Monthly Archives: tammikuu 2012

MA in Curating, Managing and Mediating Art at Aalto University
Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture,
Deadline for applications: at 16:15 on February 15th<>

The core substance of the two-year, multidisciplinary Curating, Managing and Mediating Art (CuMMA) Master’s degree programme is on contemporary art and its audiences. The programme focuses especially on issues related to the presentation and reception of art, and its content is actively developed in line with the changing demands of the field.
The curriculum is based on the so called educational turn in curating, on gaining both theoretical and practical understanding of the phenomenon and its implications. The synergy between the curatorial and gallery educational approach throughout our courses has evolved directly from the set of expertise grounded strongly in the Aalto University’s Art Department. Emphasis is put on developing ways to promote each student’s own curatorial, theoretical and educational thinking and on how to understand various curatorial and communal processes. On the course the pedagogical models of shared expertise and exploratory learning have been applied in order to create an open, conversational and dialogical space for learning and acting.
>From 2012 onwards, the teaching of CuMMA will be provided in English, and Professor Nora Sternfeld will take lead of the programme. The studies and activities are conducted increasingly in cooperation with actors and institutions from the international field of visual art.
At Aalto University and in the School of Arts, Design and Architecture there are lots of opportunities to get acquainted with wider horizons. The School of Arts, Design and Architecture offers doctorate, master and bachelor degrees in a wide range of disciplines – contemporary art, design, new media, art education, visual culture, motion picture and production design. The School of Arts, Design and Architecture is a pioneer in research and in developing interdisciplinary study programmes. In addition Aalto University offers a wide range of programmes in Arts and Design, Business and in Technology and Engineering. The university will open up a new world of possibilities for multidisciplinary education and research. Aalto University is located in Helsinki and Espoo in Finland.

Aalto University
School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Hämeentie 135 C
00560 Helsinki

Populismin olemus -seminaari 27.1.2012
Väinö Linnan sali, klo 10-17

Suomi elää populismihepulissa. Iltapäivälehdet ilakoivat kansan syvien
rivien edustajien edesottamuksista eliitin kammareissa. Populistit
katsovat kulttuurieliitin hylänneen kansalliset perusarvot ja
antautuneen ylikansallisten ideologioiden palvelukseen.
Mutta mitä on ”kansa”? Kun ”kansa” tietää, mitä se tietää? Mitä ovat
ne ”perusarvot”, joita kansan edustajiksi julistautuneiden mukaan
olisi puolustettava? Onko populismilla olemusta vai pakeneeko se
kaikkia teoriaherrojen selitysyrityksiä?

Tampereen yliopiston Liikkuva maailma -tutkimuksen kehittämisohjelman
järjestämässä yhden päivän seminaarissa eri alojen tutkijat
tarkastelevat populismin syitä, ilmentymiä ja seurauksia. Voiko
saippuamaisesta ilmiöstä saada otetta tutkimuksen keinoin?

10.15 – 10.45
YTT, tutkimuspäällikkö Juho Rahkonen (Taloustutkimus oy):
Millainen on populistipuolueen äänestäjä

10.45 – 11.15
VTT, yliopistonlehtori Emilia Palonen (politiikantutkimus, Helsingin
Populismin logiikka

11.15 – 11.45
FT, professori emeritus Erkki Vainikkala (nykykulttuuri, Jyväskylän
Populismi voimapuheena

11.45 – 12.45 Lounas

12.45 – 13.15
FT, professori Mikko Lehtonen (mediakulttuuri, Tampereen yliopisto):
Populismi identiteettipolitiikkana

13.15 – 13.45
FT, tutkija Jussi Ojajärvi (kirjallisuus, Itä-Suomen yliopisto):
Uusisänmaallisen populismin retoriikka poliittisen identiteetin tekemisenä

13.45 – 14.15
YTT, emeritusprofessori Pertti Suhonen (tiedotusoppi, Tampereen yliopisto):
Populismi ja ”vanhat puolueet”

14.15 – 14.45 Kahvi

14.45 – 15.15
YTT, professori Ilkka Ruostetsaari (politiikan tutkimus, Tampereen
Suomalainen populismi poliittisella kartalla

15.15 – 15.45
FT, professori Ilkka Liikanen (Karjalan tutkimuslaitos, Itä-Suomen
Populismi ja kansanvalta

15.45 – 16.15
dokumentaristi, journalistiikan vierailuprofessori Iikka Vehkalahti
(CMT, Tampereen yliopisto):
Populismin tunnustuksellisuus

16.15 – 16.45 Päätöskeskustelu

Seminaari on avoin kaikille kiinnostuneille eikä edellytä
ennakkoilmoittautumista. Mahdolliset tiedustelut:


IAM – it’s all mediating
International conference on curating and education in the exhibition context

30-31 May, 2012

Finnish Association of Museum Education PEDAALI
CuMMA – Curating and Mediating Art – Aalto University
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
SKY – Finnish Society for Curators

Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

Read more:

Call for case studies 19th Dec 2011 – 31st Jan 2012

How do you mediate? Who cares for audiences and the content in your
museum? How do programming and education collaborate?

We are looking for concrete projects dealing with the conference
themes (please refer to the conference outline). In particular, we are
interested in hearing about innovative, alternative, imaginative ways
of arranging the work of curators and educators working together,
separately and side-by-side.

Within the general theme, possible questions include but are not
limited to: Division of labour, power and responsibilities;
Negotiating gallery space; Timings; The choice and the role of
artists; Texts; Stretching the museum’s conventions – what lines
cannot be crossed?

Do you have a perfect case where everything worked to the optimum? Or
could you share a fantastic project where every possible thing went
wrong – and you learned a great lesson? Or do you have an idea or a
dream that you have not been able to realise yet but would like to test?

Your proposal should include: A title, a brief description of the
project or programme, a statement of what is special about your
project, 3–5 keywords. The case should be clearly defined, as the
presentation time will be strictly limited to 15 minutes! Collective
presentations by an educator&  curator are welcomed, as long as they
don’t exceed the time limit.

Send a 250 word proposal, together with a short biographical
presentation to by the end of January 2012. The
results will be communicated by the end of February.

Please note that for the accepted presenters the conference fee will
be waived but they are themselves responsible for the travel and

For more information, please call PEDAALI on +358 44 3086552 or email