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For the parallel sessions, each paper is alloted 15 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions.

The program is set in GMT+2 Central European Summer Time.

Wednesday, August 11

11.00-11.30 The Auditorium
Kyrre Kverndokk, University of Bergen
11.30-12.30 Keynote lecture: The Auditorium
Phenomenal time: a field philosophy for more liveable worlds
Michelle Bastian, University of Edinburgh

Moderator: Marit Ruge Bjærke
Lunch break The Lobby and the Café are open, if you want to continue the conversation.
13.30-14.45 Parallel
sessions 1
Conference room 1
Politics, planning and time 1

Moderator: Isak Stoddard

Pernille Almlund
What calculations and numbers do to political work and decisions

Blake Ewing
Is politics the problem? Reassessing the charge of political short-termism

Hedda Susanne Molland
Time to act – The temporality of innovation in Norwegian carbon capture and storage policy
Conference room 2
The non-human 1

Moderator: Camilla Asplund Ingemark

Frédérique Brossard Børhaug and Line Alice Ytrehus
Caring for biological and cultural diversity: The epistemic contribution of the Capability Approach in times of anthropogenic climate change

Lykke Guanio-Uluru
Plant Representation in Climate Fiction for Young Adults

Michał Pałasz
Posthumanistic Fix to the Temporal Myopia of Management Practices. Towards the Applied Solidarity of All Things
14.45-15.15 Break The Lobby and the Café are open, if you want to continue the conversation.
15.15-17.00 Parallel
sessions 2
Conference room 1
Local practices

Moderator: Lars Kaijser

Trine My Thygaard-Nielsen
Working with climates: multiple climates in Spanish conventional greenhouse production

Josefine Løndorf Sarkez-Knudsen
Acting in the Anthropocene: Permaculture as a form of activism

Jenny Ingridsdotter and Maria Vallström
Mobilized villages: local community agency during the Swedish wildfires in 2018 and the process of re-orientation towards the future

Elisabeth Schøyen Jensen, Sissel Småland Aarsheim & Scott Bremer
Marking seasonal change using primstavs; re-representing natural and social order
Conference room 2
Cli-fi and imagined futures 1

Moderator: Henrik Bødker

Solveig Helene Lygren
The Anthropocene and the Apocalypse: Environmental crisis and motifs of end time in contemporary Norwegian novels

Sissel Furuseth
The Ethics of Posterity in Maja Lunde´s Climate Change Novels

Helena Hörnfelt
A future lost? Children facing uncertainty before and in times of climate crisis

Thursday, August 12

10.00-11.00 The Auditorium
A conversation about the project “The Future is Now”.
Anders Ekström, Uppsala University in conversation with Kyrre Kverndokk and Marit Ruge Bjærke, University of Bergen

Moderator: Eivind Seland
11.00-11.15 Break The Lobby and the Café are open, if you want to continue the conversation.
11.15-12.30 Parallel
sessions 3
Conference room 1
Politics, planning and time 2

Moderator: Marianne Takle

Henrik Bødker
Journalism, time and climate change

Christina Berg Johansen
Organizing in the Anthropocene – a utopian exploration

Tessa van der Staak
Climate change “on the body”: Anecdotal evidence and experts
Conference room 2
Landscape and knowledge

Moderator: Jenny Ingridsdotter

Jilt Jorritsma
Future Pasts: History, Space and the Environment in the Imagination of Urban Submergence in Amsterdam, New York and Mexico City

Miriam Jensen
The significant now as a meeting place for local narratives on change: An opportunity for conflict management?
12.30-13.30 Lunch break The Lobby and the Café are open, if you want to continue the conversation.
13.30-14.45 Parallel
sessions 4
Conference room 1
Politics, planning and time 3

Moderator: Hedda Susanne Molland

Isak Stoddard and Magdalena Kuchler
Temporalities of energy transitions: Sociotechnical imaginaries of regional mitigation efforts in Sweden

Siddharth Sareen and Timothy Moss
Demanding demand: Political configurations of energy flexibility in Berlin, 1920-2020

Emil Flatø
Futurity, Models and the Time of the Climate Issue
Conference room 2
The non-human 2

Moderator: Line Alice Ytrehus

Camille Deschamps Vierø
Temporalities of walking in the Anthropocene

Martina Mercellova
Whitewash Brainwash linear Greenwash: Leslie Marnon Silko and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson against colonial linearity of green discourse
14.45-15.15 Break The Lobby and the Café are open, if you want to continue the conversation.
15.15 -17.00 Parallel
sessions 5
Conference room 1
The project The Future is Now 1

Moderator: Kyrre Kverndokk

Lars Kaijser
Advocating equilibrium. On climate-change at public aquariums

Lone Ree Milkær
The Great Re-Skilling: understandings of generation, tradition, and nostalgia as part of climate change mitigation in suburban Bergen

Diane Goldstein
‘Where is global warming when you need it?’: The role of immediacy in vernacular constructions of climate change

Henrik H. Svensen
The future is now: Climate change, permafrost thawing, tipping points and the fluid temporalities of the Anthropocene
Conference room 2
Anthropocene aesthetics 1

Moderator: Scott Bremer

Tore Størvold
Audiovisual Temporalities in the Anthropocene: Sound and Musical Aesthetics in Chernobyl (2019)

Laura op de Beke
Deep Time LARP: A Speculative Storytelling Game

Friday, August 13

10.00-11.45 Parallel
sessions 6
Conference room 1
The temporality of solidarity

Moderator:  Lone Ree Milkær

Marianne Takle
The boundaries of solidarity – an extension of time

Anna Friberg
Now or in the future? Reflections on climate rhetoric and de-temporalizations of the future in the language use of youth climate movements

Ragnhild Freng Dale
Futures on trial: Courtroom performance and petroleum disputes in the Norwegian Arctic

Stefan Gaarsmand Jacobsen and Jakob Egholm Feldt
Climate Justice and the Multiplicity of Timescales
Conference room 2
Cli-fi and imagined futures 2

Moderator:  Solveig Helene Lygren

Chukwu Romanus Nwoma
Environmental Privation and Human Migration in Shimmer Chinodya’s Dew in the Morning

Kübra Baysal
Climate Change Fiction since the Nineteenth Century: After London, Mara and Dann and Lost Girl

Subarna De
An Environmental Reading of Gun Island: Discourses on Indigenous Notions of Climate Change

Marion Moussier
Synchronizing Human and Geological Temporalities in Climate Fiction: the Example of J.G.Ballard's The Drowned World
11.45-12.45 Lunch break The Lobby and the Café are open, if you want to continue the conversation.
12.45-14.00 Parallel
sessions 7
Conference room 1
The project The Future is Now 2

Moderator: Marit Ruge Bjærke

Anne Eriksen
Kelp and climate in 18th century Norway

Camilla Asplund Ingemark
The Temporalities of Coping with Climate Change in Vernacular Texts
Conference room 2
Anthropocene aesthetics 2

Moderator:  Emil Flatø

Anna Madeleine Raupach
Augmented tree rings: visualising layers of time in environmental bioindicators

Hannah Entwisle Chapuisat
Artistic Engagement in International Responses to Disaster Displacement: Ways of Working and Potential Impacts

Chang Liu
In tune with Geological Time: A Political Ecological Approach to Touring
14.00-14.30 Break The Lobby and the Café are open, if you want to continue the conversation.
14.30-15.30 Keynote lecture: The Auditorium
Genre differences, polyphony and role attribution in climate change narratives
Kjersti Fløttum, University of Bergen

Moderator: Kyrre Kverndokk
15.30-15.45 The Auditorium
Kyrre Kverndokk