UTO-PIA: Connected by Art

Uto-Pia, a research project working with experimental media and communication techniques to map heterotopias of the dysfunctional infrastructures, to address and respond to the environmental damage left by the industrial and military interventions in the Turku archipelago of the Baltic Sea. Uto-Pia project examines the ways in which art, design, and technology can be leveraged to develop creative tactical responses and potential future practices within societies forced to cope with a deepening ecological crisis. The work deals with nature, bio-political resistance, and networked bodies in the environment to inquire into the ecology of sustainable everyday life. An iteration of Uto-Pia project was produced as an installation for the Connected by Art international art exhibition at the State Art Museum in Schwerin, Germany, 2012.