What’s the Use of Intersectionality?


Empathic Mirroring by Lintu Lunar, 2021.

30 April–6 June, 2021 

Stoa Cultural Centre and online

Clicking on this link takes you to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3m9el9XmQRabQBsY4Voxow

Clicking on this link takes you to Orlan being interviewed about the exhibition by Njassa on Radio Helsinki: https://www.radiohelsinki.fi/ohjelma/njassa-2/?e=891270

What’s the Use of Intersectionality? is an outdoor and online exhibition curated by us (Feminist Culture House). Through a number of new commissioned artworks in the windows, courtyard, and flagpoles of Stoa Cultural Centre, us and our collaborators explore different ways to communicate and encounter intersectional feminism (more info + images via links below!)

The flagpoles in Stoa’s courtyard exhibit a rotating group of artworks which represent the artists’ understandings of intersectional feminism. Nearby, a stage backdrop features an artwork by Jade Lönnqvist—an image their younger self would have wished to see in a public place. 

The exhibition also expands here on the FCH website, through 5 conversations with local and international curators, researchers and activists. The talks, which will focus on collectivity and intersectional feminism, will be live-streamed from our YouTube channel, and documented by artists in the form of visual notes. 

By clicking on the below links, you’ll stay on FCH’s website, and access further information and images about each conversation, collaborator, artist, and art work:

Suhyun (Sonia) Choi, Co-Founder of By Us For Us, with visual notes by artist Apila Pepita. 13 May 2-3pm, Finnish time

Sippin’ T, Co-Founder of BBZ London, with visual notes by artist Kihwa-Endale.  13 May at 5-6pm Finnish time

Bolanle Tajudeen, Founder of Black Blossoms, with visual notes by artist Paola Jalili. 19 May, 3-4pm Finnish time

Wisam and Mire, Co-Founders of Islamia Queeristi, with visual notes by artist Dasha Che. 20 May at 2-3pm Finnish time

Vica Kravtsova, Co-Founder of Feminist Translocalities and Aleksandra Biktimirova, curator of the Feminist Translocalities exhibition in Kazan, with visual notes by artist Simi Ruotsalainen. 3 June at 2-3pm Finnish time

Flags by artists:
Gladys Camilo
Edith Hammar 
Minjee Hwang Kim
Vishnu Vardhani

Stage backdrop artwork by Jade Lönnqvist 

Visual Identity by Lintu Lunar

With a special thank you to:
Selina Väliheikki, FCH co-founder
Yasmin Ibrahim, FCH Equity Officer
Elliot Lundegård
Frank Rizzo
Ikko Alaska
Sanna Nuutinen and the team at Stoa
Kone Foundation