Welcome to Story Sharing Universum

Our multilingual team speaks English, Swedish, French, Russian, Arabic, Pashto, Dari, Kurdish, Farsi, and Finnish.

About Us

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Story Sharing Café is an easy and fun event where immigrants, asylum seekers and Finns can meet and share stories together. Come and listen to stories at the coffee tables! If you wish you may freely share your everyday stories and memories in small groups led by our Story Sharing group. We also have some special storytelling guests, live music and an open story-sharing mic, and we will create a heartwarming and enjoyable event! We speak at least English, Swedish, Finnish, Arabic, French, Russian, Lithuanian, Urdu, Spanish, Pashto, Farsi and Dari.

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The multicultural and multiprofessional Story Sharing Universum group has at present 22 members from 14 nationalities. We have organized more than 30  Story Sharing Cafes and creative story workshops around Finland for almost 3000  participants in 2016 -18. During this time, the project has attracted attention and appreciation both as an artistic concept and as an integration and communication tool. The project is created and produced by artists and staff of the Theatre House Universum in Helsinki.

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The Story Sharing Universum project aims to promote the meeting of immigrants, asylum seekers and native Finns on equal basis through the sharing of life stories. The goal is to reduce prejudices, fear and racism and to promote equality and tolerance ( through the art of stories).

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