Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Studying histories of environmental art, political art, activism, as well as social and process oriented art, students learn to integrate their previous learning outcomes from natural sciences, artistic practices, and social sciences to define and solidify their own civil/artistic agency and practice.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 18.04.2019 - 23.05.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Pia Euro

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

English, may be completed in Finnish or Swedish upon request


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    This workshop focuses on the relationship of the student to their social/political realms and the environment. We conceive of artists in contemporary society as sensorial and cognisant agents with a social consciousness. What forms can artistic/human agency take in society—is there a possibility to induce transformation? What research/ethical/pragmatic questions should and can be asked?

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures and discussions (40%), in-class exercises (20%), project work (40%). Requirement of presence in all scheduled activities a minimum of 80%.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    35 contact hours (10 hours lectures + group work, visits and discussions 25 hours) Students' individual work: Assignments (readings, interviews, and writing) 100 hours.Requirement of all schedules activities a minimum of 80%.




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