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.
"Our Cuisine=Our Stories" is a Ptarmigan participatory project facilitated by Amal Laala & Sari Kivinen, in which nine women from diverse cultural and occupational backgrounds living in Helsinki met weekly at Stoa cultural centre during April-May 2012. On Saturday 23.3 the publication of the project was launched alongside a group performance of an interactive cross-cultural food demonstration. The launch and performance was part of the event IRVi - an experimental live arts event hosted by Willem Wilhelmus and presented artists in different fields of experimental arts facing themes of the week against racism at Stoa Cultural Centre. Other artists included: Jimi Tenor & Abdissa "Mamba" Assefa, Baaba Jakeh Chande, and Tomasz Szrama.