OMIA JA TOISTEN POLKUJA  – PATHS MINE AND TAKEN BY OTHERS

stylus 2-2018Omia ja toisten polkuja – Paths Mine and Taken by Others in the Exhibition programme of the European regional InSEA Congress June 18 – 21, 2018 at Aalto University Otaniemi Campus in Finland.

The Paths Mine and Taken by Others project was an exhibition, a camp school, Pop-up bus at the congress venue on Otaniemi Campus and online publication of Stylus (click here)

The exhibition at the congress venue presented student artwork made at many levels of Finnish schooling. The works combined the themes of the congress: arts and science, climate change, cultural migration and diversity. The works were carried out using various materials and techniques and were created by children and young people from comprehensive schools, upper secondary schools, art schools and art education projects. The exhibition also reflected the high level of the visual arts education in Finland. The Finnish art educators are highly educated, and they are constantly developing their work and combining topical and global themes in their teaching. In this exhibition, they made their work visible, and participated in the international debate on art education.

The Paths Mine and Taken by Others project was developed by the extraordinary collaborative network of Finnish art educators. The Association of Art Teachers and the Finnish Association of Art Schools for Children and Young People organized the exhibition in co-operation with the Art School of Espoo, Hyvinkää City Art School for Children and Youth, InSEA Finland, Aalto University and the Association for Cultural Heritage Education in Finland.

Saga Heino, Anu Hietala, Sirkka Laitinen, Riikka Mäkikoskela, Birgitta Nurmi, Kaisu Paavilainen, Sonja Pasanen, Päivi Tarkkonen, Kaisa Torkki, Leo Xiong, Päivi Venäläinen and Erja Väyrynen worked as an Exhibition Committee. Olli Larjo served as Exhibition Architect and Antti Hämäläinen as Technical Advisor.

Polkuja OppimiskeskusResponding to the open call to all who teach visual arts in Finland were 29 schools, teachers and art education projects from all over the country:

Alppilan lukio, Helsinki / General Upper Secondary School / Minna Strömberg, Art Teacher

The English School, Helsinki /Alan Tudor, Technical Work Teacher, Päivi Huhtinen, Art Teacher & Paul Nix, Recycling Specialist and User Care, 3D-Bear

Espoon yhteislyseon koulu & Espoon yhteislyseon lukio, Espoo / Comprehensive School & General Upper Secondary School / Eeva-Riitta Tuominen, Art Teacher

Espoonlahden lukio, Espoo / General Upper Secondary School / Valpuri Grönholm, Art Teacher

Helsingin kuvataidekoulu, Helsinki / Art School for Children and Young PeopleOmia ja Toisten Polkuja -näyttely & Päin Mäntyä -työpaja

Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu, Helsinki / Comprehensive School and General Upper Secondary School / Petteri Rinne, Art Teacher

Juvanpuiston koulu, Espoo / Comprehensive School / Kaisa Torkki, Art Teacher

Kaitaan lukio, Espoo / General Upper Secondary School Espoo / Nina Luoma and Heljä Renfors, Art Teachers

Karakallion koulu, Espoo / Comprehensive School / Hanna Häkkä, Art Teacher

Lauttasaaren yhteiskoulu, Helsinki / Comprehensive School / Salla Iivanainen, Art Teacher

Linnankosken lukio, Porvoo / General Upper Secondary School / Sirpa Karjalainen, Art TeacherOmia ja Toisten Polkuja -näyttely & Päin Mäntyä -työpaja

Lintumetsän koulu, Espoo / Comprehensive School / Arja Katainen, Art Teacher

Merenojan koulu, Kalajoki  / Comprehensive School / Timo Veikko Kinnunen, Art Teacher

Ounasvaaran peruskoulu, Rovaniemi / Comprehensive School / Leena Nykänen, Art Teacher & Taina Sohlman, Biology and Geography Teacher

Pohjois-Helsingin kuvataidekoulu, Helsinki / Art School for Children and Young People / Anna Tahkola, Art Teacher

Pornaisten yhtenäiskoulu, Pornainen / Comprehensive School / Tuuli Kangas, Art Teacher

Rovaniemen kuvataidekoulu, Rovaniemi / Art School for Children and Young People / Anita Lallo and Merja Järvelin, Art Teachers

Sara Hildén  -akatemia, Tampere / Art School for Children and Young People / Riikka Ajanki and Heidi Saramäki, Art Teachers

Taide- ja muotoilukolu TAIKA, Lahti / Art and Design School for Children and Young People / Kristiina Tuura,  Art Teacher, Eeva-Liisa Kauppila, Eeva Kirilin-Helenius and Tiina Sutela-Salmi, Assisting Teachers

TaiKon –taiteen perusopetus, Vaasa / Basic Education in Art / Alli Alho, Art Educator

Viherlaakson koulu, Espoo / Comprehensive School / Birgitta Nurmi, Art Teacher

Viikin normaalikoulu, Helsinki / Comprehensive School, Helsinki University Teacher Training School / Reetta Nisonen, Teacher Educator, Lina Vilkuna and Katariina Juntunen, Student Teachers & Tomi Uusitalo, Art Teacher

Visuaalisten taiteiden koulu Aimo, Hämeenlinna / Visual Arts School for Children and Young people / Mervi Suomalainen and Riitta Virtanen, Art Teachers

Päin Mäntyä Workshop / Espoon kuvataidekoulu, Espoo & Hyvinkään lasten ja nuorten kuvataidekoulu, Hyvinkää (Espoo & Hyvinkää Art School for Children and Young People)

Taidevaihde – ArtGear/ Lapin yliopisto, Lapin taiteilijaseura & Monitaideyhdistys Piste (University of Laplanad, Artists’ Association of Lapland & Cross Art Collective Piste) / Mirja Hiltunen, Curator

Pop Up Bus / Lohjanseudun kuvataidekoulu & Suomen lasten ja nuorten kuvataidekoulujen liitto (Lohja School of Arts & Association of Finnish Art Schools for Children and Young People)

Mimmit peinttaa – A Street Art Workshop in Lauttasaari / Mimmit ry, Rosa Kivinen, Nora Helsinki, Anu Ahonen

Welcome to the Salon des Refusés! / Pirkanmaan kuvataideopettajat ry: Juhannuskylän koulu, Tampere / Comprehensive School; Kalevan lukio, Tampere / General Upper Secondary School; Kangasalan lukio, Kangasala / General Upper Secondary School; Kaukajärven koulu, Tampere / Comprehensive School; Lempäälän lukio, Lempäälä / General Upper Secondary School; Pikkolan koulu, Kangasala / Comprehensive School; Sammon koulu, Tampere / Comprehensive School; Tammerkosken lyseon lukio, Tampere / General Upper Secondary School; Tampereen yhteiskoulun lukio, Tampere / General Upper Secondary School; Tampereen yliopiston normaalikoulun lukio, Tampere / General Upper Secondary School of the Tampere University Teacher Training School; Tesoman koulu, Tampere / Comprehensive School

The Snapshots project ”Moi! Hej! Tere! Marhaba! Sobedo! – Snapshots and diverse encounters by young people” / Suomen kulttuuriperintökasvatuksen seura (The Association for Cultural Heritage Education in Finland)