KUNO in Helsinki 2018
to Oct 20

KUNO in Helsinki 2018

The Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki is the host of KUNO 2018 annual events.


Deadline of registration was 1st October. Please contact alma@lhi.is for further information.

Thursday 18 October

Location of the Coordinators meeting: Academy of Fine Arts, UniArts: Elimäenkätu 25 A
Please find instructions on how to get there at the bottom of this page.

11.00 - 16.00   COORDINATORS MEETING  - click here for programme
                       Bus transfer to hotel at 16.00

16.50               KUNO meet up at the hotel
17.00 - 19.00   Guided museum tour to Amos Rex, HAM and Kiasma.
Please, sign up! (KUNO registration form)

20.00              KUNO Welcome dinner at the Radisson Blu Seaside hotel 

Friday 19 October

Location of meeting and teacher seminar: Exhibition Laboratory, Merimiehenkatu 36, inner yard (10 min walk from hotel)

10.00 - 12.30   KUNO NETWORK MEETING - click here for programme

12.30 - 13.30   Lunch

In this session, we will look at what can we gain as KUNO institutions? We will hear about funding possibilities and listen to examples of past mobility and projects, finishing with Q&A.
-Teacher Mobility
-Tallinn Noir IP (intensive course)
-Development projects
-Joint Study programmes

16.00 - 18.30   Launching of the 2018 KUNO TEACHER SEMINAR - click here for programme

MATERIALISING THOUGHT - Art, Material and Action
An overarching quest for the seminar is to probe how conceptual art can be reinterpreted, re-contextualized and revitalized at a point when institutional as well as artistic practices are in flux and under pressure.
-Welcoming words by representatives of the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki
-Keynote speaker: Prof. San Keum Koh, Ewha Womans University
-Presentation by researcher Jyrki Siukonen

20.00   KUNO dinner at Löyly
Löyly is within 15-20 min walk from the Exhibition Laboratory.
Address: Hernesaarenranta 4.

If you wish to use the SAUNA facilities in Löyly before or after dinner (sauna is available between 13.00 - 23.00) , please make your reservation at: http://www.loylyhelsinki.fi/en/saunas/reservation/

Sauna is at your own cost. A 2-hour slot in sauna costs 19 euro and includes a towel, seat cover, shampoo and soap. Please bring your own swimming suit (renting swimwear costs 6e / 2h). There is a possibility to dip / swim in the sea (for courageous ones!).

Saturday 20 October

Location of teacher seminar: Exhibition Laboratory, Merimiehenkatu 36, inner yard (10 min walk from hotel)

10.00 - 13.00   TEACHER SEMINAR continues and closing of KUNO meeting
-Keynote speaker: Johann Arens
-Panel discussion led by Pontus Kyander
-Discussion in groups + sharing from groups
Conclusion of the meeting. Presenting the new KUNO Steering group and announcing the location of next annual meeting.

13.00 - 14.00   Lunch (with take-away option)

14.00 - 18.00   OPTIONAL PROGRAMME

Romantic Geography - Jussi Kivi 
Guided tourist tour to the dark and wild suburban forest with dramatic caves, ruined fortifications and peripherian activities: remains of outsider camps, such as: the site where the Eremit of Black Mountain once lived, the camp site of former moonshine gang…
-Bus transportation leaving from the hotel and returning to the hotel at 18.00 at the latest. Please dress up warmly with good shoes and be prepared to get a bit dirty.
-MAXIMUM number of participants: 25, please sign up in advance! (KUNO registration form)
-In case of bad weather (rain) the tour is replaced by a lecture by Jussi Kivi taking place at the exhibition Laboratory

For a list of nearby restaurants CLICK HERE. For groups of several people we recommend making a table reservation in advance: https://www.tableonline.fi/restaurants/helsinki#



Hotel Radisson Blu Seaside, Ruoholahdenranta 3
To make reservation contact reservations.finland@radissonblu.com or +358 (0) 20 1234 700
Please, make a reference to "KUNO" when making the reservation for your group.
Deadline of reservation is September 17.
Price pr double and single room is about 113 € pr night.

!Note that each person/institution must pay for the room upon departure. Each school is responsible for booking and cancellation.


Kuno supports up to 3 participants to take part in the meeting: 1 coordinator, 1 teacher and 1 leader (dean/rector/head of department for network meeting). KUNO supports 3rd night for those choosing to stay in Helsinki until Sunday for the networking night.

What is reimbursed? Following the annual meeting, each participating school should send an invoice to KUNO for reimbursement of travel and hotel.
-Maximum refund for travel is 300 EUR pr. participant (except 600 from Iceland).
-Maximum refund of hotel is 3 nights each for 3 participants, depending on their length of stay (check rule above on IRC, leader and teacher).

How to invoice: Following the KUNO events in Helsinki, your academy should send an invoice addressed to Iceland University of the Arts / KUNO, Thverholt 11, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland. It should preferably be sent by email: alma@lhi.is / Reference: “KUNO Helsinki” . The invoice should include names of participants and receipts of the purchased flight tickets and hotel. The invoice should be sent no later than end of Dec 2018
Note that transport to/from airport is not reimbursed. 


From the airport to the Academy of Fine Arts: we recommend that coordinators arrive straight to the Academy  of Fine Arts on Thursday by taking the bus 615 from the airport and stopping at Mäkelänrinne / Backasbrinken bus stop. Elimäenkätu 25 A is a 2-minute walk from the bus stop.

From the airport to the hotel Radisson Blu Seaside: a Finnair bus, bus 615 or train to the city centre (railway station) and take tram number 6 to it‘s terminal stop Hietalahti / Sandviken.

From the hotel to the Academy of Fine Arts: tram number 7 to the direction of Länsi-Pasila / Västra Böle, stop at Mäkelänrinne / Backasbrinken (takes 30 minutes)

Please note also that the hotel is close to Länsiterminaali (Western harbour) in case you are arriving by ferry.

Route map: https://www.hsl.fi/en

Tram drivers don‘t sell tickets, so tickets can be bought from ticket machines, parking ticket machines and sales points (r.g. R-kiosks, please see https://www.hsl.fi/en/tickets-and-fares/sales-points


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KUNO in Gothenburg 2017
to Oct 21

KUNO in Gothenburg 2017

NEW! KUNO CONFERENCE GUIDE - Full programme for Gothenburg 2017

Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg is the host of KUNO 2017 annual events.

Thursday 19 October 2017

13.00 - 16.30 Coordinators Meeting at Glashuset, Valand Academy

16.30 - 17.00 Guided Tour of Valand Academy (optional)

18.00 - 20.30 Welcome Dinner at Valand Academy  (all participants)

Friday 20 October 2017

09.00 - 12.00 Parallel sessions

  • Network Meeting at Cinema Hall, Valand Academy (for leaders)
  • IP Workshop "Realising Ideas" at Glashuset, Valand Academy (for teachers)

12.00 - 13.00 lunch

13.00 - 17.00 Teachers Seminar

Art schools propose a fundamentally important and highly specific critical space for wider society. In part, they have been enabled to do so by operating in relative autonomy with respect to a mainstream culture of university technocratic reform. Whether we are speaking of stand-alone historic academies or art schools that are contained within larger university-type institutions, we are faced with traditions of artistic pedagogy rooted in the autonomy of students’ individual processes of art making, unfolded in exclusive dialogue with artist-educators.  Considerable challenges are being raised towards these conditions and assumptions. The teacher’s seminar offered by Valand for KUNO 2017 asks what are the potentials for art education when we imagine desegregation within our societies.
-Further Info and Schedule can be found in the Programme/Guide above.

Keynote speakers: Ram Krishnan, Sarah Tuck, Nav Haq and Andrea Phillips

19.30             KUNO Dinner at Avalon Hotel

Saturday 21 October 2017

10.00 - 11.30  Teachers Seminar continues

11.45 - 12.15  Lunch with a take-away-option for those leaving for airport

12.15 - 16.00 Bus tour of GIBCA Programme (optional).
                      See programme/guide at top of this page!

Registration for the meeting

Deadline for registration was 1st October. Please, contact alma@lhi.is if the deadline has passed and you need to register.

Book your Hotel

Hotel Avalalon: Avalon Hotel is situated in the city center. You can go by tram 3 or 7 from Drottningstorget next to the Central station and get of at Kungstorget. Or take the flight bus from the airport Landvetter and get of at Kungstorget.

To book your hotel please send an email no later than 19th of September to guestservice@avalonhotel.se and state "KUNO" in subject. Price pr night is 1500 SEK. 

KUNO support for Travel and Hotel (Reimbursement info)

KUNO supports 3 participants from each member institution to take part in the meeting: 1 coordinator, 1 dean/rector/head and 1 teacher. 

Support: maximum amount of refund for travel is 300 EUR (except 600 from Iceland) pr participant. Additionally, KUNO pays for hotel, max 2 nights each. KUNO will pay for the allocated hotel nights pr participant on the spot. Those staying extra nights are expected to pay for additional nights upon arrival/departure. 

Reimbursemt of flight costs: Following the KUNO events in Gothenburg, your academy should send an invoice to Iceland Academy of the Arts, co. KUNO, Thverholt 11, 105 Reykjavík Iceland. Email: thorsteinn@lhi.is / Reference: “KUNO Gothenburg” . The invoice should include receipts of the purchased flight tickets and should be sent before end of Dec 2017. Note that transport to/from airport is not reimbursed. 


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