Drifts multidisciplinary art festival

Drifts multidisciplinary art festival opens its first year in Kontula, Helsinki on Thursday, August 5th to Sunday, August 8th. 

After the festival, the exhibition at Museum of Impossible Forms will be open to the public until Sunday, August 15th from 14:00 to 19:00.

Drifts festival 2021 explores the theme “Unmapping Futures” in order to map out a plurality of futures.

Unmapping Futures opens up social spheres with 33 transdisciplinary practitioners for dialogue on current socio-political and ecological challenges, as well as actionable futures through screenings, performances, lectures, workshops and exhibitions.

Unmapping Futures is co-directed by artist-curator Soko Hwang and researcher-curator Mi You.

The festival programs are co-curated by the artistic directors in collaboration with curator-educator Bassam El Baroni and curator Marianne Savallampi. The events are taking place at Kontula central square, Museum of Impossible Forms culture centre and Wenla in Kontula.

Nei Zigma, Larissa Sansour, Saara Ekström, Heidi Piiroinen, Egle Oddo x James Lórien MacDonald, Gregoire Rousseau, Jérôme Grivel, Olle Holmberg, Tuomas A. Laitinen, Linda Lazarov x Aala Nyman, Sansibar x Antti Salonen x J. Culebro, Station of Commons, Mattin, Adham Selim, Diakron, Pekko Koskinen, Ayoung Kim, Royce Ng, Hyeseon Jeong, Bahar Noorizadeh, Metahaven, Bebetton, REUNION x Trojan Horse, Minna Henriksson x Sezgin Boynik, Julia Trofimova, Soko Hwang x Marianne Savallampi

The full festival program and further information is available on the Drifts homepage.



About Drifts
Drifts is a multidisciplinary art festival taking place annually in different regions of Helsinki.

Each year, transdisciplinary practitioners from art, sociology, economy, technology, politics and history will collectively discuss community futures, discourses and societal values during the festival.

The participants contribute to the expansion of critical thinking with pluralistic practices through workshops, lectures, talks, discussions, video/film screenings, audiovisual performances and exhibitions.

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