Worklab Conference 2018 will be organized in Finland. This time we will focus on sounds and exhibitions and program is now online! This two-day conference includes very interesting speeches from several European museums and sound professionals. How we can present and preserve sounds of the past?
In 2013, six European museums started to record endangered and disappearing sounds of industrial society. The “Work with Sounds”-project (2013-2015) was soon followed by the “Sounds of Changes”-project (2017–2019), both were funded by Creative Europe programme. In these projects we have collected a great archive of historical sounds that can be used for free from www.soundsofchanges.eu. All the sounds are licensed under Creative Commons and can be found in Europeana and Wikimedia.
The Sounds of Changes project, WORKLAB (International Association of Labour Museums) and The Finnish Labour Museum are organising a summer conference, 12th-13th of June 2018, in Tampere. The two-day conference will focus on sounds of industrial, social and technical culture. Please, read the abstracts!
International conference on Exhibiting Sounds of Changes
Date: Monday 11thof June – Wednesday 13thof June 2018
Venue: The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas (Väinö Linnan aukio 8, Tampere, Finland).
Slight program changes are possible.
11th June Monday (arrival day)
18.00-20.00 Welcome get-together and conference registration at Lenin museum
12th June Tuesday
Venue: The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
9.00-9.45 am Conference Registration
10.00 Welcome speeches
10.15 Keynote Speaker Meri Kytö (FIN) Soundscape Recordings, Cultural Brokerage and Translatability of Sonic Experience
11.15-12.15 Session 1
– Jörg U. Lensing (GER) Re-Enactment for Soundscapes
– Ari Koivumäki (FIN) How to find the right sounds
13.15-14.15 Session 2
– John Kannenberg (UK), Sounds as Objects of Culture: Exhibition strategies at the Museum of Portable Sound
– Outi Penninkangas and Lila Heinola (FIN) Sound Museum
14.45-16.15 Session 3
– Marina Sahnwaldt (GER) KLANGSPORT. A Sonic Exploration of Sport Disciplines
– Pekka Virtanen (FIN) Noisy nature
– Frank Meyer (NOR) The Sound of Norway. Farm bells and big city cacophony
18.00-22.00 Social evening in Härmälänranta sauna. Bus transport from Tampere Old Church
13th June Wednesday
Venue: The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
10.00 The Keynote Speaker Ramon De Marco (SUI) – Acoustic Scenography – Turning Ideas into Sound
11.00-12.30 Session 4
– Kathinka Engels ja Konrad Gutkowski (GER ) Sounds as cultural heritage – The EU-project “Sounds of Changes” and how sounds can revive memories
– Søren Bak-Jensen (DK) That reminds me of…. The importance of visitors sharing memories at the Workers Museum in Copenhagen
– Kimmo Kestinen (FIN) Sounds in Silence – Use of Sounds in Finnish Labour Museum Werstas exhibitions
13.30-14.30 Session 5
– Ivan Pavlovich Petukhov (RUS) Sounds in the exhibition “The Empire on the Ways of Modernization. Russia in the 19th – early 20th centuries”
– Heta Kaisto (FIN) Listening to Things that Leave You Speechless: Renewing Lapua Ammunition Factory Museum’s Permanent Exhibition Starting with a Sound
15.30 Visit to Museum Centre Vapriikki
18.30-20.30 Social evening at Werstas
Registration was now open until May 20, 2018. If you want to register, send us an email to soundsofchanges(@)tyovaenmuseo.fi
Travel and accommodation
Location: The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas is located on Väinö Linnan aukio 8, 33210 Tampere, Finland. (geodata, type this in Google maps: 61.501686, 23.759541)
By air: Tampere is well connected and easy to reach. There are some direct flights to Tampere-Pirkkala airport. However, more convenient way might be fly to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. There is a pleasant and inexpensive train connection to Tampere from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Local train takes you to the Tikkurila train station and from there you can catch the Pendolino or IC2 train to Tampere center in less than 2 hours. From the railway station in Tampere you walk pleasantly in about 15 minutes to the museum. Train connections at the site of operator VR.
There are several hotels in Tampere. Here as just some examples:
Hotel Cumulus City Koskikatu
Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Tammer (located closest to the Labour Museum Werstas)
Other options at the site of tourist bureau.
The Lenin Museum is situated in the Worker’s House in the center of Tampere at the cross street Hämeenpuisto and Hallituskatu, address Hämeenpuisto 28, Tampere.
Sauna Villa Härmälänranta, Viimankatu 2, Tampere. On Tuesday evening we will have a nice evening at the Härmälänranta Sauna. There is a nice cabin where everyone can socialize with beer and snacks. If you like, you can try Finnish sauna (separate saunas for men and women) and swim in a cool lake (take a swim suit with you) .