Welcome to the international Nordic Art Education in Motion seminar at Aalto University!
Meanwhile the seminar guests are on their way to Aalto University campus and A Grid building the seminar hosts, NoVA Master’s programme students and teacher from Aalto University are checking that everything works.
Has someone checked that the microphone headset works, asks Tyler.
People start to arrive at 9. They grab a cup of coffee or tea and fruits and say 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 Master’s programmes.
“Nordic collaboration requires activity from all of us.”
Then it is time to fill you coffee or tea cup and grab some snacks.
Studying in the NoVA has been multidimensional journey so far. These photos are 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 pop 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 what are the key elements of the 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 is this seminar 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 Master’s 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 lead us to re-think ourself as critical art educators who are able to question and utilize digital competences in our work.