In Tuula Närhinen’s work science and art are often intertwined. Natural science with its imagery forms the base of her work. The themes involve natural themes, especially water. Tuula Närhinen works mainly with photography but uses also other techniques and materials.
Environmental issues that have been important to Tuula Närhinen’s work in the past are also present in this exhibition. Multi-piece installation draws attention to the human-created marine debris and its devastating effects on the marine ecosystem. The name of the installation Baltic Sea Plastique refers to the plastic waste in our own home shores of the Baltic Sea.
Tuula Närhinen describes her works as follows:
“Baltic Sea Plastique is an extension of Mermaid’s tears (2007) and Frutti di Mare (2008). In my new piece imaginary organisms made of plastic garbage come alive and merge into the life of the sea.”
Library printers and copier machines will be replaced with new Canon devices during February. The Main Library’s printers and copier machines at Kaisa House are replaced on Feb 17 – Feb 21.
Use of the new printers requires registration with your University username and an identifying card. Register on a Canon printer with a card reader. HSL travel cards or Lyyra cards with an NFC payment feature can be used as identifying cards. Unigrafia sells its own identifying cards for students at its quick print locations. Register while the replacement is underway so that you can use the new printers as soon as they have been installed.
For now, Unigrafia will keep a few multi-function printers that use the old-style copy card reader. These old printers will be available at the following central locations on different campuses:
Minerva library K2 (K224)
– level K4 (K4/004)
– 2nd floor (2021)
– 7th floor (7053)
Viikki Info Centre Campus Library
– 2nd floor (229)
– 3rd floor (310)
Dental Clinic, Kytösuontie 9 library
– 2nd floor (2324 and 2003 AULA)
Terkko, Haartmaninkatu 4 (101)
More information on the printer replacement programme is available on the Unigrafia website
Printing instructions from the Helpdesk
From the beginning of 2014, the Campus Libraries in Viikki, Meilahti and Kumpula will be open from 9.00 to 19.00 on weekdays. The Main Library in Kaisa House will continue to serve library users also on Saturdays from 10.00 to 16.00.
On Saturdays, students will have at their disposal the 24-hour reading room of the Viikki Info Centre, as well as the 24-hour IT facilities in the other Viikki Campus buildings. On the Meilahti Campus, students may use the facilities of the Mocoma learning centre in the basement of the Campus Library Terkko around the clock.
Library opening hours will have to be cut to achieve savings. Helsinki University Library will make efforts to implement the reduced opening hours with minimal harm to customers. The library user survey conducted in the autumn revealed that on Saturdays, visitor numbers in both the Viikki and Meilahti Campus Libraries are low. In the Viikki Campus Library, also the last hour of business between 19.00 and 20.00 on weekdays is slow. Furthermore, the trial period for keeping the Kumpula Campus Library open between 8.00 and 9.00 will be suspended and the library will open at 9.00 like the other campus libraries.
The new opening hours apply to the Viikki, Meilahti and Kumpula Campus Libraries. There will be no changes to the opening hours of other libraries in the University Library system.
Please note the holiday season opening hours