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Workshop: Reshaping the possible Finland, Helsinki 15 November

How do we create spaces of dialogue and deal with conflict? In what ways could art and art institutions contribute to a more humane and manifold society? How can we include different views and the social know-how of the current cultural diversity to reform the Finnish society?

This workshop explores the possibilities of shaking up the accustomed patterns and creating new co-operations. The form of the event as well as the content strives to find new forms for better communication and awareness.

Participants will form multi-disciplinary groups and work creatively with urgent issues of their choice after an interactive panel discussion with Giovanna Esposito Yussif (curator, art historian), Mikaeli Langinvainio (CEO, conflict resolution expert) and Sepideh Rahaa (multidisciplinary artist) including a comment from Mia Luhtasaari (TRUST project, Ministry of Justice). The focus is on various modes of presence, practice, collaboration and dialogue between different stand points to find unexpected views. 

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. 

Facilitators: Riikka Theresa Innanen (choreographer) and Anna Jussilainen (arts development cooperation specialist)

Time: Tuesday 15 November 2016, 1–5 p.m.
Location: Cirko – Uuden sirkuksen keskus / Maneesi-Sali, Kaasutehtaankatu 1, Suvilahti, Helsinki
Language: English

Sign up through this link by 9 November 2016. 

The workshop is organised by Arts Promotion Centre and Baltic Circle International Theatre Festival. The workshop is part of a bigger project called "Finland – developing country of social relations". This 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. Read more about the project here.

Further information: Anna Jussilainen, Arts Promotion Centre (anna.jussilainen@taike.fi, tel. 0295 330 808) or see the website of Baltic Circle.

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