The Kone Foundation awarded the Body and the Other: Lived Impossibilities in Art and Science a grant of 275.000 euros for the period 2018–2020. The research project is hosted by the Performing Arts Research Centre at the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki and led by the responsible leader Professor in Artistic Research Leena Rouhiainen.
Body and the Other is a continuation of the research project the Mind and the Other led by Docent Marja-Liisa Honkasalo at the University of Turku. Besides Rouhiainen and cultural researcher Honkasalo, researcher Sami Santanen, lecturer in theatre pedagogy Irene Kajo and Live Artist Teemu Päivinen also work in the research project. In addition, artists Ursula Hallas, Riikka Theresa Innanen, Thomas Hamberg, Miro Mantere, Janne Mäkinen, Satu Mäkinen and Antti Nykyri take part in the artistic working groups within the research project. The international expert in the research project is Professor in Media and Communications Lisa Blackman (Goldsmiths University London).
Body and the Other at the University of the Arts Helsinki website.