[H-verkko] Tampere, Experts, Communities and the Negotiation of the Experience of Modernity Workshop:

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Experts, Communities and the Negotiation of the Experience of Modernity

21.9.2017 klo 10:15

Experts, Communities and the Negotiation of the Experience of Modernity

21.9.2017, University of Tampere, Main building

The workshop will examine the mediating role of experts in the processes of
modernisation and community building from the early twentieth century to the
present. The focus will be on two interrelated aspects: First, the workshop will
look at the mechanisms by which expert knowledge has been used to control the
experience of modernity and to (re)build communal belonging. We are interested
in both urban and rural communities and environments, as well as various groups
of experts: urban planners, architects, social scientists, geographers and
historians. Common to all these professional groups has been their key role in
explaining and legitimating change, and in embedding expert knowledge into
‘tradition’ and ‘common sense knowledge’. Second, the workshop will
explore to what extent and in what ways the authority of expert knowledge to
shape societal transformations has been negotiated and contested by other
professional groups and by laypersons.

The workshop is open for everyone and free of charge. For catering purposes, we
kindly ask you to register by 15.9.2017 to Henrik Mattjus
(henrik.mattjus at uta.fi). Welcome!


Thursday, 21.9.2017

University Main building, Room A3

10:15 Opening: Marjaana Niemi (University of Tampere)


Theme 1: Abodes – Ideas and experiences of everyday living in the twentieth

KeynoteMaja Willén (University of Stockholm), To (re)create authenticity. The
idea of modernity and historicity in the contemporary processes of home making

Henrik Mattjus (University of Tampere), Producing modern domestic space in the
Finnish countryside during 1920s and 1930s

Leena Enbom (University of Helsinki), Beyond the poverty knowledge. Urban
poverty as a lived experience in the mid-20th century Helsinki

12:00–13:15 Lunch


Theme 2: Expert knowledge and nostalgia in constructing post-war communities

Salla Jokela (University of Helsinki), Nostalgic tourism spaces and the
construction of socio-spatial identities in post-war Helsinki

Tanja Vahtikari (University of Tampere), Local history as urban knowledge in
postwar Helsinki

Aura Kivilaakso (National Board of Antiquities & University of Turku),
Communicating cultural heritage – nostalgia, expert knowledge and the
antithesis of cultural environment protection


14:45–15.00 Coffee



Theme 3:Lost in translation: different ways of knowing cities and landscapes

Keynote Helen Sooväli-Sepping (Tallinn University), One landscape, multiple
knowledges – on heritage, experts and locals

Hannele Kuitunen(University of Tampere), It could have become a slum: A city
renewal process in Tampere during the 1950s and 1960s

Marjaana Niemi (University of Tampere), The rural-urban fringe: The place on its
own right


16:30–17:00 Concluding remarks: Peter Clark (University of Helsinki) and
Marjatta Hietala (University of Tampere)


The Workshop is organised by the project Experts,Communities, and the
Negotiation of the Experience of Modernityfunded by the Kone Foundation.



Inquiries and more information:

Professor Marjaana Niemi / marjaana.niemi at uta.fi

Henrik Mattjus/  henrik.mattjus at uta.fi

Tanja Vahtikari/ tanja.vahtikari at uta.fi


Tiedustelut: Marjaana Niemi (marjaana.niemi at uta.fi), puhelin 040-1904092
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