The Settlement Association of Häme
We are actually in the process of arranging partnerships in Berlin and Helsinki.
The performance process can be an integrating and cooperative activity when it comes to create using improvisation.
The idea is to develop workshops of 3 days, where the activity involves sharing the own cultural identity to develop cohesion, aiming to create a body work using music and writing as main tools.
The target group would be migrants and locals in cities where integration is notoriously difficult. After 2 days of activities a 3rd day is used to make a public performance in the city.
Our proposal aims to create a bridge between diverse cultural aspects, to live in harmony under one single reality.
Migration is an opportunity to collide and learn from different realities, in constant evolve among each other, driven by a performative happening that empowers a strong ideal.
By taking action a new creative landscape will be created. People will connect under a different light between each other, were knowledge and a deeper understanding of identities will extend boundaries of inclusion.
These happenings will continue by cohesive groups of cultural actors.
The first stage will be to focus on analyzing the needs of the city and the target group.
Using skills developed in previous experiences with organizations based in Latin America and Europe we create tailored workshops approaching critical thought processes using our profession as musicians and educators.
After we create the framework we encourage participants to get deep into the knowledge process in a cooperative environment for cultural exchange and collective creation.
We work for integration and tolerance, where knowledge through action makes body and mind become one, overcoming differences on the collective.
Growing in a polycultural space taught us that social relations with comprehension and curiosity build a better place as we are always related to emotions.
We aim to work with new comings into a city, where the need of adaptation becomes the focus for their life, but as well, to work with the people already living on that place.
A cohesion between both groups seeks to adapt old values from both parts into acceptance and new ways of perceiving reality.
Any feedback is welcome, especially regarding sustainability and connection within Europe for this kind of ideas. We can always learn from a different point of view!