Poetics of Courage

Poetics of Courage




07:23 – 07:23


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27 MAY 2024, 18:00 – 22:00

Kiilaklubi and launch of a 2023 Kiila Album

Kiilaklubi is a traditional poetry club organized by Kiila ry presenting stage poetry, video art and music. Poetics of Courage is a celebration through the prism of contemporary leftist

poets and artists, where we can collectively build strength with words while holding space for us, our communities, nuanced lives, and multiple identities.

Kiila Album – The multi-artistic 17th edition of Kiila Album explores feminist takes on leftism in history and the present, in the art field and grassroots movements, and unpacks the practices of knowledge and power

Kiila ry – Founded in 1936 as a non-aligned group of leftist writers, Kiila has grown throughout its history into an association for art workers of all fields. The association brings together artists, writers, critics, researchers, and other creative professionals, regardless of language orcitizenship. They have been the key mouthpieces of Finnish left-wing and working-class art.


18:00-19:00 – Kiila Album 2023 launch. Introduction to the Kiila Album history and present. Editors: Minna Henriksson, Christine Langinauer and Martta Tuomaala. Contributors: Roxana Crisólogo Correa, Ainur Elmgren, Sadia Khatri, Karolina Kucia, Kaisa Lassinaro, Azar Saiyar, Tuukka Salonen, Vidha Saumya, and Shubhangi Singh.

19:20 Welcome and poetry: Kemê and Leena Pukki (SPA/LAD/ENG/FI)
19:30 Stage poetry: Iiris Laisi (FI)
19:45 Video art: Dawn to Dust by Shubhangi Singh. (ENG)
20:00 Stage poetry: Kihwa-Endale
20:15 Video art: Venla Helenius & Elina K, Hypinä (FI/ENG)
20:30 Stage poetry: Emma Leppo (FI)
20:45 Video art: Minna-Kaisa Kallinen and Aurora Ala-Hakula: In and Out of Sync With Jenny / Synkassa ja ei Jennyn kanssa (FI/ENG)
21:15-22:00 Music: Yam Ha (Juuso Paaso ja Jussi Kivi)

The event is supported by Helsinki City

Kiila album is funded by Yrjö Sirola Foundation, the KSL Study Centre, and the People’s Culture Foundation’s crowdfunding campaign

Sat 27 May 2023 Closed today


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Keinulaudankuja 4 E, 00940 Helsinki