Join us for an open seminar exploring the power of the story.
Join us for an open seminar exploring the power of the story. Stories that clash, stories that convince, stories that sell, stories that indoctrinate, stories that manipulate, true stories, false stories, private stories becoming public stories, public stories becoming histories.
In this seminar, four distinguished speakers will share their perspectives on the power and risks of storytelling:
Maria Mäkelä, author and lecturer whose publications deal with storification and the storytelling boom; the neoliberal logic of narrative and fiction; realism across media; and critical applications of postclassical narratologies.
Erik Söderblom, artistic director of & Espoo Theatre and a theatre and opera director and a pedagogue together with Matilda von Weissenberg, a project and theatre producer with a background in political science.
Harri Saukkomaa, Chairman of the Board and founder of Tekir, one of Finland’s leading communication and public affairs firms, with an extensive insight in communications, reputation management, media business and journalism.
The seminar is moderated by Ragnheiður Skúladóttir, Director of Festspillene i Nord-Norge and previously Managing Director of Iceland Dance Company and Co-Artistic Director of LÓKAL-International Theatre Festival in Reykjavík. The event is held in English.
Date: Thursday, 5th October 2023
Time: 15:00 – 18:00
Location: Hanaholmen Conference Centre, Espoo
Admission: Free, with complimentary coffee break included.
Language: This event will be conducted in English.
Space is limited – RSVP by 28th September. Click here to register.
Organised by & Espoo Theatre and the Nordic performing arts network Yggdrasil, in collaboration with Hanaholmen – the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre