Book launch, film screenings and wine reception on 3 May: Creative methods to work with the narratives of the grassroots in the city

Cover of Journal for Architecture and Literature.

Welcome to book launch event with a focus on creative methods to work with the narratives of the grassroots in the city!

6-8 p.m. May 3 // Kulttuuritalo Telakka (second floor) // Tullikamarinaukio 3

In the event we will launch the book/Special Issue of Writingplace that collects together work done in the COST Action Writing Urban Places over the last four years. Action Chair, prof. Klaske Havik from Delft University will introduce the book, after which we will take closer looks on three chapters that have special connection to our local context in Tampere, as well as to our future collaborations. Dalia Milián Bernal guides us into the section of methods explored and developed during the Action (see also Repository). Elina Alatalo will share on the chapter written based on Hiedanranta workshop summer 2022, where the focus was on co-constructing narratives of the local grassroots. We will see a short film that captures one of the methods developed in Hiedanranta, while it also introduces our second international guest Dorina Pllumbi, also from Delft University. Dorina in turn will share on the Tirana training school, also presented in the book, together with our third guest, Diana Malaj from the University of Graz. The Tirana training school dealt with film as a method of investigating urban places, which will lead us to see two more short films sharing stories on the planned, unplanned and everything inbetween.

As an orientation towards future, we will also launch a call for abstracts to a book edited by Dalia Milián Bernal, Dorina Pllumbi and Elina Alatalo on the theme of spatial narratives of resistance.

We look forward to vivid and inspiring discussions!

Our event is free of charge, but after the event there will be music downstairs (15 e): 20.45 Johanna Debreczeni, 22.00 Tango Revolution.

Event is organized by Insurgent Spatial Practices, in collaboration with COST Action Writing Urban Places and supported by STUE Action Grant.

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