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.


Through participation in this course, students further develop personal and collective research and artistic aims, define their understanding of different theoretical, artistic, pedagogical, and activist approaches to addressing social justice and environmental concerns and speciesm. Students apply different theories to evaluate art, cultural and education projects that aim to shape people's attitudes, beliefs and behaviour concerning ecology, social justice, equality and sustainability. Through planning, facilitating, and evaluating a thematic research-based individual or group project, students deepen their understanding on the possibilities for applying theoretical and artistic knowledge onto projects that aim at public engagement and activism.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 08.05.2023 - 15.06.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Anniina Suominen

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: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    During the course, different theoretical and pedagogical approaches are introduced, compared and evaluated.
    Relying on theory, practical knowledge, and collaborative efforts, the group creates and facilitates a public project. Conducted in collaboration with possible partners, the course deepens students' understanding and practical knowledge of sustainable efforts by individuals and organisations that aim to reverse destruction, to build sustainable and less cruel societies as well as to impact people's perceptions of democratic cultures. During the course, participants consult and work with other professionals from the fields of science, culture, media, economics and/or materials productions and explore how arts, art activism, and public art pedagogy can positively participate in or facilitate these projects.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Developed jointly in relation to individual and group research, artistic and project aims.


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Summer
    2023-2024 No teaching

    Enrollment :

    Minimum number of participants: 8
    Maximum number of participants: 20

    Registration for courses: Sisu.

    Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture,