Advisory board meeting and museum discussions (14-15th of February, 2020) and theater workshop (17-19th of February, 2020)

In February, we had the pleasure of hosting in Tampere lively meetings and workshops where we discussed our memory workshops (that took place during 2019 in Berlin, Riga, Helsinki, and Mexico City, as well as online), memory work, and preparations for the museum and travelling exhibitions and theater play.

The advisory board is composed of a diverse group of colleagues with a huge breadth of experience in academia, theater, and museum. We overviewed the project and next steps, reflected on the methodological, conceptual and theoretical aspects of memory workshops connecting academia and art, discussed themes emerging from the memory stories and connections between memories / objects / people / spaces / times and how to apply these for the museum exhibition. We also discussed themes and approaches for the project’s upcoming conference, which will take place in October 2021.

Members of Dollardaddy’s facilitated the theater workshop, during which we created potential characters emerging from the memory stories shared by the project’s participants, enacted the characters through role-playing and storytelling, and discussed ideas for the project play’s script.

A warm thank you to everyone’s participation and dedication!

Inés Dussel, Professor, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico
Madina Tlostanova, Linköping University, Sweden
Susanne Gannon, Professor, Western Sydney University, Australia
Erica Burman, Professor, The University of Manchester, UK
Kathrin Hörschelmann, Professor, Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde, Germany
Stefanie Weiss Santos, Casa del Teatro, Mexico City
Bence Bíró, dramaturg and playwriter, dollardaddy’s, Hungary
Emőke Kiss-Végh, playwriter and actress, dollardaddy’s, Hungary
Tamás Ördög, theatre director, dollardaddy’s, Hungary
Otso Kautto, Director, Worker’s Theatre, Tampere
Ulla Rohunen, Director of exhibition project, Workers’ and Lenin Museums, Tampere
Kati Lehtinen, visual designer, Workers’ and Lenin Museums, Tampere
Mia Heinimaa, exhibition curator, Workers’ and Lenin Museums, Tampere
Ulla Jaskari, producer, Workers’ and Lenin Museums, Tampere
Tiina Syrjä, University Lecturer, Tampere University
Pauliina Hulkko, Professor of Theatre, Tampere University
Minna Hokkanen, University Lecturer, Tampere University

Zsuzsa Millei, Professor, Tampere University
Nelli Piattoeva, Associate Professor, Tampere University
Iveta Silova, Professor, Arizona State University, USA
Ioana Țîștea, research assistant Recollect/ Reconnect, PhD researcher, Tampere University