Stop and Go. Public Seminar/ Workshop – Tallinn


Public Seminar/ Workshop in Tallinn, May 20th and 21st, 2015

at Culture Cauldron [Kultuurikatel] and in Public Space

Its focus is on the routes, rhythms and emotions of transnational and urban mobility in Eastern Europe. The event includes presentations, a small thematic exhibition, and a mapping-practice related workshop. This interdisciplinary forum aims to bring together social science researchers, artists and curators.




Wednesday 20th May: presentations in Culture Cauldron [Kultuurikatel] (Põhja pst 27a, Tallinn).

The presentations take place on 5th floor (room 505), the access via the staircase is located in the courtyard of Culture Cauldron (pls. follow the signs)

10.00 – Introduction: Tarmo Pikner (researcher at the Centre for Landscape and Culture, Tallinn University)

10.05 – Michael Zinganel and Michael Hieslmair (curators, artists, researchers, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna): “Mappings of international mobility nodes”

10.30 – Francisco Martínez (lecturer of urban ethnography at the Estonian Academy of Arts): “Look at the Tšeburek”: The “Hot” Railway Street Market of Tallinn.

11.00 – Flo Kasearu (artist): “Uprising”

11.30 – Marika Alver (guest lecturer at the Estonian Academy of Arts): “Of borders and spirit: stories from Narva”

12.00 – 
Eve Kask (artist, assistant professor at the Estonian Academy of Arts): “A complete guide to Estonian bus stops”

Lunch break 12.30 –13 .15 (at Culture Cauldron)

13.15 – Terje Toomistu (curator, PhD student of ethnology at the University of Tartu): “The magic trip: travels and the imaginary elsewhere of the hippies in Soviet Estonia”

13.45 – Mindaugas Kavaliauskas (photographer): “AUTO -portraits & -landscapes”

14.15 – Emiliya Karaboeva (PhD, Department of Anthropology, Sofia University): “Networking Eurasia: Bulgarian international truck drivers and SOMAT during the Cold war“

14.45 – Patrick Laviolette (professor of social and cultural anthropology, Tallinn University): „Auto-stop, hitch and go: thumbing a ride in Western Europe”

15.15 – Kristel Rattus (Estonian National Museum): “ The Soviet era marked the beginning of car era: the role of cars in Soviet-time everyday-life in the Estonian SSR as reflected in the materials of Estonian National Museum’s correspondents archive”

15.45 – 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 – Tauri Tuvikene (researcher at the Centre for Landscape and Culture, Tallinn University) and Liis Vahter (MA student of Urban Governance, Tallinn University): “Traffic lights and pedestrian practices”

16.15 – Damiano Cerrone (SPIN Unit): „Studying morphologies, observing behaviours“ (presentation via Skype)

16.30 – Erki Kasemets (artist): „Pool elu prügimäel“ [Half life on the garbage dump]

17.00 – Tarmo Pikner (researcher at the Centre for Landscape and Culture, Tallinn University): “Spacing of time and affects on urban waterfront”

17.30 – Discussions and introduction to the next day workshop


17.45 – 18.45 Some snacks served

Thursday 21 May: Mobile Workshop

10.00 – Culture Cauldron (Põhja pst 27a, 5th floor, room 505)

12.00 – Tallinn, Ferry-terminal D

15.00 – Flo Kasearu House Museum (Pebre 8, Tallinn)

17.00 – Culture Cauldron (Põhja pst 27a , 5th floor, room 505) : discussing follow-up initiatives of the project „Stop and Go“

If you have any question related to the announced seminar/ workshop then please contact: 
Tarmo Pikner, Centre for Landscape and Culture, The Estonian Institute of Humanities, Tallinn University:
The project is hosted by the Academy of Fine Art and funded by WWTF Vienna