Today I went back (at least virtually) to the University of Turku, where I presented a paper on “Literary Approaches to Possible Futures” (“Mahdolliset tulevaisuudet – näkökulmia kirjallisuudesta”).
On the programme also Kimi Kärki (speaking of Blade Runner) and author Hanna-Riikka Kuisma, who discussed her recent novel Kerrostalo (“High-Rise”).
We had a good audience and an animated discussion, and thoroughly ran out of time to talk of all the questions that came up.
Thanks to all participants and the KULTVA Cultural Interaction Researcher Network who organized the seminar.
The themes of the seminar resonated also with the course I taught earlier this year on hope for the future, a course which developed in a short article (co-authored with the students) which will be published in the next Avain journal (2020/3)