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Open call: Climbing over Oulu – Revisiting the landscapes of the hidden city

21.5.2024 | EVENTS, GENERAL

Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde from France, partnering with Flow Productions from Oulu, will begin implementing their project that was selected as part of the European Capital of Culture programme this June in Oulu. The ensemble will include participatory urban walks and pop-up events, as well as a site performance by French and Finnish artists.

Ryhmä ihmisiä osallistumassa kävelylle Kreikassa liittyen Revisiting the landscapes of Eleusis -teokseen.

Urban walks have been organized also in Elefsina, Greece. Photo: Loïc Salfati

 

This summer, 8-10 June, there will be a free workshop open to all, in the form of urban walks. In addition, a pop-up event organised by French and Finnish circus and dance artists will be held at Aalto Silo on June 13th. You can participate in the three-day workshops on one or more days, at times of your choosing. The discussion takes place in English.

From Saturday 8th to Thursday 13th of June 2024, the artistic and scientific team of the French cultural organisation PPCM – National Centre for Contemporary Heritage, circus and music (Eleftérios Kechagioglou, director and Amine Slimani, architect specialized on contemporary heritage), in cooperation with Flow Productions (Oulu) and Valentino Tignanelli (architect in charge of the renovation of Alvar Aalto’s Silo) will start the workshops of “Climbing over Oulu – Revisiting the landscapes of the hidden city”.

This call is open to all: artists, architects, students, but also all Oulu’s inhabitants that are willing to rediscover the hidden parts of the city and to revisit the links between the centre of the city and the Meri-Toppila area around Alvar Aalto’s silo and its renovation project.

The action aims to highlight the city’s human, industrial and intangible heritage, based on encounters with local residents and their desire to activate the landscapes of Oulu through art, sports and leisure activities. The project will take the form of a three days in situ workshops, based on the concepts of crossing and walking in the city. You may participate for a half-day, a day or all of the three days + the final show and gathering on Thursday 13th at Aalto silo.

In this first session of Revisiting the landscapes of Oulu, we aim to bring together the plural voices of the city, and give them the floor of expression in two ways. First, by inviting them to be the guides on some new paths traversing the city and visiting new emergent ‘Symbols’. Secondly, by inviting them to come to the site of Alvar Aalto’s silo in Meri-Toppila, and participate in the activation of this space under renovation.

An artistic event is scheduled on Thursday 13th of June in the early evening in order to celebrate the end of the workshops.

Participation to the workshops is free of charge.

WORKSHOP PROGRAM

Saturday 8.6.
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Meeting and introducing the concept in Culture Centre Valve, Hallituskatu 7
1-2 p.m. Lunch in town (at the participant’s own expense)
2-5.30 p.m. Walking from Valve Cultural Centre to Alvar Aalto’s Silo through Pikisaari, linking landscapes, citizens and projects.

Sunday 9.6.
2-5.30 p.m. Walking from Valve Cultural Centre to Alvar Aalto’s Silo through Tuira
Linking landscapes, citizens and projects

Monday 10.6.
9.30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2-5.30 p.m.
Walking around Meri-Toppila starting from Alvar Aalto’s Silo

Thursday 13.6.
5.30-6.30 p.m. Site specific performance of Climbing over Oulu (Work in progress)
Circus artists and musicians PPCM and from Oulu performing by Alvar Aalto Silo, Alvar Aallon katu 5

Questions and signing up for the workshops: pirjo@flowprod.fi, 0400-938164

Let us know which day and time you would participate.

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