Centre for Artistic Research

CfAR – the Centre for Artistic Research – is a profiled research centre at the University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki). Its principal aim is to develop and support activities in Artistic Research (AR) at the postdoctoral level, both in the Academies (Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy, and Theatre Academy) and in the Uniarts Helsinki as a whole.

CfAR was created in order to form a community where artistic practice and practitioners, research and researchers can interact in varied and fruitful ways. It gathers all postdoctoral artist-researchers, whether they work in professional fields outside universities or within them, by contract or as visiting researchers, with or without external funding, in Finland or abroad.  The staff members at Uniarts Helsinki who have a degree in the arts or conduct artistic research are automatically part of the CfAR community regardless of their unit or cycle. In addition, CfAR is open to other researchers interested in the study of artistic practices and processes who may benefit from artistic interaction and collaboration with artists and artist-researchers.


PDA event 31.10.2018: Menneisyyden jälkiä (Traces of the past)

Post Doc Art event 31.10.2018
MENNEISYYDEN JÄLKIÄ (Traces of the past)
Wednesday 31.10.2018 at 15.00–19, Theatre Academy, C staircase, Room 525 (Haapaniemenkatu 6, Helsinki).
This CfAR event focuses on historical material in art and research. The speakers include cultural historian Maarit Leskelä-Kärki, who is specialized in biographical research, and theatre historian Pentti Paavolainen, whose biography on Kaarlo Bergbom (1843–1906) is largely based on his correspondences. There is also going to be a presentation by doctoral candidate Karoliina Sjö, who makes spoken word poetry based on a diary from early 1900s. How do letters help us understand artistic practice? What role does empathy play in research? What can spoken word poetry reveal to a cultural historian?  Refreshments will be provided – Welcome! NOTE: This event will be in Finnish.