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Spring conference 2023

NCK’s Spring Conference 28-29 Mars 2023 was on site at Jamtli in Östersund, in Scandinavian languages. In Swedish: Program and Speakers

Three of the speakers:

Marianne Folkedotter, storyteller at Västerbotten Museum. Marianne received the NCK Pedagogical Prize 2022 for her pioneering work in highlighting storytelling as intangible cultural heritage and mediation method. She will present her work on using storytelling as a tool for both mediation and co-creation.

Sigrid Oldenburg, cultural heritage developer Region Blekinge. Sigrid will present the ongoing project Meet the Master – the depth of knowledge and the expression of the future, which aims to highlight craftsmen who hold master’s letters in older crafts. The project’s method is primarily to create cross-meetings between the craft, the masters and other creative expressions such as arts and crafts, music and board games, to name a few.

Sam Hultin, artist. Sam works from an interest in queer history, identity and community, exploring connections between personal experiences and political and social structures. In the presentation, Sam will talk about their work on the project Eva-Lisa’s monument where they activates the archive of trans pioneer Eva-Lisa Bengtson (1932-2018).

This year’s theme

Under the theme of Cultural heritage in creative processes, we delved deeply into the meeting between creativity and cultural heritage, and examined how this meeting opens up for new forms of pedagogy and learning. What happens when cultural heritage is used by artists and cultural workers and takes on new forms of expression? How can cultural heritage institutions use creative expressions such as visual arts, theatre, poetry, games, or dance to both convey and co-create? Which power relations and taken-for-granted truths are challenged in the meeting between the knowledge-based and the artistic?