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Bordering Nature: Reimagining borders against the climate of crisis

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  • Economy and society
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Joensuu campus, Metria building, and online
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Save the date for the interdisciplinary symposium “Bordering nature: Reimagining borders against the climate of crisis”. The symposium takes place on September 27-28, 2023 on Joensuu campus.

"Bordering nature" will foster discussions on how environmental problems, migration, and bordering practices are mutually implicated in various senses, contexts, and locations.


27 September 

9.30-10.00 Coffee, Metria Building, lobby  

10.00- 10.30. Welcome words from Jopi Nyman (Bomocult) and Olga Cielemecka.  
Metria building, M102 

10.30-12.00 Michał Pospiszyl, Polish Academy of Sciences.   
Natural Ally: Eastern Europe and Escape Ecologies   
Metria building, M102  

12.00-13.00 Lunch break (own cost)

13.00-14.30 May-Britt Öhman, Uppsala University.
Dálkke means weather. Indigenous perspectives on climate change and (un)green and (un)sustainable energy transitions.   
Metria building, M110

14.30-15.00 Coffee break 

28 September 

9.30-10.00 Coffee, Metria Building, lobby   

10.00-12.00 Jussi P. Laine, University of Eastern Finland.  
Fencing the ontological (in)securities: An end to the Finnish-Russian pragmatic frame. 
Metria building, M110  

12.00-13.00 Lunch break (own cost)

13.00-14.30 Roundtable discussion: Borders and fences.   
Metria building, M110  

14.30-15.00 Coffee break

15.00-17.00 Kasia Hertz, artist.  
Sealing the wound: lessons from trees on collective responses to trauma.   
Metria building, M110 

For additional information, please contact the organiser by email at 

The symposium is funded by the Borders, Mobilities and Cultural Encounters (BOMOCULT) Research Community at the University of Eastern Finland and the Joensuu University Foundation. 

There will be a satellite online lecture on October 24, 2023 at 14–15 (EET) by Professor Marco Armiero, Institute for the History of Science, Autonomous University of Barcelona on a title Concrete walls, porous boundaries. Migrants in environmental history. Please see more here.