YKON Dinner Games workshop

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(The Making Of)


a workshop by YKON

May 21-22, 2016

Harakka Island, Helsinki

DINNER GAMES plays with the social format of the dinner and develops new interactions around it. During the two-day, hands-on workshop participants will develop a dinner format from scratch. We create a menu, revisit established notions of behaviors, develop new social rules, and redesign our table hardware. By changing personal conventions we explore the potential to transform everyday activities.

The elements developed during the workshop will be tested in a closing dinner event on the evening of the 2nd day. External guests will be invited to enjoy a menu of different courses. Playable interactions such as game rules, alternate table hardware and experimental facilitation will recreate the social format of a group dinner.

Ykon Dinner title image

The workshop will be designed and facilitated by YKON, a Helsinki-Berlin based collective of artists, game designers, facilitators and utopian activists. YKON creates experimental, open source facilitation games to foster exchanges of collaborative social design.

With YKON, workshop participants will have the chance to invent and try out new forms of facilitation and collaboration. The Dinner Workshop is part of the professional development workshops for artists delivered by m-cult in context of the transnational Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme and the Vastaanotto/Reception Triennale of community arts.


Saturday, May 21, 12-19 (workshop)

Sunday, May 22, 11-17 (workshop) + 17-20.30 (dinner)

Coffee, tea, snacks and lunch (vegetarian) will be served during the workshop. For Saturday, the Harakka sauna has been booked for 19-21 (optional).

How to participate?

The Dinner games workshop is targeted to artists and cultural workers whose practice includes social collaboration in various contexts. There is a maximum of 15 participants, who can invite a friend or colleague to the final dinner. The workshop and dinner event are free of charge.

Register to the workshop by May 18. Upon registering, remember to enter your email address - we will be in touch with you prior to the workshop with more information. For updates, see also the facebook event.


May 21st, 2016 12:00 AM   through   May 22nd, 2016 8:30 PM
Harakan saari
Boat from the Ursula Cafe pier, Ehrenströmintie 3

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