Title of the publication: DIALOGICAL ARTS THROUGH SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES: ACTING ON THE MARGINS, REDEFINING EMPOWERMENT
Editors: Paul Wilson, Maja Maksimović, Satu Miettinen
Publishing year: 2022
A picnic in the last day!
Day 3 18th February FRIDAY 5PM CET
Please chose an ingredient you consider to be essential in participatory art projects and share it with others during the picnic session.
In Rovaniemi, the picnic (5pm CET on Friday) was in Petronella, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Lapland.
PRE-EVENT Policy Round Table
15 February 2022 ONLINE
11:00-13:00 | 15:00-17:00 CET
We would like to invite all stakeholders from the arts and cultural sector, policy makers, practitioners, arts and cultural workers, educators, researchers, institutional leaders, professionals, community members and interested parties to a Policy Round Table that will be hosted by the AMASS Project.
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Entanglements of social realities may expose or hide the margins of society. One of the key roles of the arts is to elicit dialogue and generate discussion around important societal challenges that often are entangled with, and located at, margins. In his well cited interview of 1976, Joseph Beuys maintained that ‘social sculpture’ is based on dialogical practices, that he described as ‘thinking, speaking and listening with others’ (Harlan, 2004, p. 2; Kuspit et al., 1993; Sacks, 2004, p. ix; Thistlewood, 1995). Beuys sought to transform the ways artists would interact with both the wider public and their own audiences. Through these ideas of social sculpture, he would set the trend for a more deliberate strategy for socially-engaged practices as artists began to interact with institutions by way of their artistic methods and approaches (Harlan, 2004). Social sculpture (also re-sculpting or de-sculpting) can be considered to consist of an array or collection of multidimensional actions that shape the arts as a vehicle for social change through dialogue and activism.
Satu Miettinen Conference Chair
Teresa Torres de Eça Academic Chair
Maria Huhmarniemi (artist talks)
Paul Wilson (academic presentations)
Mira Alhonsuo (workshops)
Ângela Saldanha (artistic posters) Program Chair
Raphael Vella Exhibition Chair
Amna Qureshi Student Volunteer Chair
Melanie Sarantou Pre-event Chair