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Roxana Crisólogo Correa
(Lima, Perú)
Peruvian poet, cultural activist and traveller living and working in Helsinki, Finland. She has published poetry books: Abajo sobre el cielo (Below above the sky), Animal del camino (Journey animal), Ludy D and Trenes (Trains). Hochroth Verlag (Berlin, 2017) published a collection of her poetry translated into German under the name of Eisbrecher (Icebreaker), an anthology of her poetry in Italian will be published this year under the name of Sotto sopra il cielo, Crisólogo is the founder of ‘Sivuvalo: Is this Finnish literature? multilingual literature project aimed to promote and make visible immigrant language literature written in Finland. In 2017 Sivuvalo was awarded with Nuori Voima prize for its contribution to Finnish literature. Currently, Crisólogo works as a coordinator in Finland for Nordic Literatures in Change and Exchange, a literature project engaged in creating networks for immigrant language writers in the Nordic region.


Martina Miño Pérez (Quito, Ecuador)

Multidisciplinary artist and curator living and working in Helsinki, Finland.  Her work explores the relationship between the “real” and the “imagined” by investigating its shared territories. She works through collage, experimental writing, curating, poetry, video, philosophy, and installation. Through their different combinations, she tries to evoke unexpected meanings and metaphors. Martina is member and curator of Third Space Collectivean artist-run space presenting emerging art in the heart of Helsinki. Her visual poetry, collages, videos and texts have been exhibited and published in Europe, U.S.A, Japan and Latin America. Martina currently pursues her M.A of Visual Culture and Contemporary Art in Aalto University of Arts, Design and Architecture.



Ana Gutieszca (Coahuila, Mexico)

Visual and sound artist born in the dry lands of the Coahuila desert. Drawing is the core of her work. By addressing the question of the animal and its ambivalent presence through symbolic thinking, she sculpts the unfathomable boundaries of drawing throughout the creation of analogue and digital instruments, the sonification of graphite and its deconstruction into performance art. She is a founder member of Third Space and curator of Sound Room project.

Rosamaría Bolom (Mexico DF, Mexico).

Psychologist, artist and cultural promoter living in Helsinki. Since 2009 she has been working with culture & art projects. Her work has focused on cultural productions and pedagogical art-workshops aimed a children and youth. In psychology, she is interested in the otherness, subjectivity, human relations and symbolic language. As artist she is convinced that the universal language comes from the soul and it is the best weapon to combat misunderstanding, prejudices, racism, ignorance, fear and other contemporary ills. In Helsinki, she has collaborated and worked with several cultural actors, such as the Embassy in Mexico in Finland,  the Latin American Film Festival Cinemaissí, Helinä Rautavaara Museum, the Cultural Centre CAISA and the projects: SIVUVALO and ANALCO. Since 2013,  Rosamaría has been co-founding and active member of Third Space in Helsinki, where together with Martina Miño, they develop the Experimental Poetry Room {RunoKoe}.




Violeta Gutiérrez Zamora (México D.F., or so-called Mexico City, 1985)


Mexican sociologist living and working in Helsinki and Joensuu, Finland. She is a researcher at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) currently working on her doctoral research project: Power, Land and Forests: Conflict and Cooperation in Community Forest Governance in Mexico (CoForMex). In this project, she brings insights from feminist political ecology and ethnography research to bear on community forestry and territorial forms of governmentality in Mexico. Violeta is a founding member of the Research Group Environment, Society and Development in Latin America at the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies at UEF. She has a Bachelor’s Degree (Licenciatura) in Sociology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and a Masters of Social Sciences Degree from the University of Helsinki. Violeta has been activist for human rights in grassroots organisations like Sin Fronteras I.A.P in Mexico, Maanvoima Collective and more recently with Somos La Colectiva in Finland.




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