Canary Coffee in Waterwheel Symposium

On March 12, 2014

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When: 19th of March at 11am (GMT+2)
Where: at Waterwheel Symposium online

Waterwheel is an interactive, collaborative platform for sharing media and ideas, performance and presentation.  Waterwheel investigates and celebrates this constant yet volatile global resource, fundamental element, environmental issue, political dilemma, universal theme and symbol of life. Please see the program of the Waterwheel Symposium 17- 23. of March at Waterwheel blog. 200+ scientists, artists, activists and youth from 5 continents will present and interact with audience online and in 18 nodes (physical venues) in Argentina, Australia, Colombia, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Morocco, New Zealand, Poland, USA, Taiwan and Tunisia.

The Finns are the number two in coffee drinking statistics in the world and it is said coffee tells about the mentality of Finland. The coffee is a way of reaching to people, of socialising and an ”excuse” to pay a visit. People discuss over a cup of coffee. A cup of coffee carries quite a heavy ecological backpack. Due to e.g. cultivation, erosion and long transportation distances, each cup of coffee consumes 300g of natural resources. I try to limit my coffee drinking to one cup per day.

Over the cup of coffee with Waterwheel Symposium I would like to discuss about energy production and consumption, nuclear power in particular, what does water mean in the context of nuclear power and also different ways of understanding what energy means. Finland is also one of the rare countries in Europe that is living nuclear power renaissance. How about having a cup of coffee in Hanhikivi cape in Pyhäjoki, North Finland where the sixth nuclear power plant of Finland is going to be build. Let’s share info about the location&nuclear power plant project which is planned in a land-lifting shore in partly nature preservation area where there is no infrastructure originally. I’ll share what artists, activists and scientists have done so far in the area in the context of Case Pyhäjoki . What kind of role people from the field of culture can have in this kind of massive changes like in Pyhäjoki? Or generally in the whole world in places of distress? This is not meant to be a presentation but a discussion in which anyone can take part with questions&comments.

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