The Huddle

The Huddle is a two day event asking ”Who is left out?” Subcase and FutureBlackSpace offer an experiential online environment within which to contemplate and work with this question. Illustration Kamilla Andersson

The Huddle comes back 13-14 April!

Subcase Cyber is a contemporary circus meeting, which was organised online in February 2021. As part of the program, The Huddle was organised, curated by FutureBlackSpace and in collaboration with Stockholm University of the Arts.

The Huddle was highly appreciated, and Subcase participants who were not able to attend have wished for a new opportunity. For this reason, we hereby announce that The Huddle will be organised again in April!  We welcome all circus presenters, producers, funders and artists, especially from the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Description of The Huddle – a two day event asking ”Who is left out?”

If the question of representation, diversity or inclusion has arisen in your field, institution or practice as an artist or producer, as a problem – then FutureBlackSpace offers an experiential online environment within which to contemplate and work with this question.

FutureBlackSpace does so from the embodied perspective of blackness working in majority white institutions and fields, as an example of what exclusion does on a structural, cultural, political and personal level. Not all exclusions are the same. So, from this example, we invite you to work with an intersectional lens on who/what your institution/field/artistic work does not include and why? What could you do about it? Why do you want to do something about it?

The two-day event is an aesthetic weave of performance lecture, creative writing workshops, discussion groups, podcasts, music and video. It is curated by the FutureBlackSpace team of artists, scholars in gender studies, intersectionality, decolonisation, psychoanalysis and dance, professionals in curatorial practice, fashion, perfumery, psychotherapy and organisational consultation.

The Huddle is facilitated by John-Paul Zaccarini, Professor in Performing Arts at Stockholm University of the Arts, previously Associate Professor in Circus. The team consists of Dr. Ana Sanchez-Colberg, Hanna Wallensteen, Toubab Holmes, Camilla Welton, Dr. Anna Adenji, and Andrea Davis-Kronlund.

Participants are required to commit to the full event, since it constitutes a process over two days:
Tuesday 13 April 10.00-12.30 and 13.30-15.30 (CET)

Wednesday 14 April 10.00-12.30 and 13.30-15.30 (CET)

Breaks are included, and part of the time is used for individual work.
The fee for participating is 35 euro (350 SEK).
The language is English. The online meeting tool is Zoom.
It will only take place if min. 20 participants sign up.

Sign up by filling this form.
If you have questions, please mail

The Huddle is organized with the support of Stockholm University of the Arts, Nordic Culture Fund, Nordic Culture Point, The Swedish Arts Council and Region Stockholm.

FutureBlackSpace is a creative space of recovery, discovery and project/artist development, free from the white gaze. FutureBlackSpace is designed for POC who operate within largely white fields/institutions and offers them a chance, through creative writing practices to reflect upon how this affects or troubles their work/study. It is meant as a supportive space that offers tools to generate authentic work from the specific experience of POC.