Welcome to the international Nordic Art Education in Motion seminar at Aalto University!
Meanwhile the seminar guests are on their way to Aalto University’s A Grid building, the seminar hosts, NoVA Masters programme students and teacher from Aalto University are checking that everything is ready.
Has someone checked that the microphone headset works, Tyler asks.
People start to arrive at 9am. They grab a cup of coffee or tea and fruits whilst saying hello to their old and new friends.
Great to see you all in here! My name is Flavie Messier Saint-Jacques and I am coming from Aalto University. This is my colleague Gaia Mazzola from Konstfack in the right and we are going to be your hosts during the seminar.
Next, I want welcome our first speaker Jaana Brinck, Head of Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education from Aalto University. Jaana is going to lead you through the ideas behind the Nordic collaboration between three Nordic NoVA Masters programmes.
“Nordic collaboration requires activity from all of us.”
Then it is time to fill your coffee or tea cup and grab some snacks.
Studying in the NoVA has been multidimensional journey so far. These photos are study memories from Art, Education and Entrepreneurship intensive course held at Aalto University in the last fall, tells Gintare.
(drumming) And the next speaker is… checking QR-codes…
… but she is just on time in the stage to introduce us to creative coding through visual elements. Welcome Sanna Reponen from Mehackit!
Can anyone tell me how to do the line thicker? And how to change the background colour? Wow, how you did you do that? Questions keep popping up in the audience.
Lunch break at 12-13
What happens during the break:
“Jaeseong, could you take a group picture of the NoVA students?”
(drumming) The next speakers are Aalto University’s own Juuso Tervo and Tomi Slotte Dufva!
(drumming) Next Aalto University representatives are Eva Durall and Mira Kallio-Tavin!
Seems that we have a new comment, exclaims Flavie.
In the end we had some time for the group work The last exercise was curated by NoVA students Tyler Liu and Joanna Wong from Aalto University and Gaia Mazzola from Konstfack. The teams were asked to discuss about the key elements of future Nordic and Baltic collaboration and list them in the posters.
Applauses for all who came and made the Nordic Art Education in Motions seminar possible.
Oh, I forgot to introduce what this seminar is about. The Nordic Art Education and Motion seminar in the nutshell:
One day long public seminar at Aalto University
Organized by Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Finland, Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education Masters Programme and EDDA Norden Art Education Network
The seminar discussed about international perspectives in art education and highlighted Nordplus theme: Digital competences and computational thinking: preparing children, young people and adults for a digitalized society
Participants from all around the world
The seminar day gave insights that led us to re-think ourselves as critical art educators who are able to question and utilize digital competences in their work.