ABOAGORA 18.–20.8.2021

ABOAGORA is a symposium that brings together various aspects of academia, the arts, and society. This exciting annual event consists of interdisciplinary discussions, performative sessions, and diverse artistic interventions. The Symposium offers a forum for researchers, artists, and the public to establish new dialogues and new forms of collaboration.

This year, we continue our thematic plan “The Five Rings” with the element of Fire. In 2021, Turku celebrates the tenth anniversary of the city’s year as the European Capital of Culture. ABOAGORA 2021: “Fire” is part of the anniversary program.


ABOAGORA is a joint effort by the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, the Arts Academy of Turku University of Applied Sciences, and the Donner Institute for Research in Religion and Culture, which is attached to the Åbo Akademi University Foundation. The project is supported by the Kone Foundation and The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland.