In our work, we give space to acknowledgements as a central tenet of feminist working practices. This is a long list, and it’s only going to get longer!
If you’re mentioned here and would like to remove your acknowledgement, please let us know.
We publicly acknowledge that the State of Finland is founded on the lands of the Sámi people, the Finnish people, and many others. We pay our respects to the Sámi people as the indigenous inhabitants of the Sápmi area, and we recognise their rights as an indigenous people. We recognise and respect their sovereignty, their culture, their custodianship, and their continuing contribution to the life of this state. We welcome feedback about the phrasing of this statement.
On a personal note, we acknowledge and thank our friends, colleagues, partners, lovers, kids, peers at Poimu, and pups Sara and Snoozle for their continued love and support.
We send thanks and gratitude to our founding members: Anna-Kaisa Koski, Neicia Marsh, and Selina Väliheikki.
In spring 2020, as a gesture of acknowledgement and thanks, we asked colleagues with whom we’ve worked during the last six months to send us their song recommendations, feminist anthems, and power tunes. This is one way we’re celebrating the summer, and also our contribution to the Poimu Mixtape Project. This is the link to the playlist
Thank you to all the artists, arts workers, and collectives we’ve commissioned:
Ana-Teo Ala Ruona
Savu E. Korteniemi
Chih Tung Lin
Martina Miño Pérez
Paola Nieto Paredes
Sippin’ T (BBZ)
Bolanle Tajudeen (Black Blossoms)
Marloes van Son
Thank you to those we’ve collaborated with:
Art School Maa, Culture for All, EDIT Media, Ekvalita, Helsinki Feminist Secret Society, Globe Art Point, Goethe Institute, Terike Haapoja, Mandy Harris and Feminist Center for Creative Work, Benjamin Forster, Yasmin Ibrahim, Loukko, Lukas Malte Hoffmann & Susan Kooi, Al McEwen, the Ministry of Education and Culture, Museum of Impossible Forms, Ki Nurmenniemi & Ceci Moss, Outo Olo, Pink & Black Helsinki, Poimu, Ruskeat Tytöt, Vidha Saumya, Status Queer, Stoa Cultural Centre, Stop Hatred Now, Taloushallinta, TEAK, Third Space, Urban Apa, Niko Wearden.
Thank you to those who commissioned us for consultations:
Frame Finland, Helsinki Theatre Academy, Kiasma, Kone Foundation, Museum Days, Saari manor, Turku Kunsthalle.