UNIVERSITY | YLIOPISTO [2015/2020] is a durational meta-project for the building of a virtual, trans-national and trans-artistic multiversity. A self-referential school where we can learn how to annul Art by the means of art itself. A laboratory to test Pop as the ultimate cultural appropriation. A master class titled “Laziness as the new avant-garde”. An intensive workshop about Kopimism. A cooltural magazine. And a very demagogic, finlandized and prophyla(r)ctic political party to fund the whole thing.

After three years of research taking place between two countries (Portugal and Finland, 2012/15) which culminated with the presentation of Rogério Nuno Costa‘s lecture-performance “Third Way™/Kolmas Tie™”, the University|Yliopisto‘s prototypical Year One (2015/16) was officially launched in Bucharest (Romania) within the frame of E-Motional, in partnership with ODD Gallery and Modulab. The project is now physically installed at Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Finland) in a symbiotic dialogue with the Visual Culture and Contemporary Art (ViCCA) Master degree program. A group of masterclasses, lectures, workshops, group sessions and publications are set to happen over the course of the next 4 years in some cultural and academic institutions in and outside Finland.

Year Two: Non-Art will kick off in September 2017:

UNIVERSITY: a prison without walls (think tank/workshop). 7 September 2017, Arthouse, Espoo (Finland). Within the frame of the seminar “Context, Site & Situation”, a collaboration with artists and researchers from the program Visual Culture & Contemporary Art, at Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design & Architecture.