Programme

 

Wednesday 14 September 2022

09-11.30

Registration and refreshments

11.30-11.50

Opening of Congress

11.50-12.30

Nordic funeral services from a societal perspective: which influences shaped graveyards in the past, and what are they today?

Elof Westergaard

12.30 - 13.15

War graves and monuments in Finnish cemeteries
Elisa Heikkilä

13.15-14.15

Lunch

14.15-15.15

Multicultural burial places – how to bring together new and Nordic traditions?

Örjan Wallin, Åse Skrøvset, Helena Nordh

15.15 -15.45

Coffee break

15.45 - 16.30

Multicultural burial places, and the challenges and possibilities they hold

Moderator: Örjan Wallin  

16.30-16.45

Conclusion of the day and information on evening activities

18.45

Guided walk in English, Swedish and Finnish to the restaurant from Tampere Hall, 3 guides

19.45

Dinner at restaurant Plevna

 

Thursday 15 September 2022

9.00-10.00

Land and Soil - the ’good’ ground: From football field to a graveyard. Soil and drainage experiences from the extension works of Bromma churchyard, with focus on digging, decay and drainage.

Carolyn Dias Larsson, Inghild Økland 

10.00-10.30

Coffee break

10.30-12.00

Management and administration of natural burial places: Challenges in the transition from culturally traditional graveyards to more natural ones. Special focus on the changing views on nature and smart design.

Martina Elisabeth Rahkonen, Thomas Randrup, Magnus Gommerud Nielsen 

12.00-13.15

Lunch

13.15-13.45

The churchyard in contemporary literature - how does it reflect the times we live in?

 Sjón (Sigurjón Birgir Sigurðsson)

13.45-14.30

Covid19 - an update from the five participating countries

Moderator: Håvard Russnes 

14.30-15.00

Coffee break

15.00-16.15

The future significance of graveyards for the living: the changing attitudes towards death as experienced in the five participating nations. Exploration of future forms and conditions of burial, in addition to a consideration on the impact of the burial place on the family and loved ones now and in the future. Could the graveyard be used as a tool for healing?

Anne Kjærsgaard, Pavel Grabalov, Magdalena Nordin 

16.15-16.30

Conclusion of the day and announcement of Congress location for 2025

19.00

Congress dinner at Tampere Hall, Sorsapuistosali

 

Friday 16 September 2022

9.00-13.00

Exhibition and guided tour on foot at Kalevankangas cemetery. Tours at 10.00–11.00 in Swedish and at 11.00-12.00 in English as well as in Finnish from the cemetery main gate.

13.00-13.45

Lunch at Tampere Hall

14.00-15.00

Concert at Tampere Cathedral