Preparing our International Week in the Netherlands

Story and photo: Leena Mäkelä
Our International Week (May 3-7) and Tampere Art Factory (TAF) opening weekend May 7-9 will host many student and university staff delegations from the Netherlands. TAMK School of Art heads of degree programmes Cai Melakoski and Leena Mäkelä visit our five Dutch partner schools this week. The International week is a central topic of the meetings.

Hanze University of Applied Sciences Academy of Popculture in Leeuwarden sends again Adri Schokker and Albert van der Kooij wirh a group of students. The workshop led by Adri Schokker will present VJ features and probably live performance. The results of the workshop will be shown at TAF evening clubs.

Pawel Pokutycki from Academie Minerva, Groningen, of Hanze UAS will also come to Tampere and give a workshop on "Rethinking Interaction Design" during the International Week.

We will also see guests from the NHL University, Leeuwarden, at the International Week. A piece of information for students concidering an intrnational exchange period: NHL invites more exchange students from our school. NHL has some special attractions including the option to study at the new Gameship Studio featuring games, films effects and animation.

The TAMK School of Art and Media goes Netherlands tour next stops are the Hague University of Applied Sciences and the Utrecht School of Arts.

Pictured from left Albert van der Kooij and Adri Schokker (Akademie voor Popkultuur), Cai Melakoski (in charge of of Intrnational Week) and Pawel Pokutycki (Akademie Minerva)

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