Helsinki IX 2014
City Ghettos of Today in Helsinki
The Helsinki-situated project part of the international City Ghettos of today –project invited organizations and individual citizens to construct together meaningful experiences and artistic expressions related to the concept of ghettos.
In Helsinki, the limits between groups of people are not physical, nor as notably spatial as in some other cities. Our approach to the theme in Helsinki focused on knowledge, practices and skills that become isolated, when people move to Finland from other countries. The ghettoization is a process of searching for a group among which it is possible to share the wisdom and values that are not recognized elsewhere in the society. These invisible “ghettos” are thus also sources of unknown skills and hidden knowledge.
Number of participants of the project events in Helsinki:
Direct number of participants: 73
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INSTALLATION, SEMINAR AND WORKSHOPS GUIDED BY INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS
SEPTEMBER 8th-20th, 2014
The international residence, installation building and seminar of The City Ghettos of Today took place in Helsinki in September 2014.
After Paris, Warsaw and Bologna it was Helsinki´s turn to received the installation that was traveling from one city to another, transforming its contents in each city. From 8th to 20th September, the international artistic team of The City Ghettos of today led a process of workshops to reconstruct the installation inspired by encounters that offer different views to the local context of migration. During the process, locally created audiovisual contents were replaced the contents coming from the peer cities of the project. More than a ready work of art, the installation was a travelling tool for exploring the theme during the collective period of creation.
The installation was constructed to Cultural Centre Stoa in Itäkeskus and performances related to it took place in shopping centre Forum in the centre of the city.
The process started with encounters with individuals belonging to different groups of migrants. Based on these interviews and the pre-work of the local team, audiovisual content was created in the workshops and located in the installation structure formed by different sized tubes. The tube structure also served as a scenography for the performances that had been created related to the installation.
Seminar and public debate took place on September 16th 14- 18 at Lavaklubi, the stage club of the National Theatre.
Link to the programme of the
City_Ghettos_of_Today seminar in Helsinki: Global Pasts Local Presents
The visiting artists were staying in the artists residences in Eläintarhan huvila and Villa Kivi.
- Kulttuurikeskus Stoa – Cultural Centre Stoa
Address: Turunlinnantie 1, Itäkeskus, 00900 Helsinki
- Kauppakeskus Forum – Shopping Centre Forum, basement
Mannerheimintie 14–20, 00100 Helsinki
- Kansallisteatterin Lavaklubi – Stage Club, National Theatre
Läntinen Teatterikuja 1, 00100 Helsinki
Preliminary workshops started in February 2014 at Cultural Centre Caisa
The preliminary workshops took place between February and June 2014. In these workshops the participants worked with themes related to the project exploring the possibilities of audiovisual methods. Helsinki-based artists Alejandro Olarte (composer, sound designer and electroacoustic musician), Marek Pluciennik (video and performance art) and Walter Fondo (Theatre instructor and script writer). The workshops had been opened for different kind of audiences including adults and youth.
The workshops were connected to the activities of Pacunet and supported by Kansalaisfoorumi – Citizen´s Forum Finland and the Ministry of Education´s subsidies for multiculturalism and work against racism.
The first workshops took place on February 19th, 25th and 26th at 17:30-20:00 at Cultural Centre Caisa.
The group continued working at Cultural Centre Stoa in May.
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