Costume Design 20|10 Research

Costume Design: Performing Arts & Film celebrates 20 years of dedicated Costume Education in Finland and 10 years of the Costume in Focus research group.

The celebration will take place on Fri 24.11. and Sat 25.11. in Väre. The event will feature presentations for the exchange of ideas about the past, present and future of costume design pedagogy and profession, and costume research, alongside a costume exhibition, which will run for three weeks in the main Väre lobby (24.11.-13.12.2023).

Costume design alumni, guest teachers, close partners from UniARTS including TeaK and SibA, cultural foundations-partners such as the Theatre Museum and the National Audiovisual Institute (KAVI), the Finnish Film Foundation, the union of professional costume designers LP/Teme, and costume designers are invited to participate.

Preliminary programme:

Friday 24.11. 17.15–21.00
Opening words
Costume Education in Finland: Remembering together and moving forward
Visit exhibition
Party time

Saturday 25.11.
9.30-10.30 session 1 / introduction & costume research, post doc’s
10.30-11.00 coffee break
11.00-12.00 session 2 / costume research, doctoral students
12.00-13.30 lunch break – lunch offered to registered participants only!
13.30-14.30 session 3 / costume alumni greetings
14.30-15.00 coffee break
15.00-16.00 session 4 / Teme-LP members roundtable discussion (in Finnish)
16.00-16.10 closing words
16.15-17.00 tour to Aalto Studios costume premises for those interested

Exhibition curators:
Sofia Pantouvaki, Professor
Merja Väisänen, University Lecturer
Susanna Suurla, University Teacher
Johanna Ilmarinen, Aalto Studios
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