Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Ikonen, Liisa Marjaana
Organisation Aalto University
Project title Floating Peripheries Mediating the sense of place
Decision No. 309441
Decision date 13.06.2017
Funding,period 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2021
Funding 280 000
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Project description
This research illustrates the spatial and conceptual peripheries and phenomena related to them. It deepens the understanding of 'peripheries' and 'margins' by means of theoretical examination and knowledge formation through artistic research. The phenomenon extends from physical and geographical locations into areas that are difficult to verbalize sensory spheres, states of mind shaped by complex associations and mental images and various fields of human interaction. This research applies the methods used in spatial arts, scenography, media art and artistic interventions and creates new relations between peripheries, centers and people operating in them. The research is conducted in various margins of urban space, arctic nature, environments of healthcare and wellbeing and in the margins of normative life, and it produces new art-based methods to be modeled in such ways that different stakeholders operating in peripheral environments are able to use and benefit of them.