Photo: The Already Not-Yet – Becoming Collective meeting Sepideh Rahaa, a multidisciplinary artist, researcher and educator based in Helsinki. Sepideh is a member at Third Space Collective who will organise the next Parahosting Laboratory at Publics, Intimacy and collaboration: Artist-run Initiatives on 28th of April 2021.

The Already Not-Yet – Becoming Collective


The Already Not-Yet – Becoming Collective is a tentative exploration on ‘commitment’ and how to share our realties in times of breakdown. How can we create different relational bonds to approach the notion of collectives not as a pre-existing social structure but as a learning process actively becoming in context. Artists Jeanne van Heeswijk together with Ima Iduozee, Iida Nissinen, Joy Mariama Smith, Vishnu Vardhani have engaged with Helsinki based organisations, artists and curators as part of NOT YET Laboratory between 8–12 March 2021.


Jeanne van Heeswijk is an artist who facilitates the creation of dynamic and diversified public spaces in order to “radicalize the local”.  Her long-scale community-embedded projects question art’s autonomy by combining performative actions, discussions, and other forms of organizing and pedagogy in order to assist communities to take control of their own futures. Her work has been featured in numerous books and publications worldwide, as well as internationally renowned biennials such as those of Liverpool, Shanghai, and Venice.


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