Announcing the Kuusi Palaa community space, and asking for your support!
It has been almost four months since Temporary closed its doors due to building renovations and other factors. Since closing, the Temporary concept has been developed into a new platform which will hopefully re-open in March, in the same location where Temporary was (for now). The name of this project is Kuusi Palaa.
Kuusi Palaa will continue the philosophy of Temporary, and also attempt a decentralised financial structure. As before, the public events programme will be collectively curated and produced. As before, Kuusi Palaa will use a digital currency/points system to run the space, which will be given to people for participation and for economic support. And as before, Kuusi Palaa will be open 24/7 for anyone to use as a free space.
But unlike Temporary, Kuusi Palaa will try to pay its way through the support of all of the people who use it. Kuusi Palaa is a legally registered cooperative that you can easily join. The simple idea of Kuusi Palaa is for people, groups, and organisations to support the space through buying 'stakes'. A stake (or panos, in Finnish) costs 50€ for individuals and 75€ for registered organisations. Buying a stake gives you 500 points (which work like the Temps system did) that you can use to produce your activities and to support the proposals of others, as well as providing other benefits such as discounts on tickets and fees.
The legal organisation and bureaucracy of Kuusi Palaa is being kept to the absolute minimum. We're taking small steps here, and trying to do this four months at a time. The first 'season' of four months will hopefully run from 1 March until 30 June -- if enough stakes are sold to cover the costs of rent, bills and upkeep. If we do it, we'll open the doors. If we don't, we'll give up and everyone will get their money back.
So now we ask you to support Kuusi Palaa by purchasing one or more stakes. Buying a stake makes you a full member of the cooperative, which means you become a co-owner of the organisation. Through the website, you can also form groups, which can share a stake between multiple people.
The website www.kuusipalaa.fi is where to go. You can sign in with your Temporary account, and there you can buy stakes (paid with a bank transfer) and get more information.
Also, this Friday will be an open house event, where Kuusi Palaa members can meet and discuss the future possibilities of the project. Please come by if you have any questions, and invite your friends. Kuusi Palaa's success or failure will depend on how well the word is spread – so please do your part!
Thank you for reading and we hope to see you at Kuusi Palaa!
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