What is Taidepiste?
Taidepiste is Uniarts Helsinki’s new event series, which explores social phenomena through multidisciplinary discussions and art experiences that are free and open to the public. Taidepiste is organised once a month. The events take place at Uniarts Helsinki’s campuses in Töölö or Sörnäinen and they are always streamed on Uniarts Youtube channel.
Taidepiste is a platform for equality-driven, warm and respectful discussions, where compassion increases honesty and honesty increases compassion. In each event, a new group of artists and experts from various fields take the floor. Audience members, too, are welcome to participate in the discussion on equal footing. Taidepiste aims to give people with different kinds of professional backgrounds the chance to discuss topical and meaningful phenomena.
Art helps us perceive alternative worlds, and it makes it easier for us to put our focus on even the more difficult subjects. That is why all events will also include music, fine arts, theatre, dance, poetry or performance art, offering a unique perspective on the evening’s theme.
Taidepiste is supported by the Louise and Göran Ehrnrooth Foundation.
24 May 2022: What can the arts do in the time of war?
Theatre Academy Tori
In the last Taidepiste event of the spring, the panellists talk about the role of art as a form of anti-war activism and about solidarity in the arts sector. The event will be held in English.
17 September 2022: Legacy – What kind of a world will we leave behind?
Theatre Academy Tori
A series of five dialogues to be organised as part of Uniarts Helsinki’s Uniarts Fest will bring thinkers of different ages and from different fields to talk about legacy. The discussions are scheduled to take place at the Theatre Academy Tori between art performances. The discussions will be had in Finnish. More information about Uniarts Fest will be published online in June.
Contact information for Taidepiste series
- Coordinator, Yhteiset viestintäpalvelut, University of the Arts Helsinki