Study Circles Coordinators
Activities in NSU revolve around thematic Study Circles that run during a three-year cycle. Each circle has two coordinators who are appointed by participants and are responsible for organising the symposia.The Study Circles generate the academic content of NSU.
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Present Coordinators 2022:
Circle 1: Urban Studies: Between Creativity and Power
Circle 2: Human-technology futures: making art, doing theory, shaking things up (Ad hoc circle 2022)
Circle 3: Hospitality and Solidarity: Feminist Philosophy in Thought, History and Action
Circle 4: Narrative and Violence
Circle 5: Racialization, Whiteness and Politics of Othering in Contemporary Europe
Circle 6: Nordic Environmental Ethics
Circle 7: Artistic Research | Performing Heterotopia
Heidi Seppälä is a dancer, choreographer, dance researcher and pedagogue.
Born in Finland in 1987 but since lived in 10 countries around the world, Heidi’s artistic work is rooted in multiculturalism and explores the complexities of freedom and imprisonment in both mental as well as societal level.
Heidi holds a BA in dance pedagogue (Tartu University 2009), BA Dance Theatre (London 2012) and MA in dance anthropology (2019). She is currently a student of Uni-arts Helsinki’s pedagogical studies for teachers in the arts, and runs a new international initiative for de-colonising the art of dance.
Dr Marina Velez Vago is a multidisciplinary artist and researcher based in Cambridge. UK. She was born in Argentina, lived in Spain, The Netherlands and the UK and travelled extensively.
Marina is the founder and organiser of Cambridge Sustainability Residency and the founder and curator of Sustainability Art Prize at Cambridge School of Art.
Marina has co-edited two books about art and sustainability, MILK. and ROAR. She is a member of the Dalvazza Group at the Swiss Artistic Research Network and a member of the British Art Network.
Marina holds a BA, a Masters and a Ph. D. in Fine Arts and she lectures at Norwich University of the Arts and the University of Cambridge. Her doctoral research title is ‘Exploring value, meaning and worth through five art projects in rural Spain’.
Circle 8: Futures of Education, Cultural Diversity, Imaginations and Collective Transformations in Time of the Anthropocene
Circle 9: Decolonizing social work (Ad hoc circle 2022)
Circle 10: Art and creative practices as a tool to interpret, redefine and appropriate heritage of the Nordic-Baltic regions (Ad hoc circle 2022)
Circle 11: Environmental Aesthetics and Space based ethics of care (Ad hoc circle 2022)