Today kicks off the first day of the programme streaming from the Kallio Library in Helsinki.
Opening the day at 15hoo (Helsinki time) are Arta and Husla from the Third Space Collective, who’ll be experimenting with sampling, chop and screwing as they mix and remix live in studio.
This is followed by Aino Korvensyrjä with Tricont exploring how a group of young people in Helsinki began to see itself as active supporters of Third World liberation movements, civil rights and anti-apartheid struggles?
Members of the Tricont collective, among others, Anja Koski-Jännes, Viveca Hedengren and Mikko Pyhälä, review some of the materials for constructing
internationalist solidarity and militant information in the late 1960s and early 70s.
Tricont was founded in Helsinki in September 1968 as “a group of people studying the problems of the Third World, world capitalism and imperialism“. Its goal was the “active support for liberation movements and their armed struggle“ by distributing information and organizing events. From 1968 onwards the group published a series of xerox-copied booklets. The magazine/journal Tricont appeared from 1969 until 1973.
Aino Korvensyrjä is an artist and historian engaging for mobility rights. She is currently writing a dissertation on German aliens law, addressing the colonial history and the persisting coloniality of European borders. Together with activists based in Germany she is also conducting video activist co-research on German deportation practices. She is active in the Free Movement Network Helsinki, co-editor of Signal magazine and member of the German kritnet.
At 17hoo the Thirdspaces Collective takes over the airwaves, and we close the days programming with a conversation on The Legacy of Amiri Baraka by Segzin Boynik of Rab-Rab.