Can we communicate science to a broader audience using art? Is science lost in translation?
A team of scientists from INAR (Institute of Atmosphere and Earth System Research of University of Helsinki) and Finnish Meteorological Institute and artists from Helsinki Urban Art worked together to bring climate science to the streets using urban art.
They co-designed a public wall that joins climate research, art and literary symbols of Alice in Wonderland. The finished Climate Wall is painted in Alppila (Kotkankatu 5), and includes the twitter address of the research institute so you can ask scientists questions anytime!
We welcome you to the public inauguration of the Climate Wall! The team of artists and scientists will discuss the trans-disciplinary work to go from graphs to mural, and open the discussion on merging science and art projects.
Welcome to join our discussion! We speak English and Finnish.
Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 13:00-15:00
Töölönlahdenkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki
13:00 - 14:00 -- Public presentation the Climate Wall and open discussion on the importance of science-art projects.
13:30-15:00 -- Children's art workshop: "The Art of Asking Questions", led by art educator Arlene Tucker.
-----About the Art Workshop------
‘The Art of Asking Questions’ gives people of all ages to make art out of the unknown, to combine art with science, and to open dialogue about our personal questions regarding the environment and climate change. Your questions will fuel the artistic process and in turn, a scientist will answer your question. The workshop will use elements of graphic design and the creation of fonts as a means to make art, make your voice heard and feed your curiosity.
Very excited to announce that our article, Process as the medium for socially engaged art, has been published in IMAG#7! Big thanks to InSEA and the editorial team- Ângela Saldanha, Bernadette Thomas and Teresa Torres de Eça.
"IMAG number 7 presents a collage of different essays created by InSEA members. When we initiated this issue we wanted to make visible the diverse range of art education practices in formal and non-formal settings and to invite the readers to engage in a visual journey; a process of ‘encountering others’. There is no filter on what should or should not constitute art education. Rather, here we have a mosaic of approaches; of ways of making and ways of understanding the role of art education in the schools, museums; universities and communities. We travel according to the last InSEA roads through the encounters generated during InSEA seminars and congresses. The journal opens with a story told by Steve Willis, current Vice President of InSEA, where he shares impressions, feelings and thoughts about his experience during the InSEA seminar in Walvis Bay, Namibia (Encounters with Otherness to achieve Knowingness).
As our journey continues, the reader meets Korinna Korsström Maggatröm-Magga (North Calling); Anastasia Artemeva and Arlene Tucker (Process as the medium for socially engaged art); Phivi Antoniou (Cyprus) and Dina Adel Hassan (Egypt). The northern authors reveal community art practices and social engaged intercultural projects in Finland and Russia. In the same section a different encounter invites the reader to learn about other socially engaged art education experiments in Alexandria, Egypt, with Dina Adel Hassan who describes using images, an experience conducted with Children at Risk in Egypt."
Download The full ISSUE ( PDF 17,9 MB) or individual chapters.
Otherness as a Form of Knowingness
Process as the medium for socially engaged art
Anastasia Artemeva and Arlene Tucker
Field Experiments in Visual Arts: Children at Risk, Homeless Children
Dina Adel Hassan
People, Stories and Histories of Strovolos III – Public art, social engagement and situational practices
The past in the present
Educating through design | Eduquer par le design: Naissance d’un club de design
Maktab Gammarth Toursom
Myriam Errais Borges
Elisavet Konstantinidou & Eva Pavlidou
Exploring artistic and cultural identity through an
art curriculum unit
Pensar, espacio, piel. Un ensayo visual desde nuestra experiencia como a/r/tógrafas. | To think,
space, skin.A visual essay from our experience as a/r/tographers.
María Martínez Morales; María Isabel Moreno
Montoro and Nuria López Pérez
“Art Lab x Kids: art as an instrument for discovery
and knowledge”: a visual literacy Project
Arlene Tucker is an artist and educator currently based in Helsinki, Finland.