News on Research Projects

A new research project “Floating Peripheries" has started. Elements of Success - rethinking audience and production studies as practice” will be organized on Dec. 4-5, 2017.

A new research project “Floating Peripheries – Mediating the Sense of Place” has started. This four-year project is funded by the Academy of Finland and it is an collaboration between Department of Film, Television and Scenography, Department of Art and University of Lapland.  


This artistic research project aims at enlarging the understanding of ‘peripheries’ into areas that are difficult to verbalize. Peripheries are conventionally conceived as marginal geographical locations, whereas this project grasps peripheries as an ambiguous and multifaceted phenomenon – as a conceptual domains, aesthetically and spatially experienced sensory spheres, states of mind shaped by complex associations and mental images, and activities enabled by digitalization. We aim at producing radically new strategies for unraveling the

spatial and conceptual hierarchies and biased assumptions of what and where the ‘periphery’ is in relation to the ‘center’.



The department is organizing an international conference ”Elements of Success - rethinking audience and production studies as practice” on Dec. 4-5, 2017. The event will take place at the premises of the Finnish Film Foundation. The main spekears are Professor John Caldwell from the UCLA and Eva Novrup Redvall from the University of Copenhagen.


We are interested in film-making processes, film production cultures and contemporary film audiences. The focus is on the actual film-making process and the factors that contribute to a film’s success. The aim is to facilitate decision-making and contribute to the business know-how of film production companies. Theoretically, we are interested in conceptualising the film production processes and contemporary film audiences as practice. The call for abstract closes on August 30, 2017.


You can find more information on the research projects by clicking the links on the left. 

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