Jenni Pekkarinen

    Author's blog posts

  • Interview with Sasha Huber: on ‘pain-things’, reparative interventions and exposing the roots of ‘scientific’ racism

    Sasha Huber (CH/FI) is a Helsinki-based visual artist of Swiss-Haitian heritage. In her work, she addresses topics such as politics of memory and belonging, and colonial and racist histories. She is currently also working on her practice-based PhD. Arts Management student Jenni Pekkarinen interviewed Sasha Huber about her artistic work, the impact of this turbulent year, and questions of identity and anti-racism.

  • What we did last summer…academy

    The first ever Arts Management course at the Sibelius Summer Academy took place last week. Because of the current situation with COVID-19, the entire course was held online with participants from all over the world. Lisa Bomash and Jenni Pekkarinen reflect on the pros and cons of the online setting, their course experience, and insights from the lectures. Views of several other programme participants are presented here as direct quotes.

  • Conversation with Dr. Franco Bianchini: European Capitals of Culture, the impact of the pandemic and possible future political scenarios

    Dr. Franco Bianchini, a Visiting Professor at the Sibelius Academy, is a prominent expert in the fields of cultural policy and cultural planning. His research and publications cover a wide range of themes, including culture-led urban regeneration, cultural diversity, and the relationship between arts and sport policies. Recently, Jenni Pekkarinen interviewed Dr. Bianchini about his background, European Capitals of Culture, the impact of COVID-19, and his current topics of interest.