Afro Finns in Helsinki – Photo collection workshop: Celebrations as a theme

Aleksanterinkatu 14-18, 00170 Helsinki

What is missing from the Being Black – Afro Finns’ Experiences exhibition? Come join our worksho…

What is missing from the Being Black – Afro Finns’ Experiences exhibition? Come join our workshop and add your own photos to the exhibition!

At the workshop, participants will share photos from their phones and, at the end, choose together which photos will end up on display in the exhibition. The photos collected at the workshop will be displayed on a screen reserved for them in the exhibition room until 24 September. Each workshop will have its own theme. The first workshop will focus on celebrations. The workshops will be run by Alice Mutoni and Wisam Elfadl.

The workshops require advance registration. Please register for each workshop separately.

Times and themes of the workshops: Fri 5 May at 17–20: Celebrations as a theme: register here Sat 13 May at 14–17: Roots as a theme: Thu 29 June at 17–20: Love as a theme Thu 17 August at 17–19: Vuosaari as a theme (note: takes place at Vuosaari House!) Wed 23 August at 17–20: Everyday life as a theme

Important information for participants: All you need to do as a participant is to bring your phone with you. There will be no need to download any phone apps, as you can share photos in the online service via a link. We will use the easy-to-use service and show participants how to use the service. You can also digitise a few old photos at the workshop if needed. You will have access to a digitisation station belonging to the museum, with which you can easily create a high-quality file from an old photo. The station can only be used by one person at a time, so the maximum number of photos that can be digitised per participant is 10. It is important that the person sharing a photo has the right to share it and permission from the people in the photo. Sharing a photo taken by someone else without that person’s permission is not allowed. If you want to, you can offer your photo to be later added to the collections of the museum.

Photo: Alice Mutoni