Tutkimustoiminta taiteen laitoksella
Laitoksella on käynnissä tutkimusryhmiä, tutkimustapahtumia ja julkaisuja, joissa käsitellään taiteen ja visuaalisen kulttuurin suhdetta poliittisen talouteen, kasvatukseen ja sosiaalisiin muutoksiin. Taiteen ja talouden, taiteen ja kasvatuksen sekä taiteen ja tieteen tutkiminen edellyttää uutta perustaa, jonka artikuloiminen on tutkimuksen keskeinen tavoite. Tähän päästään sitouttamalla eri alojen tutkijoita taiteen ja taiteellisen toiminnan tutkimukseen ja osallistumalla aktiivisesti valikoitujen alojen teorianmuodostuksen suuntaamiseen kohti kompleksista kysymyksenasettelua. Alla on esimerkkejä Taiteen laitoksen nykyisestä tutkimustoiminnasta.
Lisää tutkimukseen liittyvää tietoa, kuten tohtoritutkijat ja tutkimusapurahat sekä konferenssit ja symposiumit, löytyy osoitteesta:
Our research focus areas
Critical social research and activism in art
This research focuses on activism, ethical perspectives and aspects of social justice, bringing forth societal questions on cultural diversity and environmental issues, such as immigration, whiteness, gender-aware research, and disability studies. Research takes place through artistic practices and research, arts-based research, curating and mediating art. Research themes share a critical aspect on power structures and questions about privileged positions in society. Solidarity, emancipation, criticality and embodied knowledge play a crucial role in this discourse.
Art education and future learning
Research on art education has over 100 years of history in the department and has a vivid connection to art teaching practices within and outside of schools. It includes historical, artistic, arts-based, philosophical, epistemological and sociopolitical research in the areas of art, pedagogy, schooling, education, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. Emerging practices within art education includes varied notions of future arts learning, from programming to artificial intelligent.
Art, science & technology
The focus is on the intersection of art, science and technology as well as on research of multi/inter/transdisciplinary education. Research is done in collaboration with researchers and teachers from other schools of Aalto University as well as individual artistic research projects, for example in Aalto Biofilia laboratory, and in the context of environmental art. The study includes the latest developments in technology taking into consideration (post)human, post-digital, post-internet, and other contemporary artistic aspects.
Culture, material and history
Research in culture, material and history at the department of art focuses on social and cultural practice, and investigates how culture and cultural meanings are produced in society, both in the past and the present, with a special focus on materials (pigments, dyes, textiles etc.). The specific themes range from colour in arts to the use of material-based methods in cultural studies of dress. Most of the work is related in the fields of art and cultural history or artistic research, but our work also draws on other methodological traditions, such as social history, natural sciences and anthropology.
Visual and popular culture & aesthetics
This research focus targets visual and aesthetic cultures from sport and food and from media to politics. Diverse methodological traditions are embodied (cultural studies, anthropology, philosophy), and issues like gender, racialization, environment and the institutional problems of cultural production are central.
Rethinking arts-based research, artistic research - and global/local communities.
One-Day Symposium on the Post-Internet
Exploring the intersections between disability, arts and pedagogy.
We invite researchers and artists of all disciplines to join us in conference that goes beyond the rational and explores what is relevant to lived experience. Radical Relevances is a multidisciplinary conference addressing complex global phenomena of our time, such as climate change, biodiversity, income inequality, and mass migration and how these relate to the everyday lives of different people.
The Congress will concentrate on European and global issues around art education and its connections to societal and scientific topics. The goal for this InSEA Congress is to offer possibilities for intercultural and interdisciplinary conversations on most current and burning issues in contemporary art education. Different submission formats will offer room for new ideas to appear among researchers, teachers, artists and project workers.
Latest publications and artistic activities
(Im)possible labor #3 - WWW³ (WORLD WIDE WEB / WILD WO.MEN WITCHES / WORLD WITHOUT WORK)
Pedagogical Sacrifices: On the Educational Excess of John Duncan’s Darkness
Evidence for genetically determined degeneration of proprioceptive tracts in Friedreich ataxia
The Immaterialization of Art Education’s Labor: Disciplined-Based Knowledge Production and the 1965 Penn State Seminar
Synnyt/Origins: Finnish Studies in Art Education
Synnyt/Origins is an international journal that serves as a platform for critical comprehension of theory and practice in art and design. Thematic scope of the journal includes, but is not limited to, the questions of art & design practice and production, criticism, pedagogy, curriculum and instruction. The journal grants an open access to all the publications and it is ranked in the publication forum of Finnish academic research.
museology or critical heritage studies.Atoms and Bits of Cultural Heritage bridges this knowledge gap by exploring the public uses of Dunhuang objects.