Welcome to SUSPLACE Final Event 2019!

The SUSPLACE Final Event “Exploring places & practices through transformative methods” will take place in Tampere, Finland from May 7 to 10, 2019.


The Event is inspired by the desire to explore new ways of engaging with communities by means of experimental and unconventional research methods and approaches, to shape places towards desired futures.


We aim to gather a dynamic community of researchers, practitioners, artists, and policy makers to engage in fruitful dialogue and cross-pollination of experiences.


Join us for a lively yet relaxed conference, including plenaries, panel discussions, artistic expressions and performances, and field trips to Finnish place-shaping practices!




Invited speakers

  • Susanne Moser (Director & Principal Researcher at Susanne Moser Research & Consulting)
  • Bill Reed (Regenesis Group - Partnering people and their places to regenerate ecosystems and the human spirit)
  • Inka Saara Arttijeff (Adviser to the President of the Sámi Parliament, Tiina Sanila-Aikio)
  • Päivi Raivio (Artist-designer focused on public art and urban design)

For more information on the invited speakers, visit the programme page.


To learn more and contribute to the event, check the Call for contributions 

To find out more about the Innovative Training Network SUSPLACE, visit our page 






October 31st, 2018: Deadline for Abstract Submission

November 30th, 2018: Final Decision on Abstracts by the Scientific committee

January 2019 (TBD): Early Birds registration

March 2019 (TBD): Final registrations