Poverty knitting workshop
At the workshop, you can try poverty knitting alone, in pairs, or in groups, and exchange views …
At the workshop, you can try poverty knitting alone, in pairs, or in groups, and exchange views on poverty. Jenni-Juulia Wallinheimo-Heimonen will speak about her poverty knitting performance, which started from the poverty survey results published by Helsingin Sanomat in January 2019, and about the resulting online discussion: how should the poor look like and how should they live?
During the workshop, we will hear poems on poverty and watch two Wallinheimo-Heimonen’s video works. The conceptual Battle of Scarcity of Resources was designed to be shown in public facilities with a screen attached to a poverty coat. Otherwise You Lose Street Credibility is a mini documentary on an 83-year-old artist with cerebral palsy, Tuuli “Helkky” Helle (1933–2018).
You can participate in the workshop anytime between 2–4 p.m.
Jenni-Juulia Wallinheimo-Heimonen is a multidisciplinary artist and disability activist whose newest installation, Will You Marry Me, Space?, was implemented in the HAM Helsinki Art Museum’s Softy exhibition. In her works, she addresses inclusion, discriminatory structures, and issues related to disabled women. In 2019, Wallinheimo was awarded the State Prize for Multidisciplinary Art, and her short film on care robots won the Best Screenplay at the Pisa Robot Film Festival. In 2022, she spent three months in the Nordic Bridges artist-in-residence programme at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. In addition to HAM, Wallinheimo-Heimonen's works are displayed in the CentroCentro and Lázaro Galdiano museums in Madrid in January 2023.