In conversation with The Finnish Institutes: Creating Safer Spaces

WHEN? Wednesday 3rd November 18-19 EEST / 17-18 CEST

WHERE? online

In the second session of In conversation with the Finnish institutes we discuss safer spaces together with our guests Efe Ogbeide and Isabelle N’diaye. We examine ways in which institutions, cities and public spaces can become safer for minoritized groups and individuals.

They are joined by Malin Bergström from the Finnish Institute for the Benelux. The discussion is moderated by Monica Gathuo.

This seminar is the second installment of a 7-part discussion series called “In Conversation with the Finnish Institutes” hosted by the Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes (Benelux, Berlin, Middle East, New York, Oslo, Paris, and the UK + Ireland). Each of the 7 discussions, which will take place online from October 2021 until January 2022, will focus on different subject matters from decolonisation to Sámi arts and culture.

Sign-up instructions:

Please register for the event by clicking the link which will take you to our Eventbrite page. Registration for the event will close on 2nd November at 18 EET / 17 CET


About our guests

Efe Ogbeide is one of the founders of the participatory urban planning agency FEMMA Planning. The agency works with urban planning, where different realities are taken into account as part of the planning process. Efe is interested in localities and how spaces and places are experienced. In her free time, she enjoys birdwatching and taking walks in the nearby forest.

Isabelle N’diaye fosters organizational capacities for any informal actors of the Brussels cultural scene. Isabelle also acts as a support, at every stage, of cultural and artistic projects that are led by youths, womxn and POC in Brussels. Going from formulating intentions to finding fundings, spaces and opportunities. Her main strength is finding access to spaces that does not require vulnerable artists to pay any rent.