Centre for Artistic Research

The CfAR–Centre for Artistic Research–is one of the high-profile centres of Uniarts Helsinki research. Its principal aim is to support and develop activities related to postdoctoral artistic research both at the academy (Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy, and Theatre Academy) and at the Uniarts Helsinki levels.

CfAR was created in order to form a communicative and operative community where practice and practitioners, research and researchers can interact in various fruitful ways. It gathers all postdoctoral artist-researchers, whether they work in professional fields outside universities or within them, by contract or as affiliated researchers, with or without external funding, in Finland or abroad. University of the Arts Helsinki’s staff members 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.