Andrew Gryf Paterson

Written by Kalle Pakkala on March 19, 2009.


Andrew Gryf Paterson is a Scottish artist-organiser, cultural producer and independent researcher, based in Helsinki, Finland. His work involves variable roles of initiator, participant, author and curator, according to different collaborative and cross-disciplinary processes. Andrew works across the fields of media/network/ environmental activism, pursuing a participatory arts practice through workshops, performative events, and storytelling. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Medialab, University of Art and Design (TaiK), consolidating under the thesis title of “Artivistic Fieldwork: participatory platforms, devised events, and socially-engaged art storymaking”.

In past Pixelache Helsinki Festivals, he has organised the international ‘Locative Media Workshops’ held in the Helsinki Central Railway Station (2004, and 2006), presented his practice-led research in the ‘Architectures for Participation’ Seminar (2007), and led the ‘Baltic Boxwars’ networked-events between
Finland and Estonia (2008). Since last summer, he has also been a board member of Piknik Frequency ry. (producers of Pixelache Festival, Helsinki).

Taik Media Lab (FI) alt.econ.cult - summary of speaker biographies & statements

03. April 10:00 Kiasma Theatre Alternative Economy Cultures seminar
03. April 17:00 Lasipalatsi / 'Spaceship Earth' Workshop about Peer-Fundraising
04. April 10:00 Kiasma seminar room Digital Craftsmanship seminar
05. April 15:00 Demos Helsinki Office Workshop about Peer-Fundraising