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Cultural Soup

Cultural Soup is a new monthly lunch activity hosted by PLATFORM

RELAX Eat Chat

Platform tarjoaa ensimmäiset kulttuurikeitot

Platform bjuder på första kuLtursoppan

Meet Platform’s newest Artist-in-Residence Meredith Degyansky
THURSDAY MAY 9th 11am – 1pm

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PLATFORM invites current and new Members and people curious to become members… 

to the periphery zine launch / bingo night extravaganza

Come and check it out, talk to us, express yourself.

There will be Bingo with art prizes !

You will get a free copy of the Platform Zine – Periphery

Mashpotato Bar for Vegans, Vegetarians and Bacon lovers.

Hand Plaster Workshop with American Artist – Sonya Blesofsky

Clay + Beer mini exhibition and pick up.

Videos by Herman de Klerk

DJ Arvid playing your favorites.

SATURDAY APRIL 27th from 6pm – 10pm

Members fee is 31€ for the year and it is so cool !


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Come Saturday morning with your kids for a fun drawing workshop in English, Swedish and Finnish with South African artist Herman de Klerk. Herman is building an imaginary world called Muscle City. You can participate in creating it !We will have free coffee and treats while videos of body builders play in the background. Let’s create fun stories and draw.


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At Supermarket Art Fair.

Platform sponsored Juliana Irene Smith of ALMA MARFA to go to Supermarket and present the Platform Zine – PERIPHERY.

Zarah Holmberg came as a board member to network.



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March 27th from 7 – 10pm

Roberto Santaguida – artist in residence

Works from workshop participants, past and present.
A work-in-progress installation.

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Thursday – March 21st

7 – 10pm

Zarah Holmberg’s famous CLAY + BEER is back @ Platform!

Get your hands dirty while you have a drink or a coffee at CLAY + BEER. Low key way of getting to know the way of the clay.

If you missed out on the previous events, don’t worry! You are very welcome along to play!

And as always it’s totally fine to just stop by to have a drink and chill too if that’s more your thing.

Hope to see you there!

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Platform ZINE – Collage and crisps workshop

Come make COLLAGES with Platform on February 21st from 6 – 10pm at the Platform Space Unisex in Vaasa. They will be part of our first zine PERIPHERY out in April. Bring stickers, magazines and fun stuff. We will have beer, chips, scissors, glue, paper and so much more !! Ah yeah ! #glitterrules #humxninrainbows



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Roberto Santaguida is Platform’s latest artist in residency, staying in Vaasa from January to March. Since completing his studies in film production at Concordia University, Roberto’s films and videos have been shown at more than 300 international festivals. He has also taken part in residencies in numerous countries, including Iran, Romania, Germany, Norway, and Australia. He is the recipient of the K.M. Hunter Artist Award and a fellowship from Akademie Schloss Solitude in Germany.

While in Vaasa, Roberto is planning a collaborative film installation with people facing mental health and cognitive challenges.

In the artist talk he tells about his past and present projects.

Free entrance.


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In Collaboration with the Ritz Vaasa screening the documentary Kusama Infinity, Platform members Johan Backman, Arvid van der Rijt, Zarah Holmberg, Geir Byrkjeland, Janika Herlevi and Juliana Irene Smith have created the DOT SPOT. Come hang out before or after the screening on Thursday the 10th of January and after the screening on the 13th… we are just a few meters away and will have art, beer and some sounds
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Rebecca Simons: Letters from the past


Rebecca Simons: Letters from the Past
an exhibition at Platform/Filmverkstaden project and event space, Kirkkopuistikko 20, Vaasa

Opening night 08.12.2018 at 18:30. Welcome!

The exhibition is open: 4-23 Dec / Mon-Fri 13.00-18.00 & Sat-Sun 12.00-16.00

In 1946 a woman writes to her newfound love: “Now it seems just a dream that you were ever here, but what a dream it was! These have been the most wonderful days I have ever experienced.” Sixty years later her granddaughter receives a reply from the same man: “When you see who is writing, I hope it doesn’t disgust you so much that you refuse to read on. I get no peace of mind if you can’t forgive me….”  

Life is not always as black and white as the Hollywood idea. As reality seeps in, so do the nuances of grey, clouding our clear distinctions between good and evil, right and wrong. ​​In Letters from the Past we meet a gentleman, a funny grandfather, vulnerable children, broken hearts, forgotten feelings, menacing but also hopeful letters and thoughts. The protagonist is both someone’s ideal man and another’s offender. Clashing realities dating through half a century are braided together in an installation and linear-narrative film.

Letters from the Past is a multimedia project by Rebecca Simons. Since 2016 she has been collecting and recording a part of family history that we usually choose to leave untold. With this project she wants to encourage others to speak out, yet not stop at the act of pointing a finger but to open the conversation and break circles in order to avoid history repeating itself.



Concept & curation: Rebecca Simons
Video & photography: Rebecca Simons / Henrik Selin
and the family’s home videos.
Production advice: Jukka Rajala-Granstubb / Elin Grönblom/ Melissa Prins
Video editing: Rebecca Simons / Bo Forsander
Music & sound design: Viljam Nybacka
Graphic design: Nick Kailola
Text editing: Rodney Bolt
Color correction:Bo Forsander
Voice of Tete: Anna Högström
Voice of Henko: Axel Hanses
Exhibition production: Andréas Bergdahl
Educational program: Rebecca Simons / Cecilia Flygars, Klaara

Much gratitude and love to my brave family for daring to share our story!


The project is made possible by Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Arts Promotion Centre (Taike) and Platform. The educational project is developed in collaboration with the youth organization Klaara.

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