Aboagora-symposium and New Performance Turku Festival, an international festival for performance and live art, start their collaboration with Floating Platforms -project, finding ways to collaborate between scientific and artistic practices.
Floating Platforms -project was awarded with a stipendium by the Finnish Cultural Foundation. The aim of the project is to find different ways to approach co-ordinated dialogue between arts and sciences. Six performance artists and six scientists from variety of disciplines around Finland and Europe will work in pairs and discuss a certain theme from their own perspectives and methods.
Floating Platforms will be conducted as a part of both events' programmes. The audience will have an opportunity to follow these processes between arts and sciences throughout the course of the project. Floating Platforms expands the ways in which both parties have previously worked with - questions concerning the new methods of producing information, and availability and openness of these processes. These results will be available for the field of arts and sciences. The project consists of event sections, discussion panels called thinking platforms, and a publication that will be published in 2016.
New Performance Turku Festival is an annual festival celebrating the latest works by the leading artists in performance and performing arts, as well as a variety of art genres. The theme of the 2014 festival was , which was manifested with the audience, art works and researchers collaborating in the festival. This year the theme of expertise in performance art will continue with the Floating Platforms -project.
Aboagora-symposium 2015 will be conducted on August 11-13, and New Performance Turku Festival will be held from 28th of September to 4th of October. Both events will publish their international programme during the spring.
Falling Walls Lab Turku - 10 of August 2015
Share your innovative idea at the Falling Walls Lab Turku, win a scholarship and travel to the Finale in Berlin!
The Falling Walls Lab is a platform for excellent academics, entrepreneurs and professionals from all disciplines who get the opportunity to present their research work, business model or innovative project or idea with peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business. Each participant has 3 minutes time on stage! The first Falling Walls Lab Turku was conducted in August 2014, and in November three winning candidates travelled to Berlin to share their ideas. Veli-Matti Karhulahti (University of Turku), Vilja Siitonen (University of Turku) and Eric Malmi (Aalto University, Helsinki) represented Turku in the international finale, among 97 other candidates.
"The competition challenged me to think how to present my research shortly, yet in a popular manner. The Lab also gave me a chance to experience the excited and distinguished atmosphere at the finale in Berlin." - Eric Malmi, Falling Walls Lab Turku Finalist 2014
Falling Walls Labs take place globally throughout the year. The winners of each international Falling Walls Lab qualify for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, which is held every year on 8 November and is closely connected to the annual and international renowned Falling Walls Conference, taking place on 9 November. At the Conference 20 top-class scientists from around the world present their current breakthrough research answering the question “Which are the next walls to fall?”.
The Falling Walls Lab Turku takes place on 10 of August 2015 at Sibelius Museum, Turku Finland. Applications can be made through the website www.falling-walls.com/lab by 15 of May 2015.
The most intriguing presenter will qualify directly for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin. Travel costs and accommodation in Berlin are covered. Also, all participants of the Finale receive a ticket for the Falling Walls Conference.
The Falling Walls Lab is a non-profit series of scientific conferences, which aims at building and fostering interdisciplinary connections between young researchers; apart from their own travel costs, participants do not pay any charges. The Falling Walls Lab is a cooperation project between the Falling Walls Foundation and the global management-consulting firm A.T. Kearney.
• Present your research project, business plan, entrepreneurial or social initiative that is relevant to the world of today – in 3 minutes!
• Convince a top-class jury with members from academia, research institutions and business.
• Exchange insights on an interdisciplinary level with fellow researchers and professionals.
• Get involved in exciting discussions and network with excellent scientists and professionals.
Who can Apply
• We are looking for outstanding young talents and innovative thinkers from all disciplines around Finland, Nordic and Baltic countries.
• Master students, PhD candidates, post-docs, young professionals, scientists or entrepreneurs are invited to apply.
Application & Deadline
Apply online at http://www.falling-walls.com/lab/apply
Application deadline: 15 May 2015
The Falling Walls Lab Turku
The Falling Walls Lab takes place on 10 August 2015 at the Sibelius Museum, Piispankatu 17, Turku, Finland. Start: 11 am
Win a Scholarship and a Trip to Berlin
A distinguished jury selects the winner who
• travels to Berlin on 8/9 November 2015
• qualifies directly for the Lab Finale in Berlin on 8 November 2015 as one of 100 international and interdisciplinary participants (travel costs and accommodation are covered).
• is awarded a ticket for the international Falling Walls Conference on 9 November 2015 where some of the world’s most prominent scientists from around the world present their current breakthrough research in 15 minutes each.
The organizers of the Turku Lab offer participants outside Turku a chance to apply for travel grant. If you're applying for the travel grant to Turku, please state that in your motivation letter.
"An experience that will surely expand every participator's understanding of multidimensional disciplines of modern science." - Veli-Matti Karhulahti, Falling Walls Lab Turku Finalist 2014
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