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AI & Ethics -seminar

The Finnish Institute in Japan continued its AI-events with AI & Ethics ­seminar, held March 2nd at 3–6 PM onsite at Roppongi Academyhills and online on ZOOM. The seminar was the second part of the Finnish Institute in Japan’s seminars on the topic of AI and ethics and brought together experts on AI from both… Read more »

Conference: The Åland Example – a tool for a more peaceful world!

The Åland Islands is an autonomous, self-governing, Swedish-speaking part of Finland. The League of Nations granted Finland sovereignity over Åland in 1921. Furthermore, Åland is also a demilitarised region as confirmed in the Paris Peace Treaty in 1947. How to structure and build up a functional autonomy? What are the legal parameters and what does… Read more »

Oona Mäkelä: Same Same but Different

Exhibition: Feb 9 (Thu) – Feb 13 (Mon) 1-7pmVenue: Almost Perfect, 2-3-2 Kojima, Taito-ku, Tokyo Opening Talk Session with Anna-Maria Wiljanen, the director at the Finnish Institute in Japan: Feb 9 (Thu) 6-9pmPlease register for the talk event via Peatix. A casual party on Feb 11 (Sat) 5-7pm with drinks served.Please come visit to see… Read more »

Together Again

Together Again is an expansive art project fostering gatherings, workshops, intercultural dialogues and socially engaged art, organised by the Finnish Academic and Cultural Institutes across the world. Together Again presents six community-based works to audiences in Amsterdam, Brussels, Helsinki, London, Madrid, New York, Oslo, Paris, and Porto, as well as online. The project takes place throughout 2023 and… Read more »

AI and Ethics Panel Discussion

The Finnish Institute in Japan continued its AI-events December 13th, 2022 with AI and Ethics panel discussion. Panelists were Dr. Kristiina Jokinen, Dr. Graham Wilcock and Dr. Lorenz Granrath and moderator Dr. Anna-Maria Wiljanen. Thank you for participating! AI and Ethics Panel discussionDate: December 13th, 2022 4–6PM + Networking receptionOnsite venue: Roppongi Academy Hills, Roppongi Hills Mori… Read more »

Study in Finland meets AI

STUDY IN FINLAND MEETS AI – SEMINAR Study in Finland meets AI seminar followed by a networking reception was held on December 2nd, 2022 onsite at Academy Hills in Roppongi and online on ZOOM.Thank you everyone for participating! Programme:14:00 Opening words Anna-Maria WIljanen, Director, Finnish Institute in Japan14:15 Information about studying in Finland Jenna Tavasti, Finnish Institute… Read more »

Almost Perfect 2023: Oona Mäkelä

Oona Mäkelä has been chosen to participate in the 2023 Almost Perfect -residence program.   ”Hello! I’m Oona, an illustrator and designer from Helsinki. For some years now I’ve worked at my dream job as a freelance creative. I design prints for clothing (and occasionally rubber boots), illustrate book covers and create visual identities for sustainable businesses. … Read more »

Group exhibition “One Picture Manifesto”

One Picture Manifesto One picture is a work of art.It is concise and includes all that is needed.It suggests and reacts, provides responses, and renders new trails for thoughts. It is an opening and a closure.One picture.No more is needed. “One Picture Manifesto” is a visual commentary on the practices of modern photographic art. It… Read more »

Artist Talk: Jenni Tuominen

We are happy to invite you to an online artist talk by Jenni Tuominen on August 23. at 17:00-18:30. She will talk about her artistry and present her solo exhibition “Sarugakucho, Shibuya, Finnish Forest.” currently displayed at Nokogiri gallery. Jenni has designed for Marimekko, one of Europe’s leading apparel companies, and works with various mediums,… Read more »

Tokyo Art & Science Research Residency 2022: Aaro Murphy

Artist introduction Aaro Murphy, is an installation artist working with sound, scent, animation and glass. His work takes form as time based installations and kinetic sculptures, exploring boundaries between the organic and synthetic. A recurring theme in his practice is the ability for machines and complex mechanisms to adopt spatial agency and performative potential –… Read more »