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We are getting to the end. It’s time to savour the bread. We are going to taste it and find out whether we did everything right.

To assess the result, we need to reflect together. And there must be several moments of assessment along the process.

All participants should express what they feel and felt, freely. Too often it is difficult to put one’s evaluations into words, but if we know the grout well, we can use lots of strategies, such as:  interviews, drawings, different artistic expressions and the documents we produced along the process. The process documents help us  go back, and analyze things we may  have overlooked.

In the end, the assessment documents help us analyze and give us time to think and share more easily. Read the texts about the projects that we suggest and end this lesson with the Quiz.

Suggested readings

For more information and reading material:


Gobard, A., & Matarrasso, F. (2021). Ethics and participatory art. Gulbenkian Foundation.
Khan, R. (2015). Art in community. Palgrave. 10.1057/9781137512499 United Nations. (n.d.). The 17 goals.

Lauri, P. H. (2021). Perspectives to a living design medium: First encounters with a fermented indigo vat. RUUKKU – Studies in Artistic Research, 15.;

Parjanen, P. (2020, September 10). Heidi Pietarinen ikuisti Koivikkoon kuvan ukistaan [Heidi Pietarinen visualized a picture of her grandfather in Koivikko] Karjala.

Pietarinen, H. (2020). Reddish Orange – Ruskie [Textile collection]. Gallery Pihatto, Lappeenranta, Finland.Proust, M. (2015). In search of lost time: Swann’s way: A graphic novel (A. Goldhammer, Trans.). Liveright.(Original work published 1913)

Rossander, M.-A. (2019). Karjalan kansanpuku [Karelian national costume] [Photograph]. Nurmes Museum, Nurmes, Finland.

Santo, C. (2019). Mapping the intangibilities of lost places through stories, images, and events: A geoscenography from milieus of
development-forced displacement and resettlement. In N. Duxbury, W. F. Garrett-Petts, & A. Longley (Eds.), Artistic approaches to cultural mapping activating imaginaries and means of knowing (pp. 205–218). Routledge.

Saarikangas, K. (2011). Asuminen, toimijuus ja taide [Housing, agency and art]. Tahiti 1. Retrieved June 28, 2021, from

Sansi, Roger (2015). Art, Anthropology and the Gift”. London: Bloomsbury Academic.
Sonnevald, M. H., & Schifferstein, R. (2008). The tactual experience of objects. In Product Experience (pp. 41–67). Retrieved June 29, 2021, from

Scouwenberg, L. (2010). A Conversation with Hella Jongerius. Retrieved July 1,
2021, from

Tuominen, T. (2020). En ole yksin Kollaasintekijän suhde tekijyyteen [I am not alone, the relationship of the collage maker to the author]. In A. Alén-Savikko, V. Kurjenmiekka, S. Nyqvist & O. Oja (Eds.), Muuttuva Tekijä, kirjoituksia tekijänoikeudesta ja taiteesta (pp. 38–51). University of Helsinki. Retrieved August 19, 2021, from