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 Project' courses offer students the opportunity to get involved in transdisciplinary art or design based projects. The students learn about the practicalities of transdisciplinary collaboration as well as art and design based methods in project work.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 30.03.2022 - 25.05.2022

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):

Credits: 1-3

Teacher in charge: María Villa Largacha

Instructors: Carolina Paulino, Kira O’Reilly, Janina Rajakangas 

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:

    Varies depending on the teacher.

  • applies in this implementation

    This workshop focuses on the role of the body and embodied practices cutting across varied forms of research, creative work, and everyday life. It has been designed to open an opportunity to discuss perspectives on the body, movement and affect by engaging students directly in sensorial explorations, embodied expression and performative practices. The workshop also asks how different, and differently situated and abled bodies experience and negotiate embodied interaction with others, norms, spaces, critters, habits, boundaries, aging —affecting, being affected and becoming.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • applies in this implementation

    To continue unpacking up the topic, the second and last spring iteration of the workshop invites a series of three practitioners working across a wide range of practices the body and somatic explorations. The workshop will have then 3 independent modules, lead by a dancer, a visual artist/performer, and a choreographer, respectively. The intent of the series is to further investigate the impact of corporeal and sensorial experience in research and everyday life, and to expand the tools and practices students may use to ground and explore their own embodied existence for different aims. 


    Each module consists of 3 sessions and will take max.15 students. 

    Attendance of all 3 sessions of a module and delivery of its assignments will be credited with 1 ECTS. 

    The course is Pass/Fail


  • applies in this implementation

    Contact hours: 9-27

    Independent work 20-60 hours 


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Varies depending on the teacher.

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:

    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


    2020-2021 Autumn I-Spring V

    2021-2022 Autumn I-Spring V

    Kurssin kotisivu:

    Ilmoittautuminen: Sisu-järjestelmä korvaa Oodin 9.8.2021 alkaen. Kursseille ottamisen priorisointijärjestys Aalto ARTSissa vahvistettujen priorisointikriteereiden mukaisesti,


  • applies in this implementation

    The workshop aims to be a safe space for exploration to familiarize participants with varied approaches to embodiment and facilitate somatic and movement awareness. It welcomes differently abled people and bodies from widely varied backgrounds, and does not require any experience in movement or performance practices. We will operate at all times with safer spaces guidelines.

Details on the schedule
  • applies in this implementation

    Wednesdays, 14:00-17:00 unless otherwise specified