Narrating Hiedanranta (Workshop)

Narrating Hiedanranta: Stories of Objects and Subjects of Urban Places is a three-day intensive workshop that explores exciting participatory visual and narrative methods to gather, understand, and retell the stories of the activists and their spaces of Hiedanranta.

The workshop will be held from 8 – 10 June 2022 in the former industrial complex of Hiedanranta in Tampere and organized within the framework of the COST Action CA18126 – Writing Urban Places. The local organising team is comprised of the Insurgent Spatial Practices (research collective), the School of Architecture, and the Department of Environmental Policy at Tampere University and is supported by STUE (Sustainable Transformation of Urban Environments).

With the aim of bringing the workshop to the city and the general public, we have organized a series of public events that will be held during the three-day intensive workshop. On 8 June 2022, you are welcome to join us in Hiedanranta at 14.00 to hear about Luc Pauwel’s exciting Visual Methods and later, we will meet at 20.00 at Raina Cafe and Bar for the Short-film Evening: Granssroots Stories of Tampere. Here we will show other stories of urban activism transforming the city of Tampere. We start the next day at 10.00 in Hiedanranta with a thought-provoking keynote lecture by Jeremy Hawkins to learn about the power of Poetic Practices. We end the workshop on 10 June 2022 with the inspiring Makeshift Exhibition: Co-constructed Stories where we will showcase the outcome of the workshop and discuss future practices.

Photograph: Aleksi Martikainen.