Monthly Archives: February 2014

Wólka Kosowska

Wolka Kosovska is a phenomenon, not only because there are working many foreigners from Vietnam, China and Turkey, who create unique multinational trade center, but also because foreigners live here, build families and send their children to kindergartens and schools nearby. On one of the streets appears billboard advertising a new housing estate, showing the faces of the Vietnamese family.

Shopping centers in Wolka Kosovska mainly consists of Chinese, Vietnamese and Turkish part. All three are multilevel buildings divided into shops, mainly clothing. The primary means of transportation is a kick scooter on which the goods are placed to express conveyance. To the bottom of the kick scooter is nailed piece of wood, where you can put up even a big cardboard box.

In Chinese and Vietnamese parts of trade center are working a lot of teenagers. They are riding on kick scooters in all directions, but their faces are motionless, don’t show emotions. Maybe if we decode writings in Chinese and Vietnamese in elevators, perhaps we will found out what is their attitude to Wolka, their work, and perhaps even to the Poles themselves.

helinamuseo

Helinä Rautavaara Museum

Helinä Rautavaara Museum is maintained by the Helinä Rautavaara Ethnographic Museum Foundation, an independent charity. It seeks to advance knowledge on non-European cultures. The museum specialises particularly in cross-cultural interaction and related phenomena and is actively involved in projects related to global education and cultural diversity. Helinä Rautavaara Museum is the most visited ethnographic museum in Finland with 50 000 annual visitors. In 2008 the museum was a nominee for the European Museum of the Year Award.

The museum has conducted a series of succesful outreach programs and community curated exhibitions with vulnerable groups like young immigrants, juvenile asylum seekers, illiterate immigrant women and hiv-positive people . At the moment the museum is involved with first large scale exhibition project concerning the life and traditions of Somalia immigrants in Finland.

www.helinamuseo.fi

STAGE DE PRATIQUES ARTISTIQUES

During the weekend of 15-16 March 2014, the international artistic team was proposed a series of intensive practical workshops in theatrical improvisation inspired by The Tempest of William Shakespeare and its characters as well as by the real stories of people and places of the city, and took shape in response to on-the-ground scenographic installation and real-time video and electro-acoustic musical creation. These pluridisciplinary workshops enable the public to took part in The City Ghettos of Today’s process of creation.

The workshops led by the artistic team of the project: Pietro Floridia (Compagnia dei Rifugiati/Cantieri Meticci, Bologna), Linda Fahssis (Company Check Points, Paris), Alicja Borkowska (Strefa WolnoSłowa Foundation, Warsaw), Tomasz Gromadka (Strefa WolnoSłowa Foundation, Warsaw), Piotr Mikuć (Strefa WolnoSłowa Foundation, Warsaw), Marek Pluciennik (Ptarmigan, Helsinki), Alejandro Olarte (indipendent artist, Helsinki), Luana Pavani (Compagnia dei Rifugiati/Cantieri Meticci, Bologna), Nicola Bruschi (Fine Arts Accademy, Bologna), Weronika Chinowska (Strefa WolnoSłowa Foundation, Warsaw).

ATELIERS HORS LES MURS/ Nanterre

Entre le 10 et le 22 mars, au cours de son exploration des quartiers de la Goutte d’or à Paris et du Parc à Nanterre, l’équipe artistique internationale organise également des ateliers gratuits et ouverts à tous de pratique artistique pluridisciplinaire afin d’aller à la rencontre des habitants et de créer de nouveaux espaces d’échanges avec ces territoires. Ces ateliers sont l’occasion pour l’équipe artistique de récolter et de créer in situ avec tous ceux qui viendront vers elle de nouveaux matériaux pour l’installation-performance.

Les ateliers et le stage sont menés par l’équipe artistique du projet : Pietro Floridia (Compagnia dei Rifugiati/Cantieri Meticci, Bologna), Linda Fahssis (Compagnie Check Points, Paris), Alicja Borkowska (Fondation Strefa Wolnoslowa, Warsaw), Tomasz Gromadka (Fondation StrefaWolnoslowa, Warsaw, Piotr Mikuc (Fondation Strefa Wolnoslowa, Varsovie), Marek Pluciennik (Ptarmigan, Helsinki), Alejandro Olarte (indipendent artist, Helsinki), Luana Pavani (Compagnia dei Rifugiati, Bologna), Nicola Bruschi (Fine Arts Accademy, Bologna), Weronika Chinowska (Fondation Strefa Wolnoslowa, Varsovie).

ATELIERS HORS LES MURS/ Goutte d’Or

Entre le 10 et le 22 mars, au cours de son exploration des quartiers de la Goutte d’or à Paris et du Parc à Nanterre, l’équipe artistique internationale organise également des ateliers gratuits et ouverts à tous de pratique artistique pluridisciplinaire afin d’aller à la rencontre des habitants et de créer de nouveaux espaces d’échanges avec ces territoires. Ces ateliers sont l’occasion pour l’équipe artistique de récolter et de créer in situ avec tous ceux qui viendront vers elle de nouveaux matériaux pour l’installation-performance.

Les ateliers et le stage sont menés par l’équipe artistique du projet : Pietro Floridia (Compagnia dei Rifugiati/Cantieri Meticci, Bologna), Linda Fahssis (Compagnie Check Points, Paris), Alicja Borkowska (Fondation Strefa Wolnoslowa, Warsaw), Tomasz Gromadka (Fondation StrefaWolnoslowa, Warsaw, Piotr Mikuc (Fondation Strefa Wolnoslowa, Varsovie), Marek Pluciennik (Ptarmigan, Helsinki), Alejandro Olarte (indipendent artist, Helsinki), Luana Pavani (Compagnia dei Rifugiati, Bologna), Nicola Bruschi (Fine Arts Accademy, Bologna), Weronika Chinowska (Fondation Strefa Wolnoslowa, Varsovie).

“LES VOIX DE CALIBAN”

Souvent, le ghetto concerne surtout la sphère intérieure de l’individu. Souvent, c’est l’esprit qui en est prisonnier. Le ghetto doit être ouvert. La littérature peut-être un moyen de l’ouvrir. Essayer de lire les effets et les dynamiques du “ghetto” en utilisant le prisme de la tempête de Shakespeare et de ses réécritures, c’est notre façon de chercher possibilité, mouvement, liberté, là où au premier abord nous ne voyons que fermeture, contrainte et paralysie.

Nous explorerons des quartiers souvent isolés comme l’île de Prospero et à la voix souvent unique d’en haut – celle de Prospero – du savoir transformé en pouvoir.  Nous confronterons les multiples voix, les multiples visions des multiples Calibans, des multiples Ariels, des multiples Mirandas avec leurs stratégies d’expression dans les interstices du discours de Prospero.

Pietro Floridia – directeur artistique de l’installation – performance

 

A LA RECHERCHE DES VOIES DU GHETTO

Ce débat souhaite rassembler tous ceux qui s’interrogent sur la notion de “ghetto”, qu’ils soient artistes, travailleurs sociaux, opérateurs culturels, chercheurs, habitants, ou curieux du travail mené par les équipes du projet. Ce temps d’échange permettra de revenir sur la genèse du projet européen THE CITY GHETTOS OF TODAY, de se poser la question du rapport éthique de l’artiste, du chercheur et du travailleur social à la parole de celui avec qui il travaille, et de présenter l’organisation des prochaines résidences de création du projet.

 

Participants (sous réserve, dans l’ordre des interventions) : Alicja Borkowska (Fondation Strefa Wolnoslowa, Warsaw), Pietro Floridia (Compagnia dei Rifugiati/Cantieri Meticci, Bologna),Linda Fahssis, Rachel Shapiro et les participants de l’atelier de recherche No/s Ghettos (Compagnie Check Points, Paris), Aleksander Robotycki (National Ethnographic Museum, Warsaw), Maria Koskijoki (Ethnographic Museum, Helsinki), Louise Glassier (NAGA association, Milan), Elena Basteri (Alternative Européenne, Berlin), Mabrouck Rachedi, Laurence Février, Philippe Ripol (auteurs), Didier Lapeyronnie (Université Paris 7), Sabrina Mahi (Mairie de Nanterre), Marie Poinsot (Musée de l’Immigration, Paris), Outi Korhonen (Art promotion center, Helsinki).

IN SEARCH OF GHETTO INLETS

This debate unites all those who question the concept “ghetto”, whether artists, social workers, cultural practitioners, researchers, residents or individuals curious to discover more about the work that has been – and will be – undertaken by project team members.  A time to exchange ideas, this event will provide the public with an inside look into the genesis of The CITY GHETTOS OF TODAY.  It will similarly interrogate the complex ethical relationships that link artists, researchers and social workers to those populations with whom they work.  The event will draw to a close by presenting the different forms that the project will take as it makes its way across Europe in the coming months.

The following speakers will take part in the debate (pending confirmation) : Alicja Borkowska (Fondation Strefa Wolnoslowa, Warsaw), Pietro Floridia (Compagnia dei Rifugiati/Cantieri Meticci, Bologna), Linda Fahssis, Rachel Shapiro and the participants of the theatre research workshop No/s Ghettos (Compagnie Check Points, Paris), Aleksander Robotycki (National Ethnographic Museum, Warsaw), Maria Koskijoki (Ethnographic Museum, Helsinki), Louise Glassier (NAGA association, Milan), Elena Basteri (Alternative Européenne, Berlin), Mabrouck Rachedi, Laurence Février, Philippe Ripol (auteurs), Didier Lapeyronnie (Université Paris 7), Sabrina Mahi (Mairie de Nanterre), Marie Poinsot (Musée de l’Immigration, Paris), Outi Korhonen (Art promotion center, Helsinki).

“CALIBAN’s VOICES”

Residency and workshops outing directed by Pietro Floridia

With the participation of the international artistic team : Linda Fahssis (Company Check Points, Paris), Alicja Borkowska (Strefa WolnoSłowa Foundation, Warsaw), Tomasz Gromadka (Strefa WolnoSłowa Foundation, Warsaw), Marek Pluciennik (Ptarmigan, Helsinki), Alejandro Olarte (indipendent artist, Helsinki), Luana Pavani (Compagnia dei Rifugiati/Cantieri Meticci, Bologna), Nicola Bruschi (Fine Arts Accademy, Bologna), Piotr Mikuć (StrefaWolnoslowa Foundation, Warsaw), Weronika Chinowska (Strefa WolnoSłowa Foundation, Warsaw).

The ghetto, very often concerns primarily an individual’s interior sphere. Often it is a state of mind of being imprisoned in the ghetto. The ghetto should be open. Literature can be a way to open it. Trying to read the dynamics of the “ghetto” through the filtres given by Shakespear’s The Tempest and its re-interpretations  give us,  is our way to search  for the possibilities, movement (if not other than of the thought itself) and freedom where at the first glance we can see only locks, coercion and paralysis.

We are going to explore the districts, often isolated, as the island of Prospero. We are going to contradict Prospero’s dominant speech – by affirming that the throne of knowledge is transfigured through the power of many voices,  different voices of many Calibans, many Ariels, many Mirandas with their strategies of expression in the interstices of the Prosperos speech.

Performance director – Pietro Floridia

HORS LES MURS WORKSHOPS/ Nanterre

During their exploration of Paris’s Goutte d’Or neighbourhood and Nanterre’s Quartier du Parc, the international artistic team offered artistic workshops to the public in order to encounter local residents and created new spaces for exchange and reflection within these multifaceted territories. These workshops, organized in partnerscip with associations from the territory were similarly enable the artistic team to cull and to created new materials for the performance-installation in situ in collaboration with those individuals and groups who choose to took part in this process of artistic research.

The workshops were led by the artistic team of the project: Pietro Floridia (Compagnia dei Rifugiati/Cantieri Meticci, Bologna), Linda Fahssis (Company Check Points, Paris), Alicja Borkowska (Strefa WolnoSłowa Foundation, Warsaw), Tomasz Gromadka (Strefa WolnoSłowa Foundation, Warsaw), Piotr Mikuć (Strefa WolnoSłowa Foundation, Warsaw), Marek Pluciennik (Ptarmigan, Helsinki), Alejandro Olarte (indipendent artist, Helsinki), Luana Pavani (Compagnia dei Rifugiati/Cantieri Meticci, Bologna), Nicola Bruschi (Fine Arts Accademy, Bologna), Weronika Chinowska (Strefa WolnoSłowa Foundation, Warsaw).

HORS LES MURS WORKSHOPS/ Goutte d’Or

During their exploration of Paris’s Goutte d’Or neighbourhood and Nanterre’s Quartier du Parc, the international artistic team will offer artistic workshops to the public in order to encounter local residents and create new spaces for exchange and reflection within these multifaceted territories. These workshops, organized in partnerscip with associations from the territory will similarly enable the artistic team to cull and to create new materials for the performance-installation in situ in collaboration with those individuals and groups who choose to take part in this process of artistic research.

The workshops will be led by the artistic team of the project: Pietro Floridia (Compagnia dei Rifugiati/Cantieri Meticci, Bologna), Linda Fahssis (Company Check Points, Paris), Alicja Borkowska (Strefa WolnoSłowa Foundation, Warsaw), Tomasz Gromadka (Strefa WolnoSłowa Foundation, Warsaw), Piotr Mikuć (Strefa WolnoSłowa Foundation, Warsaw), Marek Pluciennik (Ptarmigan, Helsinki), Alejandro Olarte (indipendent artist, Helsinki), Luana Pavani (Compagnia dei Rifugiati/Cantieri Meticci, Bologna), Nicola Bruschi (Fine Arts Accademy, Bologna), Weronika Chinowska (Strefa WolnoSłowa Foundation, Warsaw).

ARTISTIC INTERDISCIPLINARY WORKSHOPS in PARIS

During the weekend of 15-16 March 2014, the international artistic team proposed a series of intensive practical workshops in theatrical improvisation inspired by The Tempest of William Shakespeare and its characters as well as by the real stories of people and places of the city, and took shape in response to on-the-ground scenographic installation and real-time video and electro-acoustic musical creation. These pluridisciplinary workshops enable the public to took part in The City Ghettos of Today’s process of creation.

The workshops were led by the artistic team of the project: Pietro Floridia (Compagnia dei Rifugiati/Cantieri Meticci, Bologna), Linda Fahssis (Company Check Points, Paris), Alicja Borkowska (Strefa WolnoSłowa Foundation, Warsaw), Tomasz Gromadka (Strefa WolnoSłowa Foundation, Warsaw), Piotr Mikuć (Strefa WolnoSłowa Foundation, Warsaw), Marek Pluciennik (Ptarmigan, Helsinki), Alejandro Olarte (indipendent artist, Helsinki), Luana Pavani (Compagnia dei Rifugiati/Cantieri Meticci, Bologna), Nicola Bruschi (Fine Arts Accademy, Bologna), Weronika Chinowska (Strefa WolnoSłowa Foundation, Warsaw).

Cultural Centre Stoa

Cultural Centre Stoa is a lively cultural centre for East Helsinki situated by the metro station in Itäkeskus, next door to the Itis Shopping Centre. Stoa’s programme includes Finnish and international contemporary dance and circus, theatre, music, children’s performances and exhibitions. City of Helsinki Cultural Office is responsible for events at Stoa.

Stoa offers its gallery space for the installation of the City Ghettos of Today for the week 37 in 2014, coinciding with an international theatre festival that takes place in the building at the same time. The Producer of the Cultural Centre, Petra Hannus, is also a member of the planning team of the project.

 

www.stoa.fi

evens

Evens Foundation

EVENS FOUNDATION is a public benefit foundation based in Antwerp (Belgium) and with offices in Paris and Warsaw. It initiates, develops and supports sustainable projects that encourage citizens and states to live together harmoniously in a peaceful Europe. Its 3 main action domains are European Citizenship, Peace Education and Media. It awards biennial prizes to highlight achievement and good practice in relevant fields.

www.evensfoundation.be

TEAK

Founded in 1979 , Theatre Academy Helsinki provides the highest education in theatre and dance in Finland, training actors (in Finnish and Swedish), directors, dramaturges, lighting and sound designers, professionals in dance (choreographers and dancers), performance artists, dance and theatre pedagogues.
The results of the studies are performed on the stages of the Academy’s training theatre. The Academy also works within research and development in the fields of theatre, dance and performance.