Category Archives: Practices

National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic – new call for applications

A new call for applications within the National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic is open for study, research, teaching and artistic stays during the academic year 2017/2018.
Scholarship application deadline is 30 April 2017 by 16:00 CET (4:00 pm Central European Time).

Scholarship stays can be planned during the academic year 2017/2018. Applications are submitted online at www.scholarships.sk (international applicants).

The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic supports mobility of international students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists to stay at Slovak universities and Slovak research organisations. Students and PhD students can apply also for a travel allowance together with their scholarship application.

Attached you can find a flyer with basic information about the Programme (in English). The applicants can find detailed information about the Programme at www.scholarships.sk in Slovak, English, Russian, French and Spanish language (if needed we have also flyers in those 5 languages and we can send it to you upon request).

Scholarships of the National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic supports also mobility of university students, PhD students and posdocs of Slovak universities or research organisations to cover their living costs during their study or research stay at a university or research organisation outside Slovakia.

Establishment of the National Scholarship Programme for the Support of Mobility of Students, PhD Students, University Teachers and Researchers was approved by the Government of the Slovak Republic in 2005. The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic is funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.

Next deadline for the submission of applications will be on 31 October 2017 for scholarship stays during the summer semester of the academic year 2017/2018.

The Independent Study Program (ISP) at ​Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art 

The Independent Study Program (ISP) consists of three interrelated parts: Studio Program, Curatorial Program, and Critical Studies Program. The ISP provides a setting within which students pursuing art practice, curatorial work, art historical scholarship, and critical writing engage in ongoing discussions and debates that examine the historical, social, and intellectual conditions of artistic production. The program encourages the theoretical and critical study of the practices, institutions, and discourses that constitute the field of culture.

Each year fifteen students are selected to participate in the Studio Program, four in the Curatorial Program, and six in the Critical Studies Program. Curatorial and critical studies students are designated as Helena Rubinstein Fellows in recognition of the substantial support provided to the program by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation. The program begins in early September and concludes at the end of the following May. Many of the participants are enrolled at universities and art schools and receive academic credit for their participation, while others have recently completed their formal studies.

APPLICATION

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE:

  1. A clear indication of which program (studio, critical, or curatorial) you are applying for
  2. A résumé or C.V. including name, address, and telephone number (school and/or permanent)
  3. School you are currently attending or have attended, degree program, and expected date of graduation (may be included in your C.V.)
  4. Two letters of recommendation (may be sent under separate cover)
  5. A statement discussing your work, educational experience, and intellectual interests (no more than 2 pages)
  6. An application fee of $15 (make check or a Western Union money order payable to Whitney Museum of American Art)

STUDIO PROGRAM APPLICANTS MUST ALSO INCLUDE:

  1. Reproductions of examples of your recent work—No more than 15 high resolution print-outs, photos, or slides (slides must be enclosed in plastic sleeves). No more than 30 minutes of film, videotape, or DVD (do not send original material). Please do not send CD-ROMs. Application materials must be enclosed in no larger than a 9 × 12-inch envelope. Oversize material will not be reviewed.

CURATORIAL PROGRAM APPLICANTS MUST ALSO INCLUDE:

  1. Writing sample (no more than 15 pages)
  2. An exhibition proposal (no more than 2 pages)

CRITICAL STUDIES PROGRAM APPLICANTS MUST ALSO INCLUDE:

  1. Writing sample (no more than 15 pages)
  2. An individual research project proposal (no more than 4 pages)

ELIGIBILITY

Those eligible for participation in the ISP include graduate students, candidates for advanced postgraduate degrees, undergraduates with a demonstrated capacity for advanced scholarship, or those who have recently completed formal academic study.  The ISP welcomes international applications and can provide a J-1 cultural visa if needed.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

All application materials and supporting documents must be received by April 1.

Send applications to:

Ron Clark, Director
Independent Study Program
100 Lafayette St., 5th floor
New York, NY 10013
t (212) 431-1737
f (212) 431-1783
whitneyisp@whitney.org

Email inquiries are preferred. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

SEE MORE:

http://whitney.org/Research/ISP

3-year fully-funded doctoral level practice/project-based fellowships

CEFIMA – Centre of Excellence
in Film and Interactive Media Arts

On 01 November 2016, the Norwegian Film School won funding for a Centre of
Excellence in Film and Interactive Media Arts from the Norwegian
Government’s Higher Education Standards body, NOKUT
(http://www.nokut.no/en/Centres-for-Excellence-in-Higher-Education/).

In 2017, CEFIMA is offering two 3-year fully-funded practice/project-based research positions, one in “Interactive and Immersive Storytelling for the Screen” and one in “Storytelling in Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality”, through the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme. Applicants may be from any country, but must expect to be based in Norway. For full details, please see: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/132592/the-norwegian-film-school-announces-3-artistic-research-fellowship-positions.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 12:00 PM CET, WEDNESDAY MARCH 16TH, 2017.

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ABOUT THE NORWEGIAN FILM SCHOOL
AND ITS MISSION TO INTEGRATE
INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING INTO ITS PROGRAMME

The belief that arts education is fundamentally about developing individual
competence in artistic expression is the driving force behind NFS’
pedagogic and didactic approach. Practice-based teaching and learning
develop skills and knowledge in an increasingly conscious and sophisticated
way in the creation of artistic work. But film and television production
are collaborative processes, where individuals working in different
disciplines co-operate as a team to realise a coherent artistic vision. NFS
provides a safe but challenging space in which participants can test
themselves individually, gain insight into their own and the team creative
processes, and finding their roles and confidence in a complex working
environment.

CEFIMA aims to innovate in the NFS teaching and learning programme to fully
incorporate digital and interactive technologies as means of artistic
expression. Digital technology has long been adopted in all phases of film
and television production, but much of its creative use has been elsewhere,
at the hands of computer-scientists and games-developers. CEFIMA’s
challenge is to explore emerging tools and media in concert with technology
and computing partners, in order to utilise their potentials optimally to
tell meaningful, engaging stories in digitally-enhanced traditional media
as well as push the envelope of immersive and interactive dramaturgy and
the creative use of the computer as narrative medium. CEFIMA will amplify
the NFS’ unique practice-oriented teaching and learning approach, already
recognised for its flexibility and responsiveness to the changing demands
of society and a rapidly evolving industry.

Students will develop their artistic competence to produce original,
innovative content for the emerging interactive, immersive and non-linear
media, which offer new employment opportunities; and graduates will also be
prepared to contribute creatively to computer-ehnanced linear storytelling
for the big screen, where they are required to fill new artistic as well as
technical roles. To meet the needs of our future industry and society, as
more people use more new digital delivery-platforms, the challenge is to
expand storytelling into the emerging digital media, connecting know-how
and traditional excellence from the oldest audio-visual format –
film-making – to the emerging interactive media with their immersive
capabilities; and to prepare graduates for careers in a rapidly-changing
landscape generating growing markets.

Esitelmäkutsu, Tutkijaliiton 37. kesäkoulu

Esitelmäkutsu, Tutkijaliiton 37. kesäkoulu

Tutkijaliiton 37. kesäkoulun aiheena on ”Tekniikka ja emansipaatio”. Kesäkoulu järjestetään 25.8. – 27.8. 2017 Ystävyyden majatalossa Salossa.
Edellisistä vuosista poiketen kesäkoulun puhujaksi voi tulla myös julkisen esitelmäkutsun kautta. Ehdota siis 30 minuutin mittaista esitelmää tai työpajaa kesäkouluun 6.3. mennessä.

”Tekniikka ja emansipaatio”

Uuden teknologian ajatellaan mullistaneen maailmamme perustavanlaatuisesti. Esimerkiksi älypuhelimien sanotaan muuttavan tapamme kokea aikaa ja tilaa, itseämme, toisia, ympäristöä. Niin ikään monet tieteen ja tutkimuksen uutiskynnyksen ylittävät kysymykset liittyvät teknologiaan: tekoäly, oppivat koneet ja algoritmit mullistavat ihmistenvälisen kanssakäymisen muodot hoivapalveluissa ja koulunkäynnissä; robotiikka joko lunastaa toiveen työstä vapaasta elämästä tai sitten toteuttaa pelon viimeistenkin teollisuustyöpaikkojen katoamisesta…

Tähän kehityskulkuun nähden 1900-luvun tekniikkaa koskevat aikalais- ja kapitalismianalyysit vaikuttavat osin vanhentuneilta. Vaikka erilaisten teknologiaa koskevien teesien kirjo on valtava, niitä vaivaa ennen muuta tietty ihmiskeskeisyys: ihminen on niissä läsnä olentona, jonka olemuksen tekniikka joko turmelee tai täydentää. Monet 1900-luvun filosofiset teknologian tarkastelut ovat tästä johtuen utooppisia, dystooppisia tai nostalgisia. Teknologia joko kolonisoi elämismaailmamme, hajottaa elämän ajan palasiksi ja tuhoaa aidot ihmisten väliset suhteet tai vaihtoehtoisesti mahdollistaa aivan uudenlaisen demokratian ja yhteisöllisyyden. Vastaavasti monet nykypäivän yhteiskuntatieteelliset kuvaukset teknologiaan liittyvistä ilmiöistä vetäytyvät tieteellisen neutraalin ja epäpoliittisen näkökulman suojiin ajatellessaan teknologian, yksilön ja yhteisön suhdetta.

Siksi teknologian ja tekniikan kysymykset vaativat uusia käsitteitä. Tulisikin kysyä, millaista olisi sellainen suhtautuminen tekniikkaan ja teknologiaan, joka ei esittäisi teknologiaa uhkaavana tai toisaalta sisällyttäisi siihen futurologista lupausta kaiken muuttumisesta paremmaksi. Kuinka etsiä uutta – emansipatorista ja aktiivista – suhdetta teknologiaan?

Esitelmissä tai työpajoissa tekniikkaa ja emansipaatiota voi lähestyä mm. seuraavien kysymysten kautta:

Mitä tekniikalla voi ja pitäisi tehdä? Ovatko uudet teknologiat vapauden vai alistamisen välineitä? Millä tavoin ne muuttavat, ovat jo muuttaneet tai voivat muuttaa työn tai arkielämän järjestämisen tapoja? Kuinka sellaisista itsestäänselvyytenä pidetyistä teknisistä järjestelmistä ja käytännöistä kuin logistiikka, hakukoneet tai kaupunkisuunnittelu, on tullut yhä tärkeämpiä alueita, joilla kysymys vapautuksen ja alistamisen suhteesta esiintyy? Mitä teknologia tarkoittaa yhteiskunnallisten valtasuhteiden tarkastelun näkökulmasta?

Entä mikä on tekniikan ja luonnon tai ”luonnollisuuden” suhde? Monet filosofiset ja antropologiset tekniikan tutkijat ovat väittäneet, että tekniikan ja luonnon välillä ei ole vastakkaisuutta vaan tekniikka on ”ihmisen luonto”. Näkökulman mukaan ihmiselle on ominaista muokata ympäristöään, keksiä uutta ja olla vailla määrättyä ekologista nurkkausta: tässä mielessä tekniikka on jatkuvasti sosiaalisissa suhteissa muuttuva. Onko tekniikalla ylipäätään ulkopuolta, josta käsin tekniikan ja luonnon välinen suhde voitaisiin puolueettomasti ratkaista?

Tekniikan ja materiaalisuuden kysymykset heijastuvat myös taiteeseen. Miten uuden teknologian ja esimerkiksi virtuaalitodellisuuden mahdollisuudet vaikuttavat ihmisyyden ja ruumiillisuuden kokemiseen ja määrittelemiseen? Kuinka taideteoksen suhde omaan materiaalisuuteensa muuttuu digitaalisten tekniikoiden myötä? Entä kuinka taiteellisen luovuuden ja luomisen kysymykset tulisi ymmärtää taiteen teknisen uusinnettavuuden muututtua ongelmasta vallitsevaksi tilanteeksi?

Esitelmien abstraktit ja otsikko (noin 400 sanaa) pyydetään lähettämään osoitteeseen tutkijaliitto@helsinki.fi. Sähköpostin otsikkona tulee olla ”Kesäkoulu 2017 esitelmäehdotus”.

Osa kesäkoulussa pidetyistä esitelmistä julkaistaan mahdollisesti myöhemmin Tiede & Edistys -lehden teemanumerossa.

Kesäkoulu on vuodesta 1980 alkaen järjestetty viikonlopun mittainen tapahtuma, jossa keskustellaan joka vuosi vaihtuvasta teemasta. Vuoden 2017 kesäkoulun tapahtumapaikkana on Ystävyyden majatalo Salossa.

Kesäkoulussa on viime vuosina ollut noin 40 osallistujaa, ja sen kolmipäiväinen, monitieteinen ja monitaiteinen ohjelma muodostuu alustuksista, keskusteluista ja työpajoista.

Seminaari on kaikille avoin, ja sinne kokoontuu vuosittain keskustelemaan paitsi eri tieteenalojen edustajia opiskelijoista tutkijoihin, myös taiteen parissa työskenteleviä henkilöitä ja kiinnostuneita akateemisen kentän ulkopuolelta.

Lisätietoa kesäkoulusta: https://tutkijaliitto.fi/yhdistys/kesakoulu/ sekä Merja Hintsalta:

Merja Hintsa
toiminnanjohtaja
Tutkijaliitto ry
tutkijaliitto@helsinki.fi
09-633239 ja 045-359 0810

Doctoral programme info session on Research Data Management

Doctoral programme info session on Research Data Management

 
Time: Wed 8 February, 9-10 am
Place: seminar hall Jossu (5006), 5th floor, Arabia (Department of Art)

Info session held by legal counsel Maria Rehbinder on research data management for doctoral candidates at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
 
Welcome!

Turnitin tool to support your writing and prevent plagiarism

Turnitin tool to support your writing and prevent plagiarism

Turnitin is a help for practising scientific writing. Practically, it is a submission box where an originality report is generated of the submitted texts. It helps students to improve their reference skills and advisors may use it to check texts.
Especially doctoral candidates about to turn in an article or manuscript are warmly recommended to take a look at the tool and learn to use.
Turnitin is available in MyCourses: Independent Turnitin Originality Checkworkspace in MyCourses (mycourses.aalto.fi).

Turnitin instructions

Before you start to use Turnitin, check out the instructions. Turnitin gives you an originality report of your text and you will probably have to read the instructions to understand the report fully.
Detailed instructions for students (wiki.aalto.fi) about submitting in Turnitin submission box, interpreting the originality report, viewing teacher’s feedback and tips for scientific writing (wiki.aalto.fi).
If you have trouble using the Turnitin submission box, contact turnitin@aalto.fi.
Information about Turnitin in Finnish: https://into.aalto.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=19833247

CFP / Art of Research 2017

aor_logo2Art of Research VI
Catalyses, Interventions, Transformations

29-30 November 2017 at Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland

Over the past two decades, the Art of Research conferences have had a significant role in promoting continuous dialogue and fruitful convergence between art- and design-related research practices. The conferences have contributed to the development of rapidly growing and spreading contemporary discourse on artistic and practice-led research – while acknowledging and engaging in multiple notions of research where diverse modes of creative practice are used as catalysts for enquiry.

The theme of this sixth Art of Research conference addresses the agency of the artist-researcher as a catalyst that challenges established ideas and produces new thinking through artistic and practice-led research. Moving on from early preoccupations within the field about ontological or epistemological foundations, this Art of Research VI Conference poses the questions:

How do artistic research activities act as catalysts in the domain of different praxes? How can ideas and/or practices of catalysis be considered within a particular research processes, or in relation to larger contexts and realms of art, politics and society?

Art of Research VI conference explores the different manifestations, articulations and emergent agencies triggered by artistic means and related methods of theorizing. In the context of artistic research, catalysis is understood as an action that causes reactions and continues to activate critical thinking that provokes further reactions. Therefore, Art of Research VI focuses on the multitude of bodies of artistic and practice-led research and their effects towards producing new knowledge, new experience, new materialities, new theoretical insights, new praxes and poetics.

We invite submissions to the conference that are original proposals on various forms of art that significantly contribute to praxis and research through art and design. As a guide to developing submissions relevant to the conference, we suggest some potential questions. The themes are not categorical nor fixed; rather, we encourage broad contextual thinking and perspectives that relate but are not limited to the following areas:

· How can artistic and practice-led research offer alternative accesses and options for challenging established epistemologies?
· How can artistic and practice-led research trigger revisions and transformations in art and design in relation to present day ethical, societal and environmental challenges, on a diversity of scales?
· How does artistic and practice-led research intervene in the realms outside the art world or academia? How does it relate to activism/artivism?
· How can artistic research enable collisions of different practices, methods and agencies?
· How is thinking at the intersection of poetics, ethics and politics transformed?
· How can the theory-practice interface catalyze new poetics or praxis in relation to a singular artistic research project or in a wider context for any field of art?
· How does the artistic/ practice-led research context challenge the ways the research is written, expressed or performed.

Through these questions, the main aim of the event is to engage in a shared exploration of bold and visionary thinking across different entangling practices. Historically, the Art of Research conference has been widely appreciated as an unconventional and highly-interactive format for discussing, exhibiting and performing different modes of discourse. Art of Research VI will offer an academic framework for discussing catalyses, interventions and transformations in a diversity of art-, craft- and design-related practices.

The Conference is interested in proposals drawing from the full spectrum of artistic and practice-led research today. We encourage submissions from artist-researchers and practice-led researchers representing different art forms e.g. contemporary art, film, photography, scenography, craft, design, media and architecture. The conference themes include a diversity of perspectives that relate to the conceptualization and to the different forms and formats that artistic research can take, as well as to its contribution to critical thinking and groundbreaking change. Other questions that potential contributors see as productively challenging these themes are most welcome.

We invite full papers (5000 words maximum) from doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers and mature academics. Specifically, we invite contributions that contribute to one of the following categories:

(1) Explorative papers/presentations including works of art

This type of papers must be submitted together with works of art, artifacts, or documentation of artistic processes and must contribute to the understanding of how the visual/audiovisual and the textual are unified in research. Each submission must also include a separate description of the artwork (80 words max.) and visual material such as photographs or video (digital formats only, up to 10MB in total). The submission should also entail explanation of the related equipment required to display this material. Please note that the transportation of the artwork(s) is the author’s responsibility. The exhibition will be curated by the organizers.

(2) Methodological and theoretical papers related to the conference themes

All contributions will be double-blind peer reviewed. To facilitate the review process, authors are responsible for removing any identifying information from their submissions that might lead a reviewer to discern their identities or affiliations. The author’s name in self-citations must be replaced with “Author” in in-text citations, reference entries and footnotes. For the paper template and other practical details, see the conference web site at artofresearch2017.aalto.fi. For more information, please contact aor2017@aalto.fi.

This is the sixth in the Art of Research conference series, the first of which took place in Helsinki in 2005. The conference is co-organized at Aalto University by the Department of Design, the Department of Film, Television and Scenography and the Department of Art, in the School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

KEY DATES
15 January 2017: First call for papers
15 February 2017: Second call for papers
15 March 2017: Third call for papers
15 June 2017: Deadline for full papers
31 August 2017: Notification of acceptances and reviewer feedback

15 September – 20 November 2017: Registration and payment
15 October 2017: Submission of final papers
12 November 2017: Submission for exhibits (with photos & description)
23-28 November 2017: Exhibition Building
29-30 November 2017: Conference


Maarit Mäkelä, Susanna Helke and Harri Laakso (Conference co-chairs)

Methods Festival 2017

Metodifestivaali 30.-31.5.2017

Viides suomalainen Metodifestivaali järjestetään Jyväskylän yliopistossa 30.-31.5.2017 (www.jyu.fi). Festivaali kokoaa yhteen eri alojen asiantuntijoita keskustelemaan ajankohtaisista tutkijan taitoihin ja tutkimusmetodeihin liittyvistä kysymyksistä ja teemoista. Festivaali on suunnattu tohtoriopiskelijoille, tutkijoille ja opettajille. Festivaalin esiintyjinä on tunnettuja suomalaisia ja ulkomaisia asiantuntijoita. Ohjelma sisältää sessioita ja tietoiskuja muun muassa seuraavista teemoista: 

• tutkimusaineistojen hallinta, anonymisointi ja pseudonymisointi

• monitasomenetelmät

• visuaaliset menetelmät

• urasuunnittelu ja työelämätaidot

• tutkimusasetelmat pedagogisessa tutkimuksessa

• artikkeliväitöskirjan johdanto-osan kirjoittaminen 

Metodifestivaalin osallistumismaksu on 90 € (yksi päivä 60 €). Ilmoittautuminen ei ole vielä alkanut, mutta metodifestivaalin ohjelmatietoja ja käytännön seikkoja päivitetään tapahtuman sivuille osoitteessa http://r.jyu.fi/metodifestivaali2017

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Methods Festival 2017

The next Festival will be arranged on 30 – 31 May 2017 in Jyväskylä (www.jyu.fi). The Methods Festival has established itself as an important and vibrant forum for both junior and senior researchers in human sciences from the whole country. In the Festival quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods are discussed in lectures, workshops and training sessions. As speakers the Festival invites international and domestic experts in their respective fields. The programme includes sessions for example of the following topics:

• research data management, anonymization and pseudonymisation

• multilevel modelling

• visual methods

• career planning and working life skills

• research settings in pedagogical research

• how to write a good introductory section to an article based PhD

The registration fee for the Methods Festival is 90€ (only one day 60 €). The registration hasn’t started yet but information on the programme and practical matters will be updated to http://r.jyu.fi/metodifestivaali2017

3D Open-source Digital Heritage and Sustainable Technologies Workshop

1-3 December 2016
Aalto Media Factory (AMF)
Hämeentie 135 A, Helsinki

Aalto UniversitySchool of Arts, Design and Architecture’s Media Lab is hosting a workshop and training with public presentations and discussions on open source methodologies, practices and ideologies. The event will take place on 1-3 December, 2016 at the Aalto Media Factory (AMF) in Arabia. The objective of the workshop is to discuss key issues and hopefully come up with some guidelines that can help to make open source initiatives more feasible, successful, and sustainable.

Wether in the arts or the sciences, ultimate success in creative projects is often the result of indefatigable effort. Therefore, during the workshop we will discuss and showcase examples of both failed as well as successful open source projects. In particular we want to focus on the use of open source tools as part of activities involving exhibition and storytelling design. Participants are encouraged to come to the workshop prepared to share, discuss and work on their own projects. Two themes, each featuring an actual project, are offered as signposts, in order to guide the discussion. These themes are:

  • Data acquisition automation – portable 3D scanning device for heritage communities case study.
  • From virtual to material – realizing high quality 3D tangible interaction objects for museum exhibition using FabLab.

Working schedule:

1 December, 2016

9:00 – 9:30 Opening of the workshop (Lily Díaz, Andrew Paterson)
9:30 – 10:30 Keynote presentation (Robert Chave)
10:15 – 10:30 Discussion & coffee
10:15 – 10:30 Presentation of DigGLAM project (Lily Díaz)
11:00 – 12:00 Group and work organisation into teams
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Keynote presentation (Raúl Nieves Pardo)
14:00 – 14:15 Discussion & coffee
14:15 – 14:30 Presentation of Veselius VR Facsimile (Angela Hernández)
14:30 – 18:00 Workshop
19:00 Dinner

2 December, 2016

9:00 – 11:30 Group 1 meets at AMF FabLab, Group 2 in [TBA].
11:00 – 11:30 Light lunch
12:00 – 14:00 Public examination of dissertation, M. Arch. Samir Bhowmik,
Deep Time of the Museum: The Materiality of Media Infrastructures
14:00 – 15:00 Coffee and snacks
15:00 – 18:00 Workshop
19:00 Dinner (everyone pays for themselves).

3 December, 2016

10:00 – 12:00 Workshop
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 15:00 Presentations and documentation of work done.
15:00 – 15:30 Discussion and concluding remarks.
15:30 – 16:00 Closing of workshop.

17:00 – 20:00 Trashlab and pikkujoulu (little Christmas) party at Temporary.fi (BYOB).
https://temporary.fi/experiments/trashlab/trashlab-december-2016-pikkujoulu

If you wish to take part, send us a 200 word project description, link, and up to 200 word expression why you want to share your failed or successful project in this context. Deadline for proposals submission is 25th November 2016.

Submissions: Saara Mäntylä, saara.mantyla -at- aalto .fi.


http://sysrep.aalto.fi/research/renewable-futures-network/3d-open-source-and-sustainable-technologies-workshop/

Systems of Representation research on heritage and digital culture is the context for these initiatives. The work is supported by EU Creative Europe program, Renewable Future Network project and Hybrid Labs project funded by Nordplus.

Featured artwork: Oldouz Moslemian’s and Martin Genet’s collective MA Thesis project. Oldouz did her thesis last spring as MA student in the Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design MA Programme. The supervisors at Aalto were Adjunct Professor Maarit Salolainen from 3D Surface Design,
Textile and Collection Design and professor Jouni Partanen from Aalto ENG / ADDLab.

Conference: Northern Light – Landscape Photography and Evocations of the North

Department of Media Arts and Communication, Sheffield Hallam University/ 4th & 5th July 2016

 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

 

This conference, and related exhibition, will explore the ways in which photographic images address notions of a Northern landscape. We aim to further our understanding of current image making from across northern Europe, the Nordic regions, the Arctic and Canada through bringing together scholars and practitioners to discuss a wide range of lens based practices and critical approaches, from both contemporary and historical perspectives.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 

Liz Wells, Professor in Photographic Culture School of Art and Media (Faculty of Arts & Humanities) Plymouth University and visiting professor, Belfast School of Art, University of Ulster ‘Nordic light, lands and landscape: Photographic Modes of Investigation’
Simon Roberts, award winning photographer; visiting lecturer on the European Master of Fine Art course at IED Madrid at and an Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Nottingham On photographic work made in Russia during 2004/5 – published and exhibited as ‘Motherland’ and ‘Polyarnye Nochi (Polar Nights)’
THEMES

 

THE ARCTIC NORTH: AT THE LIMITS OF REPRESENTATION THE NORTHERN LANDSCAPE AND PHOTOGRAPHY IN AN EXPANDED FIELD
SCOTLAND: LANDSCAPES OF LIVED EXPERIENCE NORTHERN ENGLAND: BETWEEN GENRE AND INDETERMINACY THE SUBLIME: UNSTABLE AND CONTESTED THE NORTHERN LANDSCAPE: CONCEIVED, ENCOUNTERED, IMAGINED THE ANIMATED LANDSCAPE

 

ASSOCIATED EXHIBITION IN THE SIA GALLERY (4 –31 JULY)
Full two day conference – £60; Day tickets – £30; Students – £20 for full conference, £10 for one day; Senior Citizens – £20 for full conference, £10 for one day; Unwaged rate – £10 for the full conference

 

TWITTER – @2016northlight