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. Or if we missed adding your name to the list 🙂

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, and peers for their continued love and support. And to pup Snoozle for all the office cuddles 🐶. We also thank our community at Poimu, our homebase.

We send thanks and gratitude to our founding members: Anna-Kaisa Koski, Neicia Marsh, Orlan Ohtonen, 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 and collectives we’ve commissioned:

Ana-Teo Ala Ruona

Ikko Alaska

Pii Anttonen

Camille Auer

Maija Baijukya

Archie Barry

Leah Beeferman

Julianna Brandt

Leonie Brialey


Jessie Bullivant

Gladys Camilo

Dash Che

Lu Chen

Ignata Elena

Zahrah Ehsan

Aava Eronen 

Feminist Translocaliities

Özgü Gundeslioglu

Ramina Habibollah

Natalie Hamada

Edith Hammar

Saara Hasan


Isa Hukka

Islamia Queeristi

Paola Jalili

Saara Karhunen

Minjee Kim

Kid Kokko

Jonni Korhonen

Savu E. Korteniemi

Johanna Koskinen

Riikka Kuoppala

Hayley Lee

Pihla Lehtinen

Chih Tung Lin

Jade Lönqvist

Lintu Lunar

Elliot Lundegård

Ajak Majok

Sara Moayed 

Spence Messih

Even Minn

Martina Miño Pérez


Anh Ngo

Viljami Nissi

Paola Nieto Paredes

Apila Pepita

Jara Pohjonen

Elham Rahmati

Lisa Rein

Frank Rizzo

Simi Ruotsalainen

Roxana Sadvokassova

Shubhangi Singh

Shady Stardust

Sippin’ T (BBZ)

Bolanle Tajudeen (Black Blossoms)

Marloes van Son

Vishnu Vardhani

Taneli Viljanen

Acquelline Wanjiru

Haliz Yosef

Thank you to those we’ve collaborated with:

Art Academy of Latvia / POST, Art School Maa, CAC Reading Room, Culture for All, EDIT Media, Editorial, Ekvalita, Helsinki Feminist Secret Society, Globe Art Point, Goethe Institute, Terike Haapoja, Mandy Harris and Feminist Center for Creative Work, Sasha Huber, Yasmin Ibrahim, KUNO network, Loukko, Low Riga, Sonya Lindfors, Lukas Malte Hoffmann & Susan Kooi, the Ministry of Education and Culture, Museum of Impossible Forms, Node Center for Curatorial Studies, Ki Nurmenniemi & Ceci Moss, Outo Olo, Pink & Black Helsinki, Poimu, Ruskeat Tytöt, Vidha Saumya, Status Queer Network, Stoa Cultural Centre, Stop Hatred Now, Taloushallinta, TEAK, Third Space, Titanik, Tuo Tuo, Urban Apa, Niko Wearden, Kaino Wennerstrand.

Thank you to those who commissioned us for consultations:

The Finnish Artists Association/Nuoret 2023, Frame Finland, Goethe Institut Finland and Ireland, Helsinki Theatre Academy, Kiasma, Kone Foundation, Museum Days, Saari manor, Tuo Tuo, Turku Kunsthalle.