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.
Trashlab repair cafe events are social occasions to gather and try to fix the things you have that are broken, and meet others who care about tinkering, fixing, hacking, and the problem of waste and obsolescence in society. Each time we try to identify someone(s) in advance who has some experience/skills, although everyone is encourage to help each other.
Join us on Saturday afternoon as we will open Ptarmigan for your own repairing activities. Bring things that you would like to repair, and feel free to hang out, enjoy some coffee and snacks, and tinker around. If you have a specific item you would like to repair, please register below and tell us about it, and we'll see if we can help in advance -- but you can always just show up without registering!
Repair Cafe is an ongoing monthly event of Pixelache Helsinki, as part of the Pixelversity Waste/d theme (and Trashlab). More information, including documentation of previous Repair Cafes, can be found at http://trashlabfix.tumblr.com.