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The Kone Foundation awarded grants for academic researchers and artists

Bigger grants awarded to the researchers and artists at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture enable longer-term work than earlier.
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In autumn 2019, Kone Foundation awarded altogether EUR 30.6 million to bold initiatives in art and research. Grants were awarded to a total of 325 people, organisations or working groups. A grant was awarded to 5.8% of the applicants. Kone Foundation supports research in humanities, social sciences and environmental science, artistic research, and artistic work in all sectors of art.

“Kone Foundation has worked hard for several years to bring academic research and art together by funding joint projects between researchers and artists. It is gratifying to see researchers and artists work together in a growing number of research projects in particular. I am also happy to see such variety in the projects: it is essential to support thinking that approaches the world from different viewpoints, because it helps us to understand the complexity of the world today,” says Executive Director of Kone Foundation, Anna Talasniemi in the foundation’s press release.

The awarded grants for Aalto ARTS people

Academic Research

DOCTORAL CANDIDATE BILGE AKTAS 28 800 e, Department of DesignEntangled Agencies: examining material agency in felting to understand human-nonhuman co-existence

ARTIST, DOCTORAL CANDIDATE JON IRIGOYEN 52 000 e, Department of Art
Social Choreography: moving towards new ecologies of change

DOCTORAL CANDIDATE ANDREA MANCIANTI 57 600 e, Department of Media
The living threshold / Altered States. An ecological approach to queering immersive experiences

MASTER OF ARTS, DOCTORAL STUDENT EMILIA TIKKA 86 400 e, Department of Design
Dissertation: Xeno-Genealogies – Heredity after CRISPR

The Arts 

MA, FILM DIRECTOR, DOCTORAL CANDIDATE KATJA LAUTAMATTI AND WORKING GROUP 33 600 e, Mussolinin karhu: fiktioelokuva suomalaisesta fasismista ja yhteisön kaipuusta

COMPOSER, GUITARIST ESA ONTTONEN 37 200 e
Reaaliaikaisen nuotinnusteknologian kehittäminen ja hyödyntäminen improvisoidussa musiikissa sekä uuden improvisaatioyhtyeen perustaminen

OTM, MASTER OF ARTS, ARTIST MARKO KARO 7 600 e
Kaivosteollisuuden konflikteja Perussa käsittelevän kuvausmatkan järjestämiseen kestävämmin keinoin

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Academic Research

The Arts 

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