Day Five: Symposium and the Closing Ceremony

We are sad to admit that it is over. The Symposium and the Closing Ceremony took place in the cosy sauna space Sivistys. Before the brunch there was possibility to go to sauna one more time and some of the people took the advantage of it. The sunny Friday felt like Sunday 🙂

CIMG2808The brunch included everything refreshing and the sofas were comfortable after the last night party. Life is so good sometimes!


During the symposium we heard the conclusions of every workshop. More about the workshops is available on this blog. Go and find out about all the cool things!

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And now those sunny seminar days in Helsinki are over. We were excited, we put all our effort on learning new things about geography, we had excursions around the city, we saw interesting lectures, we laughed and cried, we experienced a lot togehter. That I think, was also interaction in urban space.

Thank you so much for making this seminar happen. We enjoyed having you here!  There’s no doubt about it because it’s EGEA, but see you people again sometimes somewhere! 🙂


Day Four: The last sweating with the Workshops and a proper introduction to Finnish culture

Final day for the Workshops! Time to finish the conclusions and make a presentation for the Symposium.

CIMG2749Marek (Krakow) and Epp (Tallin) making a map presentation on their theme “Geography of Nightlife in big European cities”.

In between of hard work shopping MSc Eeva Kemppainen held a lecture and a workshop under the title “Follow the Thing”.  Eeva’s field is Commodity Geography and Culture Jamming.  After the lecture the participants made interesting subvertisements  and the results can be seen on Eeva’s Flickr


Of course no one can leave Finland before visiting sauna! The evening programm included sauna and swimming pool with traditional finnish food. The programm was very relaxing and laid back. Food, good geographer company, fireplace, sauna – what else would one need on a thursday evening?



CIMG2768The last bits of the macaroni casserole that is a traditional finnish dish made out of pasta, minced meat, egg and milk.



CIMG2757Salmiakki. Salty tasting finnish candy. Some hate it, some love it 😉


On the other hand it was also the last evening of the seminar. And for sure everyone took the most out of it!