Ethics in research and practice in the artistic field
Geir Tore Holm, Prof. Karmenlara Ely, Jonas Dahlberg, Prof. Camilla Eeg-Tverbakk, Prof. Maria Hellström Reimer, Prof. Henrik Frisk, Mads Tygesen, Ylva Hofvander Trulsson

The online seminar aims to raise ethical questions in the artistic field, its practice, education and research. How can ethics be understood and practiced in different artistic formats, and how is ethics practiced in artistic education? What happens to the ethical framework when art moves into the research institution and how is the issue of artistic freedom affected?

The seminar will feature two keynote speakers, the artist Geir Tore Holm and Professor Karmenlara Ely, as well as a film by Professor Jonas Dahlberg about his design proposal for the memorial for the terrorist attack on Utøya.

The seminar initiates the work on a peer-reviewed anthology. Interested researchers and artists who would like to contribute are welcome to send an abstract to If you have any questions, please contact or Camilla Eeg-Tverbakk

The presentations are given in the respective mother tongue.


09.00                Introduction (vice dean Ylva Hofvander Trulsson)

09.15-10.00     Geir Tore Holm, artist: Fjellblomster og tålegrenser. (including Q&A)

10.00-10.45     Prof. Karmenlara Ely: Re-imagining institutions: dreaming change and rethinking educational practices together with the next generation of artists. (including Q&A)

11.00-11.30     Jonas Dahlberg, artist: Notes on a Memorial (2018) (film screening)

11.30-12.00    Discussion break-out-rooms

12.00-13.00   Panel discussion: Prof. Camilla Eeg-Tverbakk, Prof. Maria Hellström Reimer, Prof. Henrik Frisk and rector Mads Thygesen

Download the list of participants and CV (in Swedish) (PDF, 359 kB, new tab)

Download the programme (in Swedish) (PDF, 138 kB, new tab)

The seminar is streamed from Inter Arts Center.

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Photo credits: Model of Memory Wound, a gap cut into the Sørbråten peninsula by artist Jonas Dahlberg as a memorial for the victims of the 2011 massacre, courtesy Jonas Dahlberg Studio.

Event dates
31 May, 09:00