#StopHatredNow is an intercultural and anti-racist platform organised in collaboration with several art and intercultural organisations. It strives to create discourse and offers tools to create a more inclusive, diverse and feminist art field. #StopHatredNow is aimed in particular at individual artists, cultural influencers, and institutions of art and culture, but anyone interested in the topics is welcome.
This year the platform is organised as a hybrid event, with most of the events being held online on Zoom, with some physical events in Helsinki. There are events in both Finnish and English, and all the events are free of charge.
The Finnish Institutes are participating in two of the programmes this year. The Whiteness Workout on 16 May (online) and 17 May (in person) is a part of the Healing & Dealing programme by The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux. The “workout” is led by Lehmus Murtomaa, and it is aimed at those who are interested in increasing their fitness in terms of whiteness as a structure, its manifestations and expressions.
On Friday, the Institutes’ joint discussion series In conversation with the Finnish Institutes will come to an end. The final panel discussion in the series is on the topic of “Critical culture: criticality in cultural production”. The panelists are Aurélie Disasi (Belgium), Vishnu Vardhani Rajan (Finland), and Antoni Hætta (Norway), and the panel is moderated by Monica Gathuo (Finland). The discussion is held at Cultural Centre Caisa in Helsinki, but a recording will be made available online after the event.