Orlan Ohtonen: In With Practice
Are you looking for ways to organise safer events and work spaces, but struggling to find actual tools that work? Or have you found some that need tweaking? Are you just tired of the amount of empty words around equity? I offer no clear cut solutions, but a space to discuss with the help my own experiences of the muddy waters of facilitating, organising and collective work. The workshop is built on writing, thinking together and consensual sharing of experiences. My hope is we all walk out with some new practicalities to try out.
Lauri Lohi: what if the only constant is change? ha-ha that’s funny!
How does the urge for change feel in the body? How to tap into playful and embodied agency in the body? How to notice the need for a change? How to hear and acknowledge what our creative intuition suggests? How to try on and create different, dramatic or performative selves as agents for change? In this workshop we dabble in movement, materials, performativity, masks, words, stances, choices, play and absurdity. We get bored of our ways. We change something. We get bored of ourselves again. We try something else. We get bored of ourselves and try have fun with it. We work together with individual & performative experiments, write and discuss together. The only thing you need with you is comfortable clothes to move in and something to write with.
Pie Kärki: (Small shifts + talking) repeat
The workshop day starts with a movement observation practice shared by the facilitator, focusing on the feeling of arrival and transition. Then we will write and discuss about the experience to negotiate how and what to repeat. The aim is to make the artistic practices/questions of the facilitator and participants cross paths in such a way that the participants could possibly find space for change in something they have going on (or stuck with). The day will include moving, writing and talking as well as working in pairs and groups.
Sofia Mounia Charifi: How to start?
The key words of the day are allowance, rest, listening and play. The suggested movement and writing activities are based on the idea that they are easy to start with when the threshold and fear of getting started are high. Let’s create a space where we can be unfinished and ponder about how to lay the ground for sustainable work where one can comfortably operate in the midst of change. Bring a pen and paper, and comfortable, warm clothes.
Nooa Kekoni: “u lost? great.”
things are changing rapidly; different urgencies are making us adapt to learn new. for new to enter, we need space for it. first half we’ll look into gathering things and letting go with a somatic(ish)-movement approach and how to support each other when being lost in new. safer space is a shared responsibility, it’ll work as an active undertone. would be nice to have space for you to try out and straggle around without pressure. after lunch we’ll continue with being lost and supporting. aaand for the ending, we’ll organize a small party together for us. ye! no prior experience needed, come as you are. something comfy on where moving feels good. bring something (1 thing) you wanna let go of. can be anything. we’ll then let them go at the end of the day. see you 🙂