The Empirica group approaches research with an attitude, where making, acting and engaging play important roles.

Recent Activity

Exhibitions, events and educational activities

Shaping the Future: Call for entries closed

The second call for entries for the Shaping the Future touring exhibition is now closed.

Call for entries: Shaping the Future touring exhibition

Call for entries, deadline 8.8.16

Design Experimentation and Exploration exhibition “Place”

The exhibition will be on display from 14 from 14th to 29th of April 2016.

About Empirica

The Empirica group approaches research with an attitude, where making, acting and engaging play important roles. The group’s goal is to develop exploratory methods, where art and design related practices are utilized in experimental ways as research practice.

The group also conducts fundamental design research in design history, design professions and values, cross-cultural connections in design and design in societal discourses.

The group’s theoretical framework is in humanities. For the group the term culture refers on one hand to our situated everyday habits and environments and on the other hand to professional practices related to the field of art and design.

For mapping out the different creative processes, the group documents and reflects in diverse ways. Its main challenge is to gain deeper understanding of the creative practice: how the practice unfolds and what is the relation between the processes and the results? How does the creative activity within the field of art and design impact on and digest influences from the society.

More information about the ideology of Empirica can be found in our strategy.

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Recent Events

May 8, 2014 |

Handling Mind Seminar at Tvärminne zoological station on the 22–23.4

Handling Mind Seminar at Tvärminne zoological station on the 22–23.4

April 10, 2012 |

DATA as Art – ART as Data Seminar

DATA as Art – ART as Data Seminar took place on September 20th and 21st 2011 Data is one of the most essential,...

March 28, 2012 |

Report on the 2nd Design and Memory Seminar

Opening Keynote Speech: Prof. Pekka Korvenmaa – Linear, Cyclical or Random? Petra Ahde-Deal (Doctoral...

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