How do I deal with things that don't have names yet?
The Earth will be moving from fossil to post-fossil era in the following decades. The change requires words that do not yet exist. We need names for sadness, and thoughts that will enable us to make our environmental relationship more sustainable towards the post-fossil era. About Love working group has created, together with researchers and poets, words that do not yet exist, but may be needed in the near future. The piece is a guided walk that takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes. It takes place in the vicinity of Mad House, in Kalasatama. The public is asked to wear weatherproof clothing.
Utopedia, compiled from new words, describes the transitions that occur on the planet and in people's minds during the climate change and other environmental changes. www.utopedia.fi.
Working group: Minna Haapasalo, Joona Lindberg, Jenny Mansikkasalo, Inari Pesonen, Emma Puikkonen, Heikki Tolin ja Johannes Vartola.
Utopedia: researcher Elisa Aaltola, writer Laura Gustafsson, poet Pauliina Haasjoki, researcher Panu Pihkala, writer Matias Riikonen, writer Jukka Viikilä, journalist-writer Hanna Nikkanen and Rakkaudesta working group.
Picture: Jenny Mansikkasalo
Supported by: Koneen Säätiö, Taiteen Keskustoimikunta, Samuel Huberin Taidesäätiö, Helsingin Kaupunki and Cirko.