Welcome to NSU Summer Program! A complete program can be found on the TracingTheSpirit.com page. There you may read about each Trace by clicking on the “Read more” link. More program points will be announced as the Summer Session approaches, so stay tuned. You may also find information about the Traces event on our facebook page.
Knots/Solmuja will be held on Monday, June 27th from 12:00-12:30pm at Lapinlahden sairaala in Helsinki, Finland.
Here's the programme for Sunday, June 26th on Harakka island:
Here's the programme for Monday, June 27th on Lapinlahden sairaala:
See you there!
Just like every year, two distinguished keynote speakers have been invited to the Summer Session. Our first guest is Prof. Steve Fuller who is Auguste Comte Professor of Social Epistemology at the University of Warwick, UK. Originally trained in history, philosophy and sociology of science at Columbia, Cambridge and Pittsburgh, Fuller is best known for his foundational work in the field of “social epistemology”, which is the name of a quarterly journal that he founded in 1987 as well as the first of his twenty-five books. From 2011 to 2014 he published a trilogy relating to the idea of a 'post-' or 'trans-' human future under the rubric of 'Humanity 2.0'. His most recent books are Post-Truth: Knowledge as a Power Game (Anthem 2018) and Nietzschean Meditations: Untimely Thoughts at the Dawn of the Transhuman Era (Schwabe 2019). Fuller is currently completing a follow-up to Post-Truth, also to be published by Anthem in 2020. His works have been translated into thirty languages. He was awarded a D.Litt. by the University of Warwick in 2007 for sustained lifelong contributions to scholarship. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the UK Academy of Social Sciences, and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Our second keynote is Nora Bateson who is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and educator, as well as President of the International Bateson Institute, based in Sweden. Her work asks the question “How we can improve our perception of the complexity we live within, so we may improve our interaction with the world?”. An international lecturer, researcher and writer, Nora wrote, directed and produced the award-winning documentary, An Ecology of Mind, a portrait of her father, Gregory Bateson. Her work brings the fields of biology, cognition, art, anthropology, psychology, and information technology together into a study of the patterns in ecology of living systems. Her book, Small Arcs of Larger Circles, released by Triarchy Press, UK, 2016 is a revolutionary personal approach to the study of systems and complexity.
Find all information on the keynote sessions and links to register on the website.
Since 1950, the Nordic Summer University (NSU) actively supports the cultivation of new ideas and growing research networks in the Nordic countries. As an independent, non-profit academic institution, NSU fosters the development of new research areas and emerging researchers in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Committed to egalitarian and interdisciplinary modes of learning, the NSU is open for senior scholars, doctoral and master students, as well as artists and professionals with relevant backgrounds. NSU is a non-profit organization, funded by Nordic Council of Ministers / Nordic Council (www.norden.org).
Konstrundan 2020 -osallistujat on nyt valittu: yhteensä 291 ammattitaiteilijaa, käsityöläistä ja muotoilijaa avaavat ateljeensa ja työpajansa yleisölle syyskuun toisena viikonloppuna 12.-13.9.2020. Tänä vuonna saimme hakemuksia 306 henkilöltä.
Useissa vierailukohteissa työskentelee enemmän kuin yksi henkilö ja siten mukana on noin 190 vierailukohdetta Eckeröstä lännessä Kuopioon idässä ja Hangosta etelässä Inariin pohjoisessa. Alkuvuosina Konstrundanin osallistujat olivat enimmäkseen ruotsinkielisiltä rannikkoalueilta, mutta viime vuosina kiinnostus ja osallistuminen on mukavasti kasvanut kielirajojen yli myös maan suomenkielisille alueille.
Tästä löydät kaikki osallistujat alueittain.
THE PARTICIPANTS FOR 2020 ARE CHOSEN
The participants for Konstrundan 2020 are now chosen. This year Konstrundan is arrangedduring the weekend 12-13 September.
The participants for Konstrundan 2020 are now chosen: a total of 291 professional artists, artisans and designers will open the doors to their studios and workshops for the public during the weekend 12-13 September. This year 306 persons applied to participate.
Many of the visiting points are shared working spaces of several artists, hence this year’s art circuit has 190 visiting points from Eckerö in the west to Kuopio in the east and from Hanko in the south to Inari up north.
During the first years of Konstrundan, most of the participants were from the Swedish speaking regions along the coast, but during the last few years the interest has gratifyingly grown over the language boundaries to include more of the Finnish-speaking regions of our country.
Here you find all the participants organised according to region.
Konstrundan is an established event, arranged in Finland since 2008. The goal of Konstrundan is to increase the understanding for professional contemporary art, craft and design as well as to promote creative work.
Konstrundan happens during the second weekend of September and we hope to gather over 15 000 visitors. We are hoping to organise the project according to plan, but are continuously monitoring the corona virus situation. As a new addition this year, and as a backup plan in case we have to cancel the physical Konstrundan, we are offering our participants the chance to present themselves with a short video on our website.
Arlene Tucker is an artist and educator currently based in Helsinki, Finland.