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Ptarmigan is no longer operating in Helsinki.

Ptarmigan existed as a project space in Vallila from 2009-2011 and a mobile curatorial/creative platfom until 2014. We no longer exist as an organised collective, but this website will continue to serve as an archive of the activities produced as Ptarmigan during these years.

Some of the people who were involved with Ptarmigan are now operating Temporary.

Coin slots 2
Make It Rain: alternative economics and currency in Tallinn culture
presentation : discussions : panel : open seminar
03 мая 2012, 00:00 20:00

Where does the conceptual economy of art and culture separate from the actual? Can the cultural sphere of Tallinn create a currency to challenge, compete and/or comment on the Euro? Can local currencies empower creativity? How can a system emerge to benefit Tallinn culture without burying us in overhead?

Make it Rain is an evening to explore the possibilities of a local, alternative currency. We begin with presentations by artists and activists who have attempted such projects in the past. Following the presentations will be a look at existing alternative currency projects in the art world. We conclude with an open seminar to look at practicalities and possibilities of such a system being implemented in Tallinn.

Presentations: Christian Nold (London, UK) and his Bijlmer Euro project (presenting over Skype); Totaldobze (Riga, Latvia) and their Dobziki currency; Rainer Eidemiller from the P.A.I. Bank in Paide. Panel will include Raoul Kurvitz (EKA/Polymer), Henri Laupmaa (Uus Maailm), John W. Fail (Ptarmigan) and others.