AbjadHowse will be taking part in “Making Arts Making Politics“, a project initiated by Concordia University in partnership with “The Alternative” political party from Denmark, and Entremise. from Montreal.
This participation will be an opportunity to try a prototype of a co-creative workshop for the “Wednesday, The Week’s Middle Finger – الإربعا بنصّ الجمعة ” initiative that will launch in January, 2019. The co-creative workshop will bring together artists from Arab origin to work together, experiment, and express their thoughts and ideas through art in its diverse form.
The prototype workshop will take place on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 6pm for a period of 3 hours (until 9pm) at Pavilion Canada, Park Jean Drapeau (5 minutes walk from the Casino). A group of artists will be leaving from Guy-Concordia Metro station (Guy and Maisonneuve) at 5:30pm on that day.
The purpose of “Making Arts Making Politics” is to share across diverse artistic and political platforms our modes and methods that we use to create community, to share ideas, to motivate action, and to enhance the individual and collective sense of self in society..
Who is The Alternative?
The Alternative is a generous, action-oriented international party based in Denmark that has a special focus on creating serious sustainable transition, introducing a new political culture, and harnessing the entrepreneurial creative power of society and individuals. The Alternative is more than a party. It is also a political movement and a cultural voice. Of particular interest to the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University is the fact that The Alternative is one of the few parties to publicly emphasise the role and significance of culture and art in the development of other life values and life strategies aside from material consumption and financial gain. A very strong cultural and artistic commitment runs through all The Alternative’s political proposals, events and actions which creates verve, dynamics, and a feeling of freedom in everything they say, do, and recommend.