Knowledge is power, but who uses it?


The first Edge of Europe Lab at Kiasma in 2008.

The first Edge of Europe Lab at Kiasma in 2008.

As part of the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma’s Edge of Europe’s experimental project, head of education at Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm Ylva Gislén will give a keynote speech on how knowledge is created and distributed in society. The idea behind the project is to discover new ways to mediate knowledge via art and digital media.


Gislén will discuss the underlying assumptions in the construction of knowledge, power and “valid knowers” as well as point at contradictions, basis for productive awareness and ethical and aesthetical counter strategies within artistic knowledge production.

Edge of Europe, designed and co-ordinated by artist Maija Hirvanen and funded by the Nordic Culture Point is part of Kiasma Theatre’s programme.

“What does it mean to be in the geographical edge of Europe? How do artists connect in this part of the world? Questions of the kind were the starting point and previous discussion before the four months’ development of the project,” explains Hirvanen.

  The Discussion
is held on 21 March
from 15:00 to 17:00
at Kiasma Seminar Room.
Information and sign up: 

The resulting project is put together in the form of meetings, texts on the web and different traditional media, as well as new connections of artists, writers and operators, writing and performance laboratories, seminars, presentations and performances.

The speech, to be given in English, is open to all and is free of charge.

Susan Fourtane – HT
Petri Summanen – Image


About Susan Fourtané

As a citizen of the world, Susan began her search for her place in the world back at the beginning of the year 2000. After many travels looking for her place in the world, her soul found that place in Finland in September 2006. She has been living in Helsinki ever since, where she combines fiction and non-fiction writing with Philosophy studies and teaching.
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