Tales from the North 2012



Tuesday 10 April 2012

12:00 - Registration and Information Desk opens at Sajos
Coffee and biscuits in the lobby

14:00 – 15:30 Optional tour: Tales along the village road
Departure from Sajos

16:00 – 17:30 Screening of film: Inuk

18:00 – 18:45 Screening of film: Les Feux Artiques

20:00 - 22:00 Reception hosted by the Mayor of Inari

Please click on the title of the presentation to see its abstract.

Wednesday 11 April 2012
Theme: Arctic Cinema
Chair: Professor Hannu Kahakorpi

08:00 Registration and Information Desk opens at Sajos

08:30 Bus transfer from hotels to Sajos (Lomakylä Inari and Uruniemi Camping only)

09:00 – 09:15 Opening of the Conference
Mauri Ylä-Kotola, Rector, Univesity of Lapland
Klemetti Näkkäläjärvi, President, the Sámi Parliament
Veli-Pekka Räty, Conference Manager, Institute for Northern Culture


09:30 – 10:00  Jean-Michel Huctin, France
Inuit in the Movies from Nanook to Inuk

10:00 – 10:45 Juha Pentikäinen, Timo Puukko & Gretta-Garoliina Sammalniemi
Les Feux Arctiques - New Way to Learn

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee/tea

11:15 – 11:45 Executive Producer, Professor Don Marinelli, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
A Curriculum of the 21st Century: Storytelling, Architecture, Technology & Experience (SATE)

11:45 – 12:00 Rector Liisa Holmberg & Erkki Feodoroff, The Sámi Education Institute, Finland
Modern Media and Marketing Tourism

12:00 – 12:15 Questions for speakers

12:00 – 13:15 Lunch


13:15 – 13:45 Director Johan Edelheim, Multidimensional Tourism Institute (MTI), Finland
Culture and Cultural Tourism in Lapland: Whose culture is presented for whom and whom is it benefitting?

13:45 – 14:15 Professor Dario Seglie, University of Turin, Italy and Vesa Matteo Piludu, University of Helsinki, Finland
Prehistoric Rock Art as a Resource for the Territory: Local Cultures, Tourism, Contemporary and Applied Arts

14:15-14:30 Anne Kirste Aikio
Sámi Film Database – A New Way to Get to Know Sami Films

14:30 – 14:45 Questions for speakers

14:45 – 15:15 Coffee/tea

15:15 – 16.15 Industry Session:
A Panel with the industry to get advice and support from key players in Culture & Creative Industries.

Francene J. Blythe
Johan Edelheim
Jean-Michel Huctin
Don Marinelli
Juha Pentikäinen

Discussion - next steps

18:00 – 21:30 Dinner with programme, Sajos

Thursday 12 April 2012

Theme: Applied Arts
Chair: Professor Glen Coutts

08:00 Registration and Information Desk opens at Sajos

08:30 Bus transfer from hotels to Sajos (Lomakylä Inari and Uruniemi Camping only)


09:00 – 09:30 Professor Timo Jokela, University of Lapland, Institute for Northern Culture, Finland
Applied Visual Art – Opportunities and Challenges in Northern Socio-cultural Contexts, opening of the day

09:30 - 10:00 Professor Tuija Hautala-Hirvioja, University of Lapland, Faculty of Art and Design, Finland
The Image of the Sámi Art

10.00 – 10:30 Professor Tim Ingold, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Thinking through Making

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee/tea

11:00 – 11:30 Development Director Rachael Arnold, Impact Arts, Scotland
Using the arts as a tool for social change: Experiences from Glasgow
11:30 – 12:00 Risto Immonen & Jussi Eiramo
Connection between art and hotel business:
How art takes place in hotel infrastructure: how art gives extra value for the hotel and the touris/guest versus for the artist.

12:00 – 12:15 Questions for speakers

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch


13:15 – 13:45 Emeritus Professor, Distinguised Visiting Fellow Stuart W. MacDonald, Scotland
Applied Creativity: arts, education and the cultural economy

13:45 - 14:15 Johan Granholm, Lappset, Finland
Lappset and Angry Birds - a bridge between the virtual world and outdoor life

14:15 - 14:30 Paavo Arhinmäki, Minister of Culture and Sport
Address to the Conference

14:30 - 14:45 Coffee

14:45 – 15:00 Glen Coutts: Introduction to round table (Applied Visual Arts)

15:00 – 16:00 Round Table on Applied Arts & Visual Culture Education.
A Panel with the industry to get advice and support from key players in Culture & Creative Industries

Johan Granholm
Gunvor Guttorm
Tim Ingold
Timo Jokela
Stuart McDonald
Helga-Marie Nordby
Mark Sandiford

Discussion - next steps

16.00 – 16:30 Multisensory Trail

16.30 – 17:00 Closing of the Conference

Free evening

Friday 13 April 2012

09:00 - 15:00 Workshop: Indigenous peoples' Detective Stories
Chair/Moderator: professor Hannu Kahakorpi

09:00 – 11:00 UArctic Thematic Network Meeting: Arctic Sustainable Arts & Design (ASAD)

09:00 – 11:00 Optional tour: Sàmi Reindeer Farm Visit and Reindeer Drive

11:30 Bus transfer from conference hotels to Ivalo Airport