Kaisa_2012_3_photo by Veikko Somerpuro

Teacher: Lea Kantonen

Learning outcomes:

The participants will learn to:

recognize discourses shared by indigenous studies and artistic research
are able to receive support from their peers
are able to critically comment on the research of their peers
receive critical tools to analyze art as social action

Content:

Artistic Research and Indigenous Studies have in common that researchers coming from two groups that have previously been seen as objects of research – artists and indigenous peoples – are now seeing themselves as research subjects and defining their research from a new perspective. The reading circle is arranged in collaboration between Uniarts Helsinki and the University of Helsinki and it is aimed at doctoral candidates, Master's students and researchers who are interested in the overlapping areas of these two research fields.

Evaluation:

Participation in the meetings and discussions 70%
Essay 30% (submitted to Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen)

Registration: Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen: pirjo.virtanen@helsinki.fi by September 9th

https://opinto-opas.uniarts.fi/fi/opintojakso/K-JI-16-19S/5955
https://opinto-opas.uniarts.fi/fi/opintojakso/K-JI-16-20K/5956

Enrol

Timetable

Place:

Elimäenkatu 25 A, VA-226, Neuvotteluhuone Nordström

DateTimeLocation
Wed 18.9.2019
13:00 - 15:30
Wed 9.10.2019
13:00 - 15:30
Wed 13.11.2019
13:00 - 15:30
Wed 22.1.2020
13:00 - 15:30
Wed 26.2.2020
13:00 - 15:30
Wed 25.3.2020
13:00 - 15:30
Wed 22.4.2020
13:00 - 15:30

Conduct of the course

Evaluation:

Participation in the meetings and discussions 70%

Essay 30% (submitted to Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen)

Registration: Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen: pirjo.virtanen@helsinki.fi by September 9th

https://opinto-opas.uniarts.fi/fi/opintojakso/K-JI-16-19S/5955

https://opinto-opas.uniarts.fi/fi/opintojakso/K-JI-16-20K/5956

Description

This study unit aims to enable learners to develop an understanding of different forms of indigenous arts, its political aspects, as well as the role of art in learning processes.

This study unit introduces students to different indigenous art forms in historical and current contexts as well as their role in knowledge-production and communication.

Study material for an examination covering the content of this study unit:

Choose two from the following:

Fauderee, Paja 2013. Singing the Dead: The Politics of Indigenous Revival in Mexico. Durham: Duke.

Graham, Laura R. 2003 [1995]: Performing Dreams. Discourses of Immortality Among the Xavante of Central Brazil. Tucson: Fenestra Books.

Knopf, K. 2008: Decolonizing the Lens of Power. Indigenous Films in North America. New York: Rodopi.

Lundquist, Suzanne 2004: Native American Literatures: An Introduction. New York: Continuum.

Morphy, Howard 2007: Becoming Art: Exploring Cross-Cultural Categories. Oxford: Berg.

Seeger, Anthony 1987: Why Suyá Sing. A Musical Anthropology of an Amazonian People. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Wilson, P. & S. Michelle 2008: Global Indigenous Media: Cultures, Poetics, and Politics. Durham: Duke.

General scale 0–5

Ilmoittautumiset 9.9.2019 mennessä osoitteeseen pirjo.virtanen@helsinki.fi.

Registrations to pirjo.virtanen@helsinki.fi by Sept. 9, 2019.

Opetustila: Taideyliopisto, Elimäenkatu 25 A, VA-226, Neuvotteluhuone Nordström

Teaching location: Uniarts Helsinki, Elimäenkatu 25 A, VA-226, Conference room Nordström

Assessments in the course and exam.