Taidepiste event series

Uniarts Helsinki’s event series explores social phenomena through art experiences and multidisciplinary discussions which are open to the public.

Microphones on a seat at a Taidepiste -event

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.

Upcoming events

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.

Previous events

27 April 2022: New utopias

17 March 2022: Chernobyl as a generational experience – what is the role of art in our shared memory?

15 February 2022: Beauty

25 Jan 2022: Science, art, and trolls

7 Dec 2021: Cel­e­bra­tion of im­per­fec­tion

15 Nov 2021: Why should art be available for everyone?

28 Oct 2021: To­wards a thriv­ing arts sec­tor

27 Sep 2021: Fe­male com­posers side­lined by his­tory

4 Sep 2021: Five discussions at the Feel Helsinki festival

7 June 2021: Room to grow – the impact of hobbies for young people

10 May 2021: Is over-sensitivity ruining art?

12 Apr 2021: Climate hope

1 Mar 2021: Classical music and diversity – is everyone welcome?

28 Jan 2021: Taidepiste x Music and philosophy: Music genres and society

14 Dec 2020: Why bother? The benefits of a slow approach and extra effort

16 Nov 2020: Soldiership and taboos of violence

19 Oct 2020: Power relations among children

28 Sept 2020: Role models and opportunities

3 Sept 2020: Radical songs. How does music fuel revolutionary dreams?

Contact information for Taidepiste series

    • Maija Grönqvist

    • Coordinator, Yhteiset viestintäpalvelut, University of the Arts Helsinki
    • +358504759645