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.

Trash Me Not - Creative reuse of everyday waste workshop
workshop : mixed
17 November, 2010 00:00

klo 17 - 20

presented by Aalto Social Impact association

Are you interested in finding new hands-on ways of re-using everyday items that are considered waste? Do you have creative ideas on how to re-purpose everyday waste?

Join the first hands-on Trash Me Not (TMN) workshop organized by the Aalto Social Impact association ( and facilitated by someone in the know! The workshop will take place on November, 17 from 17:00 - 20:00 at Ptarmigan.

This pilot workshop is facilitated by Hanna Peräkylä, MA student of textile art at the Aalto university school of Art and Design, and curious artist in the area of repurposing second hand material.

Hanna proposed "DIFFERENT VALUE" as the theme of this TMN workshop. Hanna will create a space where you can work with like-minded people on creative ideas of how to re-use, re-purpose, miss-use and hopefully reduce waste material, using your own trash!

In the workshop, Hanna will introduce her work, discuss about your ideas and incentives and in a hands-on creative session guide you to learn about her practice. The workshop will conclude with a presentation of all ideas and works created.

IMPORTANT: Please bring 1 or more items that you consider as waste to the workshop along with you! Remember, the theme is DIFFERENT VALUE, so don’t underestimate any kind of materials.

For a sneak-peek of Hanna's work, please visit: (paintings) (craft from trash blog)

Looking forward to your ideas!