Day 3/1


Wednesday 9 December 2020

Should this submission be published? Your conclusions.

9.00–11.00 [CET +1]

Host: Mika Elo, Professor, Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts Helsinki

In co-operation with the online journal RUUKKU–Studies in Artistic Research KuvA Doctoral Program hosts a panel discussion concerning the challenges of peer-reviewing culture in the area of artistic research. Artistic research has given many kinds of critical voices to the artist-researcher. Research gestures taking place beyond verbal language are encouraged and recognised, but the critical discussions are still mostly expected to be discursive. How to identify relevant peers if the scholarly voice is not supposed to be the default? How to cultivate media sensitivity in peer review processes? How to enhance the quality of research publications in a situation where both the format and criteria need to be negotiated? Should we introduce peer review processes in artistic research settings beyond academic publishing? Or should we, on the contrary, reconsider the relevance of peer reviewing in artistic research? How to negotiate situated exigencies with equalising protocols?


Otso Huopaniemi, Professor, Theatre Academy, Uniarts Helsinki
Maarit Mäkelä, Associate Professor, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Annette Arlander, Visiting researcher, Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts Helsinki
Vincent Roumagnac, Doctor of Arts, Theatre Academy, Uniarts Helsinki
Otso Lähdeoja, Academy of Finland Research Fellow, Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki   
Lynda Gaudreau, Postdoctoral Researcher, Theatre Academy, Uniarts Helsinki

Read more about the peer-review guidelines:

RUUKKU – Studies in Artistic Research

JAR - Journal for Artistic Research