Hunter-gatherers

Workshop weekend 3:

“The Things”

This weekend we explore the hunter-gatherers’ relationship to the nonhuman world: objects, tools, places, plants, animals, the weather, paths and so on. For hunter-gatherers, they are also conscious, living, interacting beings. How do they appear from this point of view?

We will observe current Covid-19 recommendations.

You can take part one one of the days or both.

 

Schedule

Sat 19.6.2021 at 12-17

In Kalasatama, Helsinki: we’ll meet in front of Mad House (address: Työpajankatu 2a) (map)

Sun 20.6.2021 at 11-18

11-12:30          meeting by Zoom
12:30-16:30     separately in our own environments 
16:30-18          meeting by Zoom

The Zoom link will be posted here on the day of the event
You can read the Zoom instructions here

Language

If there are only Finnish-speaking participants, the language is Finnish. If there are also non-Finnish speakers, we’ll use English. Let us know if you speak English.

Sign up

Sign up by filling this form

We’ll send you an email a day or two before the workshop with the contact phone number and Zoom link.

Preparation

You can read about hunter-gatherers here 
You can read or listen to the Story of the Hunter-gatherers
By participating you agree to these terms

Saturday:

We will be outside. Wear clothes that are suitable for spending the day outdoors walking around. If the weather is bad we may take advantage of sheltered places, but check the weather forecast and bring rainwear in case of rain. In Helsinki you can leave your belongings at Mad House while we are on the move.

Bring something to eat. We will try to find food, but probably can’t depend on our hunter-gatherer skills quite yet… In Helsinki we can make a fire at the Teurastamo fireplace.

We will keep 2 meter spacing and be outside, and observe current Covid-19 recommendations. If you want, you can wear a face mask or keep a longer distance. Bring masks in case there are situations where we need to get closer.

Sunday:

After meeting via Zoom we will each go explore our own environment, and will then return to Zoom. You can use any area, preferably an urban environment, but also rural or natural.

Content

We will start by introducing ourselves and discussing what brings each of us here, and what especially interests us. What would we like to try or explore, share or learn?

We’ll talk about hunter-gatherers, how they lived, what about it is compelling to us, and what of it we would like to experiment with.

Then we’ll set out to explore our environment from a hunter-gatherer point of view concentrating on the weekend’s theme.

At the end we’ll gather again to tell the story of the day. From these experiences the world of the hunter-gatherers will gradually start to come into being.