PARALLEL SESSION / panhandlers and street life
PANHANDLERS AND STREET LIFE
Session is cancelled. The encounters between the panhandlers and urban residents are shown in a ‘hidden’ street performance.
Panhandlers and public space: a moment of participation
Theatre Group Rolleri
Venue: Pedestrian Street Yliopistonkatu (in case of bad weather Hansa Square)
Time: Saturday 21st of May at 14:15–15:15
Participation possible. No money needed.
The borderless Schengen area has brought panhandlers from Southern Europe to the streets of Nordic welfare states. Moreover, face-to-face fundraisers of the NGOs use public spaces to ask for donations. Day after day, the passers-by in the city centre are expected to have fat wallets and to be interested in the foreign musicians, human rights, nuclear waste and nature conservation.
20th–21st May 2011
University of Turku, Finland