The Think-Tank DoIT

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The Think-Tank DoIT (Participation and Inclusion Think-Tank) aims to, through dialogues and reflections, put the spotlight on challenges we meet in contemporary society and discuss different perspectives on participation, inclusion, equity and learning that goes beyond issues related to separate bounded categories like gender, ethnic background, class, functional disability, etc. This is done through a series of meetings.

DoIT was initiated in the beginning of 2016 by representatives from Örebro Regional Theater, the network-based research environment CCD (Communication, Culture and Diversity) that is situated, since the end of 2016, at the School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University and the National Theater. The DoIT meetings aim to create dialogical spaces that bring together and enable network creation, culture, research and practices from different sectors. We meet in DoIT across different societal sectors with a common aim of learning from one another and in order to contribute to one anothers work.

During its first two years of existence, the DoIT Think-Tank organized six whole-day meetings in Örebro, Jönköping and Hallunda. Since the spring of 2019, it arranges one-two seminars every semester either in Örebro or in Jönköping. DoIT is also experimenting with international seminars since the spring of 2019. For instance, a DoIT-day was organized in conjunction with CCD’s international conference MuDD 2019 (www.ju.se/ccd/mudd2019). In the spring of 2020 the DoIT-day has been conceptualized at the end of CCD’s international conference LeaDMe 2020 (www.ju.se/ccd/leadme2020) in Mumbai, India.

Diversity as the norm – a third position

As the world around us changes we are, in nation-states like Sweden, trying to adjust to a society where diversity is itself becoming recognized as the new norm. Such diversity is the norm in other parts of the world. If diversity is normal, an acceptance of the composite person and societal complexity in general becomes an issue that needs to be discussed. This means that societal efforts regarding participation and inclusion in contemporary society need to recognize “everyone” as part of society, irrespective of the characteristics of people or groups. From such a point of departure efforts for women, for immigrants, for lesbians, for Sami, for deaf, or for other specific groups becomes problematic.

This also means, that there exists a need to move from the dichotomy inclusion/integration/ mainstreaming on the one hand, and segregation from the majority group, on the other hand. Both solutions envisage the majority group in terms of a fixed norm. Instead, a third perspective raises questions regarding dominant norms themselves, allowing for the majority group to also evolve and change in parallel to shifts regarding the opportunities for minority groups. Such a two-way integrational process constitutes a key dimension of the DoIT vision.

Another key societal aspect of the DoIT vision relates to the need for cross-sectorial dialogical efforts. Within the Think-Tank DoIT, we are jointly attempting to create conditions for new meeting places where social actors such as artists, representatives of businesses and the civil sector, local government representatives, institutions like schools, work agencies, health care, together with researchers focus upon questions regarding everyone´s participation and inclusion, rather than the participation or specific groups.

Historically, this ambition dates back to the inter-sectional project DoT (Delaktighet och Teater; Participation and Theatre) (2012–2015), supported by, among others, The Swedish Arts Council. DoT ran under the auspices of (i) Örebro county theatre, and (ii) the research group CCD, Communication, Culture and Diversity. The project DoT built on meetings (between people and sectors) as a fundamental strategy for change in societal arenas. The explicit aim was to contribute to a more equal and democratic society in the 21st century. Through collaboration and exchange, and through research and documentation, DoT engaged the performing arts, the infrastructure of cultural politics and researchers in order to enrich different sectors in society.

2016

2 april 2016. Örebro

Tema: Uppstartsmöte DoIT som ingång och föreställningen Boxaren.

Värd: Örebro Länsteater

 

5 december 2016. Hallunda, Stockholm

Tema: Samtal om scenkonst som handlade om funktionsvariationer i scenkonst. Vi avslutade med kortare reflektion i DoITgruppen.

Värd: Riksteatern

 

2017

16 februari 2017. Örebro

Tema: Fördjupning kring deltagarnas frågeställningar inom DoIT och föreställningen Illusionistens assistent (som ursprungligen producerades inom ramen för DoT).

Värd: Örebro Länsteater

 

26 april 2017. Jönköping

Tema: Delaktighet, Inkludering och Lärande – Kunskap och Samverkan.

Inspiratörer: Sangeeta Bagga Gupta, professor i pedagogik JU/HLK och Fausto Callegari, utvecklingsledare, Regionalt utvecklingscentrum RUC

Värd: CCD och HLK

 

8 juni 2017. Hallunda, Stockholm

Tema: Fördjupning kring Riksteaterns jämställdhetsstrategi med Yamam Al-Zubaidi

Värd: Riksteatern

 

26 sep 2017. Jönköping

Tema: Lärande och omvänd rasism – exkluderings-/ inkluderingsmekanismer.

Inspiratörer: Ylva Lindberg, JU och Patrik Franke & Peter Nyberg, Litterära hem.

Värd: CCD och HLK

 

23 nov 2017. Örebro

Tema: Kultur och omvänd rasism – exkluderings-/ inkluderingsmekanismer.

Inspiratör: Rani Kasapi, chef för enheten för konstarterna Kulturdepartementet.

Värd: Örebro länsteater

 

2018

23 jan 2018. Örebro

Tema: Polariseringens dramaturgi - Hur medierna fjättrar oss i den svartvita världen.

Inspiratör: Gunilla Kindstrand, frilansande kulturjournalist, ordförande i Konstnärsnämnden. Värd: Örebro länsteater

 

21 mars 2018. Hallunda, Stockholm

Tema: Rätten till språket, rätten till kroppen: om språknormen, kroppen och den flerspråkiga arbetsplatsen.

Inspiratör: Malin Kvitvaer, projektledare för ”Teckna sex”, RFSU

Värd: Riksteatern

 

23 maj 2018. Jönköping

Tema: Öppen, dold eller lagom rasism – inom professionsutbildning och professioner/på arbetsplatser.

Inspiratörer: Zahra Bayati, Göteborgs universitet och Shatila Salami Räddningstjänsten Syd

Värd: CCD och HLK

 

20 sep 2018. Örebro

Tema: När blir genrebegreppen publikförakt? Hur något som är ”för alla” ibland inte berör någon medan det väldigt specifika blir angeläget för många.

Inspiratör; Rikard Lekander, konstnärlig ledare, Örebro länsteater.

Värd: Örebro länsteater

 

17 okt 2018. Hallunda, Stockholm

Tema: Deaf Culture in France: The awakening of the Deaf Art and Cultural Identity

Presentatör: Olivier Schetrit

Värd: Riksteatern

 

5 dec 2018. Jönköping

Tema: Mångfaldsperspektiv på språkande, kultur och integration

Inspiratörer: Taliah Pollack, Helena Öberg och Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta

Värd: CCD och HLK

 

2019

10 april 2019. Jönköping

DoIT-dag med CCD@JU forskningsgrupp i anslutning till MuDD2019 Workshop Conference

http://www.ju.se/ccd/mudd2019

Värd: School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University

 

4 okt 2019. Örebro

Tema: Hur pratar vi om när vi tycker olika, och accepterar vi komplexitet?

Inspiratörer: Alexandra Royal och Ylva Lindberg

Värd: Örebro länsteater

 

7 dec 2019. Örebro

Tema: Hur pratar vi om: religion – om att växa upp med en religiös identitet i Sverige

Inspiratör: Khalid Mohammes

Värd: Örebro länsteater

 

2020

15 februari 2020. Mumbai, Indien

DoIT-dag med CCD@JU forskningsgrupp i anslutning till CCD:s internationella konferens LeaDMe 2020

http://www.ju.se/ccd/leadme2020

 

9 oktober 2020 via Zoom

Digital DoIT-träff

Tema: Mångfald, ledarskap och varför det är viktigt med kulturarv och att kulturarva

Inspiratör: Qaisar Mahmood

Värd: Örebro teater (deltagare vid mötet erbjuds en digital biljett till Stackars Birger av Martina Montelius samma kväll)

 

9 december 2020 kl. 13:00-16:00 via Zoom

Digital DoIT-träff

DoIT-mötet hålls på svenska

Tema: Om konsten att göra älskade romanklassiker lättlästa

Inspiratör: Cecilia Davidsson är skönlitterär författare och lektor i kreativt skrivande på konstnärlig grund.

Värd: CCD, Jönköping University

22 januari kl. 09:00-12:00

Digital DoIt-träff via Zoom

Tema: (Yrkes)roller, förebyggande och främjande ungdomsarbete


Inspiratörer:

Bibbi Björk Eriksson, lärare fritidsledarutbildningen, Vimmerby folkhögskola

Andreas Törnkvist, avdelningschef, Kultur- och fritid, Jönköpings kommun

Marwa Chebil, handläggare vid Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhällesfrågor

Torbjörn Forkby, Professor i socialt arbete, Linnéuniversitetet

Ellen Samuelsson, Processledare demokrati och inflytande, Kulturförvaltningen Halmstads kommun


Samtalsledare:

Eva Gunnarsson, Utvecklingsledare FoUrum fritid

Elisabet Sandblom, Universitetslektor i svenska

Karl Hedman, Universitetslektor i sociologi


Värd: CCD, Jönköping University


26 mars kl. 13:00-17:00

Digital DoIt-träff via Zoom

Tema: Vilken roll har chefer och vilka paradoxer uppstår i förväntningar när det gäller frågor om delaktighet och inkludering? Vad är en ”tredje position” i avseendet delaktighet och inkludering och hur når vi dit tillsammans?


Inspiratörer till dagen:

Initiativtagare till tankesmedjan DoIT

  • Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, professor vid Jönköping University, och
  • Petra Weckström, vd, Örebro Teater

samtalar med fyra inbjudna gäster som är chefer

Dritëro Kasapi, teaterchef Riksteatern
Susanna Dahlberg, vd Regionteater Väst
Elisabet Nilhfors, professor emeritus Uppsala universitet
Ylva Winther, skolchef Sunne kommun

Värd: Örebro Teater och CCD, Jönköping University



13 augusti kl. 13:00-17:00

DoIt-träff på Örebro Teater samt digitalt via Zoom

Tema: Berätta bortom text och ord - perspektiv på makt och normer kring berättande.


Moderator:

Hndren Ghasabi Ghaderi, kulturtolk i Malmö/Lund


Inspiratörer:

Katarina Krogh, Utbildad mimskådespelare vid Teaterhögskolan i Stockholm, arbetar på Örebro Teater

Nathalie Álvarez Mesén, Manusförfattare och regissör

Emma Andersson, Teaterpedagog på Örebro Teater


Värd: Örebro Teater och CCD, Jönköping University



22 oktober kl. 13.00-17.00

DoIt-träff i Claragården, Stockholm samt digitalt via Zoom

Tema: Vi behöver prata om – mellanmänsklighet

 

Inspiratör:

Stina Oscarson är dramatiker och kulturskribent. Hon tidigare varit chef för radioteatern vid Sveriges radio och konstnärlig ledare för Orionteatern i Stockholm. Idag arbetar hon som frilans för närvarande med uppdrag för bl.a. Stockholms stadsteater, Uppsala stadsteater, Folkoperan och SvD kultur. Engagemanget för freds och demokratifrågor går som en röd tråd genom hela hennes skapande och hon är ofta anlitad som föreläsare. De senaste åren har hennes serier i SvD Den polariserade debatten och Den tysta minoriteten rönt stor uppmärksamhet. Hösten 2021 kommer hennes nya bok Det perfekta plåstret på Mondial förlag.

April 1

DoIT-meeting at Riksteatern Hallunda and digital by Zoom

Theme: Learning from the Anaconda: rethinking sameness, difference, and other-than-humanity


About inspirer:

Lynn Mario T.M de Souza is full professor of English at the University of São Paulo in Brazil. His recent publications include: Glocal Languages and Critical Intercultural Awareness (2019, co-edited with M. Guilherme), ‘Decolonial Pedagogies’ (2019 Multilingual Margins), ‘De-universalizing the Decolonial’ (2021 with A. Duboc, Gragoatá).

Lynn Mario is a member of the editorial committees of the International journals Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education and Visual Communication. He is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Centre for Multilingualism, Oslo University, Norway and CCD’s third national research school CuEEd-LL at Jönköping University, Sweden. He is Co-Coordinator of the International Project: Think Tank: Rethinking Multilingualism and being Human, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town.


Language: English, interpretation into Swedish sign language


Host: Riksteatern and CCD, Jönköping University


April 27-29

The 2022 GoPar International Conference

Theme: Going beyond binary thinking: Dialogues for participation, communication and equity in contemporary societies


The international GoPar conference brings together researchers, professional actors and cultural workers, regional, national and transnational authorities, leaders of civil society, politicians, stake-holders, members of non-profits, media across sectors from across the world and Sweden to dialogue on issues of participation, communication and equity in contemporary societies.


The Communication, Culture and Diversity (CCD) research environment (www.ju.se/ccd) and the Participation and Inclusion Think-Tank DoIT (www.ju.se/ccd/doit) are the organizers of the GoPar conference. The online event consists of workshops, panel discussions and keynote presentations.


www.ju.se/ccd/gopar2022

 

November 25

Lunch presentation of DoIT digitally via Zoom

Theme: Petra Weckström presents background and highlights the importance of meetings between people and between businesses.

Take part in driving forces and contribute to future issues i the DoIT think tank which was started in April 2016.

DoIT hybrid meeting at Örebro county museum

Theme: Are we culturally sustainable? To be able and dare to investigate the driving forces of man.

When: December 16 between 12.30-16 (interpreters between Swedish sign language and spoken Swedish are available)

Location: Örebro county museum, Kaserngården 6 (NOTE! not the county museum building, which is closed for renovation) and digitally via Zoom

 

Program

12.30 Introduction to DoIT and today's theme by Sangeeta Bagga Gupta, Jönköping University and Petra Weckström, Riksteatern.

12.45 Cultural sustainability is a concept that has been in the sustainability discourse, at least since the Brundtland report in 1987. But without gaining traction. Now the situation is urgent, even humanity hesitates. The solutions are technical and scientific. Culture in general, and humanistic but also sociological research, are not seen as part of climate and environmental work. Although modern man caused the problems, he is not part of the solution. What a good life is and the necessity of limits to our desires is hardly discussed. We shall continue as before, the development and growth paradigm applies. Even the cultural institutions themselves do not see what their unique contribution could be. They focus on things like environmental management (good in itself) and on telling about what is happening, and what can be done about it but in areas other than culture. Isn't it time to shed light on this blind spot? How can culture contribute? Örebro County Museum provides examples of how we work in theory and practice.

13.45 Break with coffee for those present in Örebro

14.00 Conversations in groups on site and digitally - what can cultural institutions - and businesses do for cultural sustainability, if it is important?

14.45 Conversations in new groups - what are your driving forces for personal change? The first step towards cultural sustainability?

15.45 Conclusion and look towards the next meeting

 

Presentation of inspirers and Örebro county museum:

A group of employees at ÖLM, with different functions and trainings, talk about how they work with cultural sustainability in different ways and with different groups of visitors.

 

Örebro county museum is the first county museum, in 1856. The museums, like many other institutions, are connected with the rise of modernity during the 19th century. ÖLM uses its collections of art and cultural history to provide perspective on today's late modern high-speed society. Today's people must have access to orientation in time and space and other ways of living and being. Sociologist Hartmut Rosa's thoughts on acceleration and resonance form the basis of the new exhibitions that the museum is now working on.

 

Sign up via this link External link, opens in new window. no later than December 13. Indicate if you need a sign language interpreter. ATTENTION! Limited number of places at Kaserngården 6.

 

Welcome!

Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta

Professor i pedagogik, HLK, JU

+46 73 509 50 79


Birgitta Johansen

Museichef Örebro läns museum

+46 19 602 87 01


Petra Weckström
Teknisk chef Riksteatern

+46 70 682 97 01

Theme: Leisure in the wake of the pandemic - what does the situation look like for everyone's participation?

Date / Time: Not decided


The experiences during the pandemic have led to changes in our habits, also when it comes to how we use our free time. In order to meet challenges such as segregation and exclusion, we need to gain insight into current trends and meet for cross-border conversations about participation - even during leisure time.


The DoIT meeting this fall offers an eye-opening opportunity to together create a starting point for work with a society for everyone everywhere. We will get to take part in different perspectives on the topic through invited introductory presenters and have the opportunity for subsequent cross-sectoral discussions.


Elisabet Sandblom & DoIT working group CCD, HLK, Jönköping University

 


Welcome!

Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta

Professor i pedagogik, HLK, JU

+46 73 509 50 79

 

Birgitta Johansen

Museichef Örebro läns museum

+46 19 602 87 01

 

Petra Weckström
Teknisk chef Riksteatern

+46 70 682 97 01

Theme: To be announced later

Time: Not decided

Host: Fellingsbro Folkhögskola

Welcome!

Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta

Professor i pedagogik, HLK, JU

+46 73 509 50 79


Birgitta Johansen

Museichef Örebro läns museum

+46 19 602 87 01


Petra Weckström
Teknisk chef Riksteatern

+46 70 682 97 01

 For more information, contact:

Coordinators:

Anette Almgren White, Senior Lecturer in Swedish, HLK, JU

Elisabet Sandblom, Senior Lecturer in German, HLK, JU

Ulrika Stjerndahl, Collaboration coordinator, HLK, JU

 

In charge:

Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, Professor in Pedagogics, HLK, JU

Birgitta Johansen, Museichef ÖLM (Örebro läns museum External link, opens in new window.)

Petra Weckström, Head of technical department, Riksteatern - Sweden's National Touring Theater