Shomo is a vibrant event with many things happening in parallel. On Saturday 7.5, the event will start with talks by sustainability experts in Startup Sauna. This part of the event is FREE of charge and OPEN to everyone interested!
So join us at Startup Sauna on Saturday at 11.00-13.00 to learn about the speakers' interesting perspectives on sustainability.
10:50 Opening words
11:00-11:20 Amanda Pasanen
11:30-11:50 Stephany Buenrostro Mazon
12:00-12:20 Viktor Pál
12:30-12:50 Andy Matias
13:00- Ville Raasakka
Amanda Pasanen is the vice-chair of the green city council group in Helsinki and a member of the party board of the Greens. She is passionate about environmental and climate politics and wants to make Finland the world's first carbon neutral welfare state and a forerunner in climate politics. Pasanen is also a Masters' student in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability at the University of Helsinki.
Amanda will talk about how to work and cope with difficult topics like climate change from a personal perspective.
Viktor Pál is the Title of Docent at the University of Tampere, Finland. He also serves as Coordinator at the Helsinki Environmental Humanities Hub.
Twentieth century societies committed terrible ecological crimes while pursuing extensive and rapid economic growth. However, several states also developed and employed complex systems which promoted sustainability. Why did sustainability always lose to economic growth in the past? Based on history can we maintain that economic growth and sustainability is to be reached simultaneously? This talk will address these questions by showing how agents of the state, capitalism and science acted toward the natural environment in the past century.
“Give society the tools, and they will build the world they want to see tomorrow” is Stephany Mazon’s motto.Stephany has a PhD in atmospheric science from the Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR) of the University of Helsinki. She is currently Research and Communications Coordinator at INAR and the new national flagship, the Atmosphere and Climate Competence Center (ACCC), and serves as Science Officer for the Future Earth Finland (part of the global Future Earth network for sustainability and innovation). She works on projects tackling environmental challenges by combining research, science communications, science for decision-making and education. Her passion for storytelling has inspired her to find platforms for science outside academia, such as leading an urban art project to take science to the streets of Helsinki, and has given a TEDxHelsinkiUniversity talk on the importance of science communication.
To solve climate change, biodiversity and human health challenges, we can no longer work in silos. This is what Planetary Health is telling us. Now is a time of togetherness. We need to co-design knowledge-based solutions through an inclusive representation of researchers and sectors of society.
Ville Raasakka is a Finnish composer based in Helsinki. He works with ecology and environmental sounds. His compositional practice ranges from chamber to orchestral music, from electronic music to installation, and from contemporary dance to opera.
His works are performed by the Klangforum Wien (Vienna), the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, der/gelbe/klang (Munich), Mise-en Ensemble (New York), Dal Niente (Chicago), Ensemble Lemniscate (Basel) and the Finnish Baroque Orchestra at the most esteemed festivals.
Raasakka is currently pursuing a doctoral degree on ecological composition at the Sibelius Academy where he also teaches composition at master’s level. He runs the Klang concert series at the Helsinki Music Centre and performs in the Earth Ears Ensemble.
Coal, oil and wood in sound art and concert music. Materiality and proximity of sound as means of presenting ecological cases and engaging ecological discussions in contemporary concert culture.
Andy has a background in Film, photography and design. He has worked at production companies in Los Angeles and with global brands in New York City. In 2016, he moved to Finland to focus on sustainability and has helped startups & SMEs to build impactful sustainability offers.
“Sustainability is extremely important to me and I think that everyone should strive to take at least one climate action every day, whether it is to take the bus instead of the car or to buy locally produced products in the grocery store. Even the small things make a difference in the big picture.” 🌻🌻
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