Sahrawi Nomad Tent

The event is a part of Uniarts Helsinki’s fourth Research Pavilion, taking place in Hietsun Paviljonki and its surroundings in Helsinki 5 June – 29 August 2021.

Research Pavilion

Visual artist Pekka Niskanen and poet Mohamed Sleiman Labat built a Sahrawi tent from fabrics imported from the Sahrawi refugee camps in Sahara. The Sahrawi tent is a symbol of negotiations between multi-layered issues and different ways of thinking. The tent highlights the Sahrawi’s ways and practices of resolving problems.

In addition to the PhosFATE group of artists, discussions in the Sahrawi nomad tent will be attended by world politicians and Baltic Sea and climate researchers. The public is also welcome to join the discussion. 

Tuesday 10.8. at 14.00 Artist, researcher, Doctor of Fine Arts Pekka Kantonen

Wednesday 11.8. at 14.00 Artist, researcher, Doctor of Arts Annette Arlander

Thursday 12.8. at 14.00 Professor of Art History and Theory of the Academy of Fine Arts, Doctor of Philosophy Anita Seppä

Friday 13.8. No program

Saturday 14.8. at 14.00 Extinction Rebellion activist Anton Keskinen

Sunday 15.8. at 14.00 Artist, researcher, Doctoral candidate of the Academy of Fine Arts Merja Puustinen and Professor of Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts, Artist, Master of Fine Arts Andy Best

Research Pavilion #4: Helsinki 

Fine arts, concerts, performances, workshops and discussions with an inquiring mindset – welcome to the Uniarts Helsinki Research Pavilion to see and experience what artistic research is all about. Previously arranged in connection with the Venice Biennale, this time the Pavilion will gather artist-researchers to Hietsu in Helsinki.   

Uniarts Helsinki’s fourth Research Pavilion will be organised with the support of the Louise and Göran Ehrnrooth Foundation. 


10.8.2021 – 15.8.2021



Hietsun Paviljonki

Hiekkarannantie 9

00100 Helsinki


Free entry

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