Caisa on avoin ja dynaaminen kulttuurikeskus, joka edistää Helsingin kehittymistä kulttuurisesti monimuotoisemmaksi kaupungiksi.
Caisa on avoinna ma-pe 9-18, la 11-18
Mikonkatu 17C/Vuorikatu 14, Helsinki
Kaikille avoin kohtaamispaikka
Pistäydy Caisan Aulassa
Järjestä tapahtumasi Caisassa
Nauti kurdilaisesta ruuasta
Workshop: The role of comics in integration
On 24.11 at 14-18, at Töölö Library
Comics as an easy and visual way to share information, is also a quick channel to transmit messages to people who do not understand yet a given language.That’s to say that information could be seen in pictures.
Moreover, comics are a good way to spread autobiographical, factious experiences and information. ”Doodling”, working with sketches gets more common all the time.
Already, there are quite many books about the subject.
From other hand, comics are also an economical way to produce information. Tools and materials are a meaningful and informative shape to evoke different cultures and transmit to others ways of living. The ninth art gives also pleasuring moments as an art form.
As examples of famous comics’ artists with immigrant background are among others,
Marjane Satrapi and Riad Sattouf, who came respectively from Iranian and Syrian backgrounds. Some parts of their experiences will also be evoked during the workshop.
In his workshop that will take place on 24.11 at Töölö Library, the lecturer Ilpo Koskela will evoke with participants from different backgrounds the role of comics as an art carrying messages in different pedagogical approaches, inter alia how comics
are used for integration in new environments. The participants will also get ABCs of drawing comics and its technics.
Ilpo Koskela worked as a comics teacher in Oulu Art School for 14 years. He has lectured on writing and drawing comics at many festivals and universities.
Outside of Finland, he has given lectures in different countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Sweden, Portugal and Algeria. In 2010 and 2016, Koskela published two comics artists guidebooks, and his graphic novels have been translated into other languages.
For more information, please contact:
Chekhov Machine: Love and Disaster: Ensi-illassa huomenna /
Premiär i morgon @ Kanneltalo
‘Immigrant Artists and New Environment’
On 27.10 at 17-19, at Caisa Gallery
Throughout the history of immigration, many societies have immeasurably been enriched by the contributions of artists from every land carrying new ideas and styles to coexist with a new artistic tapestry.
Later on, a mix of styles emerge in these new environments, and it soon starts effecting on the existing artistic forum.
In Finland, the artistic atmosphere started during the past years to host new art forms visibly mixed in foreign roots. Immigrant artists started to carry out this mixture through music fusion performances with Finnish artists, visual artists share exhibitions with local artists…etc.
However, could these new artistic forms in Finland shape future artistic trends, figures, and movements from other environments?
Could these different artists who move back and forth between Finland and other countries carry out visible positive new forms in terms of integration process of artists?
In our discussion ‘Immigrant Artists and New Environment’ that will take place on 27.10 at Caisa Gallery, we try to evoke this issues with two visual artists from Iraq: Muhaned Durubi and Hodhayfa Salih. The event will be hosted by the Mexican artist Daniel Melpica.
The discussion will be in English. Cofee, tea, fruits and snacks will be served.
On the same occasion, the participants will also have the chance to discover the exhibition ‘Urgent Call’ of both artists at Caisa Gallery. Welcome!
For more information, please contact:
+358 9 31037515, +358 50 461 6957
Immigration services coordinator:
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Mikonkatu 17 C/Vuorikatu 14 00100 Helsinki PL 4771 00099 Helsingin kaupunki Info 09 310 37500