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Publication info

Publication info

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Arts in the Environment – Nordic Symposium

Arts in the environment – Nordic symposium invites environmental artists, scientists, thinkers and the public to participate and discuss the most current environmental topics. The symposium program will combine keynote talks and discussions, video art evenings, workshops, environmental art works and performances to engage with current developments of environmental art and sciences.

Arts in the environment – Nordic symposium is a multidisciplinary, international and forward-looking art symposium that focuses on the intersection between environmental art and the sciences. The event will take place August 31 – September 2, 2017 at various venues across Helsinki, Finland. The Artist Camp for the artists will take place from August 25 to September 3, 2017.

Main Symposium Venue – Vartiosaari

The main symposium venue is an unique island called Vartiosaari located in eastern archipelago of Helsinki. The island has high landscape and biodiversity value, and it is among the nationally distinguished environments in Finland. The journey to the island is by boat only.

The island has several villas and vacation homes, but only around 20 permanent residents. Read more on the city of Helsinki’s official website and a Vartiosaari Assocition  website (only in Finnish). The city of Helsinki plans to link the island to the mainland and build new urban infrastructure and housing for up to 7000 new inhabitants. The symposium-project supports preserving Vartiosaari as a recreational area.

Main Organizational Body

The project is organised by LARU ART Association, an artist-driven non-profit organisation based in Helsinki. In operation since 2005, LARU ART produces international environmental art events in which both media art and performance art are prominently featured. In collaboration with Arts Promotion Centre Finland.