Creativity and Self-Boundaries: An Interdisciplinary Workshop

Jyväskylä 21.-22.2.2019

Venue: Lyhty (Seminaarinmäki campus; for map, click here)

Organized by: Experiential Demarcation Research Project

This workshop explores the experience of self-boundaries with regard to various domains of creativity, including music, the visual arts, literature, and humor. The presentations draw from philosophy, psychology, artistic practice, and artistic research. Participation is free and open to all, but please let us know if you plan to attend by sending an e-mail to: jussi.a.saarinen@jyu.fi


Thursday, 21.2.

9.30-10 Opening words

10-11 Joel Krueger (Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Exeter): Musical Scaffolding and the Space of Empathy

11-12 Simon Høffding (Philosopher and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo): Extending and Enlarging Myself: Musicianship as Interactional Expertise

12-13 Lunch

13-14 Suvi Saarikallio (Senior Researcher in Music Education, University of Jyväskylä): Music as Embodied-Reflective Access to Self

14-15 Heidi Fast (Doctoral Researcher in Artistic Research, Aalto University, Helsinki): Voice and Vulnerability: The Sense of Self in a Shared Vocal Atmosphere

 15-15.30 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.

10-11 Tom Roberts (Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Exeter): Laughing-at and Laughing-with

11-12 Sanna Tirkkonen (Postdoc Researcher in Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä and University of Helsinki): Loneliness and Imagination. Interpreting Tove Jansson's Fiction

12-13 Lunch

13-14 Patricia Townsend (Artist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, PhD, Slade School of Fine Art): Creative States of Mind: The Artist and the Developing Artwork

14-15 Jussi Saarinen (Postdoc Researcher in Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä): The Peculiar Status of the Painting as an “Other”

15-15.30 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