Taiteen, kulttuurin ja oppimisen edistämisen keskus ry

205000 €

Maintaining the Museum of Impossible Forms culture centre.

Taiteellinen työ / siihen pohjautuva työ | Kaksivuotinen

Museum of Impossible Forms (M{if}) is a culture centre that started operating in Kontula in the spring of 2017, with the aim of becoming an integral part of the evolving cultural lives of the community. M{if} positions its practice in ‘working in the margin’. Margin here is used in a sociopolitical sense: as opposed to the commercial center, the historic center, & the political center. Yet, our aim is not to import culture into so-called “cultural deserts”, but to co-generate it with the community, as its own creative common. For achieving this we have planned for long-durational projects with monthly programs focused on engagement, collaboration and community-building. These consists of a Discursive program, Performance LAB, Improv Sessions, Society of Cinema and Radio Archive Kontula. We are also launching The Impossible Reader as an annual publication to consolidate programs and events These programs strengthen the Core of M{if}, which is a library, an archive (real, imagined and embodied), and a space for workshop, exhibition, and curated discursive programs. Through our main agenda of creating ‘Alternate Pedagogy’ and ‘Para Institutional Spaces’, we strive for critical dialogue framed within the discourse of decoloniality, postcolonial feminism, and queer theory.