Töötoad Taanis

Comics workshop in Hamletsgade, Copenhagen 5th March 2024

In collaboration with Laila Hammouti and Nørrebrobyggerne, Salaam Film & Dialog held a cartoon workshop in Hamletsgade in Nørrebro in Copenhagen. Sanna Hukkanen taught and Mia Fryland, who will teach the remaining workshops in Denmark, was there to see how Sanna Hukkanen holds workshops with participants who are not used to drawing.

There were three elderly people and eight children from the settlement, and they spent some nice hours together. First, we watched the animation film 'Nightshift' as inspiration for the participants. Sanne then introduced how you with using simple methods can work to create a short cartoon in four pictures.

Then everyone started drawing and after a few hours of intense work, the parents of the participating children came to see the result.

Töötoad Rootsis

Cartoon workshop at Grynbodgatan 20 in Malmö on March 6, 2024.

FilmCentrum Syd held a cartoon workshop in Studiefrämjandet Vuxsenskolans premises at Grynbodgatan 20 in Malmö. Sanna Hukkanen taught and Anna Lönn Franko, who will teach the remaining workshops in Sweden, was there to see how Sanna Hukkanen conducted the workshop with pariticipants who are not used to drawing.

There were a total of 12 participants, of which 6 young people between the ages of 18-25, who are also part of the city of Malmö´s investment in mentoring for you people who are struggling to get into the culturefield. The remaining participants were 6 people from our network aged 60-85.

The workshop began with Sanna describing how, using simple methods, you can work on making a short cartoon series of four images. We also looked at some series that were made by previous group and thus had the opportunity to analyze visual storytelling.
After that we went for a short walk in our nearby park Kungsparken, to get inspiration and open uour minds to ideas. Then everyone started drawing, and after a few hours of work, we finished with a presentation of all the results.

Töötoad Soomes

Workshop in Lieksa

Explore the gap project organised a comics workshop in Lieksa, North Karelia in Finland on February 1st 2024. The workshop was organised together with Norpas Festival and the Eastern Documentary Club. It took place in ”Kulma”, a culture center that is run by a multicultural organisation Metka. There were about 20 participants mainly from Ukraine, Finland and Somalia. Different ages were nicely represented.

The workshop started with a short film ”Fabula rasa” by Pieter-Jan Van Damme, contemplating his transition from a documentary maker to a self-sustainable farmer. After a short talk there was an exercise on imagining the future, led by researcher Inkeri Aula from Aalto university in Helsinki. This prepared the participants to plan topics for their comics. The stories in their comics dealt with their background as refugees, integrating to the community in Lieksa, and how they saw their future there. Environmental issues were strongly present in the visions of the future.

Aula has been co-tutoring the workshops and collecting material for her research on creativity and healthy aging.

Töötoad Eestis

MTÜ FUFF korraldas kombineeritud laagri eakatele/täiskasvanutele ja lastele – kuid enamasti keskendus noortele, kohas Vatsa küla Eestis vahemikus 25.-30. juuni 2023. Laagris oli 25 noort, kes tegid animatsioone ja koomikseid. 14 täiskasvanut ja vanemat olid laagrit juhendamas oma teadmiste ja oskustega.

Meil on tehtud 15 min animatsiooni ja mitu koomiksit. Koomiksiõpetaja oli Sanna Hukkanen.

Explore the Gap has received support from:

Salaam Film & Dialog
Vermundsgade 38E, 2.sal
2100 København Ø
CVR: 28164297
Tlf: 32 118 188 / 32 118 288
Or you can find contact information for all partners if you go to their part of the website.