Get to know the bloggers

In this blog, Uniarts Helsinki’s experts and partners reflect on the role and future of art.


Choreography: Mammu Rankanen, opening night 14.1.2015
Photographer: Sanni Siira

Blogissa Kuvan Kevät -maisterinäyttelyyn osallistuvat opiskelijat kertovat teostensa valmistumisesta sanoin, kuvin ja videoin.

Virpi Viljanmaa
Tila-aikataiteiden opiskelija, joka kirjoittaa blogiin pohdintoja taideteoksen tekemisestä ja tuohon tekemiseen vaikuttavista asioista. Sisältää havaintoja maailmasta, henkilökohtaisia kokemuksia ja filosofissävytteisiä mietteitä.


Titta Aaltonen
Tila-aikataiteet, kertoo tekstein ja kuvin opinnäyteprojektinsa taustoista, itse prosessista sekä sen lopputulemasta Kuvan Keväässä.

Iona Roisin
Student in the Time and Space subject area from the U.K., in this blog she worries publicly about all aspects of the Kuvan Kevät process.

Kuvan Kevät 2017 – Taideyliopiston Kuvataideakatemian lopputyönäyttelyyn osallistuu 47 maisteriopiskelijaa kaikista neljästä koulutusohjelmasta (taidegrafiikka, kuvanveisto, maalaus, tila-aikataiteet), ja näyttely nähdään Helsingissä 6.–28.5.2017. Näyttely on esillä Kuvataideakatemian molemmissa kantakaupungin gallerioissa sekä näyttelykäyttöön varatussa ylimääräisessä näyttelytilassa sekä Helsingin Taidemuseo HAMin HAM-kulmassa.


The blog gives students the opportunity to describe their preparation for the MFA Degree Show Kuvan Kevät through texts, images and videos. A total of 47 Master’s students from all four subject areas (printmaking, sculpture, painting, and time and space arts) will take part in the MFA Degree Show Kuvan Kevät of Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts, and the exhibition will run from 6 to 28 May 2017 in Helsinki. The exhibition’s locations include both of the Academy of Fine Arts galleries in the city centre as well as an extra exhibition space and the HAM Corner in the Helsinki Art Museum.

Research Pavilion is a platform for artistic research, hosting 3 international art exhibitions & 40+ cross-artistic events in the context of the 57th Venice Biennale. Hosted and created by Uniarts Helsinki together with European partners.

Read the participating artists', researchers' and curators' thoughts from the Pavilion's official blog.

Read the blog here

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Does art have a place in conflict? During spring 2015 in the Crossings blog four Uniarts Helsinki students shared their experiences about their student exchange in Palestine. The story continues in 2017, as a new group of pedagogy students travel to Palestine for their traineeship period.


The blog will be updated during spring by MA students in dance pedagogy Maikki and Georgina, MA student in theatre pedagogy Elina, coordinator and alum Helena, as well as music pedagogy students Jarkko and Veera from Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

ArtsEqual studies how art can increase equality and well-being, and how it could be a public service that belongs to all. But what kind of things does this mean in practice? This blog describes what ArtsEqual is all about. 

A blog which chronicles the Finnish summer by an expat; follow my journey developing the project 'Iskuin' for Flow Festival, read about my experiences at the University of the Arts, and engage my humorous anecdotes as the 'American exchange student' in Finland. 

What are international studies like at the Arts Management programme? University of the Arts Helsinki student Maiju Talvisto shares her thoughts.

This blog is a place for sharing and discussion where students, staff and guests of Degree Programme in Choreography (Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki) write about choreography, studies, projects, art and around it.

Students and teachers of the master’s degree programme in dance pedagogy reflect on their thoughts and questions concerning dance pedagogy. The blog also discusses current issues related to the programme. 

Read more about dance pedagogy in the Theatre Academy here.

Perspectives on music, education, and religion: A critical inquiry


How might religion influence, frame and interact with the teaching and learning of music?


This blog serves to generate and enrich a discussion between scholars, researchers, teachers, students and others interested in the nexus of music, education and religion. The blog offers critical insights into the plurality of views that comprise the forthcoming book: Perspectives on Music, Education and Religion: A Critical Inquiry (Eds. Kallio, Alperson & Westerlund), aiming to promote a deeper reflexivity with regards to how music education is framed in different societies, characterized by various religious views, moralities, world views and values. 

Guadalupe is a Doctor (and researcher) of Educational Psychology, plays all kinds of cellos (covering repertoire from early Baroque to contemporary music) and enjoys writing about musicological topics. Her biggest passions are visual arts, to live sustainably, writing fairytales for children, and above all… Finnish sauna and the Mediterranean Sea. In the blog she will fully address these issues -together or separately- according to her inspiration.


Photo credit: Ville-Paul Paasimaa