A few lines on the situation of the Social Science Carnival plans after the meeting of
March 26. I am writing this is English so that at least some of the material for planning will be understandable for our international students and staff. One of the aims of the carnival is, indeed, to involve our foreign students, teachers and researchers more in the life of our faculty. More generally, to learn more about each other, build a stronger community and show our faces to the world.
The carnival will take place on Wednesday, May 9, starting at 2pm and continuing until
midnight at the premises of the faculty, Unioninkatu 37, both inside and in the
courtyard. Kannunvalajat will organize activities at the informal student bar Kuppala.
The Kruununhaka Residents? Association will also be organizing activities in the Carnival.
There is still time to get involved in the event. See list of contacts at the end of this
message. Also, feel free to pass the word to friends and collaborators of our faculty,
both inside and outside the university.
There will be a bazaar area in the yard where students and staff will together build own
small areas which tell about what they do in different disciplines and areas or the
faculty. Karaoke room will open at 5pm. There will be competition for the prestigious title of Dean of Tango (Tangodekaani). If interested in participating, send me (Teivo) a note.
Madventures will be present. Riku Rantala, the world-famous travel TV host with a
take-no-prisoners attitude, will be answering our questions about politics of cultural
encounters. He may also tell us how to misbehave in crazy parties. This discussion
starting at 4pm will be mostly held in English. See more on Madventures here:
GA Cohen Boozing Society, honouring Jerry Cohen who was Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at Oxford, will be showing Cohen videos (including “German Idea of
Freedom”, “Marxist Boxing Match between Roemer and Habermas” as well as “Thomas
Paleface, who was Artist of the Year 2011 in Finland and remains one of the most popular
Finnish rap singers of all times, will deliver a show.
A new gate that links the main building with the Swedish School of Social Science,
honouring Ullamaija Kivikuru, will be ceremoniously inaugurated.
All kinds of other activities, including music, visiting alumni, sports and students’
Speksi performance. You are welcome to present proposals or simply show up with your
friends and perform.
Kruununhaka Residents’ Association has thrown in a challenge for a tug-of-war
(köydenvetokilpailu). Any 5-member team that will want to compete can contact Veli-Heikki Klemetti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There might also be a Mangapolitical J-Pop activity: stay tuned (and contact
For presenting your organization or discipline in the bazaar, contact
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. For music in the courtyard,
contact email@example.com. On foreign students? participation, contact
On various kinds things, including activities inside the building, you can contact me