Panel discussion Pushing Limits – Children’s Culture & Diversity in Vantaa

Pushing Limits © Pushing Limits

Thu, 18.11.2021

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Online Tikkurila Library

Numerous studies have shown that art and cultural activities strengthen the cultural capital of children, while supporting their identities and capacities to actively participate in society (Arts Equal, 2019).

Vantaa is Finland’s fourth largest city and the increasing diversity of Vantaa´s population makes it one of the most diverse municipalities in Finland: culturally, linguistically and ethnically.
When it comes to children, Vantaa is currently one of Finland’s most multicultural and diverse municipalities. According to The Finnish Institute of Statistics this diversity is particularly evident among children and young families.

How to expand diversity, high-quality and equal accessibility to art and culture activities for all children?

How to affirm diversity and identity through children’s art and culture?

Panellists will share best practices, lessons learned, new ideas that can be applied as well as new questions and challenges to meet. These actors have a key role in pushing the limits in children’s art and culture and many of them are actively working to overcome these challenges. Most of them are working in public institutions and/or in the third sector in Vantaa.
This panel is open to all adults, people such as educators, librarians, artists, scientists, parents with different backgrounds.

Arlene Tucker, artist, educator and diversity agent

Kaisa Kettunen, Vantaa Children’s Culture Office, director
Eeva Hytönen, Vantaan Taidemuseo Artsi, museum pedagogue
Warda Ahmed, illustrator, teacher
Anna Sidorova, Cultura Säätiö, program director and IBBY-Finland board member
Tania Nathan, Vantaan Tyttöjen Tilan NiceHearts ry specialist

PRODUCTION: Kulttuurikeskus Ninho ry thanks to the support of City of Vantaa Culture for Children and Youth Office, Pessi Cultural Center and Vernissa.


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