POST DOC ART: Generations of Artistic Research

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 15:00 to 19:00
Theatre Academy
Welcome to the post-doc gathering organised by Centre for Artistic Research (CfAR) at Uniarts Helsinki on Thursday 1.3.2018 at 15:00–19 at the Theatre Academy, Auditorium 1 (Haapaniemenkatu 6, Helsinki). The second Post Doc Art Event will be devoted the past and the future generations of artistic research! Finland has a reputation as a pioneer country of the academic Artistic Research in Europe. But who are those “pioneers”? And what did they actually do? What is their view of the development of the field, its current state and future?

During the first half of the event, we will meet persons who have contributed significantly to the development of Artistic Research in Finland. Our panelists, Annette Arlander (Visiting Professor, Stockholm University of the Arts), Jan Kaila (Dean, Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts Helsinki), Maarit Mäkelä (Associate Professor, Aalto University) and Assi Karttunen (Lecturer, Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki) provide four different viewpoints to the genealogy of AR. The panel is hosted by Esa Kirkkopelto (Head of CfAR).

After the pause, during the second half, the event continues in the form of a workshop where the participants are invited to discuss the themes gathered at the occasion of the previous Post Doc Art on 1 February 2018. The discussions take place in small groups and they will be hosted by the CfAR steering group members. The discussions are meant to provide premises for the future actions of CfAR. The preliminary topics of group discussions:

  • Role of art work in Post Doc Artistic Research?
  • Artistic Research Pavilion in Helsinki?
  • Planning of the Upcoming Post Doc Art events
  • Something Else? (Feedback on the Feedback)

Those who are on the CfAR e-mail list will be sent the resume of the feed-back of the previous PDA meeting on 1 February 2018 as well a more detailed description of the afore mentioned topics in advance.

More information, or interested in joining the CfAR e-mail list: michaela.brann(AT)

The panel discussion at 15:00–16:30 will be live streamed. The address for the live stream is:


PROGRAM Thursday 1.3.2018

15:00–16:30 Panel: Generations of Artistic Research

Annette Arlander, Visiting Professor, Stockholm University of the Arts

Jan Kaila, Dean, Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts Helsinki

Maarit Mäkelä, Associate Professor, Aalto University

Assi Karttunen, Lecturer, Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki
The panel is hosted by Esa Kirkkopelto, Head of CfAR

Refreshments and snacks

16: 45–18:30 Workshop on the future of CfAR


Post Doc Art will gather in spring 2018 at the in Helsinki:

Thu 5.4.2018 at 15:00–19.00, room 525, Theatre Academy

Thu 3.5.2018 at 15:00–19.00, room 535, Theatre Academy

If you are interested in presenting your work or project or raise a topic for discussion, please contact: