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A seminar on the whiteness norms and everyday life at the theater field in Finland, 29.1.2018 in Turku

Welcome to attend a seminar on ethnicity, representation and cultural appropriation. Deadline for registration is now 24.1.2018.

Time: Monday 29.1.2018  from 9.00 to 17.00
Plece: Åbo Svenska Teater, Studioscen, Eerikinkatu 13, 20100 Turku

Registration: Deadline for registration is 24.1.2018. Register to the seminar here.

The focus of the seminar is on how norm-critical thinking about ethnicity can be included in the practical and artistic theater work. What bodies are we used to watch in the scene? What stories are told? How can we raise our awareness and break the standards of representation in theater art?

The seminar is organized at Åbo Svenska Teater on Monday 29.1.2018 at 9.00-17.00. Seminar is the third education about norm critical thinking which Nätverket för tillgänglighet på teatern (network for accessibility at the theater) arranges together with Cefisto.  The seminar is aimed at professionals performing arts and art students. The seminar consists of an inspiration lecture, a workshop and audience and panel discussion. Invited lecturers and workshop leaders include choreographer and art director Sonya Lindfors, dancer Julian Owusu, journalist Maryan Abdulkarim and sami activist Pauliina Feodoroff.

Seminar languages ​​are Swedish and English. The seminar is free of charge.

Program, accessibility and more information:


9.00 Coffee
9.15 Welcoming words

9.30-11.00 Lecture: Power and the stage I (language English). Lecturers Sonya Lindfors & Maryan Abdulkarim

11.00-12.00 Lunch

12.00-13.30 Workshop: Power and the stage II (languages English and Swedish). Leaders Sonya Lindfors & Julian Owusu
13.30-14.00 Discussion
14.00-14.30 Coffee
14.30-15.15 Round table discussions (languages ​​English and Swedish)

15.15-15.30 Pause

15.30-16.45 Panel discussion: Towards an inclusive theater field (languages English and Swedish). Moderator Maryan Abdulkarim, panelists Pauliina Fefodoroff, Maïmouna Jagne-Soreau and Jerry Wahlforss.
16.45-17.00 Closure

More information and accessibility: 

More information and information about accessibility can be found here (in Swedish)

More information:

Ida Ridberg, tel. 02 277 7378, ida.ridberg(a)abosvenskateater.fi

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