Conference Presentations

April 9th Contributions

Kaisa Karvinen and Tommi Vasko, curators of the (Re)configuring Territories research programme in Narva, eastern Estonia and two founders of the autonomous educational platform Trojan Horse 



Kaisa Karvinen is a Helsinki based architect and researcher, who has worked in the field of architecture from theoretical research to city planning and done spatial design for museums.

Tommi Vasko is a Helsinki based graphic designer and -researcher who writes theoretical and fictional texts about design practises of the near future and about visual phenomena rising between emerging information technologies and ecological thinking.

Vincent Roumagnac, Performing Arts Research Center TUTKE at the University of the Arts Helsinki 


The conference presentation is available as part of the MATTER exhibition via this ‘link

January 22nd Contributions

Harri Laakso, Senior staff, Associate Professor of Photography Research, Aalto ARTS

Practicing Peripheries


Harri Laakso is an Associate Professor of Photography Research. He works mainly in the Department of Media but also in the Department of Art and Department of Film, Television and Scenography. Previously he worked as Professor of Visual Culture and Art at Aalto University for 12 years. His primary research interests are photographic images and theory, artistic research and word/image relations. He has led many research projects, including “Figures of Touch” (2009-2012).