The First Annual Juha Varto Endowed Lecture for Research in Visual Art, Philosophy and Pedagogy on 9.4.2018
The First Annual Juha Varto Endowed Lecture for Research in Visual Art, Philosophy and Pedagogy featuring Dr. Alphonso Lingis, professor of philosophy emeritus at the Pennsylvania State University.
The lecture is titled:
”How Artworks Work
A phenomenological account of the powers contained in artworks. What these powers do to the environment and what they do to us.”
9th of April 2018, 16:30
Lumituuli auditorium, Dipoli (Otakaari 24, Espoo)
Alphonso Lingis is professor of philosophy emeritus at the Pennsylvania State University. His talk will be the First Annual Juha Varto Distinguished Invited Lecture for Research in Visual Art, Philosophy and Pedagogy. By this speaker series the study program of Art Education honors professor Juha Varto and his many contributions to research in Finland, and around the world.
Alphonso Lingis (born 1933) is an American philosopher, writer and translator, currently Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University. His areas of specialization include phenomenology, existentialism, modern philosophy, and ethics. Among his books are Excesses: Eros and Culture (1984), The Community of Those Who Have Nothing in Common (1994), Abuses (1994), Foreign Bodies (1994), Dangerous Emotions (1999), Trust (2003), The First Person Singular (2007), Contact (2010), and Violence and Splendor (2011).
The Juha Varto Endowed Lecture for Research in Visual Art, Philosophy and Pedagogy will continue to annually bring in an outstanding scholar, who shares in this tradition to the Aalto campus, for a public lecture and creative exchanges with students and faculty. The scholar will be chosen by a committee of researchers from the Department of Art and will be internationally recognized for cutting-edge research on topics in the fields of Visual Art, Philosophy, and Peadgogy. The Lecture Series will be held once a year, in spring, beginning in spring 2018, sponsored by the Department of Art, in Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
Animals in contemporary society, art, and education: Iconic, cute, partners, food, trade, disposable
Presentation by professors Suominen & Kallio-Tavin at Art, EcoJustice, and Education conference
Professors Anniina Suominen and Mira Kallio-Tavin delivered a conference presentation at the closing conference of the EcoArt project in Tampere on December 13, 2017. The title of the presentation was Animals in contemporary society, art, and education: Iconic, cute, partners, food, trade, disposable. The presentation was constructed as a theoretical and visual dialogue between Suominen and Kallio-Tavin. Through theory, contemporary art and personal video material the presenters aimed to initiate conversation concerning the controversial and unethical treatment of animals in society, education & art.