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Final events of the Research Pavilion high season in Venice

The third Research Pavilion in Venice, hosted by the University of the Arts Helsinki, is a meeting place for artists and researchers, a catalyst of emerging co-operations, and a generator of new artistic thinking. The overarching title of the Pavilion, “Research Ecologies”, refers to the rich network of approaches involved. 

During the summer, the Research Pavilion has hosted a vast programme of workshops, conversations, exhibitions, lectures, and research. The venue, Sala del Camino on the Island of Giudecca, is a vibrant, changing space that showcases the multiple methods and practices of conducting artistic research. It can be visited from Wednesday to Monday from 10am to 6pm until 28 August.

Towards the end of August, the pavilion’s high season in Venice will end with a line-up of three events that once again bring together artist researchers from different backgrounds.

Upcoming events at the Research Pavilion

20–21 August
Material Encounters

A two-day programme, including a concert-lecture that showcases the outcomes of a residency period, during which musicians and ceramists worked side-to-side forming a parallel discussion of musical and gestural rhythms. The audience is welcomed to work with local clay. The event also includes discussions and presentations on materiality, archipelagic thinking, and the intertwined relationship between humans and soil.

Read more about Material Encounters

24 August
Assembly of Journals

In August the Research Pavilion project brings together several journals that are publishing research in the arts. The key idea of this collegial assembly is to facilitate discussion and exchange of ideas about shared interests, challenges, and possible forms of future cooperation.

Among the confirmed participants are representatives of Journal for Artistic Research, RUUKKU – Studies in Artistic Research, Journal of Visual Culture, MaHKUscript – Journal of Fine Art Research, and VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research. The event is open to all interested. We especially encourage editors, reviewers, contributors and readers interested in artistic research to join us. 

Read more about the Assembly of Journals

26–31 August
The 5th Nida Doctoral School: ‘Fight The Power 2019/1989: We, the Ungovernable’

The Nida Doctoral School (NDS) will be held at the Lithuanian Pavilion, the Research Pavilion and additional environments in Venice. Entitled ‘Fight The Power’, this year’s Nida Doctoral School is energized by the 30th anniversary of Spike Lee’s ‘Do The Right Thing’ and its opening credit sequence soundtrack-ed by Public Enemy. Convinced by the radical potentialities of research-as-praxis, NDS utilises this 30th anniversary to ask: what does it mean to do the right thing?

Read more about the Nida Doctoral School


The Research Pavilion is an ongoing project created and hosted by Uniarts Helsinki. Research Pavilion #3 is created in cooperation with the Louise and Göran Ehrnrooth Foundation and international partner institutions: Aalto University, Valand Academy of Arts at the University of Gothenburg, University of Applied Arts Vienna, and Interlab Hongik University Seoul.


Research Pavilion #3: Research Ecologies

9 May – 28 August 2019, 10am – 6pm. Moderated hours 10am–noon. Closed Tuesdays. See the full programme here.

Sala del Camino, Campo S. Cosmo 621, Giudecca, Venice

Free admission.


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