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TOKYO: 55 Years of Being Organized

  • beta SPACE 1 Otakaari Espoo, 02150 Finland (map)

An exhibition telling a story of students being in power

The exhibition TOKYO: 55 Years of Being Organized on the history of the Arts Student Association TOKYO in Aalto University took place in beta SPACE. The exhibition was curated by Master student of ViCCA (Visual Culture and Contemporary Art) programme Emilio Zamudio, who got access to TOKYO archives and interviewed the past and present Association's members and board. For the first time, the exhibition presented artefacts and data on struggles and victories of the student organization that has always been one of the most active in Finland.

The Student Association TOKYO, representing the students of Art, Design and Architecture, embodies one of the main cultural streams present in the University. On TOKYO’s 55th anniversary, this exhibition aimed to give an historical perspective of its development. Spanning the Association's story starting from 1961 and even before that, the exhibition demonstrated that student organizations have always played vital role at the university, representing values and goals of their members, influencing the educational institutions that have sheltered them and constantly developing sets of practices, organizational skills and knowledge that empower and link endless generations of students.

The exhibiton reminded that Aalto ARTS owes to the energy and efforts of organized students from the past, and showed how the present students are keeping alive and updating this culture, drawing on it to help create Aalto’s own mix.

beta SPACE, Otakaari 1 X, Otaniemi, Espoo
Opening hours: Mon -Thu 9 –18, Fri 9 – 15, Sat 10 – 15, Sun Closed.


Earlier Event: May 5