Ecological thinking and sustainability are valuable issues as part of D.P. in Media and Arts- studies, alongside e.g. emerging media, art, music and developing entrepreneurship skills. Lecturer Fanni Niemi-Junkola of fine art study path did a study trip to Iceland University of Arts in Reykjavik (IUA) to meet the students and teaching staff.
IUA is situated about 5 km from the center of Reykjavik at a seaside. The university is a self-governing institution providing higher education in fine arts, theater, dance, music, design, architecture, and art education. All departments are situated in the same building. Students have their own studio spaces and there are some lab spaces, for example for sculpture, painting and AV-equipment available too. IUA offers BA and MA -level education and is part of our exchange program on BA -level.
"I had a very interesting time meeting the fine art -students discussing the topics that they work on. We all took part in Olafur Eliasson (an Icelandic-Danish artist) SOE Kitchen communal project, for the artist talk and lunch by OE. I also gave a public talk of my own work processes in IUA and the place was packed! I totally recommend IUA as a choice for exchange, especially if you are interested in environmental issues and ecology."
IUA Iceland University of the Arts, Reykjavik
Fanni Niemi-Junkola: Artist talk in IUA, Reykjavik
Olafur Eliasson SOE kitchen project in Reykjavik, Marshall House
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