24 May 2021, @ Zoom With Karsten Blomvik, No Direction Home and Heidi Hakkarainen
Join an online happy hour with video-joking-around by guests followed by a panel discussion on how people and society deal with fear and/of change through humour.
Mingle with artists, researchers, strangers and jokers at the computer just for the Borderline Offensive Festival!
Work language is English, drinks not included.
18:00 Interventions from Karsten Blomvik and Selam Mengistu (No Direction Home).
18:20 Panel conversation with Karsten Blomvik, Selam Mengistu (No Direction Home), and Heidi Hakkarainen, University of Turku: How do people use humour to make sense of change, their fears and the uncontrollable unknown?
19:00 Digital cheers!
Stand-up comedian from Norway. Karsten has a perfect understanding of what makes a joke work and can entertain any audience with his hilarious anecdotes about uniquely Norwegian experiences.
No Direction Home
This stand-up programme is a unique new course for aspiring comics from refugee and migrant backgrounds. No Direction Home is run by Counterpoints Arts as part of their PopChange work, in partnership with Camden People's Theatre and comedian Tom Parry. Represented by Selam Mengistu.
Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Turku, Finland. Her research interests include cultural history, urban history, nineteenth-century studies, history of emotions, popular culture, digital history and humour.
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Borderline Offensive 2017-2020 is led by TILLT (SE), together with CZKD (RS), Keunstwurk (NL), House of Humour and Satire (BG), Creative Industry Kosice (SK), Center for Peace Studies (HR), Symbiosis (GR), and in cooperation with MitOst eV (DE), Anadolu Kültür (TK), Zoukak Theatre Association (LB), Ettijahat - Independent Culture (SY) and Ramallah Municipality (PS).