Creativity and Self-Boundaries: An Interdisciplinary Workshop

February 21, 2019 - February 22, 2019
Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä

Lyhty, Main Campus, University of Jyväskylä


University of Jyväskylä

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The Creativity an Self-Boundaries workshop will explore the ways in which we experientially demarcate ourselves vis-à-vis other people and various environments. The question of demarcation will be discussed especially in regard to various domains of creativity, including music, the visual arts, literature, and humor. The diverse group of speaker-discussants includes philosophers, psychologists, musicologists, artists, and art researchers.

Participation is free and open to all, but please let us know if you plan to attend by sending an e-mail to: [email protected]

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Creativity and Self-Boundaries: An Interdisciplinary Workshop


University of Jyväskylä, Finland 

Organized by the Experiential Demarcation Research Project (Funded by Kone Foundation and Academy of Finland)

Venue: Lyhty, Main Campus, University of Jyväskylä


Thursday, 21.2.

9.30-10 Opening words

10-11 Joel Krueger (Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Exeter): Musical Scaffolding and the Space of Empathy

11-12 Simon Høffding (Philosopher and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo): Extending and Enlarging Myself: Musicianship as Interactional Expertise

12-13 Lunch

13-14 Suvi Saarikallio (Senior Researcher in Music Education, University of Jyväskylä): Music as Embodied-Reflective Access to Self

14-15 Heidi Fast (Doctoral Researcher in Artistic Research, Aalto University, Helsinki): Voice and Vulnerability: The Sense of Self in a Shared Vocal Atmosphere

15-15.30 Coffee/tea

15.30-16.30 Joona Taipale (Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä): Playing with Boundaries: Self, Other, and Transitional Space

Friday, 22.2.

10-11 Tom Roberts (Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Exeter): Laughing-at and Laughing-with

11-12 Sanna Tirkkonen (Postdoctoral Researcher in Philosophy, University of Helsinki/Jyväskylä): Loneliness and Imagination. Interpreting Tove Jansson's Fiction

12-13 Lunch

13-14 Patricia Townsend (Artist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, PhD, Slade School of Fine Art): Creative States of Mind: The Artist and the Developing Artwork

14-15 Jussi Saarinen (Postdoctoral Researcher in Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä): The Peculiar Status of the Painting as an “Other” 

15-15.30 Coffee/tea

15.30-16.30 Olli Piippo (Painter, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki; Universität der Künste, Berlin): Painting and the Creation of New Artistic Language

16.30-16.45 Concluding words

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February 18, 2019, 4:00am EET

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