Conversations on the collaborations of researchers and musicians

Closing seminar of World Wide Women and Kyynelkanavat projects

This event brings researchers and artists into conversation about producing knowledge together. Through live music and discussions, panelists will demonstrate the different modes of collaboration and offer insights from their experiences. They will discuss openly about their new discoveries, and the exciting as well as challenging moments of their work. They will address questions such as: how team members define their individual roles and agree on ways of working together towards the shared goal of the project? How do the academic and artistic sides of the project complement or differ from each other, what is the balance between them and what issues of power there might be? What have we learned from each other? Can the collaborations within our projects be used as models for future projects combining art and research? 
This event presents two projects that include researcher-musical artist collaboration as a core element of knowledge production:

• The World Wide Women – Female Musicians Crossing Borders and Building Futures project (University of Helsinki) studies and supports women musicians in their own communities and in the globally connected music world.

• Kyynelkanavat – Laments in Contemporary Finland project (University of Eastern Finland) approaches the lamenting tradition and its role in modern Finnish society through the perspectives of body, experience, religion, communality, emotions and affect.

Both of these projects have been funded by the Kone Foundation and are soon concluding.

The event is free, no advance registration needed!

The primary language of the seminar is English, but questions from the audience are welcome also in Finnish.
15.00 Opening words
15.10 World Wide Women – Female Musicians Crossing Borders and Building Futures
16.10 Coffee break
16.20 Kyynelkanavat – Laments in Contemporary Finland
17.20 Discussion between project teams and with the audience