursday, June 3

10:45Opening: Arto Haapala, IIAA
11:00–12:00Parallel Panel Sessions (Panels 1 & 2)
13:30–14:30Parallel Sessions (Sessions 3 & 4)
15:00–16:00Parallel Sessions (Sessions 5 & 6)
16:00–17:00KEYNOTE: Emily Brady, (Texas A&M University, USA)
Cryospheric Aesthetics
17:30–18:30Ilmastokirkko Collective:
Corpus Crisis – A Performance Lecture (work-in-progress).

Friday, June 4

10:30–12:00 Parallel Sessions (Sessions 7 & 8)
13:30–14:30Parallel Sessions (Sessions 9 & 10)
15:00–16:00Parallel Sessions (Sessions 11 & 12)
16:00–17:00KEYNOTE: Marcello Di Paola, (Humanities Department, University of Palermo, Italy)
Anthropocene Environments and the Virtues of Aesthetic Appreciation
17:30–18:30Parallel Sessions (Sessions 13 & 14)

Saturday, June 5

10:30–12:00 Parallel Sessions (Sessions 15 & 16)
13:30–14:30Parallel Sessions (Sessions 17 & 18)
14:30–15:30KEYNOTE: Ville Lähde (BIOS Research Unit, Helsinki)
What is in an Environmental Crisis?
15:30–15:45Closing: Jukka Mikkonen