wants re-assess our perceptions about ownership, civil engagement and responsible consumption. The workshop is open to everyone, free of charge and the people participating are encouraged to bring their own clothes and things to repair, mend or up-cycle as well as to discuss about future exchanges and engagements with the project.
A Public Assembly
held on Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th August between 6-9pm at Oranssi building gathers together several groups working on issues of public interest. Yhteismaa
are calling for a discussion on "What economy for Helsinki?", to identify and promote joint advocacy towards the City of Helsinki by other-economy actors in Helsinki. RIPESS Europe
coordination team will also be participating the Assembly and share their experiences from neighbouring countries.
provides a forum for people furthering the commons and commoning â€“ including those engaged in solidarity economy building, developing co-ops, working with alternative currencies, ethical finance, collective gardening, protecting commons resources (like water, air or land), environmental activism and developing new forms of legal frameworks for the commons (e.g. the Creative Commons licences).
Artist duo Nabb+Teeri
work with material surplus of both human and non-human activity. Alongside of borrowed, recycled and remodeled or found materials and objects, their stratified, mesh-like works include elements created with 3D modelling or other digital technologies. These often ephemeral works change their form throughout long processes. For the festival, Nabb+Teeri will build installations that function as meeting places.
Artists Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen & Owen Kelly offer a workshop Feel the Smoothness: an Open Source Toolkit for Healthy and_Rejuvenated Skin
in which up to 20 people will explore different tools for decision making in practical terms - by working together to plan and create an invigorating and rejuvenating face-cream or mask, and communicate instructions for making it.
Artist Arlene Tucker and Susanne Palzerâ€™s workshop TID: Exploring Hypertext
invites Pixelache visitors to come on a playful collaborative excursion around Suvilahti to explore their subjective perceptions of the shared environment, record descriptions of what they see and to collect relevant material. Visitorsâ€™ perceptions are then used to create a hypertext installation from the descriptions and found materials, making new connections and new artwork. The workshop is open for children and adults and is free of charge.
In festivalâ€™s evening program, Tomplex
, Dj Bunuel
, Random Doctors
, Olivier Auber
, Krisjanis Rijnieks
, and various artists create live music and visual experiences where the audience feel the depths of our cultural subconscious, seeking the magical moment when music, visuals and audience become one.
Fuckup Night Pixelache
is inspired by the global movement of similarly named events around the world, originating from a group of friends in Mexico in 2012 who thought failures should be celebrated. The start-up entrepreneurial world is full of them, and likewise so is the cultural associational scene. Hybrid practitioners, artists, producers, designers, makers and researchers all make fuckups in relation to de/centralisation, privatisation, commoning and locality. Can we learn from them?