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Here we will publish articles written by our members and colleagues. Stay tuned for updates! It’s a random mix of ideas, reflections, and a space to experiment. You can always send your contributions to

“Pasta + football = art”

By artists Sofi Häkkinen and Miradonna Sirkka Our Love of Common Things Football and pasta both have something in common: we use them to make art. We have worked together for 6 years, and our practice is concentrated around these kinds of “daily life” objects. Miradonna has a background in contemporary circus and Sofi in …

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From Painting to Maintenance Art and Back to Painting via Advocacy

Title: Day (3),(4),(5),(11),(12) ​or perhaps more spent on trying to request student housing associations to give students, especially non-eu/non-finnish a kind of a house rent relief for next two months.A service manager from a student housing association where I am renting my accommodation from, gets back to my email and suggests that I look into …

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An Ode to Weak Body

A queer dance artist and a lonely foreigner I went into corona state with a full force of rebellion against the regulations of self-confinement inside my tiny student room in Merihaka neighborhood in Helsinki. I was worried about my body.

Art in the Time of Covid

Welcome to the brave new world. This term could refer to many developments in our rapidly changing, pandemic stricken world, but how does it apply specifically to the arts? These days, with a new normal rolling out, one has to have more courage than ever as a professional in any field of the arts. It’s no secret that the Covid-19 situation has ushered in a whole new set of challenges for people across many industries, so let’s take a look at some of the ways it has affected culture.