Ptarmigan existed as a project space in Vallila from 2009-2011 and a mobile curatorial/creative platfom until 2014. We no longer exist as an organised collective, but this website will continue to serve as an archive of the activities produced as Ptarmigan during these years.
Some of the people who were involved with Ptarmigan are now operating Temporary.
A gathering of people and of information or ideas found on the internet and shared in person - a chance to share an article, video or anything else with a real person rather than a click of mouse, and to see what happens when we look at them as a group.
As part of an ongoing consideration into the form of Literary & Philosophical societies and libraries, and into structures of sharing, finding, organising and ordering knowledge or information, you are invited to add to reading list, (click to) share. In order to explore these in terms of the analogue, physical forms they have taken historically, and in contemporary digital spaces, we will bring knowledge that we have discovered, gathered or shared on online platforms to a physical meeting for lively, real-life pondering and conversation, hopefully thinking a bit about roles of collective learning and working along the way.
Bring something! Anything you've stumbled on or shared online, opened in a new tab, or saved for later - articles, videos, sound clips, whole websites. Bring it along in any form (on a laptop, printed out, scribbled notes, vague memory...) and let's see what happens we share them in the real world.