Tuesday 23.8.2016

17.00 Arrival at Villa Salin

Address: Tiirasaarentie 2, 00200 Helsinki

18.00 Welcome words, light dinner and get-together party

Wednesday 24.8.2016

8.30 Breakfast

9.30 Key note and discussion: Saara Särmä (feminist scholar and artist, University of Tampere, Finland): How I became an artist during my doctoral studies and where that took me

10.30 Participatory feminist workshop: Saara Särmä

12.00 Lunch

13.30 2 parallel workshops (individual papers)

Session 1 Chair: Bodil Formark

13.30-14.00 Sara Litzén, Södertörn University: Looking pretty girly: The situatedness of producing knowledge

Commentator: Myry Voipio, University of Jyväskylä

14.00-14.30 Susanna Rönn, University of Vaasa: Contemporary Riot Grrrl Visual Culture and the Girl Gaze: The Case of “White Flag” by Slutever 

Commentator: Elspeth Mitchell, University of Leeds

14.30-15.00 Yên Mai, University of Helsinki: Blogging Activism of Young Educated and Global Women in an Authoritarian Society

Commentator: Sara Litzén, Södertörn University

Session 2 Chair: Sanna Aaltonen

13.30-14.00 Anna Nygren, Gothenburg university: A reflection on girls and horses

Commentator: Linda Forsell, Performing Arts Collective PotatoPotato

14.00-14.30 Aino Tormulainen, University of Eastern Finland: Memory work - A girl power method?

Commentator: Karoliina Sjö, University of Turku

14.30-15.00 Maria Strömbäck, Umeå University: Creating space for health promotion, feminist activism and creativity

Commentator: Rosie Walters, University of Bristol

15.30 Coffee

16.00 Key note and discussion

Elina Oinas: "Knowing me, knowing you, ahaa..." Specific concerns on reflexivity and positionality when doing research on contemporary girls

18.00 Girlish knowledge workshop with drinks

What kinds of data do we work with? How do we produce girlish knowledge? We welcome participants to share examples (av-material, interviews, etc.) from research data and material used in girl work.

19.30 Dinner

Thursday 25.8.2016

8.00 Breakfast

9.00-9.45 Research, Performing Arts, Girlhood and Spatiality

Bodil Formark, Umeå University & FlickForsk!; Linda Forsell, Performing Arts Collective PotatoPotato; Kajsa Widegren, Gothenburg University: Playing together: A try-alogue

10.00-11.00 2 parallel workshops (individual papers)

Session 1 Chair: Sinikka Aapola-Kari

10.00 - 10.30 Carola Maria Wide, University of Vaasa: Revolting Girls and the Abject in Kiki Smith’s and Ulla Jokisalo’s Revisualizations of “Little Red Riding Hood”

Commentator: Anna Nygren, Gothenburg university

10.30 - 11.00 Marja-Liisa Mäkelä, University of Turku: The (rocky?) road from comprehensive school to further education: Intersectional approach to agency of multicultural teenage girls

Commentator: Linda Arnell, Umeå University

Session 2 Chair: Myry Voipio

10.00 - 10.30 Rosie Walters, University of Bristol: Relinquishing Control in Focus Groups: The use of activities in feminist research with young people to improve moderator performance

Commentators: Nika Rasmussen, Uppsala University and Aino Tormulainen, University of Eastern Finland

10.30 - 11.00 Karoliina Sjö, University of Turku: Narrated and experienced embodied me. Girlhood and early womanhood in Kirsti Teräsvuori’s (1899–1988) diaries

Commentator: Yên Mai, University of Helsinki 

11.15 Girl work methods

  • 11.00-11.45 "Creating girl-smart activities", Liinu Diaz Rämö,Flickaplattformen; Arbresha Rexhepi, Elektra Göteborg & Ann-Charlotte Roswall, Tjejer Emellan
  • 11.45-12.30 “What is empowerment for girls?”, Sonja Puolakka, Tyttöjen Talo & Nelli Niemelä, IceHearts

12.45 Lunch

13.45 Key note and discussion

Ulrika Dahl, Södertörn University: “Ecriture Femme-inine? Reflections on queer feminine (research) styles”

15.30 Coffee

16.00 2 parallel workshops (individual papers)

Session 1 Chair: Heta Mulari

16.00-16.30 Nika Rasmussen, Uppsala University: Studying norms and values amongst Bolivian urban youths

Commentator: Maria Strömbäck, Umeå University

16.30-17.00 Linda Arnell, Umeå University: Creative methods, sensitive talk and ethical issues: Experiences from a research project on girls’ and young women’s violence

Commentator: Marja-Liisa Mäkelä, University of Turku

Session 2 Chair: Aino Tormulainen

16.00-16.30 Elspeth Mitchell, University of Leeds: Feminine becomings and the audiovisual: reading with the girl in Ahtila, Irigaray and Beauvoir

Commentator: Carola Maria Wide, University of Vaasa

16.30-17.00 Myry Voipio, University of Jyväskylä: ’Dear Diary!’ and Other Assumptions and Formulaic Conventions. Pondering the Voice, Style and Formulaic Narrative Strategies of Girls’ Literature and the Possibilities of Using them in Academic Writing

Commentator: Susanna Rönn, University of Vaasa

17.30 Concluding discussion and future plans

19.00 Dinner 

Friday 26.8.2016

9.00 – 17.00 Helsinki Girl Tour: day tour in girl culture venues, organized by Tyttötutkimusverkosto - The Finnish Network for Girls Studies

9.00 Visit to Finnish artist Katja Tukiainen’s atelier at Kaapelitehdas

Address: Tallberginkatu 1, 00180 Helsinki

12.00 Guided visit to Tyttöjen Talo (Girls' House, Finnish Girl Work Organization)

Address: Hämeentie 13 A (4th floor), 00530 Helsinki

13.00 Lunch at Siltanen (self-funded)

Address: Hämeentie 13 B, 00530 Helsinki

14.00 Presentation by the feminist and norm critical art duo Blaue Frau


17.00 Farewell dinner (self-funded)