Temporary is located at Kolmas linja 7, in the courtyard, in the Kallio district of Helsinki.
Enter through the gate on Kolmas linja, where you see the yellow Temporary sign. Go up into the courtyard and head to the right, behind the bins. You'll see this sign above our door. The door should be open during Open Days and other experiments.
If the outer gate is closed -- ring our doorbell!
Open Time is Temporary's regular ongoing experiment, in which Temporary is open as a free space for working, playing, meeting, and collaborating. We offer our tables, chairs and Internet connection (while supplies last!). Come and use the space as you please.
Open Time is potentially open at all times, but requires someone to actually be there. To check if the place is actually open, please check the Temporary website, which will always indicate whether or not the space is...Read more...
Solu, an embryo - Discussion - Solu, 7 June
More spontaneous events are happening at Temporary, including tonight's sudden UK edition of Democracy: What happened? and tomorrow night's preparation for the world-wide march to close all slaughterhouses. As always, Open Time continues during all unscheduled calendar time, making Temporary available to use however you would like.
View this newsletter on the web: https://temporary.fi/announcements/temporary-helsinki-week-of-8-juneComing this week at Temporary:
Democracy: Wot 'appened?
Thursday, 8 June 21:20 - ????
Experiment #1.9.3 - you will receive 15Ŧ for participating!
We'll start things around 21:30. A deep fryer + big bowl of batter will be provided - please bring your own materials...Read more ...
This week, Temporary participant Christina Stadlbauer will present her works in progress, including the Melliferopolis initiative which looks at the role of bees in urban environemnents.
Works in Progress is a weekly Tuesday gathering that will is explicitly social in nature, meaning we close our laptops and share some food and drink. Each week (unless there is an already-scheduled Tuesday experiment), we'll try to find one person to tell us about something they are...Read more...
'Temporary Services' is a monthly, day long event where members of the Temporary community can open up the space to offer their variety of skills. Services will be exchanged for money which will go towards making Temporary a sustainable space with no need for outside funding.
Participants should volunteer their time and skills, as much as possible, to offering a service at the space with a defined cost and also promoting the event within their network. Services can be according to...Read more...
Electric Sound Meditation is a twice-monthly experimental music and meditation series open to all members of Helsinki community. Each session is hosted by a different experimental musician or sound artist.
There has already been 6 of these sessions, and I'm proposing that this series continue its summer sessions at Temporary as a way to incorporate wellbeing practices with fresh experimental noise-/music-making in a safe and comfy space. Each session can be followed by a slow waking up,...Read more...
A regular meeting place for people to improvise sound and music together and try out various exercises, games, examples and experiments. And to just play freely. And most of all, to listen.
This month's session will be facilitated by Laura Weber. SVAMP is co-sponsored by Äänen Lumo ry.
SVAMP was a long-running series of open sound/music improvisation workshops that have taken place in Helsinki (and Tallinn) sporadically for years. They have been organised by various entities,...Read more...
A series of con-linguistic based meetings, collaborative language learning and activism centred around the minority Finnic-Ugric language of Quenya created by J.R.R. Tolkien in the early 20th century.
The meetings aim to look towards the constructed language of Quenya, the language of the High Elves in the Tolkien mythos, as an alternative to dominant language forms in use in Finland. Tolkien based Quenya grammatically and aesthetically on the Finnish language, it was the first literary based...Read more...
This workshop and discussion based event aims to mix practical hands on work to develop social rapport, fermentation and meditative reflections within the newly formed Nordic DIYBio network, and give opportunity to connect with current and topical debates in the European Bio-Commons scenes.
This event is organised by Bioart Society, and will be the first gathering of the new Nordic DIYBio network, supported by Nordisk Kulturkontakt, to gather participants on the subject of bioarts, kitchen...Read more...
Warming up collectively at Magic Mondays, 30 May
This week at Temporary are sessions of several ongoing projects, which you can participate in even if you have not attended before. Tonight is a collection game development workshop, tomorrow is the 16th (!) meeting of the SoundShare project, and next week is a special Works in Progress gathering focusing on urban and civic activism in Helsinki and beyond.
The summer calendar is slowly filling. If you have an idea you'd like to try out, please propose it!
View this newsletter on the web: https://temporary.fi/announcements/temporary-helsinki-week-of-31-mayComing this week at Temporary:
Game Development Meeting #2
Wednesday, 31 May 18:00 - 22:10
Experiment #1.38.2 - you will receive 13Ŧ...
A research gathering of Doctoral Students from the Department of Art, Aalto University.
It is a second meeting of the Research Gathering series, which this time will be held in Temporary.
During the Research Gathering Taneli Luotoniemi will be presenting his research on "The interlacing of the artistic and the mathematical in constructive knot ornamentation".
- to share and discuss ongoing work (questions/doubts/challenges) amongst friends/peers and special...
I want to create a whole new language together with you, this language we create may have influences of already existing words from languages from different parts of the world. The most interesting is to arrive at a common agreement on words and to build from there. By the end of the experiment I would like to arrive at at least 100 words vocabulary.
- Through creating a new language we try to understand how our brains comprehend verbal or word-based information.
- To enjoy our own...
When Tinder entered popular culture, there was much ballyhoo in the media about it -- the famous Vanity Fair ‘dating apocalypse’ article being the most hysterical and widely-circulated — but after a few years it’s just become another fact of modern life. I’ve stood on the Helsinki metro overlooking multiple seated passengers all using Tinder at the same time, swiping their hearts out. It’s no longer a faux pas to admit to meeting someone this way.
Temporary's finances for April 2017 are now available as an Ethercalc spreadsheet. In summary, the expenses for April totalled 1175€ and the income was 100€, leaving a loss (-1075€). To date, the total operating loss of Temporary since opening in September 2016 is exactly 11000€!
We again thank Koneen Säätiö, whose working grants to two of Temporary's instigators allows us to continue to operate at such a loss. If you would like to donate to Temporary, either in cash, Ether, or Bitcoin, please see our information on donating.
After discussion at the meeting on Tuesday, it was agreed that the base cost for experiments will now be 100Ŧ. Subsequent recurrences will still receive a 10% discount from the previous session (so 90Ŧ, 81Ŧ, etc.) and already-ongoing experiments (not yet scheduled) will have their future sessions price increased appropriately.
Additionally, Open Time now only earns you 5Ŧ instead of 10Ŧ. This change was made because it was felt that Open Time was generating too many Ŧs that were not being spent on pledges (or room rentals).
The reason for these decisions was to try to keep a balance of activities at Temporary; as the calendar is beginning to fill on many evenings and weekends, time for experiment scheduling is obviously a more scarce resource. Also, there are currently over 10,000Ŧ in the system, spread out over 209 different people, though only 46 different users have ever pledged to support a proposal. It is hoped that some of the other 150+ users will be encouraged to support some of the experiments that they have been participating in, so we'll see if these new 'rates' will help.
Temporary's operating rules are open for discussion at the 'meeting' events. Once a week, usually on Tuesday night, an experiment is tagged as a 'meeting' in which these and other issues can be discussed. So far, these meetings have been non-hierarchical and decisions have been made by consensus. If you would like to shape the overall experiment that is Temporary itself, please participate!
Temporary's calendar is filling up. There is a steady stream of proposals and experiments being scheduled each week, many of which are recurring. Yet there are (at the time of this writing) over 10000 Temps out there in your accounts, accumulating too quickly to be spent.
Therefore, we will soon raise the cost of an experiment to 100 or even 120Ŧ.
This will be discussed at the next Temporary meeting - which is this coming Tuesday, during or after Works in Progress: Luca Aci. There is a lot to be decided - how much to raise the cost by, when to make this change, and if existing ongoing experiments should be 'grandfathered' into the old rate, or should be adjusted dynamically to the new one.
If you would like to have some input into this process, please come to the meeting! There will be food and drink as well as Luca's presentation.
Beginning today (1 March 2017), Temporary finishes the Open Day experiment and changes to the new system: Open Time.
The difference is that while Open Day kept regular hours from Monday through Friday, Open Time is a fluid and ongoing session that is potentially open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The idea is otherwise the same - come by, bring some things to work on, and in general use the space for whichever creative purposes you would like. You will still receive 10Ŧ each time you visit (you can check in once per day).
Getting to full 24/7 status will require some time - right now, Open Time will be open whenever someone is there to keep it open for other people. As we migrate towards full 24/7 activity, please check the website before coming to make sure we are open. The top of every page on this site will say very clearly whether Temporary is open or closed at this particular moment, so check before you head this way. Temporary will of course be open for all other scheduled experiments on the calendar.
If you'd like to make an appointment to visit for any reason - to work on your own projects, or just to meet other people and learn about what happens at Temporary - send an email to admin@temporary and we'll try to accomodate you.
During the first few months of Temporary, you may have noticed the amount of Temps in your account was not correct for what it should have been. This may be due to several reasons: the instability of the Ethereum blockchain in October/November (during which time it was under a DOS attack, and many of our transactions failed and were resubmitted), the instability of our check-in kiosk, or the generally poor coding skills of Temporary/Biathlon developers.
Today we are running an 'audit' script to compare your balances on the blockchain and add or delete Temps as needed so everything will be correct. This only affects your actual, unspent Temps - Temps you have currently pledged to yet-unscheduled events still exist, and are not spent until the event is scheduled.
If you believe there has been an error with our caclulations, please contact admin@ temporary via email. And remember to always check in to activities at Temporary!
Temporary's financial report for December 2016 is now available as an Ethercalc spreadsheet. In summary, the operating expenses for December were 1396€ and the cash/donation income was 27€, leaving an operating loss of -1369€ for the month.
With 2016 reaching a close, the overall operating loss for Temporary is -6172€ (approximately 1543€ per month). We thank Koneen Säätiö for allowing Temporary to run at this loss, as working grants to individuals have made this possible.
At year's end, after 4 months, Temporary has 192 registered users on the website. 43 different people checked in to Open Day or other experiments in December, a total of 115 times, as well as 35 anonymous people/guest tickets.
Temporary's Temps currency (Ŧ) is built upon the Ethereum blockchain, a decentralised application platform. Ethereum is still very much an experimental, bleeding-edge technology and has been undergoing many DDoS attacks in the recent weeks. This means that many of our transactions involving Temps being created, transfered or spent are not being processed, or not being processed for hours.
If you see a red alert sign in your activity feed, that means your transaction was not successfully mined on the blockchain. Rest assured that we are doing everything in our power to fix this (which, honestly, there's not much we can do) and that when the blockchain is healthy and stable again, all missed transactions will be re-submitted.
In the meantime, you can still write proposals, comment on them, and pledge to them! And we are still open daily for the Open Days experiment, where you can receive 10Ŧ for attending (even if it make take a few hours (or days) for the Ŧ to actually reach your account).
Temporary's first month is in the books and we couldn't be more delighted with how it went. Amazingly, there are 98 of you who have registered on this site, and 65 of you attended at least one experiment. Already, Temporary has become a site of vibrant, strange and fun cultural exchange with a heavy social and participatory focus. Thank you to everyone and we hope October has just as much energy.
As this was Temporary's first month, expenses were quite high, involving costs for furniture, networking, hardware, and other supplies. Still, several people helped out by donating money to purchase Temps or other equipment. The bottom line is that Temporary cost 2940€ in September, with an income of 267€, leaving a debt of 2673€.
The full financial breakdown can be found as an Ethercalc spreadsheet and most of the receipts for credits can be found in the activity feed. There are some discrepancies in the Temps count due to errors writing to the blockchain, but these will be dealt with and re-submitted in the next few days so everything should be correct by then.
If you have any questions, send an email to admin@ or just show up to the next Open Day and ask in person.
We're thrilled to offer a limited edition Biathlon/Temporary ID card, with artwork by the great Sac Magique! These cards can be linked to your account and are made of a much more durable plastic than the Temporary business cards we have been using. You can choose one of three different designs - there are 15 of each available, so get them while supplies last!
We are asking for a minimum payment of 5€ per card, and you will receive 1Ŧ for every 1€ over 5€ you pay; for example, paying 12€ gets you an ID card + 7Ŧ, and it helps support Temporary with your cash donation. Cards are available during Open Days or any other activity, while supplies last. Cash only, please, and if you like the art and would like to 'tip' Sac Magique in Temps you can do so via his profile page.
Temporary welcomes Marc Dusseiller aka Dusjagr to Helsinki, who will be running the ongoing Empathetic Taxidermia Lab between the 8th and 20th of September. This is in conjunction with this year's Pixelache Festival, which will host an Empathetic Taxidermy workshop on the 24th. Before then, at Temporary, Marc will be working daily in an open process, with an inauguration event on Saturday the 10th, two open labs on the 14th and the 19th, and a weekend-long Taxidermy Kit workshop on the 17th and 18th.
Participation is open to everyone!
We're pleased to announce that Temporary is now live and online. This website will come together over the weekend with more information and the missing pieces filled in. In the meantime, you can create your account now (with Facebook or Twitter sign-in - we will add Google sign-in + old-school username and password registration soon, probably tonight) and start proposing experiments!
Open Days began today and will continue indefinitely. The current schedule for Open Days is 10 AM to 16:30 on Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; Tuesday is our late night (and weekly dance party administrative meeting) taking place from 14:30 - 21:00.
We're hoping to see and meet lots of faces over the next few weeks. Let's see where this goes!