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UA Miniresidencies: The Circle Poetry Collective

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20 July 2024

UA Miniresidencies: The Circle Poetry Collective

A sharing, a demo, a discussion, an outcome – Circle Poetry Collective’s residency period for UA Miniresidencies culminates in a public event in Tekstin talo where the collective shares some of it’s process and work. Free admission!

During their residency, the collective has aimed to explore what it means to be attached to space, how spaces act as archives of memories and feelings, and how different kinds of relationships can form through spaces. They have been exploring questions such as: How have we arrived? How have our lives been connected before we even knew each other existed? What do our pre-relationship connections say about our relationships now?


When: 20 July 2024 at 14:00-17:00
Where: Tekstin talo (Lintulahdenkatu 3)
Language: English


The Circle Poetry Collective is a Helsinki-based group composed of four queer, multinational artists from differing areas of interest and expertise. We began the Circle Poetry Collective with the desire for a casual poetry community. We strive to provide a constructive peer learning experience to help us grow as poets and people. We are a group that learns, works, gives feedback, and creates together. The collective members include Sofia Nieminen, Niki Main, Aino Rahkonen and Jamie Lee. Sofia Nieminen is a Joensuulainen artist passionate about film, photography, performance, creative writing and multimedia art. You can likely find her in the vicinity of Art School Maa at all hours. Niki Main is an American singer, composer, actor, and poet whose work centres around drama and the interaction of text with other mediums. You can find them in rehearsal. Aino Rahkonen is a Finnish-American creative working in painting, poetry, prose, design, photography, web-design, and publishing. You probably can’t find her. Jamie Lee is a Taiwanese Canadian storyteller and creative who finds joy in organising poetry events and making education more inclusive worldwide. You can find them lurking in the shadows of the Helsinki art scene.

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