This past weekend, members from Index Teen Advisory Board travelled to Helsinki to confer with the youth boards connected to Oslo-based art institution Praksis and Helsinki-based Publics. The respective advisory boards presented their ongoing work at Today is Our Tomorrow
, a yearly gathering arranged and hosted by Publics. This year’s gathering focused on the recurrent thematic and evolving concept of the voice, and ITAB
’s presentation centered around methods for incorporating a multiplicity of voices into the institutional work of a space like Index. They talked about agency and listening, about the importance of critical dialogue, and of challenging traditional institutional hierarchies.
Content from the presentation, as well as insights and ideas stemming from their yearlong exploration into art, accessibility and institutional frameworks will be gathered in a forthcoming publication produced in collaboration with Praksis and Publics, which will be released in the beginning of 2023. Stay tuned for more information!