Env07
WORKSHOP: The changing time and rhythms of water

Convenors:
Katriina Siivonen (University of Turku)
Jaana Kouri (University of Turku)
Ullrich Kockel (Heriot-Watt University)
Stream:
Environment
Location:
KWZ 0.606
Start time:
27 March, 2017 at 16:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

To settle down in the changing rhythm and time of water defines observations, actions and identities. We focus in the production and use of experience based knowledge in the water environments. The workshop is organized under the WG Place Wisdom targeting an idea for a project and/or publication.

Long abstract:

In the sea, lake, river or coastal areas a dwelling is connected and build not only to its geographical position but also to human experience of its "waterway" location, which influences to the sense of place. Water itself is unique as an element in the sense that it is both universal and particular. To settle down in the local, changing rhythm and time of water defines everywhere strongly one's observations, identities and actions, such as practices of place making. Even if impacts of global changes are received locally, cultural knowledge is constituted in local practical activities, rather than being imported into them. In this workshop we are interested in the production and use of the experience based, tacit or local knowledge in the water environments. How this knowledge should be taken into account when planning adaptation policies to environmental and societal changes locally and globally? The workshop is a part of the activities of SIEF Working Group Place Wisdom and one of its working themes: Waterscape. The outcome of the workshop will be jointly defined, and can be a common idea for a project and/or a publication. Most of the workshop time will be used to joint work using participatory methods with a target to find new forms of cooperation among workshop participants (presenters, participants, convenors). We ask for proposals with interesting themes and suggestions for the form of further cooperation. All presentations selected to the workshop have 5-10 minutes time for their performance.