We have invited a group of people who can guide the direction and decision-making processes of Feminist Culture House. They receive a fee to attend biannual meetings, and we ask them to offer kind but critical feedback to hold us accountable to our intersectional feminist agenda.
Steering Group 2020
Camille Auer, photo credit Levi Vepsä
Camille Auer is a Turku-based artist and writer. She loves the way theory seeps into practice, matter into meaning, and personal into political. She’s currently planning on moving to the archipelago.
Julianna Brandt, photo credit Julianna Brandt
Julianna Brandt (she/her) is a Tampere-based poetry artist and disability inclusion specialist, known for the Vammaiskultti radio show on Yle Puhe radio station. As an artist, she is interested in searching for intriguing details in the everyday, and her poems are often referred to as “raw and beautiful”. In her free time, she actively listens to a multitude of audio content, and in herself, she values the qualities of braveness and sensitivity.
Saara Karhunen, photo credit anonymous
Saara Karhunen (she/her) is an art historian working versatilely in the contemporary art field as a curator, producer, and writer. Currently she is based in Pori, Finland, and works as a chief curator of exhibitions at the Pori Art Museum. From 2013 to 2017, Saara worked as a coordinator at Checkpoint Helsinki—now PUBLICS—developing the organisation and delivering a wide range of commissioned projects and events. She has also worked at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Galerie Anhava, HIAP—Helsinki International Artist Programme, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and as a freelancer. She is a contributor to Mustekala, an online magazine publishing art criticism and essays on contemporary culture, and is currently the chair of Mustekala’s board. Saara holds a MA from the University of Helsinki.
Elham Rahmati, photo credit Baran Caginli
Elham Rahmati (she/her, b. 1989, Tehran) is a visual artist and curator based in Helsinki. She is the co-founder and co-editor of NO NIIN. In 2019 and 2020, she worked as the curator and producer of the Academy of Moving People & Images (AMPI), a film school in Helsinki for mobile people – those who have arrived in Finland for different reasons, be they immigrants, asylum seekers, students, or employees. AMPI’s aim was to provide a free learning platform where people from different backgrounds acquire tools and methods with which they can tell the stories they find important. Prior to that, she worked as a curator & coordinator at Third Space, an artist-run gallery emerging as a response to the lack of inclusivity and diversity in the art scene in Finland. Elham holds an MA in Visual Arts from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze and an MA in Visual Culture, Curating & Contemporary Art from Aalto University.
Ajak Majok, photo credit Mikael Kinanen
Ajak Majok (she/her) is an intersectional feminist, social justice activist, and a memelover based in Helsinki. In 2019, Ajak began her political ventures, and became a candidate for the European Parliament for the Left Alliance, in order to oppose social injustice.
Please contact us if you have questions or ideas regarding the steering group.