Workshop about solidarity in collaboration

06 May 2021
Working sessiononline
How to better work together? Test the Gamified Workshop Toolkit.

During this workshop, we will test ‘The Gamified Workshop Toolkit’, which is a card game that is especially designed for teams from different cultures, backgrounds, or personal situations, that are just beginning their collaboration. 

The cards give participants the chance to express what values are important to them in their collaboration, to understand how others think and what is important and necessary to work together.

Through these conversations, people involved in a collaboration have the chance to recognise and identify mechanisms that, although often invisible, cause tensions and difficulties. It helps teams to develop their own framework of values that support solidarity.

The game also gives a chance to get to know each other through the discussed values before to embark on the design and/or implementation of their project.

Where & when?

May 6th, 2021
10:30am – 1:00pm CET
online

Program

10:30am
– Welcome by the organisers, and by Milica Ilic, coordinator of RESHAPE
– Introduction of ‘The Gamified Workshop Toolkit’ by Anikó Rácz, Doreen Toutikian, and Dorota Ogrodzka

10:45am – 12:15pm
playing card game with 6 participants, in different breakout rooms

12:15 – 12:45pm
feedback and exchange of experiences

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Language of the session: English

More information

This workshop is organised by Flanders Arts Institute (Brussels), Pogon (Zagreb) and Ettijahat – Independent Culture (Lebanon).

‘The Gamified Workshop Toolkit’ was developed by Anikó Rácz, Doreen Toutikian, and Dorota Ogrodzka within RESHAPE, RESHAPE – REflect, SHAre, Practice, Experiment.

RESHAPE is a bottom-up, collaborative research and development project that brought together artists, artworkers, and organisations from Europe and the southern Mediterranean to create alternative ways of working towards a fairer arts ecosystem.

The RESHAPE project was funded with support from the European Commission.

Biographies of the developers

Doreen Toutikian

Doreen Toutikian is a cultural producer & entrepreneur with a background in human-centred design. She is founder of Beirut Design Week & MENA Design Research Center. She has worked as a consultant with UNRWA (Palestinian refugee camps) and IOM-Kurdistan (Creative & Cultural Industries development). She is an academic, lecturing MA students on design research at the Academie Libanaise des Beaux Arts (Balamand, Lebanon) where she is also a member of the pedagogical committee. In 2018, she co-founded LOOP in Greece to support cultural dialogue. In 2019, with a fellowship from Mophradat, she initiated the Arab Feminist Films programme at State of Concept. She speaks six languages and volunteers at Khora as an interpreter for Arabic speaking asylum seekers in Greece.

Dorota Ogrodzka

Dorota Ogrodzka is director and pedagogue, social artist, curator, trainer, and researcher. President of the Association of Theatre Pedagogues, with which she runs an independent theatre place Lub / Lab and carries out artistic, social, and educational projects. She was associated with the Institute of Polish Culture of the University of Warsaw for years, where she was writing her PhD thesis and where she teaches. Founder and director of the Theatre – Social Laboratory, scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture. A member of the Field Collective, practicing work with local communities and research in action. Co-organiser and curator of the SLOT Art festival programme. She constantly cooperates with many cultural organisations (e.g. Political Critique), institutions, and theatres. She writes and publishes texts on theatre, public space, and social art.

Anikó Rácz, SÍN Arts Centre Budapest

Anikó Rácz takes care of the international relations, strategic and project planning of SÍN Arts Centre, a production house to support independent performing art makers with production management, fundraising, internationalisation, training, etc. SÍN plays an active role in the thinking of the field’s present and future in Hungary and beyond the borders, relying on its established network. Anikó’s main focus of interest is the organisational development of arts NGO’s, the enhancement and reshaping of their operations and collaborations. She’s also interested in the ever-shaping partnership of artist and manager for the development of sustainable artistic projects. She leads international workshops on production management and internationalisation. Her arts management activities are supported by her practice as certified coach and business trainer.