Art & Common Space

Reflecting on questions of learning and sharing as understood in continental philosophy, Professor Jaukkuri will discuss the meaning of pedagogy and the learning environment as a forum for various fields of knowledge that can contribute to a deeper, more open awareness and understanding of the conditions required for creating public spaces/places. Her analysis focuses on contemporary artistic research and practices that inquire production of “common/shared” and “public place/space.”

Maaretta Jaukkuri is a curator, writer, and educator based in Helsinki, Finland. She founded the Art & Common Space program at the Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU) and is also a professor at Aalto University in Finland. Formerly Chief Curator at the Finnish contemporary art museum KIASMA, and artistic director at the Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo, she has curated a number of major Finnish, Scandinavian, and international exhibition projects in various countries. Her projects Artscape Nordland, ARS 95, and ARS 01 shifted the paradigm of art’s relation to society and nature attempting to claim common space for different spheres of knowledge. She graduated in English philology, art history, and literature from the University of Helsinki.


  • act cube
    Wiesner Building (E15-001)
    20 Amest Street
    Cambridge MA


  • date
    Monday, Oct 1, 2012
  • time
    4–5 PM
  • cost
    Free and open to the public.