|Accompanying person fee||€250|
Deadline: 12 November 2013
From Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to Hotels Scandic Paasi, Hilton Helsinki Strand and Cumulus Hakaniemi, taxi costs approximately 45 €.
Airport taxi’s (for passengers up top 8 persons to various addresses) is a good alternative and cheaper than a normal taxi. Both types of taxis can be catched at the airport.
There’s a local bus N. 615 from the Airport that leaves every 15 minutes from platform 2 at Terminal 1 and platform 21 at Terminal 2.
Tickets can be bought from the bus driver (4,50 € / adult).
The bus stop is next to the hotel Cumulus Hakaniemi, the departure stop is called Hakaniemi (2402).
From the bus stop 100 m to Hotel Paasi and 150 m to Hilton Helsinki Strand.
For further information about travel to and from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport click here
Bachelor students exhibition
tue – sun 11-18
Public transport from the conference venue: Tram n. 6 from Hakaniemi
Tuomas Auvinen is responsible for managing the daily functions and strategic planning of Sibelius Academy as well as the development of the organization and its policies. Tuomas Auvinen has a PhD in Arts Management and an Executive MBA qualification.
He has experience in academia and culture management as the CEO of the Association of Finnish Theatres and as the Executive Director of the Finnish National Theatre. Auvinen started as the new rector of Sibelius Academy as of April 2012, and with the launch of the University of the Arts Helsinki he became the Dean of the Sibelius Academy.
Bayaraa Baasandorj is a Head of Department of International Collaboration at the Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture (MSUAC), Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. During her career at the university she worked as a Dean of the Faculty of Management in Culture and Arts, a Chair of the Department of Social Sciences and Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages. She was educated at the Kubansky State University, Russian Federation, being specialized in history, and graduated from the National University of Mongolia as an English interpreter. Her area of expertise is development and implementation of international projects in the field of arts and culture. As a project leader and project coordinator she initiated and organized numerous international trainings, workshops and forums in the field of arts management, cultural administration, cultural tourism, creative industries and cultural policy. In the role of a dean and a project manager, she put her efforts into establishment of the first in the country MA training program in Arts Management. She coordinated trainers’ teamwork on curriculum development and shaping up its training program. Assoc. prof. Bayaraa Baasandorjiin is an initiator of such international events as nomadic arts festival 'Culture Naadam' and international discourse meetings 'Tree of Culture', which are organized by MSUAC annually in collaboration with its international partners.
Ursula Bachman was born in Zug, Switzerland in 1963. She studied arts in Lucerne and Birmingham and graduated as a Master of Fine Arts. She lived and worked in New York in 1995/96 and Cairo in 1998/99. She traveled extensively through several arabic countries. Since 1996 Professor at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and the Arts. 2004 - 2011 she has been a member of the Swiss UNESCO commission. Since 1990 exhibitions in museums and galeries and participations in video- and animation festivals in Switzerland and abroad (D; F; GB; I; PL; USA; EG; SY; IRQ; RO). Her work is present in several collections and in public places. Since 2011 Associate Dean at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and the Arts and Head of Interdisciplinary and International Programmes.
Dr. Thomas Beck, born in Kiel (Germany), worked as a journalist for German newspapers before he studied literature and musicology in Erlangen (Germany). In 1992 Thomas Beck went to Switzerland and worked as head of dramaturgy at the opera house of St.Gallen (Switzerland). In 1997 he changed to Swiss National Television in Zurich where he became head of the performing arts department.
In 2009 Thomas Beck was appointed president of the University of the Arts in Bern (Switzerland). Since 2011 he is also president of the conference of Swiss Art Schools and since 2000 board member of the International Music and Media Center (IMZ) in Vienna.
Mag. Dr. Andrea B. Braidt MLitt is Vice-Rector for Art and Research at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. As a reseacher with degrees in film studies and comparative literature her research focus and publication lies activity on narratology, genre theory and gender/queer studies. International fellowships and appointments brought her to USA, Canada and Budapest, where she was guest professor at CEU Central Euroepan University. From 2004-2011 she was Senior Scientist at the TFM Department for Theater, Film, and Media Studies at Vienna University, leading numerous research projects, organising international conferences, teaching extensively. The Vice-Rectorate for Art and Research, which was newly established with Braidt’s appointment at the Academy, is responsible for stimulating research activity especially in the field of arts based research, for supporting the doctoral programs at the Academy, for conference and publication activity and for national and international co-operations and networks.
Ross Brannigan lectures in Performance and Digital Media. He is also a practitioner – in theatre and screen - and working on a PhD. topic of Cinematic Theatre & Theatrical Cinema. He is married with two young girls and lives in a dilapidated villa in Auckland, New Zealand.
• Cinematic Theatre & Theatrical Cinema
• The Use of Digital Media in Live Theatre
2011 Expanding Documentary – Navigating Diverse Cultures in the Production of Look at you Aroha Atu Aroha Mai
2009 Auckland Fringe – Holding the Digital Mirror up to Nature
2009 Counties Manukau District Health Board – Look at You – Aroha Atu, Aroha Mai
2008 ANZSA Dunedin - Holding the mirror up to nature – constructing a practice-as-research project to explore theories of the digital double from the perspective of the actor
2004 ANZSA Canberra - Possible Interfaces Between interactive Digital Media and Live Shakespearian Theatre
Professional theatre and screen practice includes
Short Film – Martha & Edward – Dirs Dennis Brooks & Ayla Amano, The Lost One – Dir Yvette Thomas
TV – 50+ Eps - Almighty Johnsons, Spartacus, Cancerman, Legend of the Seeker
Film – Tracker, Redhead – Loving Lucy
Theatre – 30+ productions - Hamlet, Me & My Friend, Icarus’ Mother at Court, Mercury, Centrepoint, Fortune
Marjolijn Brussaard is the Dean of the School of Art & Design at Nottingham Trent University. She is a former Executive Board member of Cumulus (an international organisation of 160 Universities and institutes for Art, Media and Design) and Dean for the School of Art & Economics, Utrecht School of the Arts, in the Netherlands working on arts management and creative entrepreneurship. She worked as a trainer and consultant for universities around the world on management and curricula in Art & Design.
Dr. Burnett has been President + Vice-Chancellor of Emily Carr University of Art + Design since 1996. In 2010, Dr. Burnett was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French government and received the International Digital Media and Arts Association Outstanding Leadership Award. He received his BA, MA and PhD from McGill University in the areas of media arts, communications and cultural studies. He began his career as a post-secondary professor and administrator at Vanier College in Montreal where he founded the Creative Arts Department. He went on to work at LaTrobe University in Melbourne, Australia and then became the Director of the Graduate Program in Communications at McGill University.
In a career spanning forty years, Dr. Burnett has published three books, over 150 articles, book chapters and reviews as well as two monographs. Internationally known for his work in media and distance education, he served on an “eminent persons panel” at UNESCO in Paris to advise on the development of Internet resources for the Third World. He is a member of the Learning Development Institute Board, the European League of Institutes of the Arts Representative Board, the Executive Committee and Board of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, the BCNET Board, the British Columbia Achievement Foundation Board and is former Chair of the Knowledge Network Board of Governors.
In 2012, he received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Media in honour of his significant contributions and achievements and in 2002, he received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for service to Canada and Canadians. He was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Art in 2003 and was voted Educator of the Year by the Canadian New Media Association in 2005. Dr. Burnett is an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Program in Film and Video at York University, Toronto, he is the William Evans Fellow at the University of Otago in New Zealand, and is a Burda Scholar at Ben Gurion University, Israel.
Nigel Carrington is the Vice-Chancellor of University of the Arts London. University of the Arts London, which has 19,000 students across its six Colleges, is Europe’s largest university for the study of art, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts. Before joining the University in 2008, Nigel’s career was in the commercial sector, including 21 years with Baker & McKenzie, the international law firm, where he was Managing Partner of the London Office and Chairman of the Firm’s European Region, and 7 years with the McLaren Group where he was Managing Director and Deputy Chairman. As a practising lawyer until 1994, Nigel specialized in advising companies and other organizations on mergers, acquisitions and alliances. As a business leader for 14 years before taking up his present role, Nigel managed complex “people” organizations which relied for their success on maintaining a successful balance between encouraging individual creativity and developing institutional consensus.
Nigel studied law at St John’s College, Oxford University and History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art.
Chung-shiuan Chang obtained an Ed.D. at Teachers College, Columbia University in 1991 with her research focus on children’s creative dance. She was a founding member of Neo-Classic Dance Company led by Dr. Liu Feng-hsueh, a respected choreographer and dance scholar in Taiwan. She has been a full-time teacher at the Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA) since 1992. At TNUA, besides teaching, she was selected as the chair of dance department, the dean of the school of dance from 2000 to 2006. Currently she is the vice president at TNUA.
Jan Cools was active as a curator in Antwerp, Amsterdam, The Hague, London, Liverpool, Dakar, etc. Since 2006 he is research coordinator Visual and Audiovisual Arts at the Sint-Lukas University College of Art and Design Brussels. He wrote several articles and publications on Belgian contemporary art.
He was co-curator of the international conferences “The Academy strikes back”, (Brussels, 4 - 5 June 2010) and “A Certain Ma Ness”, (Amsterdam, 8 March 2008); and the international expert meeting “Becoming Bologna”, (IUAV, Venice 6 - 7 June 2009). Together with Henk Slager he was co-editor of the book "Agonistic Academies" (2011).
Kieran Corcoran is Head of the School of Art, Design and Printing in the College of Arts and Tourism in the Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland.
He has recently edited Art Futures: Current Issues in Higher Arts Education (2011) and Peer Power!:The Future of Higher Arts Education in Europe (2010).
He is currently President of ELIA and a member of the SHARE steering committee.
Jet de Ranitz (The Hague, 1970) has been chairman of the Executive Board since 1 April 2011. Together with her colleague Bridget Kievits she has the final responsibility for strategy, policy and execution at the AHK. Within the Executive Board the portfolios and areas of expertise have been divided. De Ranitz leads the directors of the academies and the service office. She also holds the portfolios finances, planning & control, real estate, ICT, facility management, human resources and external communication, and she represents the school externally.
From 2006-2011 De Ranitz was managing director of Nederlands Dans Theater, one of the best contemporary dance companies in the world. Prior to joining the Nederlands Dans Theater, De Ranitz was managing director of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Tilburg University, The Netherlands.
Professor Jeremy Diggle is the Head of the School of Art at RMIT University in Melbourne. Prior to his RMIT appointment, Professor Diggle held senior positions across a range of international universities.
As a practicing artist and innovator, Jeremy's work is widely known. He creates complex narrative abstract compositions by experimenting with visual languages and traditional, contemporary and digital media.
Jeremy has acted as an evaluator for the Swiss National Science Foundation and has held memberships with the Great Western Research Committee in the UK and the research advisory group of the Tate Gallery St Ives. During his lengthy career in Europe Jeremy was an elected board member of ELIA (European League of Institutes for the Arts), CHEAD (Council for Higher Education in Art and Design), SCOPACS (Standing Committee of Principals of Art Colleges Scotland) and the national secretary for NAFAE (National Association for Fine Art Education). He has recently been elected to the Executive of DDCA (Australia Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts).
Linda joined the GSA in August 2011 from the University of the Arts London (UAL) where she was Dean of the Graduate School for Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon. She is currently the Chair of CHEAD (Council for Higher Education in Art and Design) and is a member of the Design Commission, an industry-led research group, which sits alongside the Associate Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group. She is also a member of the Singapore British Business Council and an External Quality Reviewer for arts higher education at the Singapore Ministry of Education. Linda was Head of College at Chelsea College of Art and Design (UAL 2006-7). Before joining the University of the Arts as Dean at Chelsea in 2003, she was Co-Director of the Art, Design and Communication subject centre based at the University of Brighton. She is founding editor of the highly regarded peer-reviewed research journal Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education, published by Intellect books for over 10 years. Linda is an alumna of Saint Martins School of Art, a Fellow of the Design Research Society (FDRS) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).
Sonintogos Erdenetsogt (PhD) is a Rector of the Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture (MSUAC), Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She graduated from the Saints-Petersburg State University (formerly known as Leningrad State University), Russian Federation, being specialized in journalism. She defended her PhD at the National University of Mongolia on the issues related to language specifics of TV advertisement in Mongolia. She is a journalist with extensive work experience, gained during her employment at the leading news agencies, newspapers and radio of the country. Prof. Sonintogos Erdenetsogt authored, co-authored, translated and edited more than 20 books and textbooks and worked as an editor and consultant for several documentaries. She implemented numerous projects in the field of arts and culture, including international forum 'Culture and Development' organized under the auspices of UNESCO in Ulaanbaatar in 2012. Currently she is a board member and jury of several professional organizations and association such as Baldorj Foundation, Norovbanzad Association, and Consortium of Mongolian Universities and Colleges. Since 2010 she is a Vice-president of Academy of Radio and Television, and in 2012 she was elected as a Vice-president of Asian League of Institutions of Arts (ALIA). Nowadays Prof. Sonintogos is working intensively in the field of cultural education and public arts, leading the university in organizing nomadic arts festival 'Culture Naadam' and a street festival 'My city – my homeland', organized annually with the joint efforts of MSUAC international partners and Ulaanbaatar city government.
Mike Fitzpatrick is currently Head of School of Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT. Previously Director/Curator of Limerick City Gallery of Art from 2000-2009 curating over eighty exhibitions including Simon Starling, Lindsay Seers, John Shinnors, Clare Langan, Connolly Cleary, Sean Lynch, Amanda Coogan, Tom Molloy, retrospectives by Walter Verling and Jack Donovan and a survey exhibition of 21st century Irish art. Ireland's commissioner for the Venice Biennale 2007 curating the artist Gerard Byrne also for his exhibition at Lismore Castle in 2010. Curator of the Visual Art strand at the Kilkenny Arts Festival 2005 & 2006.
Personal solo Exhibitions include ‘Everything Must Go’ Art in General, New York, ‘Selling America’ Silverstein Gallery, New York and Galway Art Centre, BIAD Birmingham, Limerick City Gallery of Art, OMAC, Belfast and Project Art Centre, Dublin. Exhibited in selected shows in Ireland, UK, USA, Hungry, Australia and Italy.
Fellowships, Residencies, Education; Independent Study Programme, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Studio Fellowship at PS1 Museum, LIC, New York, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha NE. Education; Research Studies at University of Liverpool. MA, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, BCU, Italian Gov. Scholarship, Academia De Brera, Milan, PTA, Dip Fine Art, Limerick School of Art and Design.
Publications; Tuxedo Junction, 1960: Gerard Byrne by Lismore Castle Arts, 2010 (interview). Eamon O’Kane, Studio In The Woods: 2004, Campus Galerie Bayreuth, Walter Verling, exhibition catalogue, Pub. Limerick City Gallery of Art by Gandon Ed.
Memberships: Director eva International Biennial, Trustee of the National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland, Member of Programme Committee of Limerick City of Culture 2014
Judy Glasman is Dean of the School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire just north of London, which is a large campus-based University known for its business engagement. She studied art and design history at the University of London and architectural history at the Bartlett School of Architecture, subsequently taking her teaching qualification at the Institute of Education in London and an MBA with the University of Leicester. Her research and publications at this time were concerned with immigrant populations and building conversions. The School of Creative Arts has 2,300 students at all levels and teaches higher education students in subjects including visual arts, design disciplines, film and television, animation and games, music composition, technology and business and art therapy at undergraduate, postgraduate and research level. Research in the School is focused on research-based practice, art and design theory, games and animation, and digital design. At the University of Hertfordshire she has led the development of a strong employability and external engagement agenda for all courses, supporting structures for a research-informed curriculum, as well as establishing international partnerships and an international population of students in order to benefit from cultural diversity. She is Trustee of Digswell Arts Trust which runs regional artists’ studios, as well as the Creative Enterprise Studio School. She is a member of the executive of the Council for Higher Education in Art and Design which represents the HE art and design sector.
John is the Allen and Lynn Tuner Chair of Theatre, and currently serves as the Interim Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Columbia College Chicago. He was born and educated in England, where he received his Ph.D. in theatre from the University of Plymouth. As a director he has over 100 productions to his credit, which have been staged internationally in the UK, including four productions at the Edinburgh International Festival, Ireland, France, Slovenia, Russia and Australia. In the United States he has had a long association as guest director at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, and for the past two seasons has directed staged readings of new works in translation for Chicago’s International Voices Project. He has received a number of “best director” awards at festivals including, The London Student Drama Festival, The National Student Drama Festival of Great Britain, and the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
Born in Bern (Switzerland), initially trained to be an elementary school teacher and then studied classical singing at the Bern University of the Arts. Already during her studies, she built up the first successful student agency at a Swiss music university, which she subsequently ran for many years. From 2008 on, after several years of managing events and various different music productions (including for the Biennale in Venice, the festival Warsaw Autumn, the "Tage für neue Kammermusik" in Witten and the Stadttheater Bern), she dedicated her time more to education. First, she established further education programmes and, then, the first Swiss PhD programme for graduates of art universities. She was also the executive director of the renowned Concours Nicati, a competition for interpreters, and member of the directorate at Opera Schloss Hallwyl. Since 2011, Nina Grunder has been responsible for the further education field "singing voice" of the Bern University of the Arts. As a member of the university`s bord of directors, she has been supervising the areas teaching, internationalisation and quality management since August 2012.
National of France, Philippe Hardy has acquired an extensive working experience in the field of the Contemporary Arts in various European countries. He has held, for example, the position of Director of the French Institutes in Turin, Italy and Amsterdam, the Netherlands, From 2006 to 2009 he was General Inspector of the Contemporary Arts at the French Ministry of Culture where he frequently dealt with issues related to art education.
In October 2009 the City of Rennes entrusted him with the management of the Rennes Art School. Since 2011 Philippe Hardy is Executive Managing Director of the EESAB, the European Superior School of Art of Brittany, institution created in 2011and regrouping the four former art schools of the Breton Region, i.e. those of the cities of Rennes, Brest, Quimper and Lorient with a total of approximately 1000 students.
He has managed the merger of the four art schools into one, while developing different international exchange projects with European and non-European countries, as well as collaborations with local industrial and institutional partners, like, for instance, the University of Rennes and Yves Rocher.
Jan Kaila (born 1957) studied at the Doctoral Studies Program at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts from 1997 to 2002. The subject of his doctorate, completed in 2002, was Photographicality and Representation in Contemporary Art.
Kaila worked in the 1980s and 1990s as a full-time and visiting contracted teacher and lecturer in several Nordic photography schools, including the University of Art and Design Helsinki and the School of Photography at Gothenburg University. In 2001, he was elected Professor of Photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts, and, in 2004, he was appointed Professor of Artistic Research and also Head of the Doctoral Studies Program at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. In 2008, he was elected Vice Rector of the Academy. In 2013 he became Vice Dean of the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of the Arts Helsinki.
Since his Doctorate in Fine Arts Kaila has published and lectured regularly about artistic research. Together with Henk Slager, Kaila was the founding member of European Artistic Research Network (EARN) in 2004 and in 2010 he was nominated as a member in the executive board of the Society of Artistic Research (publisher of Journal of Aristic Research, JAR). Kaila has also worked as an evaluator of fine art education and artistic research in Estonia, Sweden, Norway, Austria and Ireland.
Since 1980, Kaila has held solo exhibitions and participated in group shows in many European countries, the United States, Japan and South Korea. Kaila has also worked as a curator and has published writings about visual art and photography.
Born in 1960 in Holland, Bridget Kievits studied Dutch Language and Literature in Amsterdam, where she graduated Cum Laude in 1988. After graduation Kievits started working at De Nederlandse Opera, where after two years she became manager of the Opera Choir. In 2004 Kievits left the Opera and became head of the management team at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.
In 2008 Kievits went to the Amsterdam School of the Arts (AHK), where she became Secretary to the Executive Board, under Olchert Brouwer, then President. Since October 2010 Kievits has been Vice-President of the Executive Board, together with her colleague, Jet de Ranitz, who joined the AHK in April 2011 as President. Kievits’ principal portfolios are education and research, quality control, lectorates, student affairs and accreditations.
The AHK consists of six independent and unique art schools, from the Conservatoire of Amsterdam, to the Reinwardt Academy for cultural heritage studies. The board has the final responsibility for these schools; to govern them with an eye on the uniqueness of each school, with an understanding of their differences and with a vision on what they have in common.
As Vice-President of the Board Kievits’ mission is to create the best possibilities for those people who actually do the work: students, teachers, artistic leaders and directors. That means making sure the management is of high quality, that there is a demanding but safe atmosphere in which the talent of students can be fostered and developed, and that they are well prepared for the outside world that awaits them.
Since October 2012 Bridget Kievits is a member of the Representative Board of ELIA.
Maggie Kinloch is Vice Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She has worked at a senior level in the Higher Education Conservatoire sector throughout the UK since 1994. Educated at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the University of Glasgow. Professor Kinloch has taught drama in secondary and special schools. She has also been:
Following her time at the Byre Theatre, Professor Kinloch moved into education at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama where she designed and led the MA Advanced Theatre Practice programme. After a further period as Head of the School of Acting at ArtsEd, London, she returned to Scotland to become Head of the School of Drama at Queen Margaret University for 5 years, prior to her appointment as Director of Drama at the then RSAMD. She was promoted to Vice Principal in 2009.
Since 1994, she has visited conservatoires and theatre companies in over 20 countries and has developed an extensive understanding of artist education around the world.
Professor Kinloch has extensive Committee and Board experience with a range of arts organisations. This currently includes:
Previous appointments of this sort include:
Cecilie Broch Knudsen, born in New York 1950, was elected rector/president at Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2007 and reelected for another 4 year period in 2011. The institution, a merger of five schools, moved to one campus in 2010. Oslo National Academy of the Arts is the largest educational instituion within the arts in Norway with a portfolio ranging from the performing arts to the visual arts including fine art, applied arts and desing.
Désirée Majoor, Vice-President of the Executive Board at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, has extremely wide experience in higher education. Previously, she was associated with the HKU as the chair of the Theatre Faculty, after which she was director of the Faculty of Communication and Journalism at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht. She has also worked in various managerial positions at Utrecht University.
Kerstin Mey studied Art, and German language and literature at Humboldt University to MA level. There, Mey also gained a PhD in Art Theory/Aesthetics. Mey was appointed to a lecturership at Humboldt University in 1990. In 1992 Mey took on a position as DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Lektor at Warwick University. In her time there, she studied for a PGDip in European Cultural Policy and Administration. In 1996 Mey was offered a lecturing position in Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee University, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer there in 2000. In 2004 Mey moved to the University of Ulster where she was appointed Professor of Fine Art and formed part of a team of three to set up a major new initiative: Interface – Centre for Research in Art, Technologies and Design. While heading up its research strand 'Art and its Locations' Mey also took on the Directorship of the Research Institute Art and Design. She also acted as Chair and Interim CEO of Ormeau Baths Gallery during its transition phase. In 2009 Mey took up responsibilities as Director of Research and Enterprise at the University for the Creative Arts. While at UCA, she took on the Directorship of CREST, the GuildHE Consortium for Research Excellence, Support and Training. Mey has served on a number of Advisory Groups and Boards including Cathedral Art Quarter Steering Group, Belfast Healthy Cities, and UCA Board of Governors.
As a Director of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) John O'Connor is a member of the Senior Leadership Team, chaired by the President, which has overall responsibility for leading and managing the Institute.
O'Connor is also Dean of the College of Arts and Tourism – comprising seven schools and three research centres. With over 4,500 students and around 450 academic staff it is one of the the largest of the four colleges in DIT. In this capacity O'Connor sits on the Academic Council of DIT and chairs a range of sub-committees. He is also chair of the College Leadership Team which has responsibility for the strategic and operational direction of the College.
O'Connor joined the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) in 1994 as Course Leader of the Diploma in Graphic Reproduction Technology and in 1998 was appointed Senior Lecturer in Design and Head of the School of Art, Design & Printing. He led the development of the only full time honours degree programme to be delivered on an offshore island in Ireland, the BA in Visual Art. Commencing with a pilot in 2000 there is now a biennial intake of new students boosting Sherkin's population of 120 outside the tourist season. In April 2010 President of Ireland Mary McAleese attended the conferring ceremony – the first ever visit of an Irish President to the island. The programme is offered in partnership with the Sherkin Island Development Society and with support from the Dept of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the West Cork Arts Centre. In September 2008 a new Masters programme developed specifically for the Design Ireland Skillnets was launched.
One of the modules O'Connor developed and continue to teach, Virtual Environments: Is one life enough?, won the national Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning in 2010. The module then won the Learning Without Frontiers Award in London in 2012.
Tiina Rosenberg is the rector at the University of the Arts Helsinki from 2013 until 2017. She is on a leave of absence from her professorship at the University of Stockholm. She has previously worked as a professor of gender studies, director of studies, and department head at the universities of Stockholm and Lund.
Dr. Rosenberg’s research has focused on feminist theatre, performance studies, feminist theories, gender and sexuality, and critical theory. She is also an active contributor to social debates. She has published monographs and articles in academic publications and anthologies.
Her most recent book is Ilska, hopp och solidaritet: Med feministisk scenkonst in i framtiden (2012), which discusses feminist performance art in Sweden. Rosenberg’s other works are En regissörs estetik: Ludvig Josephson och den tidiga teaterregin (1993), Byxbegär (2000), Queerfeministisk Agenda (2002), Besvärliga människor: Teatersamtal med Suzanne Osten (2004), Könet brinner! Judith Butlers texter i urval (2005), Ogjort genus (2006), L-ordet: Vart tog alla lesbiska vägen? (2006), and Bögarnas Zarah: diva, ikon, kult (2009). She also co-wrote Teater i Sverige (2004) with Lena Hammargren, Karin Helander, and Willmar Sauter.
Professor Steven Spier has been Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University London since September 2012. Previously he was head of the School of Architecture and Design in Belfast after being the founding Vice-Chancellor of a new university of the built environment and metropolitan development in Hamburg: the HafenCity University. He has also been head of the School of Architecture at Strathclyde University in Glasgow.
Professor Spier has two main research areas. The first is choreography as a spatial organising system. He has pursued this mainly through the work of William Forsythe and is the author of the first English-language book on him: William Forsythe and the Practice of Choreography. It Starts from Any Point. His second research area is contemporary European architecture, especially Swiss. He is the author of the influential book Swiss Made as well as numerous articles in a variety of academic journals and magazines.
He has been honoured for his contributions to architecture education with an honorary fellowship of the Royal Incorporation Architects of Scotland (Hon)FRIAS and of the Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA). He has served on numerous architecture award panels and architect selection panels.
Professor Spier has had many directorships. He has recently joined the board of Cryptic, a renowned production house that fuses music, sonic art, theatre and multi-media. He was on the board of Scottish Ballet from 2003 to 2012. He was a director on the first board of Architecture and Design Scotland as well as of The Centre, which commissioned renowned artists to work outside of the gallery context.
He has a BA in philosophy and a Master of Architecture from SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. He was born in Montreal, grew in the USA and has lived for the last 20 years in Zurich, Berlin, Hamburg, London and Glasgow. He holds four passports.
Anita Taylor is the Dean of Bath School of Art & Design at Bath Spa University. Prior to this appointment in 2013, she was Director & CEO of the National Art School in Sydney, Australia (2009-2013); Director of The Centre for Drawing, a Research Centre of the University of the Arts London (2006-2009); Dean of Wimbledon College of Art, UAL (2006-2008) and Vice Principal of Wimbledon School of Art, London (2004-2006) prior to merger with UAL; and was previously Deputy Head of Art, Media & Design, University of Gloucestershire where she was initially appointed as Head of Painting in 1991. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of the University of Sydney, affiliated to Sydney College of the Arts.
Anita is a practicing artist, primarily exhibiting paintings and drawings nationally and internationally. She is founding Director of the leading award for contemporary drawing in the UK, the Jerwood Drawing Prize (1994-present). Her research and practice is focussed on the investigation and interrogation of the role of drawing in creative practice, and more widely. She was a member of the Art & Design Panel for the UK Higher Education Funding Councils Research Assessment Exercise RAE2008, a Peer Review College Member for Arts & Humanities Research Council from 2004-07; and is a member of the Creative Arts and Performing Arts Panel for the University Grants Committee, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Hong Kong Research Exercise 2014. She participates widely in review panels, external examining, panel discussions and conferences nationally and internationally.
Diretor do Colégio Memorial Moon Chun; The Master, Moon Chun Memorial College; University of Macau
Recognised internationally as one of the most pre-eminent academy and conservatoire directors, from 2004-2012, Director (Vice-Chancellor 5) of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, one of the largest and most comprehensive academies in the world. Previously, Principal of Dartington, and of Birmingham Conservatoire.
In 2012, personally invited to help found from concept, an Oxbridge-style collegiate system within the University of Macau, and to serve as inaugural Master (Director do Colégio, Professor Especialmente Recrutado) of one of the first of its Colleges, Colêgio Memorial Moon Chun, on the newly acquired island of Hengqin. The island campus, a 10 billion construction now all but complete, was handed over to UM at midnight on 20 July 2013, as officials from Guangdong border control withdrew from the north gate of the University’s campus, a gesture for which there is ‘no recent precedence’, NYTimes, 17 July 2013 .
Orquestra de Macau, the Macao Orchestra, is now taking up residence on the new campus in a purpose built complex of Concert Hall, Rehearsal and Recital Hall facilities.
Previously led two of the United Kingdom’s most progressive arts institutions, as Principal of the Birmingham Conservatoire, and as Principal of Dartington.
Undertaken key significant strategic rôles in terms of ELIA Leadership Symposia, he was steer chair of the first symposium in 2003, and has been actively involved in each of the subsequent symposia: starting with Los Angeles 2003, London 2005, Hong Kong 2007, with Clore (UK) Cultural Leadership Programme 2008, ELIA Zurich Symposium, and Metasenta programme, in Lucerne, 2009, and the Vancouver Leadership Symposium 2011.
Prior to taking up the Macau post he was Chairman of the Royal West of England Academy, of Pilot Theatre Company, an Arts Council England, National Portfolio Organisation, and a Board Director of an Arts University Bournemouth.
Chris Wainwright is an artist and curator and the Head of Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges, of the University of the Arts London. He is currently a member of The Tate Britain Council and a Trustee of Cape Farewell, an artist run organisation that promotes a cultural response to climate change.
His recent projects include installations of the video works ‘Between Time and Space’, at the Heijo Palace in Nara and ‘The Moons of Higashiyama’at the Kodai-ji temple, Kyoto, both in Japan and ‘Trauma’ at the Culturcentrum, Brugge in Belgium. His work is currently being shown as part of the UK touring exhibition ‘Fleeting Arcadias – Thirty Years of British Landscape Photography from the Arts Council Collection’. He has recently curated and participated in a major international touring exhibition ‘U-n-f-o-l-d’ of work by artists addressing climate change. This has been shown in Vienna, London, Newcastle, Chicago, New York, and future venues include Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo.
Chris Wainwright’s work is held in many major collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The Arts Council of England; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris: the Polaroid Corporation, Boston, USA: and Unilever, London.