Philosopher Jacques Rancière joins Intervention on Equality and Aesthetics of Knowledge -course at the Academy of Fine Arts

Following the course “Intervention on Equality and Aesthetics of Knowledge” that took place at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, in the context of “PhD in One Night” research project, a public gathering will take place at HIAP Suomenlinna with the participants of the course and a group of researchers working with philosopher Jacques Rancière’s thesis on equality: (post)doctoral researchers of music education from the Sibelius Academy, as well as project researchers from ArtsEqual (a research initiative coordinated by the University of the Arts Helsinki, whose members examine the arts as public service with equality as the starting point). The programme will be concluded with a cinephil moment (followed by commentaries by Jacques Rancière).

Polyphonic Discussion with Jacques Rancière takes place on 8th of June from 3 pm at HIAP Gallery Augusta, Suomenlinna B, Susisaari, Helsinki. This will be the very first visit of Jacques Rancière to Finland and a great opportunity for all interested participants to exchange in vivo with him.

The  3-week course “Intervention on Equality and Aesthetics of Knowledge” originates from Rancière's ‘method of equality’ – especially from the parts dealing with issues of emancipation and education – as well as from his writings on aesthetics and poetics of knowledge.

The public presentation will consist of fragments, moments, and translation rehearsals of (im)possible concepts based on Rancière’s “poetics of knowledge” that have emerged in the “working cell” of the course as an open class:  equality, emancipation, education, knowledge, art as knowledge, dislearning – learning, collective intelligence, the role of knowledge in a capitalist society

Discussion, poetry, electricity-sculpture, musical articulations, and various other researches on *common sensorium* and non-finito form will be part of a singular “knowledge translation” process resulting from the collective research.

A more detailed programme will follow on June 6.

The participants in the course “Intervention on Equality and Aesthetics of Knowledge” are master’s students, doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers from different departments of the fine arts and social sciences studies, teachers, artists, and delegates of the Night Schoolers project: Flora Bouteille, Sezgin Boynik, Felipe de Avila, Walter Dewald, Inma Herrera, Minna Heikinaho, Yassin Khaled, Anni Laakso, Ivana Momčilović, David Muoz, Deniz Önlü, Gregoire Rousseau.

The course was initiated and organised by Ivana Momčilović (dramaturge) in the context of the research collective “PhD in one night” (by “People coming from nowhere”). The course is arranged in Helsinki by Gregoire Rousseau (Rab-Rab Press/Electricity&Sculpture at the Sculpture Department of the Academy of Fine Arts), Sezgin Boynik (Rab-Rab Press) and Minna Heikinaho (AE/Uniarts). The philosopher Jacques Rancière will participate in the course on 7th–8th June.

Organisers and supporters:

University of the Arts Helsinki / Academy of Fine Arts: Markus Konttinen; Villu Jaanisoo (Sculpture), Ulrika Ferm (Time and Space); ArtsEqual -project / Team # 4 Socially Responsible Arts Institutions and Artists based at CUPORE: Minna Heikinaho & Sari Karttunen, HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme.

Address for the 8th of June Discussion: HIAP Galleria Augusta, Suomenlinna B 28/2, 00190 Helsinki, Building number 33 on the Suomenlinna Visitor’s Map. Link to the map: 

Free entrance, limited number of seats!

More information (in English/French):

Ivana Momčilović, +358 41 7145 873, migrativeart at
Gregoire Rousseau, +358 336 5832, gregoire.rousseau at