InSEA 2018


The European regional InSEA Congress will be held
June 18.-21. 2018 at Aalto University in Finland.


Key dates

Call for presentations opens: August 7, 2017
Deadline for proposals: SECOND CALL November 17, 2017
Registration opens: November 2017
Acceptance notification: January 2018
Early Bird registration closes: March 19, 2018




Scientific and Social Interventions in Art Education

The Congress will concentrate on European and global issues around art education and its connections to societal and scientific topics. The goal for this InSEA Congress is to offer possibilities for intercultural and interdisciplinary conversations on most current and burning issues in contemporary art education. Different submission formats will offer room for new ideas to appear among researchers, teachers, artists and project workers.


Main themes of the presentations 

  • Artistic and scientific collaborations
  • Contemporary artistic and art educational approaches to diversity and cultural changes
  • Digital and new materialist artistic and art educational practices and theories

For more information about the presentation formats and themes, click here >>

For information about the curated exhibition, click here >>


Aalto University as Venue

Aalto University is in the city of Espoo, close to downtown Helsinki. Aalto University’s main campus, originally designed by Alvar Aalto, will offer interesting sights and new possibilities to explore art education in interdisciplinary contexts. Art and its education meets with Eco/Bio/Tech/Digital/Societal connections in Aalto University, on many levels. Workshops and excursions will open doors for laboratories, design environments, and nature. Participants can learn from the strong Finnish art education structures and practices through the conference program, developed together with local art and art education professionals. The venue and location nearby Helsinki, the Baltic Sea, and national parks offer the possibility to experience the Northern summer light in nature and in the urban area, with many museums and other sites.

For information about accommodation, click here >>


For more information, contact

If you have questions concerning registration, accommodation, travel etc, please contact:
Congress Bureau 
Tavicon Ltd.,
Ms Tuula Toivanen, Project Manager or
Ms Piia Kumpuvaara, Project Coordinator
Tel. + 358 3 233 0400 (phone hours GMT + 2:00)


For information about InSEA, The International Society for Education Through Art, see



For information about the City of Espoo, see

For information about the City of Helsinki, see


In collaboration with Cumulus, the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media