Social Fabric of Migration, Finnish edition is a third canvas in a series. The yarn canvas will be "weaved” into a social fabric (or ryjy) filled with immigrants’ stories, during the exhibition “Social Fabric of Migration” on May 5-26, 2017, at Harald Herlin Learning Centre, Otaniementie 9, 02150 Espoo, Finland.
The purpose is to create a social fabric filled with stories of immigrants who are connected geographically with Finland and are or were part of Finnish society, to share those stories with others, to foster empathy within contemporary Finnish society, as well as to connect people and to provide the important feeling that every one of us is a part of the community and we shape the community no matter what official statuses in the papers saying.
For those of you who are located in Finland and wants to participate in the project with personal story and yarn of your choice there are a collection stands with yarns to choose from. Collection stands are hosted by three libraries and available between April 24–May 2, 2017:
Harald Herlin Learning Centre / Otaniemi Library
Otaniementie 9, 02100 Espoo
Library 10 (Postitalo)
Elielinaukio 2G, 00100 Helsinki
Viides linja 11, 00530 Helsinki
collection stands are available between April 24–May 2, 2017.
It will be just great if you can participate in the art project with your real yarn, then please choose the yarn that has personal meaning for you or pick one that represents you and your immigration experience. Any amount, any colour, new or old - just please, describe why you chose it and bring it to one of the collection stands.
Housewife-in-residence canvas, Social Fabric of Migration Online edition, Social Fabric of Migration Finnish edition canvases and their journals with stories will be available during the exhibition “Social Fabric of Migration” on May 5-26, 2017, in Harald Herlin Learning Centre, Otaniementie 9, 02150 Espoo, Finland.