This spring, we will highlight Åland's crafts and handicraft through three craft talks. There will be unexpected, fun and thought-provoking conversations with some of the most interesting and knowledgeable craftsmen on Åland. The conversation leader is the journalist and craftsman Nina Eriksén.
Guests will be:
Fine carpenter Johan Wiklöv who has worked as a furniture carpenter since 1994. A few years ago he tried for the first time to build a wooden surfboard, without believing that it would work ... but it did. The conversation will be about how he works with the material wood, what it gives him and why he wanted to make surfboards. What is it like to bring old technologies into contemporary projects? Difficulties and opportunities for woodworking?
School leader and art teacher Ida Fyrqvist. The conversation will revolve around handicraft in school, how to maintain creativity in school. What do the aesthetic subjects mean? What experiences does she have with the subject of communication as communication for the students? How is handicraft protected and how can the creative subjects be used as tools in the classroom?
Hand weaver Helena Taivassalo has, among other things, started the largest Swedish-language weaving group on Facebook Vävspolen, made a weaving app and held countless courses, but rarely shows up for interviews or is heard in public. It will be an open conversation about deciding after 20 years of orders to seek their own patterns and their own voice. How does she find her inspiration, what drives her weaving and what does she do with all the ideas.
Where? Nordic Institute on Åland, Storagatan 9, Mariehamn
When? March 19th at 5.30 pm
Free admission, no advance booking of place, limited number of places.
The event will be streamed - more information later.
Photo: Christian Habetzeder