Floating Peripheries Conference 2019 – Sites and Situations14 – 16 January 2019The conference focuses on the notion of periphery/peripheries in relation to the varied methods, materials, concepts, questions and ideas accurate in the fields of artistic research and visual studies. We aim to look at and speculate about the multitude of peripheral sites and situations as a multi-layered and complex phenomenon – as conceptual, spatial and site-responsive domains, aesthetically and spatially experienced and shaped by associations, representations and practices through different mediums in arts and epistemologies. The conference will include presentations, artistic interventions, discussions and installations. Artistic researchers and scholars on visual studies across disciplines, aesthetics and activities are all invited.The conference is part of the research consortium 'Floating Peripheries – mediating the sense of place' between University of Lapland, Faculty of Art and Design and Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Dept of Film, Tv and Scenography & Dept of Art/ViCCA). The project is funded by the Academy of Finland during 2017–2021.