null 12.09.19 Open Seminar "Intercultural Dialogue and Inclusion in Arts and Cultural Organisations"

Date: Thu 12.09.2019, 17:00-19:30

Place: Theatre Academy, Hapaaniemenkatu 6, Helsinki
Room 535, lift C, 5th floor  

For the beginning of the new academic year CERADA and the Univeristy of the Arts Helsinki’s Open Campus are offering an introduction on the state of the research on intercultural dialogue and inclusion in Finland, how are they realized in its various art and cultural organizations. The seminar also includes live music and a “meet and mingle” -reception, where to continue the discussion with the researchers.  

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CERADA Studia Generalia Mini Seminar

Intercultural Dialogue and Inclusion in Arts and Cultural Organisations                   


Finnish society is transforming rapidly due to increased immigration which leads to cultural diversification. To avoid the social exclusion of immigrants and tensions between different cultural groups leading to political polarization intercultural dialogue is needed. To make their services more accessible for residents of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds, arts and cultural organisations, when deciding on their programmes and activities, need to consider better than before the richness of cultural diversity that our society today increasingly entails. In CERADA’s Studia Generalia Mini Seminar, we will talk about the importance of inclusion and intercultural dialogue in arts and cultural organisations. The seminar is targeted to directors and employees of all arts and cultural organisations and anyone interested in intercultural dialogue. The seminar is organised as part of the ArtsEqual Research Initiative.



Thursday 12.9.2019 17:00 - 19:00, Uniarts Helsinki’s Theatre Academy, Haapaniemenkatu 6, Helsinki (Room 535)


17:00-17:05   Opening words: Director of Research Centre Kai Lehikoinen, CERADA

17:05 - 17:20 Intercultural dialogue and inclusion in the arts – preliminary findings and suggestions: Mr Sadjad Shokoohi, CERADA

17:20 - 17:35 Some results of the survey “Russian-speaking population of Espoo: use of cultural services and association sector”. Project Coordinator Laura Koskimies and Programme Director Anna Sidorova, Cultura Foundation

17:35-17:50 Live Music: Tuuli Malve ja Ali Haithem

17:50 - 18:20  Power and authority within tertiary dance programmes in China: Associate Professor Nicholas Rowe, University of Auckland, NZ

18:20 - 19:00 Round Table: The Importance of Intercultural Dialogue and Inclusion of individuals and Communities in Arts and Cultural Organisations : 

Sadjad Shokoohi, Anna Sidorova, Laura Koskimies, Nicholas Rowe

19:00 - 19:30 Meet and mingle: drinks and nibbly bits



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