Spheres of Care

 

WAUHAUS x Aliisa Talja:

 

Care is a response to destruction

 

Spheres of Care is a performative event, a nurturing oasis and reservoir of rest, where we focus on care amidst emotional, social, and ecological crises. The three-day event gathers together researchers, artists, activists, and other interested parties. The event offers a multitude of perspectives to care and nurture; we look at care in relation to self, society, and soil. We gather around a wide range of information through lectures, practices, and performances.

 

Location: Vuotalo, Mosaiikkitori 2 (Vuosaarentie 7), Vuosaari, 00980 Helsinki

Time: October 28th-30th

Language: The primary language is Finnish, with some of the keynotes and discussions in English.

The participant capacity is limited. An open call is now open for applications

Apply here: https://forms.gle/AXKQ9LDRAFZPRUw19

Production: WAUHAUS x Aliisa Talja in collaboration with Vuotalo

 

The event is free of charge.

 

The event is supported by The City of Helsinki, Arts Promotion Center Finland, Kone foundation

 
 
 
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In order to take care of others I must take care of myself. How does that happen? The day will offer perspectives and practices on self-care. How can we increase our awareness so that our relations to ourself and others are strong and caring? How can we make space to encounter thoughts, emotions, and needs? How can we act accordingly? How can we balance our own attention between the inner and outer world? The day’s program offers concepts and models for action.

FRIDAY
28.10.2022

17:00-21:00 (4 h)

All day

haus de pnojekt: Gutter Feeling (2021), Happy Dirt Bay (2019) ja sich vertigal machen, bitte (2019) -installation parts

Creators: Anni Haunia ja Rita Vaali

Opening ceremony, welcoming words & introduction to day

Lead by: Samuli Laine & Aliisa Talja

Participant actions: Listening, experiencing, observing

IN FINNISH

Program 1: the body as matter and processes (art)

A workshop focused on introspection and self care. Realized independently according to instructions from workshop leaders. 

Lead by: Samuli Laine & Aliisa Talja

Participant actions: Experiencing, observing

IN FINNISH

EVENING SNACK

 

Program 2:  emotional labor and consciousness (theory)

A talk presenting psychological concepts and practical guidance to emotional labor and a fostering relationship to oneself. 

Talk by: Marke Koskelin, psychologist, activist

Participant actions: Listening, reflecting. 

IN FINNISH

Program 3: (self)consciousness and loving kindness (thought patterns and action)

Talk and exercise based perspectives and practical guidance to a compassionate relationship to oneself and others. A guided metta meditation.

Lead by: Arja Aryatara, dharma teacher

Participant actions: Listening, participating in exercises.

IN FINNISH

Concluding the day and goodbye

 

SATURDAY
29.10.2022

13:00-19:00 (6 h)

All day

haus de pnojekt: Gutter Feeling (2021), Happy Dirt Bay (2019) ja sich vertigal machen, bitte (2019) -installation parts

Creators: Anni Haunia ja Rita Vaali

Welcoming words & introduction to day

Led by: Samuli Laine & Aliisa Talja

Participant actions: Listening, experiencing, observing

IN FINNISH

Program 1:  From a connection to oneself to a connection to others (art)

A workshop where we focus on a guided encounter of oneself and others.

Led by: Arlene Tucker, artist, diversity agent, educator

Participant actions:  listening, observing, discussing

IN FINNISH


Program 2:  Comprehensively sustainable care: spheres, knots, and entanglements of social, ecological, and economical perspectives (theory).

Perspectives on the backgrounds of undervaluing and underresourcing care: paradigms, their alternatives and policies of increased care.

Talk by Tiina Vaittinen PhD (Social Sciences, Peace and Confict Research), Tampere University

Participant actions: Listening

IN FINNISH

A SHARED MEAL

Program 3:  Care as work (action)

A talk that offers a practical example of creating and maintaining a care-centered community

Talk by: Aino Talja, early childhood educator

Participant actions: Listening

IN FINNISH

Program 4: healing resistance & fierce vulnerability: A Radically Different Response to Harm (toiminta)

Perspectives and practical approaches to de-polarisation, kingian non-violent resistance and building a beloved community

Talk by: TBA

Participant actions: Listening

Concluding the day and goodbye

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Society and all communities require constant care to function. We are however living amidst a crisis of care. What led to this? What in fact is care? How can we strengthen care; what kind of changes does it require to how we think, in politics, and worldview? During the day we will get acquainted with societal care as a way of thinking, a profession, and civic action.

 
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Healthy soil is the basis of life. But do we understand our dependence on its role in maintaining our lives? How can we care for soil? What kind of actions does it require? What is caring agriculture and what practical ways are there to help it grow on different levels and become more common? During the day we will become acquainted with the state of soil, and the different ways it can be cared for or neglected.

SUNDAY
30.10.2022

13:00-18:00 (5 h)

All day

haus de pnojekt: Gutter Feeling (2021), Happy Dirt Bay (2019) ja sich vertigal machen, bitte (2019) -installation parts

Creators: Anni Haunia ja Rita Vaali

Welcoming words & introduction to day

Led by: Samuli Laine & Aliisa Talja

Participant actions: Listening, experiencing, observing

IN FINNISH

Program 1: Regenerative agriculture, caring land use (theory and action) 

Perspectives on agriculture and ecological crises. The talks and discussions look at industrial monoculture farming and the reasons leading to it as well as diving into alternative solutions; a caring mode of agriculture.

Talks by: Galina Kallio, postdoctoral researcher (Helsinki University, Ruralia Institute) & TBA

Participant actions: listening and voluntary discussion

 

Program 2:  Thoughts on the Same peoples relationship to nature (thought patterns)

The talk ventures towards concepts for describing the indescribable; the relationship to nature of the Sámi people. What does it consist of?

Talk by: Stina Aletta Aikio, doctoral researcher (University of Lapland), artist and activist

Participant actions: listening

A SHARED MEAL

 

Program 3: Ponderings on rest (art)

A performance where rest is experienced and experimented in relation to preserving various lifeforms in the earth.

Lead by: Aino Johansson and Meri Hietala, <<Maan>> Puolustusvoimat

Participant action: Listening, participating

Päivän koonti ja hyvästit

 

Huolenpidon piirit

Huolenpito on vastaus tuhoon

WAUHAUS x Aliisa Talja

 

Huolenpidon piirit on esityksellinen tapahtuma, ravitseva keidas ja levon leiri, jossa keskitytään huolenpitoon emotionaalisten, sosiaalisten ja ekologisten kriisien keskellä. Kolmipäiväinen tilaisuus kokoaa yhteen tutkijoita, taiteilijoita, kansalaisjärjestötoimijoita sekä muita aiheesta kiinnostuneita. Tapahtuma tarjoaa moninaisia näkökulmia huolenpitoon ja hoivaan; tarkastelemme huolenpitoa suhteessa itseen, yhteiskuntaan sekä maaperään. Kokoonnumme moninaisen tiedon ääreen puheenvuorojen, harjoitteiden ja esitysten avulla.

Tapahtumapaikka: Vuotalo, Mosaiikkitori 2 (Vuosaarentie 7), Vuosaari, 00980 Helsinki

Aika: 28.-30. lokakuuta

Kieli: Ensisijainen kieli on suomi, mutta osa ohjelmasta ja keskustelusta on englanninkielistä.

Osallistujamäärä on rajallinen. Tapahtumaan haetaan avoimella haulla.

Hae tapahtumaan: https://forms.gle/AXKQ9LDRAFZPRUw19

Tuotanto: WAUHAUS x Aliisa Talja yhteistyössä Vuotalon kanssa.

 

Tapahtuma on ilmainen.

 

Tapahtumaa tukevat Helsingin kaupunki, Taiteen edistämiskeskus, Koneen Säätiö