Student Union of University of Tampere



Tamyn tapahtumiin liittyvät sisällöt.

Tamy organizes Organization Week again this autumn at Week 39 (26 September– 2 October 2016). The idea of the Organization Week is to offer chance to all associations operating within Tamy and the University to present their activities to new students (and why not other students too) by organizing evening gatherings, events and parties.

The traditional Downtown Orienteering is a light-hearted competition where freshman teams, accompanied by more seasoned students, explore their new home town Tampere and its associations and organizations while having fun together. This year the famous Orienteering takes place on TUESDAY 13 September.

This event aims at providing both national and international tutors some last-minute tips for the upcoming autumn. The event is also a great opportunity to share ideas, ask questions and get to know other tutors across different degree programmes and associations.

The event will be held at Klubi (Tullikamarinaukio 2) Thursday 18 August. The sign-up is open until Wednesday 10 August.

The programme:

It's that time of the year again: Women Culture Days kicks off on Wednesday 20 April!

Organized by Tamy, the event offers an array of fresh and surprising perspectives on gender and gender studies.

This year, the theme is Beneath the Surface and the event’s focus is on fashion, looks and identity. The topics of discussion include gender norms, fitness fads, hijabs on a catwalk and society’s weight discourses.








Wednesday 20 April

Lecture: History of Sexual Crimes, Culture of Violence and Attitudes (in Finnish)

University Main Building A3

12.15–1.45 p.m.

Historian and researcher Satu Lidman of the University of Turku discusses sexual crimes and violence from historical and modern perspectives. Taking part in the post-lecture conversation are Vattu, Amnesty Tampere and Iiris Suomela from the Green Party.

Workshop: Women of the World Finland Festival Planning


1.15–2.45 p.m.

WOW – Women of the World is an international network of cultural festivals, celebrating the multitude of girls’ and women’s achievements. The WOW Finland Festival will be held at Tampere Hall in March 2017 as part of the jubilee events of Finland’s 100 years of independence. This year, Finland will see many think-in events for the festival such as this workshop. Taking part in this workshop are Pauliina Ahokas, Rosa Meriläinen and Pauliina Ståhlberg. Everyone is welcome to join.

Sign up for the workshop by 20 April at naiskulttuuripaivat [at] tamy [dot] fi.

For more information, please contact wowthink [at] gmail [dot] com.

Discussion: Islam, Fashion and Identity (in Finnish)

University Main Building A3

2.15–3.45 p.m.

This discussion looks at the relationships between religion, society and fashion. Joining the discussion are Professor Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila of the University of Helsinki, Dr Anna-Mari Almila of London College of Fashion and Programme Officer Suvi Sipilä of Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

Workshop: Burlesque with Olivia Rouge

Atalpa, Downstairs Hall

5.30–6.30 p.m.

Olivia Rouge is one of the biggest names in Finland’s burlesque scene. She is a professional burlesque performer who teaches a range of workshops from beginner’s classes to pin-up posing. Her classes welcome each and every one, regardless of size, gender, background or experience. Forget your fears and join in on a fun burlesque class! Olivia teaches a beginner’s burlesque workshop at Atalpa from 5.30 to 6.30 p.m.

Sign up for the workshop no later than 20 April at naiskulttuuripaivat [at] tamy [dot] fi. For more information on Olivia Rouge, visit

Clown Duo Kukka & Alli: The Essence of Pride and Prejudice (in Finnish)

Teerenpeli Restaurant, Hämeenkatu 25

6–7.30 p.m.

The Clown Duo looks at femininity and the female body in their humorous adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The show lasts 1h 15min. Free entry.

Arthouse Cinema Niagara Presents: Mustang

Kehräsaari B

6.30–8.15 p.m.

Mustang (2015)

Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven

Country: France, Germany, Turkey, Qatar

Age limit: 12

Dialogue: Turkish

Subtitles: Finnish

Runtime: 1h 37min

Director Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s debut film Mustang has been appraised by critics worldwide. The film is a moving depiction of modern-day Turkey, oppression of women and sisterhood.

Tickets 6€ with a student card or the event code NaKu2016.

Queer Feminist Dance Karaoke

931 Restaurant, Kehräsaari B

8.30 p.m.

Dance Karaoke – yes please! Danceoke challenges tired patriarchal macho clubs. We are going to take back dance moves usually owned by gorgeous cisgender music video stars. We restart, we repeat and we shamelessly take back dance. Let’s sweat, jiggle and enjoy the dance floor together! For one night, Restaurant 931 will be a paradise of queer feminists, beats, dance moves and euphoric feelings. Hop on your unicorn and dance the night away to Beyoncé, The Knife and much more. The night is ours!

The event is open to all genders and agenders. We respect each other’s limits, avoid presumptions and refuse to tolerate tyrants.

Check out the Facebook event at

Thursday 21 April


Actress and musician Emma Hautala from the vlogger duo Who’s Your Honey turns into Superwoman, a parody of today’s fitness craze. Superwoman is an unrelenting fitness girl who does not know the word tired. You can bump into her at the University during the day.

Vastavalo Camera Club Photo Booth: Clothes and Identity

University Main Building, Downstairs Lobby Alakuppila

11.30 a.m.–2 p.m.

The University’s Camera Club Vastavalo brings a photo booth to the Main Building. Take a picture of yourself or together with friends and share your thoughts about clothes. How do clothes influence our identity and what do they tell us about people and society? The pictures will be exhibited in front of Alakuppila on Friday 22 April. After the exhibition, you will get your picture with you!

Discussion: Feminist’s Wardrobe (in Finnish)

University Main Building A06

12.15–1.15 p.m.

This discussion challenges us to think about all the aspects of clothing and clothes and their relationship to equality and human rights. The Vegan Society of Finland joins the discussion.

Free Pole Dancing Class for Beginners

Pole Academy, Pinninkatu 53

1–2 p.m.

Sign up for a free pole dancing class for beginners at naiskulttuuripaivat [at] tamy [dot] fi. The sign-up deadline is 19 April. For more information, visit

Workshop: Feminist Comic

University Main Building A06

1.15–2.45 p.m.

Are you tired of seeing and hearing about the endless expectations for the ideal consumer, looks, body or gender in the media? Join the workshop and create your own magazine with stories that you want to see and hear about.

Discussion: Fitness Craze: Body, Mind and Society (in Finnish)

University Main Building A3

4.15–5.45 p.m.

This discussion is all about the latest trendy sports in our society: fitness. Looking into the theme are fitness athlete Jasmi Qvick and recently awarded Anni Mäenpää who received acknowledgement for her thesis on bikini fitness and gender performance.

Feminist Cursing Night

Artturi Restaurant, Kauppakatu 9

6 p.m.

Feminist think tank Hattu organizes an evening of cursing karaoke and open mic. Come and let off some steam at Restaurant Artturi on Thursday 21 April at 6 p.m.

Friday 22 April

Vastavalo Photo Booth Exhibition

University Main Building, Downstairs Lobby Alakuppila

12 p.m.

The Clothes and Identity Photo Booth pictures are exhibited in front of Alakuppila downstairs lobby in the main building.

Discussion: Beneath the Surface: Fashion, Power and Hierarchy (in Finnish)

C6 Main building

12.15–1.45 p.m.

This discussion looks at fashion’s influence on society, gender norms and conventions. Taking part in the discussion are art historian, fashion and gender researcher Annamari Vänskä and postdoctoral researcher Anne Soronen.

Coffee and Conversation: Fashion, Clothes and Identity

1.45–2.15 p.m. Juvenes Main building

After the Beneath the Surface discussion, you may join us for a cup of coffee and conversation about the role of norms and clothes in the lives of sexual minorities. Luca Tainio and Ree Melanen of Vattu join the conversation.

Discussion: Consequences of Body Ideals (in Finnish)

C6, Main building

12.15–1.45 p.m.

The talking points in this discussion are the consequences and outcomes of society’s definition of the ideal body. Obesity researchers Hannele Harjula and Katariina Kyrölä participate in the discussion together with the Eating Disorder Association and FSHS.

Guest Lecture by Katherine Gibson: Feminist Perspectives on Rethinking Economies (in English)

University Linna Building K103

2.15–3.45 p.m.

Renowned for her research in economic geography and community economies, Professor Katherine Gibson gives a lecture on feminist perspectives on rethinking economies. Researchers Kori Allan, Xin Liu, Mona Mannevuo and Katariina Mäkinen provide their comments on the lecture and at the end, you may ask questions and engage in conversations with others. Everyone is welcome to participate! The lecture is held in English. The premises are accessible.

The lecture is organized by Gender Studies at the University of Tampere and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. For more information, please contact pieta [dot] hyvarinen [at] uta [dot] fi.

Saturday 23 April & Sunday 24 April

Women Culture Days <3 Loud Silents Festival

Loud Silents Festival is a celebration of live music, silent movies and live cinema. The festival is organized in Tampere from 22 to 24 April 2016. Tickets cost 5€ for students and Women Culture Days eventgoers.

For more information, visit


Maya Deren Short Films feat. Beatboxer Jantso Jokelin

Ylioppilasteatteri, Itsenäisyydenkatu 12

Saturday 23 April 6.15 p.m.

Maya Deren was one of the most influential avant garde directors in America. Come and see three Deren’s 1940s short films Meshes of the Afternoon, At Land and Ritual in Transfigured Time. Jantso Jokelin uses his beatboxing and harmonica skills to create the film music live on the spot.


Ihmisiä feat. Günter Buchwald & Masterclass Band

Pyynikkisali, F.E. Sillanpään katu 9

Sunday 24 April 5 p.m.

Günter Buchwald has accompanied more than 1300 silent movies in 25 years. Ihmisiä is a depiction of 1929 Berlin full of young and carefree people.


Women Culture Days 20 April 2016–24 April 2016

Beneath the Surface

What type of power does fashion have in society? How are fashion and power manifested in non-Western countries? Can a skirt actually be too short? How does browsing in men’s or women’s departments feel if you are transgender? What thoughts and reactions does today’s fitness craze provoke? Is it possible to have the ideal body and still be unhappy?

Women Culture Days kicks off on Wednesday 20 April. Organized by Tamy, it offers an array of fresh and surprising perspectives on gender and gender studies. This year, the theme is Beneath the Surface and the event’s focus is on fashion, looks and identity. The topics of discussion include gender norms, fitness fads, hijabs on a catwalk and society’s weight discourses.

Besides the broad range of discussions, the Women Culture Days programme includes theatre, dance, movies, workshops, and opportunities to say what is on your mind.

We warmly welcome you to participate in the event.

Come as you are, no dress code.

Check out the programme

See also Women Culture Days in Facebook

More information:

Vilma Wiro


Wappu Weeks 17 April–1 May 2016

The breathtakingly glorious Wappu aka May Day is on its way again and summer is knocking on your door. It’s time to celebrate!

Wappu Weeks is a two-week event for each and every student organized by Tamy and Tamy’s student, school and hobby associations. The programme includes theatre, sports, pubs plus much much more. Make sure your Wappu will not be forgotten any time soon and join the events!

What should be the name of the new university? What types of degress are needed in the future? What are the ways to make local research and education more international? How are different fields and programmes of the University of Tampere promoted in the new university?

Idea Market at the University of Tampere on Tuesday 5 April is a place to voice your ideas, visions and opinions about the new university.

Tamy’s legendary Wappu Weeks will be held from 18 April to 1 May 2016. Wappu Weeks programme is open for event sign-ups! If your organization wants to enter their event in the Wappu Weeks programme, let us know now!

Bring your performance or stand to the University's Opening Day. Sign up now!