TAF International Week special programme

Our blog has already documented most workshops and the four seminars of Tampere Art Factory International Week 2012. If you have missed the introductions, check the links at the end of this post. In addition the programme included one show of our student works & International Week workshop results, six exhibitions, one networking sauna event, visits to Demola and (Angry Bird) Rovio, one reception and one evening party, countless project and partnership meetings. Belowed some of those events pictured.

The Networking Sauna at Marttilan Pirtti, Wednesday

Group photo in front of Marttilan pirtti. TAMK International Services
hosted the Networking Sauna evening

Rosa Pons, Lucie Jagu and Yuwei Lin exploring the lake. Everybody went
swimming after sauna, although the water was almost too warm, +5°C

Traditional Finnish food was served

Traditional Finnish outdoor games were played. Throwing (in the centre)
Joey van der Bie (Haagse Hogeschool, NL)
Chris Hales (Smart Lab, IE) won the Mölkky Championship

Evening at Demola, the open innovation platform for students and companies, on Thursday

Antti Salomaa, Demola facilitator and TAMK Media Programme graduate made a brilliant introduction to Demola (check the informative home page at Demola.fi), then students showed two projects in progress and finally our guests had a chance to interview and network with Demola people.

Sayed Tenkanen and Heidi Mäenpää introducing the Demola project
The Awesome Three
Alicia Fernández Franco introducing the Demola project Techie Doggy Toys
Heidi Mäenpää introducing and Amy Sampson (University College
Falmouth, UK) testing the game
Grete Körgesaar (Tartu Art College, EE), Rosa Pons (University of Vic, ES),
Chris Hales (Smart Lab, IE) and Aurimas (Vilnius College of Technologies
and Design, LI)
Veerle Van der Slyus (KHLim MAD,BE), Mieke Laansma (Stenden University, NL)
and Sohvi Sirkesalo, TAMK
Peter Sramek (Ontario College of Art and Design, CA) and
Danica Mast (Haagse Hogeschool, NL)

Reception on Friday
On the last day there was a short reception to sum up the week opened by Juha Suonpää, head of TAMK Fine Arts Programme. The evening continued with two exhibition openings and the opening party of Tampere Art Factory.
Session of Photography artists: Felix Sattler (Bauhaus University Weimar, DE)
Juha Suonpää (TAMK) and Peter Sramek (OCAD University, CA)
University College Falmouth (UK) delegates tell about
their meeting at TAMK Education technology center to International Week
organiser Emilija Veselova (TAMK) 
Our students had great opportunities to hear about the partner universities
they plan to make their exchange period in. Media students Andreas Heinrich and
Emma Kiiski interviewing Yuwei Lin from University of Salford, UK. 
Pertti Peeko Näränen and Aigars Ceplitis (RISEBA) had a lot to talk about. RISEBA
is our newest film school partner. (Audiovisual Media Arts Department
of Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration, LT)
TAF International Week is excellent for networking Albert van der Kooij
(Academy of Popculture, Leeuwarden) and Mieke Laansma (Stenden University,
Leeuwarden) have seen each other almost every morning for seven years on the
railway station on way to work, now in Tampere they learned to know each other.

Read more about the TAF International Week 2012:
TAF Workshops and seminars - what, when, where?
Our International Week kicked off
TAF International Week Day 2Producing with the audience workshop (By Heidi Mäenpää)
TAF International Week seminars, day 3
TAF International Week seminars, day 4
TAF International Week special programme
TAF Exhibitions:
Fine Art graduates' exhibition took headstart to TAF
Fine Art graduates' exhibition ERO part two opened TAF
Toronto, Seoul and Tampere: 1 < 3 opens today
TAF exhibition "fastbreak" from South Korea now openPhoto Art Course Exhibition Open (By Antti Haapio)
TAF Infographics exhibition (By Anna-Kaisa Nässi)

Posts about TAF International Week on Yuwei Lin's (Salford University) blog:
Erasmus exchange
Researching the Openness
Day 3 at the TAF International Week 2012
Space and Creativity
Visit to Rovio’s Tampere Studio|||