Bildmuseet, Umeå University, Sweden

To work autobiographically

Writing workshop led by Ilona Tanskanen, lecturer, Finnish language and communication
Photo workshop led by Marielle Nylander, Photo artist and Regional Visual Arts Co-ordinator, Region of Västerbotten and Lisa Lundström, Museum curator of Education Bildmuseet and Academie of Arts, Umeå University
13. February 2013
Participants: 11 art students and artists from Umeå
Location: Bildmuseet, Umeå and HumLab X, Umeå University

A workshop for artists and art students including autobiographical writing and photography workshops. Ilona Tanskanen inspired the participants in creative writing from memories and how to use fragments in tanka verse and other ways. The Photo workshop was inspired by Jo Spance Photo Theatre/Photo Therapy and the workshop in Turku called Me & Me. The participants were asked to use fragments of their texts and combine them visually with childhood pictures and projections. During the day there was also a presentation by the visual artist Johannes Samuelsson from Umeå. One of the purposes for the workshop was to encourage the participants to apply for the ISSP summer school.