Aalto University’s commitment to enhancing cross-disciplinary dialogue is also visible in the artist-in-residence programme. Its purpose is to create a new kind of cooperation model within the university and to increase collaboration between art, science, technology and business.
The residencies aim at producing compelling and inspiring artworks stemming from a dialogue between art and science. At the same time, the residence creates possibilities in assessing different modes of knowledge production from new angles.
Aalto University artist-in-residence programme has functioned as a platform for transdisciplinary collaboration since 2011.
Aalto University's Artist-in-Residence programme has welcomed five artists
Matthew C. Wilson (School of Science & School of Chemical Engineering, 2019)
Pilvi Takala (School of Business, 2018)
Kabir Carter (School of Electrical Engineering, 2017)
Ariel Bustamante (School of Arts, Design and Architecture 2014-2015)
Marita Liulia (School of Arts, Design and Architecture, 2011-2012)
In the Artist-in-Residence position at Aalto University, the purpose of art is to arouse questions in a cross-disciplinary manner.
The American audio artist Kabir Carter observes the subtle dynamism between the sound and the space under the most diverse conditions, e.g. from underwater landscapes to built environment.
The first Artist-in-Residence was artist-director Marita Liulia in 2012. Liulia has been successful in many fields of art and has combined them in her productions.