SIC! on Rails – Urban activism in Helsinki / BPWB workshop August 12th 2-6pm

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SIC! on Rails is a networking trip which aims to create more co-operation between social innovators, urban activists and other good doers in Nordic countries.
A group of four innovators and makers from Finland will travel through Sweden, Norway and Denmark to exchange experiences and make connections.
On Wednesday, August 12, SIC! on Rails is coming Gothenburg to speak about urban activism in Helsinki and Stockholm. The travel group will present their projects which will be followed by a discussion about urban activism and participatory city culture in Helsinki and Stockholm. After the discussion we’ll have Better Prints Without Borders workshop, where everyone can turn secondhand t-shirts and bags into better ones.

Better Prints Without Borders workshop (16.00 – 18.00) focuses on the problems we are currently facing with mobility, migration and xenophobia . We want to raise awareness on the themes by creating stancetaking print products from recycled clothes with a focus on human rights, migration and toleration. We provide the materials, instructions and clothes that are collected from the local partners, but participants can also bring their own clothes with them. Everyone can take part in the workshops for free. The prints include for example texts ”Without Borders” and ”Yes In My Backyard”. We are also printing the text ”No Borders” on local languages and it’s possible to create the text in the participant’s own language too.

SIC! on Rails is organized by Social Innovators Connected network and Helsinki based Yhteismaa NGO. Networking events and meetings in Scandinavian cities are organized together by the local partners and the traveling group. More information: http://socialinnovatorsconnected.org/sic-on-rails/