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.
Introduction to Uniarts’ research as a whole, including AR, other types of research, and doctoral research: Uniarts Helsinki research
CfAR maintains the Portal for artistic research activities in Finland, which gathers information about artistic research in this part of the world.
AR is one of the three profiled/featured research areas at Uniarts. Each area has a centre within the Uniarts Helsinki Research Hub. The other two centres are Taideyliopiston historiafoorumi (HiFo) - Uniarts Helsinki's History Forum - and Center for Educational Research and Academic Development in the Arts (CERADA). There are strong links between the three, and we complement each other. We collectively form the Research Hub to showcase all the research activities at Uniarts.

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Uniarts Helsinki Research Event
25.1.2022: Study Day: Bernard Stiegler and the arts

ONLINE EVENT with registration 

Convenors: Professor Mika Elo, Doctoral program, Academy of Fine Arts (KuvA), Uniarts Helsinki and 
Professor Otso Lähdeoja, Centre for Artistic Research (CfAR), Uniarts Helsinki

Read the program here 

Bernard Stiegler (1952–2020) stands out as a prominent voice in contemporary philosophy. Throughout his long career, he has addressed many issues relevant to art and artistic research. This study day highlights his relation to the arts from multiple perspectives. The study day builds on Susanna Lindberg's visiting professorship at KuvA. Lindberg is professor of Continental Philosophy at Leiden University, and an internationally renowned expert of Bernard Stiegler's thought. 

The event is open to all: Uniarts Helsinki doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, master's students, as well as to participants from other organizations. 

  • The event will be fully online, via Zoom. 
  • ​​​​​​We ask all participants to register to the event via an online form. 
  • The deadline for registration is Sunday 23.1.2022. 
  • All registered participants will receive the Zoom session link by e-mail ahead of the event. 

Please register for the event here