Ptarmigan is no longer operating in Helsinki.

Ptarmigan existed as a project space in Vallila from 2009-2011 and a mobile curatorial/creative platform 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/at Ptarmigan during these years.

cultural walking tours
21 April, 2012 00:00 15:00 sharp
part of project: artHOP

artHOP is a socially engaged hopping betweens places. Our 2012 programme of artHOP consists of a series of 6 tours around Helsinki sites. The tours have been mapped out by Christine Langinauer (XL Art Space) and Sari Kivinen (Ptarmigan).

During the tours we will visit a combination of art charged sites as well as sites considered 'potential' for future inhabitation. This time we will meet at Kulosaari metro station which will be our first site of contemplation. We will then travel together to the Iraqi Embassy where we will experience an exhibition titled The Female Version by Assia Kaab.

“Without the occasional outbreak of happiness or the shadow of a gloomy episode, the monotone and bleak lives endured by so many would be unbearable. In a world where the pursuit of happiness is never fully achieved condolence is handed to us by unlikely heroes. Tragedy is not Tragedy if it fails to provoke emotions and leave an Imprint. Be it happy, be it sad or anything in between , it all has been felt by women who took the journey from their homes in Iraq to escape imminent danger.” (Assia Kaab, 2012).

We will then travel to Kontula via metro with our guide who will take us to selected places considered potential sites of cultural activity. 


artHOP is a leisurely (yet active) Saturday afternoon hopping group. 

Welcome along! 


artHOP's 2012 dates 

14.04.12 Meet at XL Art Space klo 15

21.04.12 Meet at Kulosaari metro station klo 15

09.06.12 Meet at Kamppi (exact location tbc) klo 15

04.08.12 Exploring Lauttasaari klo 15

01.09.12 Exploring Punavuori klo 15

13.10.12 Exploring Kallio klo 15


Image credit: Assia Kaab