Muistikuvat (memórias fotográficas): Arquivos de identidade a partir dos olhos da América Latina na Finlândia será uma publicação e um arquivo, que irá coletar vozes de  cem latino-americanos radicados na Finlândia. Neste projeto @s participantes compartilharão reflexões sobre como se percebem após imigrarem para a Finlândia e como eles sentem que são percebidos pelos outros. A publicação será focada
na transfiguração de identidades; enfatizando como as identidades latino-americanas se fundem e como se contrastam radicalmente com as finlandesas. Todos estes fragmentos coletados serão trabalhados sob a forma de um poema colaborativo, que busca tornar visível a complexidade das vozes que falam sobre “migração”, “origem”; e “destino”. Este livro também busca explorar o conceito de “diversidade”; e como ele é constantemente mostrado como algo exótico, tendo suas tensões intrínsecas ignoradas. Muitas das vozes que falam sobre a América  Latina ainda estão codificadas sob a glamourização desta
comunidade. Conflitos sociais enraizados no sexismo, o racismo e o classicismo que as pessoas enfrentam no dia a dia são minimizados e aceitos.
Através desta publicação queremos ouvir novas vozes, re-articular conceitos e romper com as representações dominantes de nosso continente. Da comunidade, teceremos as experiências d@s imigrantes que também são, atualmente, cidadãos finlandeses.
Uma paleta sonora (colagem de áudio) complementará o livro, apresentando sons que evocam a América Latina advindos das memórias dos participantes.
Muistikuvat (memórias fotográficas): Arquivos de identidade a partir dos olhos da América Latina na Finlândia é o início do processo de construção de um arquivo, ainda maior, de identidades e históricos migratórios na Finlândia.

Muistikuvat será publicado em agosto de 2019.

W H O  A R E  W E ?


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 at 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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Muistikuvat: Archives of Identity from the Eyes of Latin America in Finland is a publication and an archival project in which we will gather the voice of one hundred Latin American citizens in Finland. We will ask them to share with us, short words in form of fragments or a small prose, how they perceive themselves differently after moving to Finland and how do others perceive them now. The publication will specifically focus in the event of “transfiguration” of identity, which can emphasize how Latin American identity merges, bonds but still is radically contrasting with Finnish identity constructions. All these fragments will be put together in the form of a continuous collaborative poem that wishes to make visible the complexity of voices that speak about “origin and destination”. This book also wants to explore the idea of “diversity” how it is often exoticized, and its embedded tensions ignored.

Many of voices that speak about Latin America are still encoded through the glamorization of this community, ignoring the real issues people confront day to day by living in countries that are still heavily misogynistic, classist and racist. Through this publication, we wish to listen to new voices, re-articulate concepts and break with the dominant representations of this continent. We are going to knit a collective fabric of experiences of travellers, as we are, as immigrants but also as current citizens of Finnish society.

Besides the publication, we will create an auditory palette that will compile “a hundred sounds of Latin America” into an audio collage.  The audio file will be attached to the publication and also published online.

Muistikuvat: Archives of Identity from the Eyes of Latin America in Finland is the beginning of a process of building an even bigger archive of Latin American identities and stories of migration in Finland.

  Muistikuvat will be published in August of 2019.