The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, the Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland, the Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute, the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York and the Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes are participating #StopHatredNow 2022 platform.
The intercultural and anti-racist platform #StopHatredNow takes place virtually from the 16th to the 21st of May 2022. The event creates new discourse on diversity, inclusivity, power structures and intersectionally feminist strategies. This year’s theme is Practising Coexistence.
#StopHatredNow, organised in collaboration with several art and cultural organisations, creates discourse on diversity, inclusivity, power structures, otherness, and intersectionally feminist strategies. This year’s event strives to find ways of coming together and to actively practise coexistence. The programme focuses on community, collaboration, action, sustainability, and questions regarding accountability. The goal is to empower others (and one another) so that even in the midst of a crisis, people continue to have the strength to actively dream and practice coexistence.
The programme for 2022 offers free-of-charge lectures, keynotes, discussions, workshops, and artistic outcomes.
Institutes’ program at #StopHatredNow:
Healing & Dealing: Whiteness workout (for white people)
Facilitated by Lehmus Murtomaa
EN or FI or SV
This Whiteness workout is for those who are interested in increasing their fitness in terms of whiteness as a structure, its manifestations and expressions. The workshop is for anyone who sweats over these issues and feels the need to get in shape in order to combat white supremacy. The workshop does not entail any physical activities, it is rather an emotional exercise that will have your brain working. The workshop will go over the basics of whiteness and all newcomers are welcome.
The language of each workshop will be determined by each group (Finnish/Swedish/English). The workshop is part of the Healing and Dealing programme by the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux.
The first workshop will be online over Zoom (Monday) and the second one in person (Tuesday).
Register for the workshop by 15 May: https://forms.gle/6n2cyzqaVHoFwjtAA
Critical culture: criticality in cultural production
By The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes
Aurélie Disasi (Belgium), Vishnu Vardhani Rajan (Finland), Antoni Hætta (Norway)
Moderated by Monica Gathuo (Finland)
Why do we need to be critical about our culture production? Criticality has always played an essential part in the fields of art and culture. What does critical cultural production and research look like at the moment? What are some of the main questions, topics and tools present in the field? What can we learn from research and how can we apply new findings to our practical work? How can we underpin cultural production with research? How is the cultural field practising ethical coexistence? We welcome you to join us in a conversation about criticality and cultural production in the cultural field today.
In this discussion, we approach the subject of criticality in culture from an international perspective, with professionals from the UK, Belgium, Norway, and Finland.
Critical Culture: Criticality in Cultural Production is the final instalment in the In Conversations with the Finnish Institutes discussion series, which has been organised online from late autumn 2021 to spring 2022. The series is organised by The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes and is produced and moderated by Monica Gathuo.
This panel discussion is produced by The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, the Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland, the Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute, and the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, and is organised in partnership with Stop Hatred Now.