Ptarmigan is no longer operating in Helsinki.

Ptarmigan existed as a project space in Vallila from 2009-2011 and a mobile curatorial/creative platform 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/at Ptarmigan during these years.

meeting : workshop
19 March, 2010 00:00

Klo 15-18

part of project: The Public School Helsinki
presented by Hirvitalo - Pispalan nykytaiteen keskus

Welcome to the first Foraging Know-How Bee at Ptarmigan! In an event
organized by Pispala Culture Association information on urban edible
wild plants
and fungi is to be gathered, edited and put online by using such
already existing wiki projects as Wikipedia, Ekopedia and Wikikko.

The material gathered during the event will be used for botanical
information signs that will be handed out for distribution in the
urban environment in Kiasma during the PixelACHE Festival 26. - 28.3.

All plant knowledge is welcome, especially images, that you can bring
either in digital or paper format. Please bear in mind that the
material published, in for example Wikipedia's site, must be free for
non-commercial use.

Draft of the event's content:

-Introduction to Foraging Know-How Bee
-Presentation of Wiki projects, the differences between them and a
brief refresh to
show how to write articles and to add pictures to Ekopedia and Wikikko
-Editing of Wikipedia, Wikikko or Ekopedia articles on plants with a
perspecive focused on urban foraging
-Free discussion on creative use of plant information

The event is run by Mikko Lipiäinen and Markus Petz from Pispala
Culture Association in English and Finnish

Examples of wiki-projects: