• Saturday 21 October - 2023
  • 2 years old

Afroinstitutionen x Barnens Ocean: LITTLE SPACES

Afroinstitutionen x Barnens Ocean: LITTLE SPACES invites children and their grown ups to an afternoon where we explore the connection between narrative and physical spaces. What does it mean for different authors to create spaces narratively and how can we use the tools of fiction to reinvent the physical spaces of our daily lives? In this series Afroinstitutionen invites authors, poets and creatives to turn Oceanen into clusters of different spaces connecting literature, representation and art.

Warmest welcome! The event is free and open for everyone.


12:00: Doors open
12.15 Yoruba naming ceremony  Mary Brakner
14:00 Activities and storytime with Eva Abeto and Cassie Fortin.

Mary Brakner

Mary is a passionate advocate for African culture. Based in Sweden, she brings Yoruba naming ceremonies to life, bridging tradition with modern understanding. Mary is more than a cultural ambassador; she's a storyteller. Through her engaging presentations, she shares the significance of Yoruba names and imparts profound insights into Africa's diverse cultures.

About Afroinstitutionen:

Afroinstitutionen är en förening baserad i Göteborg som fungerar som en mötesplats för svarta personer*. Vårt mål är att stärka, läka och lyfta svarta personer, att skapa gemenskap och bygga community, att sprida kunskap, att bekämpa anti-svart rasism, och att hylla Svarthet i all dess mångfald. Vi vill fungera som en hub som kan stötta olika typer av projekt som drivs av medlemmar. Kontakta oss för att driva projekt via Afroinstitutionen, ta del av vårt nätverk och få olika typer av stöttning.

*Afrosvenskar, afrikansvenskar och svarta personer med bakgrund från den afrikanska kontinenten eller den afrikanska diasporan.

About Barnens Ocean:

Barnens Ocean is an initiative and program aimed for children and their grown ups. Through different collaborations with a wide range of events and workshops Barnens Ocean is a place where all children of the city can meet, experience and explore art and culture in different ways together with other children and grown ups.

SPACES is made possible with support from Kulturrådet. 



The Cultural Center Oceanen is a Q-marked culturally historical building, which is challenging when it comes to accessibility. We do our best to have as many people as possible visit us. When visiting us with mobility aids the best-suited entrance is through the stage. This entrance is accessed via Gathenhielmska trädgården. The entrance is locked, please email us the day before your visit or the latest Friday at 16:00 if you are visiting us during the weekend. We have a wheelchair-accessible bathroom. Please note that flashing lights may occur during concerts and events. For questions regarding accessibility email Mia Herman at mia@oceanen.com.

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