One of the questions that our research project Spaces of Justice across the East-West Divide seeks to tackle is: How can we imagine and analyze spaces of justice across the Finnish-Russian border without falling into the trap of methodological nationalism? In this blog post, we reflect on the promise of the collage methodology in cultivating “queer intellectual curiosity” (Weber 2016b), which disturbs the coherence of sovereign states and international orders, and therefore enables the foregrounding of relational spaces of justice. We report our experiences of organizing experimental workshops where university students produced collages alongside academic lectures, discussions and readings regarding politics of gender and sexuality and politics of space
Dr Alan Ingram from the UCL Department of Geography will give a lecture entitled “Photomontage as Geopolitical Form” at the Faculty of Management (University of Tampere) on Thursday, 21 September 2017 at 10-12 (lecture hall Pinni A3107).
Viva Arte Viva! The 57th edition of the oldest and most prestigious contemporary art biennial opened in Venice in May. This year nearly 90 countries participated in the Biennale with their own national pavilions. We had the opportunity to attend the preview days and observe the dynamics that were unfolding. An article about the politics of the preview days of the 57th Venice Biennale was recently published in the Politiikasta webjournal. This blog post focuses on presenting visually the buzzling scene of the Biennale’s preview days.
Welcome to attend a panel discussion, which will focus on the role of art and research in the politics of compassion!
The connections between filmmaking, spaces of justice and feminist epistemologies were explored at a seven-day art-research workshop “Politics of Sexuality and Gender” organized by the Kone foundation funded research project Making Spaces of Justice Across the East-West Divide at the University of Tampere. The workshop was also a site to experiment with filmmaking as a university pedagogical method.
Marja-Liisa Torniainen with the inhabitants of the Tampere Reception Centre: No Man Is An Island – We Are Interconnected, 3 June – 3 July 2017
Nykyaika Gallery, Kauppakatu 14, Tampere, Finland
The inhabitants of the Tampere Reception Centre are modeling in the photographs of Marja-Liisa Torniainen. In these works, children play the most important role.
No man is an island makes a statement for families. On a TV monitor, pictures of the asylum seekers themselves are displayed.
Olga Jitlina and Anna Tereshkina, members of the research project “Spaces of Justice Across the East-West Divide”, organized a workshop on sewing karamas, colorful Tajik handicrafts, at Rosa’s House of Culture, St. Petersburg in April 2017.
23 – 24 марта 2017 года
в Хельсинки состоялась международная научно-практическая конференция «Память миграции – Миграция памяти»
Предметом обсуждения стали вопросы связи времен, важности сохранения исторической памяти и трансформации памяти в творчестве русской эмиграции Финляндии; артефакты семейных хроник, передача традиций из поколения в поколение; праздники, которые отмечают мигранты из России; культура как еда, предметы и вещи в иммиграции; художественные и non foction тексты русской эмиграции; образы заграницы в воспоминаниях соловецких узников; возможности интеграции мигрантов из республик СССР и другие.
One of the aims of the research project “Spaces of Justice Across the East-West Divide” is to develop collaboration across the borders between art and academia and to initiate new forms of contact between these fields. Integrating arts-based methods to university teaching offers one way of doing that.
The research project “Making Spaces of Justice Across the East-West Divide” organizes an event on masculinity together with University of Tampere, and the Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. “Masculinities on Borders: Films and Talks on Male Realities and Images in Finland and in Russia” takes place 3-4 December in the Finnish Labour Museum Werstas and Lenin Museum.