Conferences and symposiums KI Culture Day 2022 - Pro-Creation in Art and Science

19-10-2022 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Add to iCal
Campus Solna Medicinska Föreningen (MF), Solna campus and via live streaming
The Procreation - created by: Ulrik Kvist Photo:Pontus Stigberg

The KI Culture Day is the annual celebration of the fertile link between medical science and culture. It is a unique combination offering popular science and cultural entertainment, including talents studying/working at KI, science at KI, as well as invited guests. The venue is the Medical Students’ Union (MF). We also offer live internet streaming.

Fertilized egg
The beginning of life - watercolour by Ina Schuppe Koistinen

This year the main theme is not exactly about sex, but rather about sperm, eggs and their microenvironments – as well as about scientists at KI who express themselves through the arts. There will be an art exhibition with representative objects. The role of culture and arts at a university will be discussed on stage, inspired by the success of the Arts Project at the Stockholm School of Economics.


Confirmed participants

  • Ina Schuppe Koistinen, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology
  • Stefan Arver, Department of Medicine, Huddinge
  • Ulrik Kvist, Department of Medicine, Huddinge
  • Emma Stenström, Swedish Cultural Council
  • Petter Höglund, Department of Medicine, Huddinge
  • Gunnar Bjursell, Center for Culture, Cognition, and Health, KI
  • Helena Hansson, Dance Instructor
  • Ole Petter Ottersen, President of Karolinska Institutet
  • The Cultural Council, MF
  • Music, MF
  • The 2022 winner of KI Cultural award



Preliminary Program

16.00 Welcome

Introduction of Conferenciers, MF

Block 1 Pro-Creation in Science & Art   

16.05 – 16.55 Moderator: Petter Höglund 

Love, art, science. Stefan Arver

Beyong oneness; women and  their microflora. Small bookrelease. Ina Schuppe Koistinen

Sperm and Egg. My art, My Science. Ulrik Kvist

16.55 Audience dance  (Helena Hansson)


17.00 – 17.30 Block II

Moderator: Gunnar Bjursell

Stage talk on the Culture, Knowledge and Skills at the University

Emma Stenström, State Cultural Council, President Ole Petter Ottersen,KI, student from MF, student from School of Economics

17.30 Musical interlude

Block III. Prize award ceremony

17.45 – 18.00 KIs Cultural Award, Rektor OP Ottersen

17.50 Musical tribute

17.55 Closing words

18.00 Audience dance  (Helena Hansson)

18.00-20.00 Afterparty with snacks, mingle and music




Registration is only required to physically attend the event at the Medical Students’ Union building (MF).  There are currently 175 place available, so please register early to avoid disapointment.

Register online here for a place at KI Culture Day 2022

Live Streaming

Live streaming from the event is open to everyone on the link below, no registration necessary (the link will be activated a week before the event)

Live streaming from KI Culture day 2022

Crystal glass and steel and a watercolour painting of a vulva
Crystal glass and steel and a watercolour painting Photo: Pontus Stigberg , Ina Schuppe Koistinen

Organisation and contact information

KI Culture day is organised by the KI Advisory Board for Culture, Medicinska Föreningen (MF) and Odontologiska Föreningen (OF)

John Sennett

Communication, the KI Advisory Board for Culture


John Sennett Information Administrator