Thursday March, 24, 20221: 16:00 – 18:00 Media School Meeting Room with Liisa Rávná Finbog via zoom
Dr. Liisa-Rávná Finbog is a Sámi scholar from Oslo, Vaapste, and Skánit in the Norwegian part of Sápmi. She is currently based in Tampere, on the Finnish side of Sápmi, where she is doing post-doc research.
As a long-time practitioner of duodji [Sámi practices of aesthetics and storytelling], her PhD in museology combined her practice with an Indigenous research focus which looked into duodji as a Sámi system of knowledge; the devastating effect of the colonial epistemicide on the practice of duodji; and how Sámi communities today work to re-remember practices within duodji and in the process negotiate Sámi identities; and lastly, how museums with their vast collections of Sámi heritage objects play into these processes. Extending from this research, she has curated several seminars focused on the idea of creative sovereignty in the arts and given lectures at several universities and institutions on the same topic.
Her written works include contributions to collective works such as ‘Research Journeys In/To Multiple Ways of Knowing (2019), articles in Nordic Museology (2015) and in the digital platform “Action Stories” (2021), as well as several upcoming works, including her first book, “It Speaks to You – Making kin through people, stories, and duodji in Sámi Museums” (2022).
Finbog is also one of three curators of the Nordic Pavilion that will transform into the Sámi Pavilion at the 2022 Venice Biennale.