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.


On successful completion of this course,

  • students have gained an in-depth understanding of a yearly focus topic from the field of art & science & technology.
  • students are able to reflect and contextualize their own practice and interests in relation to a yearly focus topic.
  • students have gained understanding of a relevance of transdisciplinary work and how art / artists can relate to scientific challenges, topics and issues.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 27.02.2024 - 09.04.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Laura Beloff

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:

    The course is an in-depth lecture-series that is focused on topical issues and research that is relevant for the field crossing over art, science and technology. There will be a yearly changing focus/topic. The lectures within the course introduce topics from the sciences, interests of practitioners in art & science and art & technology – as well as conceptual, philosophical, societal and theoretical concerns related to these areas. The lecturers include external visitors and Aalto-based expert

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The evaluation is based on the participation, activity and oral examination, in which the students reflect their own practice, interests and research in relation to the topic, speakers perspectives and readings.

    Minimum 80% attendance.

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

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    3 ECTS ≈ 81h

    Contact teaching 18h / Other 63h

    The course consists of lectures, provided readings and discussions. 


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

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

    Enrollment :

    Students of ViCCA major and Critical Pedagogies & Mediations of Art minor and Contemporary Art Practices/Theories have priority.

    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: