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  • Generation2020 at Amos Rex
    In February the exhibition, Generation 2020, opened its doors at Amos Rex, Helsinki. The exhibition features 80 young artists, from 18 to 25. The 150+ artworks of the exhibition take us through subjects, such as sexual identity, climate change, technology and future, well-being, craftmanship and visual arts traditions as well as social and personal memory.Continue reading “Generation2020 at Amos Rex”
  • Memes during the lockdown
    An informal virtual lunchtime discussion during the 2020 International Week gave us the chance to chew over trends in the world of memes during the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. The origins, dissemination patterns and adaptations of memes are notoriously hard to track with sound academic rigour, so we rely for the time being on anecdotalContinue reading “Memes during the lockdown”
  • The Expatriot
    Ian McIntosh is a Canadian second-year Music Production student. In 2016 he and his family moved to Turkey, and since then he’s been living abroad. This spring he started a podcast, The Expatriot, and is interviewing others that have been or are ex-pats. Here is his story and the inspiration for the podcast. Tell usContinue reading “The Expatriot”

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The Expatriot

Ian McIntosh is a Canadian second-year Music Production student. In 2016 he and his family moved to Turkey, and since then he’s been living abroad. This spring he started a podcast, The Expatriot, and is interviewing others that have been or are ex-pats. Here is his story and the inspiration for the podcast. Tell usContinue reading “The Expatriot”

He became a “loudspeaker” for a Finnish girl who saw her forests being destroyed

Ignacio Varela is a graphic designer and illustrator from Uruguay.  He was studying at Mediapolis as an exchange student during the fall of 2019, taking some photography courses. He is now presenting his project What is a tree other than freedom? in iWeek’s photography exhibition. 1. Who are you and where are you are from?Continue reading “He became a “loudspeaker” for a Finnish girl who saw her forests being destroyed”

BIG WHOOP

The Fine Art digital exhibition BIG WHOOP is a group show by and featuring young emerging artists. The exhibition team Jonathan Cary, Janna Lindfors, Aleksandra Näveri, Jenny Vesiväki, Jasmin Gams and Petra Vuorinen. The top definition for the expression “big whoop” on urbandictonary.com is  “Big deal, important occurrence. Usually used sarcastically or to blow somethingContinue reading “BIG WHOOP”

Moving from photography to moving images, wasn’t as easy as it seemed

Yuhsuan Harjula is a media and art student in TAMK. She is from Taiwan and now resides in Tampere, Finland. She became interested in photography as a kid, however, the environment was not supportive. After moving to Finland, her ex-spouse supported her in pursuing the possibilities to study in art and photography. Yuhsuan is mostContinue reading “Moving from photography to moving images, wasn’t as easy as it seemed”

Meet the artist who uses her emotions to create powerful and abstract work

Natalija Sari Djakovic is a Finnish-Serbian visual artist. She moved to Finland a few years ago to pursue arts at TAMK. Her works range from paintings to drawings to sculptures, full of vibrant colors and abstract shapes. Through her artwork, she pulls you in to think more about the subject matter. Why don’t you giveContinue reading “Meet the artist who uses her emotions to create powerful and abstract work”

Who is SHARKY?

From Trap to Rock, SHARKY doesn’t know about genres.Just fun! From Barcelona now based in Tampere, SHARKY is an alter ego. The alter ego everyone has inside willing to go out and see the world.  It is hard to tag this project with a music style. From trap to rock, but also other world sounds,Continue reading “Who is SHARKY?”


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Generation2020 at Amos Rex

In February the exhibition, Generation 2020, opened its doors at Amos Rex, Helsinki. The exhibition features 80 young artists, from 18 to 25. The 150+ artworks of the exhibition take us through subjects, such as sexual identity, climate change, technology and future, well-being, craftmanship and visual arts traditions as well as social and personal memory.Continue reading “Generation2020 at Amos Rex”

Memes during the lockdown

An informal virtual lunchtime discussion during the 2020 International Week gave us the chance to chew over trends in the world of memes during the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. The origins, dissemination patterns and adaptations of memes are notoriously hard to track with sound academic rigour, so we rely for the time being on anecdotalContinue reading “Memes during the lockdown”

Our Experience: Online iWeek

iWeek 2020 was the first ever fully digital iWeek since the beginning in 2008. Plans for the annual iWeek began already in January and first meeting took place in February, when we started we had no idea it would become an online event. Originally we were meant to host art exhibitions, installations, music performances, workshopsContinue reading “Our Experience: Online iWeek”

Recap of iWeek 2019

To get hyped up for next week we’re sharing a recap of last years event. We had a huge line up of musicians, exhibitions that filled our rooms and halls, and workshops that inspired. While this year our concerts, workshops and exhibitions are from the safety of our homes doesn’t mean we won’t have asContinue reading “Recap of iWeek 2019”

TAMK Student Films

Everyone now has a lot more time at home. If you’re getting bored of just scrolling through Netflix or YouTube, we made a list of TAMK films! These short films were made by our students from the Finnish and English degree programs so there’s something for everyone! YouTube Playlist If Monopoly was an Anime (EnglishContinue reading “TAMK Student Films”


Recap iWeek 2020

Read about what happened during iWeek 2020, our first ever Digital Event.

The Last Day of iWeek 2020

The last day started with Tommi Moilanen and his workshop focused on Distance Teaching Media Students. Tommi shared how he has been teaching his Filming and Lighting course through streaming and online tools. The conversation focused on how to teach from home, and what digital tools there are. A big topic was how the theoreticalContinue reading “The Last Day of iWeek 2020”

Thursday, 23rd of April

In the morning we had the Fine Art video pitching session hosted by Fanny Niemi-Junkola with Tytti Rantanen, program coordinator from AV-Arkki, & Jenni Toikka, visual artist. You can watch the films here or on our YouTube channel. Afterward, we had the final lunchtime discussion hosted by Sohvi. The special guest was Chris Smith, whoContinue reading “Thursday, 23rd of April”

Halfway through iWeek!

It’s Wednesday the 22nd, and we’re already halfway through the week! How did this happen? It’s been really great so far with many people from around the world; we have people attending from Uruguay, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, and more! Today started with the RDI workshop hosted by TAMK’s TAMK’s Research, Development and Innovation (RDI)Continue reading “Halfway through iWeek!”

Day 2 of iWeek 2020

This morning started off with an introduction to the Fine Art Degree Show, AtomicJungle, by Fanny. It was fascinating to hear some of the artists talk about their original intentions of the works, and how they changed to adapt to a virtual exhibition. Hopefully we can see a physical exhibition in Finlayson area this fall.Continue reading “Day 2 of iWeek 2020”

iWeek 2020 Day 1

The first day of our first virtual iWeek is done! This morning we got up early for our 9 am team meeting to discuss the final details and people’s tasks for the day. We were busy bees working away to send out emails and finishing a few texts. Our WhatsApp chat blowing up all morningContinue reading “iWeek 2020 Day 1”

Join our Virtual concerts!

This year we will be hosting three virtual concerts Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, all starting at 9pm. There will be music, and performances, and hosted by our very own Anna Haaraoja. Monday we’ll have a Forks & Mics session from Kite Records featuring Nestori Kumpunen with a live Q&A. Additonally, OCADU student Ruby-Anne Kakoutis willContinue reading “Join our Virtual concerts!”


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