Breakfast@Goethe with Karina Griffith and Maryan Abdulkarim.

Thursday February 27th, 10-11:30 am at Goethe-Institut Finnland (Salomonkatu 5 B, Helsinki).

We would like to invite you to this year’s first Breakfast@Goethe with Karina Griffith and Maryan Abdulkarim. Karina and Maryan met in a feminist retreat organized by Goethe-Institut Finnland and SAVVY Contemporary in 2018. Now re-meeting they will talk about various themes around their work on intersectionality and inclusion, focusing concretely on multilingualism.

The films and installations of Berlin-based Karina Griffith explore the themes of fear and fantasy, often focusing on how they relate to belonging. Her interests include exploring the intricacies of identity and the immigrant perspective while acting as a record of her family’s unique way of Caribbean Patois storytelling. Her research at the University of Toronto’s Cinema Studies Institute focuses on Black authorship in German cinema and interacts with theories of affect, intersectionality and creolization. She currently researches on different aspects of failure, and will be spending a month in HIAP residency in Helsinki.

Maryan Abdulkarim is a writer and artist based in Helsinki. Her work focuses around the themes of inclusion and freedom. Abdulkarim works in collectives. Currently she is working on a photography book project with documentary filmmaker, cinematographer and photographer Uwa Iduozee about the histories of Afrofinns.

Breakfast@Goethe is a series of gatherings where Goethe-Institut’s guests from Germany meet artists and experts based in Finland and exchange ideas about current topics while enjoying breakfast together. This time the event will be part of Satakielikuukausi – Multilingual Month which starts on February 21st, International Mother Language Day, and ends on March the 21st, World Poetry Day and International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

The event will take place on Thursday February 27th at 10-11:30 am at Goethe-Institut Finnland (Salomonkatu 5 B, Helsinki).

Please let us know by Monday February 24th whether you can join us and if you have any allergies: anmeldungen.kultur.helsinki@goethe.de. Please note that the number of participants is limited.