This year, the festival keynotes focus on the themes of New Media Art & Culture in Asia, Tallinn-Helsinki & Feminist Economics.
Three keynote speakers have been invited to give presentations at three different festival locations: Escher Tsai, founder and artistic director of ‘microplayground’ (Taiwan), associated with D.I.Y./D.I.W.O., open source, creative commons and creative industry, will present in Helsinki on 16th May at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Spatial Intelligence Unit’s and Kristi Grišakov’s keynote is the first public Tallinn-Helsinki twin city presentation and discussion to be held on a common ground, an in-between place – the ferry between the two cities on 17th May. On Naissaar, rumoured to be “Terra Feminarum” (the island’s Estonian name literally translates as ‘island of women’), Mary Mellor, Social Science Professor at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne (UK) will address issues of alternative, green and feminist economics on the 18th of May.
Learn more about the speakers & topics