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.


To be able to think and creatively reflect on one's own discipline(s), to find new ways to work together with people from different fields, and to explore how to apply these insights to one's professional practice.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 20.09.2021 - 23.09.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Maria Villa Largacha, Pia Euro, Lauri Linna, Verna Kuusniemi

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The workshop takes place on Örö Island in the Turku archipelago. Örö Island is an interesting place historically and geographically and provides fruitful athmosphere for transdisciplinary work. The students will explore artistic questions and methods, such as multi-sensorial practices, methaphorical thinking, perception, and representation. The idea of the workshop is to engourage students to pay attention to things that are easily left unnoticed, whether in everyday life or in one's studies.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Intensive workshop with seminars, exercises and assignments.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Intensive workshop in Örö Island 4 days (3 nights)
    Seminars, exercises and assignments 50 h
    Independent work 31 h


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    16 Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

    17 Partnerships for the Goals


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Maximum amount of students: 14

    Workshop will take place on an island where we will spend three nights. Students have to commit to the course for four full days (including travels to and from the island).

    UWAS course selection criteria: Registration order is not the primary selection criteria for this course. In order to ensure that students from different programs and schools of Aalto University may take UWAS courses, the selection is also based on the variety of students' disciplines. Master's students are also welcome.

    Minimum amount of students: 7

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn V (Teaching period changed I->V by decision of Academic Committee for Arts, Design and Architecture on 25 August, 2020.)

    The course 2020-21 is canceled by decision of Rasmus Vuori 11.3.2021.

    2021-2022 Autumn I

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: Sisu replaces Oodi on 9 August, 2021. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture: