art-design-education-exchange with Africa

Seminar at the University of Art and Design, Helsinki 13th to 15th of June, 2001



Papers presented at ADEEA Seminar

Project presentations

Master's thesis on Africa at UIAH

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Master's thesis on Africa at UIAH
Open abstracts of Master's thesis here as pdf-file.
Himba-boy, photo: Mari Bisi

Developing and Marketing Arts and Crafts Production in Namibian Framework, Satu Miettinen
This work was done in co-operation with the Finnish Embassy in Windhoek, Namibia. The aim of the work was to locate niche areas in Namibian handicraft production. Further infromation from:
Mind Bar - Kohtaamisia kenialaisessa kylässä, Riikka Ajanki and Nina Paajanen
The material for the multimedia cd-rom was collected in the village of mukurwe-in, Kenya in the summer of 1998. The dialogue describes cultural adaption and non-adaption. Panorama pictures function as peepholes, which immerse the viewer in the everyday life of the villagers of Mukurwe-in. The themes of the interviews were traditions and western influences. Further information from:
Suuntana Afrikka - Taidekasvatus osana kehitysyhteistyötä itäisessä Afrikassa, Outi Mäkinen ja Päivi Määttä
Goal of this work was to find out how Finnish NGO-based art and art education projects in Eastern Africa were being managed. Field work was done as part of Ngoru Art and Design-project in Kenya. Further information from:,
Kenialaisen kuvataideopettajan tarina - Elina Toppari has worked with multicultural education and Ngoru-project in Kenya. Her master's thesis are about Kenyan Art Educator Teresa Wambui Gitui and school life in Kenya. Elina Toppari will give further information:
Recent Master's thesis on Africa:
Österberg, Edvard: Designing mobile communications devices for the south African market: an ethnographic study of the black south African culture, 2001
Korpela, Kristiina: Tutkimusmatka Afrikan nykytaiteen jäljille, 1998
Karjalainen, Pekka Antero: Rytmi-dokumenttielokuvan äänisuunnittelu, 1993
Seppo, Sanni: Minun Afrikkani - rasismin nousu ja tuho
All the thesis are available at the library of UIAH.