Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, 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.


"UWAS Doctoral Workshop" offers doctoral students across Aalto an opportunity to engage with artistic and arts-based research perspectives, including methodologies, theoretical frameworks, and current themes. The course can also be organized as a transdisciplinary research workshop or project.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 01.03.2021 - 29.03.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Alejandro Pedregal Villodres, Maria Villa Largacha

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Alejandro Pedregal Villodres

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):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Participatory Practices and Social Change.

    Students will learn how different participatory experiences in arts and design have engaged with scientific and technical disciplines in search of social change. They will also learn how these practices have enriched site-specific debates in their particular environments, springing critical discussions on tensions between local and global politics, economics and culture.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Attendance 20% Participation 20% Final assignment 60%

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures 18 h

    Individual work 40 h

    Tutoring 23 h

    80 % attendance required.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Key bibliography on the matters will be provided during the course.

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SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    5 Gender Equality

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    10 Reduced Inequality

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action

    17 Partnerships for the Goals