CuMMA in Venice: Access to Utopia

Access to Utopia: A public program for a space that does not exist, yet.

A collaborative project by Praxis (University of the Arts Helsinki) and our CuMMA students (Aalto University, Department of Art)

Whose utopia is it anyway? And how to occupy it? A public programme takes the Research Pavilion in Venice as a starting point to think about access and utopia from a perspective of prefiguration. We want to imagine something impossible. And we want to make it happen already now. The public programme is based on performative, sound and material investigations and critical inquiries, which will seek to inhabit spaces that should not exist and insist in materialising impossible hopes. It is dedicated to imaginations of possible radical futures. With five different artistic/educational investigations we propose to exercise varied entry points into utopias proposing to listen to afterlives and share critical reflections.

With artistic, performative and discursive contributions by: Mariabruna Fabrizi, Flo Kasearu, Olga Jitlina, Alexandra Pirici and Nataša Siencnik.

For the detailed description of the events have a look at the programme leaflet:

Conceptualised and organised collaboratively by Praxis and CuMMA – the two curatorial study contexts in Helsinki: Alina Belishkina, Eeva Holkeri, Elina Hämäläinen, Vera Kavaleuskaya, Aleksandra Kiskonen, Ziva Kleindienst, Vanessa Kowalski, Marharyta Liavonenka, Pamela Medina Lopez, Ingrid Orman, Miina Pohjolainen, Mariliis Rebane and Gregoire Rousseau, advised by Marko Karo, Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger and Nora Sternfeld.

For more information visit our CuMMA blog here.