Creativity and Self-Boundaries: An Interdisciplinary Workshop


21.2.2019 — 22.2.2019

Location: Seminaarinmaki, Lyhty
Welcome to explore the ways in which we experientially demarcate ourselves!

On February 21–22, 2019, the Experiential Demarcation Research Project will organize an interdisciplinary workshop in Jyväskylä titled “Creativity and Self-Boundaries”.

The workshop will explore the ways in which we experientially demarcate ourselves vis-à-vis other people and various environments. The question of demarcation will be discussed especially in regard to various domains of creativity, including music, the visual arts, literature, and humor. The diverse group of speaker-discussants includes philosophers, psychologists, musicologists, artists, and art researchers.

Please see below for the venue and the program of the workshop.

The event is full, so the registration is now closed.

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Research project webpage: http://www.jyu.fi/demarcation


Thursday, 21.2.

  • 9.30–10.00 Opening words
  • 10.00–11.00 Joel Krueger (Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Exeter): Musical Scaffolding and the Space of Empathy
  • 11.00–12.00 Simon Høffding (Philosopher and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo): Extending and Enlarging Myself: Musicianship as Interactional Expertise
  • 12.00–13.00 Lunch
  • 13.00–14.00 Suvi Saarikallio (Senior Researcher in Music Education, University of Jyväskylä): Music as Embodied-Reflective Access to Self
  • 14.00–15.00 Heidi Fast (Doctoral Researcher in Artistic Research, Aalto University, Helsinki): Voice and Vulnerability: The Sense of Self in a Shared Vocal Atmosphere
  • 15.00–15.30 Coffee/tea
  • 15.30–16.30 Joona Taipale (Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä): Playing with Boundaries: Self, Other, and Transitional Space

Friday, 22.2.

  • 10.00–11.00 Tom Roberts (Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Exeter): Laughing-at and Laughing-with
  • 11.00–12.00 Sanna Tirkkonen (Postdoctoral Researcher in Philosophy, University of Helsinki/Jyväskylä): Loneliness and Imagination. Interpreting Tove Jansson's Fiction
  • 12.00–13.00 Lunch
  • 13.00–14.00 Patricia Townsend (Artist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, PhD, Slade School of Fine Art): Creative States of Mind: The Artist and the Developing Artwork
  • 14.00–15.00 Jussi Saarinen (Postdoctoral Researcher in Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä): The Peculiar Status of the Painting as an “Other” 
  • 15.00–15.30 Coffee/tea
  • 15.30–16.30 Olli Piippo (Painter, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki; Universität der Künste, Berlin): Painting and the Creation of New Artistic Language
  • 16.30–16.45 Concluding words

More information

Joona Taipale


+358 40 805 3439