Ptarmigan is no longer operating in Helsinki.

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.

Strange Meetings Club #001: Chess at Parliament
strange meeting : game : chess
09 June, 2013 00:00 3:18 AM
part of project: Strange Meetings Club

In this first edition of the Strange Meetings Club, Justin Tyler Tate will host a chess tournament at 3:18hrs in front of the Estonian Parlimant Building/Riigikogu (Lossi plats 1a, 15165 Tallinn).

Chess is a game of reflection and analysis; so how does the proposed situation challenge the context of the site? How does the pre-modern function of chess relate to contemporary politics? Why are we meeting to play chess at 3:18hrs? These are the questions proposed as individuals will challenge each other in round after round until only one remains as the “Strange Meetings Club Chess Champion”.

Note: This is 3:18 AM Saturday night (technically, Sunday morning).