Melliferopolis Seminar, 15th of May 2012

The Seminar is held at the lecture hall 5022 at Arabia Campus, Helsinki.

Please find the detailed programme here! Free entrance.


Christina Stadlbauer Melliferopolis – an Introduction to the Project and its Vision 11:00 – 12:00
Ulla Taipale About Future Art Base 12:00 – 12:15
Ferenc Vilisics How can urban environments support bees?
12:15 – 12:45
Break for Lunch 12:45 – 13:45
Lauri Ruottinen Introduction to Beekeeping –
how difficult or easy s it to become a beekeeper
13:45 – 14:30
Stephen Venn How to maintain populations of insect pollinators in urban regions 14:30 – 15:00
Saana Karlsson Urban Gardening and Allotments – possibilities of installing a hive 15:00 – 15:30
Break 15:30 – 16:00
Kaisa Hauru Humans meet bees – antagonism or harmony? 16:00 – 16:30
Johanna Sinisalo Bees and the illusion of immortality 16:30 – 17:30
Christina Stadlbauer Discussion and reflections, Summary and Outlook 17:30 – 18:00

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Melliferopolis experiments with new ways of understanding bees, beekeeping and the ecology of the hive. The project examines the role of honeybees in an urban context and explores the many differing relations between humans and these semi-wild insects.

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