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3 November

In the evening (until 22:00), there is opportunity to visit the exhibition ARS 11 - Changes your perception of Africa and contemporary art at KIASMA museum of contemporary art.

4 November



08:30-09:30  registration

09:30-09:35  Welcome to Finnish Academy of Fine Art
Markus Konttinen, Rector

09:35-09:50  The 3rd Cycle in the Arts: The Issues We Share
Jan Kaila & Mick Wilson

Session 1: Global Perspectives #1

Chair: Henk Slager, Utrecht School of the Arts

09:50-10:50  Keynote Jalal Toufic

Jalal Toufic is a thinker and a video artist. Many of his books are available for download as PDF files at his website:
He has taught at the University of California at Berkeley, California Institute of the Arts, University of Southern California, Holy Spirit University in Lebanon, and Kadir Has University in Istanbul. He is presently a guest for the year 2011 of the Artists-in-Berlin Program of the DAAD.

“Toufic is one of the most active and ambitious figures in the Arab world who—book by book—has endeavoured to sculpt a critical, theoretical language of the Arab world” (Daily Star).

Jalal Toufic will address the broader landscape of art & culture in the light of the global dimensions of contemporary culture.

10:50-11:00  Overview of SHARE + Progress Report
Schelte van Ruiten, Deputy Director ELIA

11:00-11:30  coffee & tea

Session 2: Structure and organization of 3rd cycle programmes

Chair: Annette Arlander, Theatre Academy, Helsinki

11:30-11:50  Key Points of Difference Between Some Graduate Schools and 3rd Cycle National Networks
Mick Wilson, Dean GradCAM, Dublin
11:50-12:00  Discussion

12:00-12:20  Report on International Summer Academy
Pessi Parviainen & Mikael Eriksson

12:20-12:40  Bulgaria, An Example of a Changing National System
Snejina Tankovska, Vice-Rector NATFA, Sofia

12:40-13:00  Sharing Research: New Publication on Arts Research
Mai Tran, École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Nantes

Session 3: Live example of doctoral research in music

Nollaig Ó Fiongháile

13:00-13:30  Performance / lecture
Brian Ó hUigín, Dublin Institute of Technology
13:30-13:40  discussion

13:40-14:40  Lunch

Session 4: Development of 3rd cycle programmes

Chair: Snejina Tankovska, Vice-Rector NATFA, Sofia

14:40-15:00  Different Development Needs 
Anna Daucikova, Academy of Fine Art and Design, Bratislava
15:00-15:10  Discussion

15:10-15:25  Artistic research in performing arts / Body as a medium of institution
Esa Kirkkopelto, Vice Rector, Theatre Academy Helsinki
15:25-15:40  The Needs for 3rd Cycle in Film
Per Zetterfalk, Dalarna University
15:40-15:50  Discussion

15:50-16:15  coffee & tea

Session 5: Global Perspectives #2

Chair: Kieran Corcoran, ELIA President / Dublin Institute of Technology

Prof. David B. Smith, President of NSCAD University
(formerly the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, is a well-known and passionate advocate for the application of creative thinking skills to academic disciplines outside of the arts.
Prof. Smith will be speaking on the state of doctoral level programs in the visual arts in Canada and will examine some of the factors that have hindered their development. Prof. Smith will then give an overview of his research study in Bonteheuwel Township outside of Cape Town, South Africa as a practical example of how doctoral level studies in the visual arts can be involved in applied research.

16:40-16:50  Discussion

17:00-17:30  Book presentation:
The Pleaure of Research by Henk Slager
Kimmo Sarje & Henk Slager
19:30-20:30  Reception
(Botanical Gardens, Helsinki)

5 November

10:00-10:10  introduction day two
Jan Kaila & Ruth Mateus-Berr

Session 6: Networking Strategies

Maarit Mäkelä, Aalto University, Helsinki

10:10-10:30  report on EUFRAD activities
Efva Lilja, Vice-Rector, University of Dance and Circus, Stockholm
10:30-10:50  How can we begin to promote better understanding of 3rd cycle in the arts?
David Dibosa, Chelsea College of Art and Design
10:50-11:00  Discussion

11:00-11:20  Different Models of 3rd Cycle, Qualification, Awards and Structure
Henk Borgdorff, Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague / Gothenburg University
11:20-11:30  Discussion

11:30-11:50  coffee & tea

Session 7: Global Perspectives #3

Chair: Inga Bryden

Rethinking the politics of theory of visual studies in Nigeria
Francis Ugiomoh
Dr. Francis Ugiomoh, Senior Lecturer in Art History/Head of Fine Art at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria and  author of a series of pivotal critical texts on African visual arts, including: The Crises of Modernity: Art and the Definition of Cultures in Africa (2007); Photo-Logos and/or Narrative Semiotics: Which Way to Rehabilitating African Art History (2006); and Art History and ‘The Hegelian Unconscious’ (2005).
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12:50-14:00  Lunch

Session 8  Global Perspectives #4

Chair:Tarja Pitkänen-Walter

Care or Carefree: Creative Arts Research and Ethical Regulations
Barbara Bolt

A/Prof. Barb Bolt is the Associate Dean (Academic - VCA) at the Victorian College of the Arts, the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her publications include two monographs Art Beyond Representation: The Performative Power of the Image (2004) and Heidegger Reframed (2011). She has published on the creative arts research and is the co-editor of Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry (2007). Bolt exhibits with Catherine Asquith Gallery in Melbourne.
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15:00-15:15  break


Session 9: Global Perspectives #5

Chair: Carla Delfos, ELIA Executive Director

Confronting/Meeting the ‘Foreign’ in Cultural Research
Freddie Rokem

Prof. Dr. Freddie Rokem,  Theatre Arts University of Tel Aviv and Docent at the Department of Theatre, at Helsinki University. His publicatons include Performing History:Theatrical Representations of the Past in Contemporary Theatre (2000) and Philosophers and Thespian: Thinking Performance (2009).

Prof. Rokem will address the question of performing arts research in India.
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16:15-16:30  break 

Closing Session

Chair: Jan Kaila, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts

16:30-16:50 Conference rapporteur Suzana Milevska

Conference rapporteur Dr. Suzana Milevska is a theorist and curator of visual art and culture based in Skopje, Macedonia.  Currently she teaches history and theory of art at the Faculty of Fine Arts – University Ss. Cyril and Methodius of Skopje. She holds a PhD in visual culture from Goldsmiths College, London. Her texts have appeared in many international (art) publications and academic journals. Recently she published Gender Difference in the Balkans (2010) and edited The Research Machine (2010).

16:50-17:00 Closing Discussion
17:00-18:00 Closing reception


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