Are you eager to try out new ways of creating a more humane and manifold society? In what ways could art and art institutions contribute to its realisation? How to bring the social and cultural know-how of immigrants to reform the Finnish society?
This workshop explores the possibilities of shaking up the old patterns and creating new co-operations. Participants will form multi-disciplinary groups and work creatively with urgent issues of their choice after an interactive panel discussion. The focus is on practice, collaboration and dialogue between different cultures and disciplines to find unexpected viewpoints.
The workshop is open for all. In particular, it is suitable for those working in the fields of immigration and multiculturalism, development and global education, as well as art and culture.
TIME: Tuesday Nov 15, 2016, 1-5pm
LOCATION: Cirko - Uuden sirkuksen keskus / Maneesi-Sali, Kaasutehtaankatu 1, Suvilahti, Helsinki
SIGN UP by November 9, 2016: https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/2323B0C41B0CE35C.par
Further information: Anna Jussilainen, Arts Promotion Centre, anna [dot] jussilainentaike [dot] fi, 0295 330 808
The workshop is organised by Arts Promotion Centre and Baltic Circle International Theatre Festival. http://balticcircle.fi/en/events/english-finland-developing-country-of-social-relations-workshop-reshaping-the-possible-finland/
The workshop is part of a bigger project: Finland – developing country of social relations
The brand of Finland shows an image of a country at the top of development and statistics. However, if you look at development from the social point of view, the situation appears different. Relationships are the foundation of a good life and the core of cultural development. How could the cultural and social know-how of immigrants help shape the future society? Could the new points of view release and shake the old patterns of behavior?
Finland – developing country of social relations project is based on the UN’s new Agenda 2030. It aims at environmentally, socially and economically sustainable development. The new targets apply to all countries of the world, not only to the so-called developing countries.
We will examine the Agenda through the present situation in Finland, where loneliness, exclusion and lack of social skills are becoming national problems. The public debate is characterised by hate speech and the like-minded retreat each into their own camps.
The programme consists of a series of performances, a workshop and a club night. The series has three works – A(part), Monitor Man, and Play House – that explore social situations as the starting point and material for an artwork. The theme will also be explored in the workshop, with an invitation to shape a new kind of world and search for surprising solutions. On Friday night the festival club is hosted by DJ Mama who has the magical power to bring people together on the dance floor.
In addition, we have invited three writers to view Finland as a developing country of social relations, each one from their own perspective. The writings are published on the MORE is MORE section of the festival brochure.
Curatorial team: Satu Herrala, Anna Jussilainen, Hanna Nyman & Willem Wilhelmus
Project and artworks commissioned by: Baltic Circle
Supported by: Kone Foundation
In collaboration with: Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Realised within the framework of Urban Heat project, funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.