Encounter Art Promoting Wellbeing 7.-9.5.2012

Laurea University of Applied Sciences cordially welcomes you to join this Conference and meet researches and developers in the field of Art and Wellbeing. Laurea UAS has brought Clinical Art from Tohoku Fukushi University, Japan, in year 2006 and developed its own version called Encounter Art in order to use visual art as preventive and rehabilitative way of working with clients of different age. Encounter Art Promoting Wellbeing is an international Conference supported by Active Innovation Net, a research and development network, where this collaboration has started and deepened. The Conference venue is Laurea UAS Tikkurila Campus, Ratatie 22, Vantaa.

Linked to the Conference there will be Japanese Clinical Art – Finnish Encounter Art Exhibition 7th May – 11th May in Tikkurila Campus. HE Mr. Hiroshi Maruyama, Ambassador of Japan, will open the Exhibition 7th May at 4.15 pm.

The main topics of the Conference are:

  • Art and Wellbeing

  • Clinical Art meets Encounter Art

  • Encounter Art (EA) promoting wellbeing

  • International possibilities and Co-operation

  • Educational and RDI possibilities in the future

Keynote speakers:

Ass. Professor Taizo Oshiro, Tohoku Fukushi University, Japan

Manager of Education, Clinical Artist Akihiro Fujiki, Japan Clinical Art Association

Researcher Mimmu Rankanen, Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Department of Art


English and Finnish / Translation will be provided

Important dates:

Online registration at latest 16th April 2012

Conference: 7th -9th May 2012

Art Exhibition: 7th -11th May 2012

Registration and Fee:

Participants: 100 € / day

250 € / 3 days

Students and retired: 50 € / day

100 € / 3 days

Laurea’s students and staff: free


Program: See Laurea’s web pages

Accommodations: Laurea’s quests have special price in Sokos Hotel Vantaa near the Campus

About Conference: Please contact Project manager Hannele Niiniö: hannele.niinio@laurea.fi mobile: +358 40 5624440


Event begins: 7.5.2012 11:00 Event ends: 9.5.2012 16:15 LOCATION: Laurea Tikkurila Registration: Copy this event to your calendar