Will Kwan (CA): Unpacked in Kuopio

Unpacked in Kuopio is a performative lecture that utilizes the sidewalks, public grounds, and avenues around the University of Kuopio as a sprawling chalk-board without boundaries.

Unfolding in space according to the spatial needs suggested by the content of the lecture, the event invites the audience to step outside the confines of the lecture hall, to walk through and stand within the material being described, to navigate real physical distances commensurate with a subject that has been re-articulated in space. The expansiveness of the presentation asks the audience to consider histories, disciplines, and cultural forms as intense compressions of geographies, origins, exchange, migration, and appropriation.