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: 28.02.2022 - 04.04.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Maria Villa Largacha

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:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    Attendance 20% Participation 20% Final assignment 60%

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 18 h

    Individual work 40 h

    Tutoring 23 h

    80 % attendance required.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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

Substitutes for Courses
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


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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.

    Teaching Period:

    The course is offered in 2020-21 and 2021-22, Teaching period changed by decision of Academic Committee for Arts, Design and Architecture on 16 June, 2021.

    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: