Kuopio Encounters Workshop

August through September 2017

If you are local, a newcomer or an immigrant, join free for workshops!

The workshops, August through September 2017. All are welcome!

Join the workshops once or twice over a week for a seven-week period.

Demonstrations, discussion, guided practice, screenings, meals, and social activities are platforms for sharing ideas
and information throughout the project.

Explore ways of using social media to develop identity,
characters and narratives.
Discover new possibilities for creating content with your mobile device.
Imagine new possibilities;

work independently and in interdisciplinary groups to invent,
produce and publish interlocking narrative across real and virtual formats.
Work together to create memories in Kuopio.
The project culminates in a real world exhibition at the
ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival, which correlates with Online content.

Meetings

Week One: Performance and Identity

Wednesday 2.8. at 14:00 – 17:00 / Vamos, Sepänkatu 9

An overview of the project will be presented. In the workshop you will explore notions of self, mediated through text and images across platforms from real objects to social networks.
In the workshop you are guided in a persona by looking inward. The persona is developed by creating new social media accounts and publishing original content through the perspective of your persona on their sites.

The persona can be an animal, object, element or a virtual body without any limits of body, name, age, gender, nationality, race or social status.

Learn strategies for using social media formats including Twitter, WordPress and Instagram to develop identity and narratives. Work together to publish an interactive story world set in Kuopio.


Next meetings

Wednesday 2.8. at 14:00 – 17:00 / Vamos, Sepänkatu 9
Monday 7.8. at 14:00 – 17:00 / Kuopion Rouvasväenyhdistys, Piispankatu 8
Wednesday 9.8. at 14:00 – 17:00 / Kuopion Rouvasväenyhdistys, Piispankatu 8
Monday 14.8. at 14:00 – 17:00 / Vamos, Sepänkatu 9
Wednesday 16.8 at 14:00 – 17:00 / Vamos, Sepänkatu 9
Wednesday 23.8. at 14:00 – 17:00 / Kuopion Rouvasväenyhdistys, Piispankatu 8
Monday 28.8. at 14:00 – 17:00 / Vamos, Sepänkatu 9
Monday 4.9. at 14:00 – 17:00 / Mylly – Luovien alojen keskus, Puijonkatu 26
Wednesday 6.9. at 14:00 – 17:00 / Mylly – Luovien alojen keskus, Puijonkatu 26
Monday 11.9. at 14:00 – 17:00 / TBC
Wednesday 13.9. at 14:00 – 17:00 / TBC

www.kuopioencounters.com

Ernest Truely & ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival

For more information: Jyri Väisänen / 050 409 8519 / jyri@antifestival.com

The project is a part of New Start Finland! research project at the University of Eastern Finland.

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Kuopio Encounters Workshop

In the workshops, the participants are invited to explore new ways of using social media. On 16th May, we had a Youtube Party where the participants shared music made in their home countries or in their mother tongue!

 

Arabic playlist by Ali

Turkish playlist by Gürhan

 

Dutch playlist by Olaf