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Temporary is open every weekday as a free creative space for playing, working, socialising, or whatever else you'd like it to be. Come and visit!

On evenings & weekends we host special experiments, proposed and organised by YOU!
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04.09.2016 // news //
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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!

27.02.2017 // Experiments //
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10:00 - 16:30

Open Days are 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!

24.02.2017 // Proposals //

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Proposed by jonald dunn
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Experience Heartfulness Meditation in this 1 hour introductory workshop Meditation reflects your consciousness. Through meditation, you get the opportunity to look deep into yourself. Whether you are looking for a way to relax, find a personal spiritual practice, or reach the highest levels of...
11 Mar 2017 21:30 — 23:00 // Experiment #1.30.2 //

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A Performative experiment in distance, FOMO and collectivity; on being elsewhere.

Processing between Glasgow and Helsinki, we are trying to be a collective but we can't escape the feeling that we are constantly missing out.

We are trying to be too many places at once.

We are trying to do too many things at once.

We are trying to choose between too many things.

Constantly between, can we figure out together where we end up?

Simultaneous performative experiments in Glasgow and Helsinki,...

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10 Mar 2017 21:30 — 23:00 // Experiment #1.30.1 //

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A Performative experiment in distance, FOMO and collectivity; on being elsewhere.

Processing between Glasgow and Helsinki, we are trying to be a collective but we can't escape the feeling that we are constantly missing out.

We are trying to be too many places at once.

We are trying to do too many things at once.

We are trying to choose between too many things.

Constantly between, can we figure out together where we end up?

Simultaneous performative experiments in Glasgow and Helsinki,...

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16.02.2017 // Proposals //

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Proposed by Justin Tyler Tate
Currently pledged: 56Ŧ
14Ŧ still needed
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Blood, it's in you to give. Let's meet at Temporary for the purpose of creating a dialogue about social responsibility by going, as a group, to give blood. We will walk together to the blood collection clinic (Veripalvelu, Helsinki, Sanomatalo) to collectively donate. Afterwards, we can reflect...
1 — 31 Mar 2017 // Experiment #1.1.116.1 //

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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...

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3 Mar 2017 18:00 — 21:00 // Experiment #1.20.2 //

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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...

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17.02.2017 // Proposals //

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Proposed by Justin Tyler Tate
Currently pledged: 0Ŧ
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Hacklab is a workshop which pushes participants to let their curiosity, imagination and ingenuity run wild through the process of dissecting appliances, electronics, toys and other objects in an attempt to make them better, modify their function or to make them more personalized. Through hardware...
14.02.2017 // Proposals //

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Proposed by jonald dunn
Currently pledged: 35Ŧ
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The idea is simple. All participants bring plans, drawings, photos, or even a 3-d model of spaces they would like to renovate. Then together we will design the renovation according to permaculture principles and hopefully realize it too! I will continue to elaborate on the workshop, adding on...
27 Mar 2017 17:00 — 20:00 // Experiment #1.8.4 //

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TRASHLAB events are social occasions to gather, try to fix broken things, while meeting others who care about tinkering, fixing, hacking, and the problem of waste and obsolescence in society. For each event, the expert hosts will try to identify the problems or diagnose the broken item and direct participants on how they can fix their item.

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27 Feb 2017 18:00 — 22:00 // Experiment #1.28.1 //

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Normally, when cooking and following instructions, we stick to a written recipe. This is so we get everything right and are sure that what we end up with and what is being described will be the same thing.

My plan is to take away the certainty of cooking and follow an already-fictional image to begin with. To make a thing that appears to be present but possibly could have never even existed.

The idea is to make this happen using edible materials (even if the participant decides not to make...

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28 Feb 2017 18:30 — 20:30 // Experiment #1.23.7 //

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Regular meet-up nights geared toward SAMA sound students, but open to all other students (and Temporary folk, and other kinds of folk) interested in learning or co-learning about anything sound-related.

Ava Grayson can organise exercises/discussions/etc. However, other participants are welcome to suggest topics or experiments if they like, and each session will end with a group decision as to what the next session could be.

Possible activities: 

  • listening walks 
  • sonic...
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6 — 22 Apr 2017 // Experiment #1.27.1 //
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The Dialectics of Space is a temporary, fabricated environment that will occupy the entirety of Temporary's space. The installation will not just be a construction, but a functional and social space where the various zones are also utilised for relational events such as meals, workshops, meetings, etcetera where the space and the event inform each other for the creation of a imposing situation and a unusual or unique experience.

The installation will require a week of construction...

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07.02.2017 // Proposals //

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Proposed by Glo
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16:00 = Screening "Dogville" 19:00 = Discussion Starting . You can joying directly the discussion if you have already watched the film! Dear all, Nur Magazine starts New Year with a stimulating and pleasing event to all the people who live in Helsinki area, keen and interested in movies: “The...
23.09.2016 // Proposals //
Currently pledged: 80Ŧ
Will be reviewed for scheduling at next organisational meeting
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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...
19.01.2017 // Experiment news //
mactwyver writes...
REMINDER: For those of you who are joining the workshop tomorrow: please bring something you would like to preserve for a time of need. It can be anything you want: from your favorite comfort food, to a love letter, to warm socks. You name it, (yes) we can it!
13.01.2017 // Experiment news //
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stevemaherart writes...
IMPORTANT UPDATE - Quenya being our primary language in the E.L.V. it seems that our translation department didn't realise the Suomi name for E.L.V. was in fact Gnome and not Elf. Please note Quenya is not a Gnomish language, I don't even know what Gnomes would speak. Hence forth our Finnish name will now be Haltia Vapautusrintama H.V.R.,(Which is also probably wrong) there may be an issue with immediately updating the link on the temporary.fi webpage, so use your internal non-me spell check. Now to figure out what to do with all this gnome merchandise I made.
20 — 21 Mar 2017 // Experiment #1.22.1 //

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Students from the SAMA 'Sound Art Project Course' will be building interactive works, noisy things that can be played on and with, and putting on performances during these two days.

Each day will have its own rhythm, different atmosphere, and different participants.

Anyone is welcome to join during these days. Snacks (whose sounds, when eaten, will complement the sonic atmosphere) will be provided, and though it won't be an Open Day, anyone is welcome to come snooze on a couch...

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18.09.2016 // Proposals //

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Proposed by agryfp
Currently pledged: 70Ŧ
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There could be a table or a shelf ascribed with 'Kirjasto projekti', with the hope that it can serve as a/the Temporary library for participants in experiments and Open Day visitors. According to self-defined lengths of time, someone can present their personal books (or library books) on the...
09.01.2017 // news //

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!

23.11.2016 // Experiment news //
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hyksos writes...
Hi everyone! Great news, the stuff I ordered arrived so we can meet on Sunday as planned.

My plan was to attempt to build a basic condenser microphone, using some plans found online. I ordered enough parts for 10, except 7 condenser capsules are normal and 3 different ones I ordered are really, really tiny, like we're talking spy microphone tiny. I got some various XLR connectors and the necessary capacitors too. I think.

This will be a condenser mic that gets power from a 9v battery, not phantom power (that will be an advanced topic for a future meeting). If you have some 9v batteries, bring them. And most important -- bring something to build your microphone into, a case or housing. I'm going to use some empty coconut shells from the last Fake it Till You Make it workshop. So please bring something fun and weird that you want to make into a microphone shell.

If everyone could kick me around 10-12€ for materials that would be great too!

05.11.2016 // Experiment news //
hyksos writes...
Final results of the vote:

1. Late night karaoke hour - 50 points
2. Culinary traditions of USA/beer batter - 49 pts
3. Diversity of Voting Protocols - 30pts
4. Upside-down map of the world - 29pts
5. Democratic confessions - 21pts
6. New hairstyles - 20pts
7. Top 100 poetry night - 19pts
8. Crying and cartoons - 16pts

12 ballots came in total, thanks to everyone! We'll definitely do the first four of these assuming all the proposers are still willing. See you on Tuesday.
01.11.2016 // Proposals //

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Proposed by Albero
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A two days work bringing participants to the understanding and solution of the hidden issues deriving from the challenges, traumas and habits inherited from the family system. It will take place over a weekend, about 8 hours of work each day. During the first day we will deepen the analysis of...
13.10.2016 // news //

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).

03.10.2016 // news //

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.

29.09.2016 // news //
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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.

09.09.2016 // news //

Many thanks to the Ethereum explorer, Etherscan, who have verified Temporaries as a recognised tradable token on the blockchain! You can see proof of this here.

07.09.2016 // news //


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!

02.09.2016 // news //
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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!