Workshops i Danmark

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.

Workshops i Sverige

Tecknarserieworskhop på Grynbodgatan 20 i Malmö den 6. Mars 2024

FilmCentrum Syd höll en tecknarserieworkshop i Studiefrämjandet Vuxenskolans lokaler på Grynbodgatan 20 i Malmö. Sanna Hukkanen undervisade och Anna Lönn Franko, som ska undervisa resterande worskhops i Sverige, var med för att se, hur Sanna Hukkanen genomförde workshopen med deltagare som inte är vana vid att teckna.

Det var total 12 deltagare, varav 6 ungdomar mellan 18-25 år, som också är en dela av Malmös stad satsning på mentorskap för ungdomar som står lång ifrån kulturen. De resterande deltagarna var 6 stycken personer från vårt nätverk med åldern 60-85 år.

Workshopen inleddes med att Sanna beskrev hur man med enkla metoder kan arbeta med att göra en kort tecknad serie på fyra bilder. Vi tittade även på några serier som var gjorda av tidigare grupper och fick på så vis möjlighet att analysera bildberättande. Därefter gick vi en kort promenad i vår närliggande park Kungsparken, för att få inspiration och öppna våra sinnen för idéer.

Därefter gick alla i gång med att teckna, och efter några timmars arbete, avslutade vi med en redovisning av alla resultaten.

Workshops i Finland

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.

Workshops i Estland

NGO FUFF organized a combined camp for elderly / adults and children - but mostly focused on youth in Vatsa village, Estonia between 25-30 th of June 2023. We had 25 youngsters who made animations and comics. 14 adults and elders were guiding the camp with their knowledge and knowhow.

We have made 15 min of animation and several comics. The comics teacher was 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.