KuvA Research Days 2022

The program on 12–13 December 2022 will be streamed on the Uniarts Helsinki YouTube channel.

12.12.2022 Artistic Research and City Space 1
at 9.00–18 (Time zone: UTC +2)

The two first days of the event focus on artistic research, urban space, and spatial practices. On Monday we focus on the potentials and invisible motives of exceptional city spaces through artistic research, architecture, spatiality of demonstration, legal theory, surrealism, and cultural geography. The day's keynote talk addresses the life-promoting powers of microbes as catalysts for all forms of sociable life, and discusses new communications platforms, evaluation systems and rituals of living together in our cities, so that we may become ecological collaborators, co-creators, and much better neighbors. The invited Wits University guests present their current artistic research practices through rubbling materialities and site-related museum sensibilities.

13.12.2022 Artistic Research and City Space 2

at 9:00–19:15 (Time zone: UTC +2)

On Tuesday we continue with artistic research and city space with perspectives highlighting the South African context, with talks and presentations of artistic works touching the scars, holes, and memory traces, as well as urban affective interdependencies through multisensorial artistic research with sound in urban space. On Tuesday we are invited to hear about and discuss practices and ecologies highlighting contingency and non-reductivity in artistic and aesthetic research practices, and community and climate specific research on cross-generational gardening practice and phosphate traveling from Sahara to the Baltic Sea.