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.


Course has varying content and the learning outcomes are specified for each study event and align with programme learning outcomes. Please see MyCourses page for more detailed information.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 17.04.2023 - 21.04.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Arja Karhumaa

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

The visiting workshop teacher is Annelys de Vet,

​​ANNELYS DE VET (she/her, 1974, NL) is a Belgium based designer, researcher and educator. Her practice focuses on long-term participative design projects that engage in social and political struggles. She founded the temporary masters programme ‘Disarming Design’ (2019–2022) committed to design practices in situations of oppression, at the Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam – where she headed the MA in Design from 2009 to 2019. De Vet currently holds a position as PhD researcher at ARIA (Antwerp Research Instituut for the Arts). In 2012 she co-founded the design platform ‘Disarming Design from Palestine’ that fosters thought-provoking design from Palestine. She initiated Subjective Editions that map countries from inside out, from a human perspective; publications include Subjective Atlas of Brussels (2018), Subjective Atlas of Colombia (2015), Subjective Atlas of Pakistan (2018) and Subjective Atlas of Amsterdam (2023). She edited ‘Design Dedication, adaptive mentalities in design education’ (Valiz, 2019) and regularly lectures on topics such as alternative cartography, critical pedagogy, and relational design practices.

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:

    Course has varying contents that may change annually. Different workshops/study events are organized by majors of Art & Media. 

    This Art&Media Programme course is an intensive workshop offered during week 7 of period 4. Several version of this workshop may be offered and students should be careful in choosing the specific workshop identified in their personal study plans.

  • applies in this implementation

    For further context and inspiration, check 

    What is your lived experience of Finland? And how would you map that? This workshop questions the very act of cartography and aims for more multi-vocal and pluri-diverse representations of a place. During a five-day collaborative process we aim to map Finland from the perspective of the participants of the workshop. From their habits to daily routes, from mobility to social fabrics; from beauty to fears; what are the issues at stake and which perspectives need more attention?

    Maps of any territory are expressions of ideological and political values, functioning as symbolic elements that reflect abstract and concrete national and local sentiments and goals. The politics of map-making and the power maps serve is part of a process of territorial socialisation. Moreover, map production is a process structured by political and social norms and values (whether the cartographer is aware of it or not). Mapping is an interpretive act, in which the map conveys not merely facts but also, and always, the author’s intentions and values. The politics of mapping however lie not only in what one maps, but also in how one maps. (Helga Tawil-Souri, 2011)

    The workshop offers a critical and joyful context for reflecting on and experimenting with forms of counter-mapping, non-linear storytelling and different methods of bringing a place in perspective. Sessions will take place inside and outside the university, during which we will capture social and urban phenomena, draw maps and design alternative flags. Participants are stimulated to explore their own positionality through different mapping methodologies. By bringing and editing these visual materials together to a publication, we open a dialogue on the narratives of a place. 

     Prior to the workshop, we ask participants to reflect on what Finland means to them:  in what aspects of your daily life do you encounter 'Finland'? Can you bring some items (like photos, snacks, objects, music or otherwise) in which this resonates?  In addition a laptop, smartphone and sketch material will be helpful.


Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Participation in teaching, completed assignments.

    Minimum 80% attendance.

    See MyCourses for more detailed information on evaluations methods and criteria.

  • applies in this implementation

    The workshop will be evaluated as pass/fail

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    3 ECTS ≈ 81h

    Participation in an intensive workshop or short course. Minimum 80% attendance. The hourly amount of contact teaching and independent work is defined separately for each offered workshop. See MyCourses for detailed information.


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    MyCourses page

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring IV
    2023-2024 Spring IV

    Enrollment :

    Minimum amount of participants: 8
    Maximum amount of participants varies according to the implementation of the course.

    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:

  • applies in this implementation

    Prior to the workshop, we ask participants to reflect on what Finland means to them:  in what aspects of your daily life do you encounter 'Finland'? Can you bring some items (like photos, snacks, objects, music or otherwise) in which this resonates?  In addition a laptop, smartphone and sketch material will be helpful.