3 Dec 2018


HIAP & MUSTARINDA: Post-Fossil Transition

First gathering
Welcome to the first informal public gathering of the new 3-year collaborative project of HIAP & Mustarinda, focusing on creating and sharing tools for the post-fossil future. As an introduction, Mustarinda will present their experiences and experiments and HIAP will introduce the learnings from Frontiers in Retreat project. The event features an open discussion related to the main topics of the upcoming project: Energy, Food and Transport. In the end we will throw a party! The still untitled project is taking its first steps. This spring is dedicated to community building. Are you curious, excited, interested or worried? Come to share, learn and discuss with us!


18:00 Mustarinda presentation / Pauliina Leikas & Antti Majava
18:15 Greetings from Frontiers in Retreat project, Jenni Nurmenniemi & Co
18:30 What can a cultural organization do to accelerate the transition to post-fossil culture?
18:45 Open discussion in groups around the main topics: Food, Energy, Transport
19:30 Closing session
20-> Informal hangout with snacks and drinks

We suggest you take the 5:20pm ferry from Kauppatori. Event venue: HIAP Gallery Augusta, Suomenlinna B 28

Background for the project

A rapid transition from the infrastructure and cultural practices reliant on fossil energy sources to post-fossil solutions is essential to slow down climate change. A 3-year (2018-2020) collaborative project of Mustarinda and HIAP consists of three parts: 1. adjusting the activities of the organizations to post-fossil transition, 2. thematic residencies and events and 3. sharing the practices. The project focuses on the themes of Transport, Energy and Food, which play a major role in the transition. The project aims to build up, develop and adopt new technologies, to minimize greenhouse gas emissions caused by the artist residencies and to explore the challenges related to renewable energy sources in cultural organizations´ activities. The project challenges Finnish and international art institutions to prepare for the post-fossil future.