【Green light―An artistic workshop】
My life story beyond ''immigrant'' youth (9.10)

Theme: Co-Existence

In this Shared learning, “My life story beyond ‘immigrant’ youth,” a Nepalese who works as kuriya’s youth staff will talk about his creative work and experience as an immigrant youth living in Japan. He will also introduce how artistic workshops, such as those on video and photography have connected the immigrant youths to Japanese society. The participants will be invited to discuss how differences and diversity can bring positive impact on our society.

13:00-14:30  Shared learning “What if I became a refugee?”
14:30-17:30  Lamp building workshop

Avinash GHALE, Film Maker, kuriya staff

EBIHARA Shuko, Founding Director, kuriya

Avinash GHALE (Film Maker / kuriya staff)
Born in Pokhara, Nepal in 1993. After graduating from high school he started to teach himself computer programming and filmmaking. He moved to Tokyo in 2012 to live with his family who were in Tokyo. He started working in a Nepali Newspaper Company in Tokyo as a designer and together with kuriya, facilitates attendees with various workshops. He plans to produce a documentary on migrant youths coming to Japan who join part time high-school.

EBIHARA Shuko (Founding Director, kuriya / interpreter)
Growing up in Peru, Japan and U.K, art always provided opportunity for Ebihara to engage with society. After graduating from Keio University, she has worked at International Organisation for Migration in Helsinki and Tokyo, and the Japan Foundation. Based on her experience and passion for migration and art, she has founded an organisation "kuriya" to engage and empower migrant youth through art projects. Her recent project includes "Betweens Passport Initiative" in collaboration with Arts Council Tokyo.

kuriya is an non-profit organization with a mission to provide opportunities for the migrant youth to enhance their potential to its fullest, we work with youth of age between 16 to 26. The organization offers opportunity for migrant youth to attain life skill through arts/cultural programs.Its belief is that migrant youth has so much perspective, voice, potential to offer to society. As such, it thinks arts and cultural projects facilitate them to express their ideas, develop their life skill to actively contribute to society. Its vision is to propose how co-creation can lead to solving problem, and to show how diversity is inevitable in realizing this vision.

Dates Sunday, September 10, 2017
Holding Time 13:00-17:30
Venue Olafur Eliasson’s exhibition space, Yokohama Museum of Art
Target 12+
Capacity 20
Admission fee Free for on the day ticket holders of Yokohama Triennale 2017 (Pre-registration necessary.)
Application period August 14- September 8 23:59
Organizer Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale
Co-organizer: kuriya