The European Arte Creative Channel presents all Connecting Cities artist in a special web series. First in the series, published today is Sergio Galan and the project TransEurope Slow - with lots of footage from our Media Facades documentation team in Helsinki ! Also check the documentation on our own channel here:
Stadi.TV opens a new city studio at the Made in Kallio design collective, Vaasankatu 12 in Kallio neighbourhood. The studio contains working spaces for the Stadi.TV editorial team and includes a mobile multi-camera set which will be used in collaborative productions with Helsinki communities.
Starting this Spring, also some of Stadi.TV's programmes will be shot in the Made in Kallio cafe and shop at the corner of Vaasankatu and Kustaankatu streets.
Stadi.TV and the Kallio Archive were presented this week in Dublin. Hosted by the Dublin Community TV and the Community Television Association of Ireland, the visit consisted of exchanging practices and comparing policies over a range of meetings and discussions with the Irish colleagues.
The events included an Irish launch of the TV Like Us book published by the Finnish Institute in London, a visit to Belfast-based Northern Visions station, presentation of Stadi.TV in the presence of Lord Mayor of Dublin, and a demo of the Kallio Archive at Exchange Dublin. Further collaboration with the Irish colleagues is to be expected!
TV Like Us is a publication on community, media and art in the city published by the Finnish Institute in London. The book was launched in Helsinki with a panel talk during Camp Pixelache on Saturday, and it contains perspectives on artist-led and community television from the UK and Finland - including articles on m-cult's Open Media Toolkit (Minna Tarkka) and the M2HZ Community media workshops (Emmi Vainio).
Find the electronic form of the book here!
The Spring season is fully booked with workshops - many of them related to the Helsinki World Design Capital 2012 activities. Realized in the context of Stadi.TV community television, the workshops deliver tools for designers and citizens to document their process and perspective on video. The first ones take place this weekend at the new media library at Myllypuro, eastern Helsinki - and sessions with Laurea university, Heureka Science Centre and many others are to follow!
The two new urban channels have built cooperation from the first steps, and now that operations are well underway on both sides of the Finnish Gulf, the time is ripe for concrete exchanges.
The first set of programmes produced by m-cult will air in Estonia in the week 42. In October-December, the M2HZ Tallinn programme includes the multicultural Panorama news, the youth fiction Kaaos as well as programmes presenting Finnish VJs, experimental art and urban events.
The connection between the two is Superchannel, a participatory platform for web tv which was initiated by Superflex in 1999, more than 5 years before YouTube was opened. Tenantspin, a tv channel produced by elderly people in Liverpool's tower blocks was one of the first users of the platform - and a very successful one that is still in operation.
Superflex was interviewed during IHME days in Helsinki April 2011. Besides Superchannel, they talk about their IHME piece Modern Times Forever and the popular Free Beer project. For Tenantspin presents, we interviewed the channel's artist and makers both in Helsinki during the Media Facades Festival in 2010 and our trip to Liverpool in June 2011.
m-cult participates in the Urban Media and Community TV Expert Meeting at Liverpool, June 14.
The meeting compares strategies and practices of urban community media in the UK and Finland. It is organised by The Finnish Institute in London and hosted by FACT. Finnish practices are represented by Stadi.TV and M2HZ and for m-cult the meeting presents an opportunity to deepen the collaboration with Liverpool's Tenantspin channel.
During the Helsinki week, Stadi.TV will be around in the city. The Stadi.TV couch tours different locations - Thu June 9 at Karhupuisto, Kallio and Fri June 10 in the centre / Senate Square. The Stadi.TV team will also be present at the City Hall during the Helsinki day, June 12. On the couch will be performed interviews with citizens and Stadi.TV participants.
Helsinki's new Stadi.TV channel presents a rich multicultural programme this week on the theme of 2011 elections - produced by our Kotomedia team. The new pilot Baabel discusses politics in Finnish, while the Panorama news magazine continues with news analysis from Finland in 5 languages – Arabic, French, Russian, Somali and Spanish. This week's programme also introduces results from our video challenge for the "Together we can" campaign organized by ETNO, Advisory board for ethnic relations.
From next week (week 16) on, the Stadi.TV cable channel also has a regular programme slot for multicultural programmes. The programmes will be broadcast on Wednesdays at 10 am and Thursdays at 7 pm.
On tv, Stadi.TV can be viewed on the Welho cable (channel 93) in the Helsinki metropolitan area. In the internet, you will find a live stream and the programme archive at www.stadi.tv.
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