Student Union of University of Tampere



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Is acknowledging inequality in the world a mere agony? Do the news on ecocide paralyze you? Do you believe in change? Whether you answered these questions yes or no, we can all have a part in the future of our world. Tamy’s Environmental and Development Cooperation Days explore different views, resources and, above all, courses of action regarding environmental and development issues. Come and find your way to act!

All events are free of charge, open for everyone and accessible, unless stated otherwise in the event description. Changes in the schedule are possible.

More information:

Project secretaries Nina Huhtinen and Mikko Saarinen

Earn study credits by participating in Environmental and Development Cooperation Days

Participants can include the Environmental and Development Cooperation Days in course YKYYKEKE03, which belongs to the study module of sustainable development. The Days are worth 2 study credits. The study module of sustainable development is open for everyone. More information (in Finnish): To earn the study credits, students must participate in at least three Environmental and Development Cooperation Days events and compile a learning diary of 5 pages. The learning diary must be sent to by 2 December.

Monday 14 November

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cooking course: easy and affordable vegan food
Place: Pyynikki school, Hämeenpuisto 34

Are you interested in cooking without animal products? The Vegan Society of Finland will organize a beginner-friendly vegan cooking course. On the menu are affordable and easy vegan dishes instructed by vegans with plenty of cooking experience. There is an advance sign-up for the course in addition to a participant fee of 5 € used to cover expenses. Stay tuned for more information!

Organizer: Vegaaniliitto / The Vegan Society of Finland

Tuesday 15 November

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pop-up Model UN with Finnish Model UN Association
Place: Lecture room A08, Main building

Ever wondered what being diplomat is like? Tampere UN Association gives you the chance to step into the world of international politics for a day, with the guidance of experts from the Finnish Model UN Association. Come and try out decision-making in the United Nations Economic and Social Council ECOSOC, which is the central forum for economic and social matters and guidelines. A maximum of 25 participants will be chosen on grounds of advance sign-up. The event is in English.

Organizer: Tampereen YK-yhdistys / Tampere UN association

12 noon to 2 p.m.  Keynote lecture on development cooperation
Place: Auditorium Väinö Linna, Linna

Guest speaker TBA. The lecture is in English.

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feminist comic workshop: Utopias, dystopias and stability
Place: Lecture room A31, Main building

How do you perceive the future of the world? Femcomix Finland FEMSKT organizes a workshop where the future is observed through utopias, dystopias, and stability. The workshop is in English or Finnish according to the participants’ wishes. No advance sign-up is needed.

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bollywood Dance Marathon for Tamy’s India project
Place: Danny’s Bollywood Dance Crew, shopping center Tullintori

Come and dance for Tamy’s India project! A two-hour beginner-friendly Bollywood dance marathon is organized at Danny’s Bollywood Dance Crew in Tullintori shopping centre. Tullintorin apteekki has committed to donate €5 to Tamy’s India project for every participant, so all you have to do is dance! Max 35 participants, sign-up in advance begins on Tuesday 8 November. Refreshments are served during the marathon breaks and small prizes are given to lucky participants. Instructions in English.

4.15 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Movie: Dream Driven
Place: Auditorium K103, Linna

Dreams can change the world! Dream Driven (Autolla Nepaliin) is a crowdfunded charity movie from 2014. The movie tells the story of Juho Leppänen and his Dream Driven project, where Leppänen and four other drivers drove over 20,000 kilometres from Finland to Nepal and back to help the women of a refuge in Kathmandu. The movie is subtitled in English. The movie is followed by a discussion and a presentation of Store of Hope.
Organizer: Tamy’s Committee for Development Cooperation

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guided nature tour in Kauppi woods

Environmental psychologist Kirsi Salonen guides a nature tour in Kauppi woods. We leave at the front doors of the Linna building at 6.30 p.m. and gather at Kauppi at 7 p.m. During the tour, you’ll learn about the health benefits of nature experimentally and get to reflect upon your relationship with nature. Participants are asked to equip themselves according to the weather. Guiding also in English if needed.

Wednesday 16 November

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Association Fair
Place: Main building lobby
Familiarize yourself with the activities of different associations and find your way to take action!

12 noon to 2 p.m. Innovations – just a buzz or a new way to solve problems?
Place: Y-kampus, Main building

Stop by at the Y-kampus pop-up workshop to solve concrete challenges concerning the theme of the Days – the best proposals are rewarded! You’ll also hear more about Y-kampus and its development activities. We will serve fair trade tea and coffee provided by Reilu Kauppa ry.

12 noon to 2 p.m. Outdoor equipment demonstration
Pinni A side of the tunnel

Nature and wilderness guide trainees from Ahlmann-institute showcase utilities, outdoor clothing and means for shelter. Come and hear stories about Finnish wilderness and nature at westside of the tunnel leading to Linna.

Organizer: Tamy’s Committee for Environmental Affairs

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Ville Lähde: How to find hope in things that seem hopeless
Place: Auditorium A1, Main building

Non-fiction author, environmental philosopher and civic activist Ville Lähde gives a lecture on global food production and connects it with issues on poverty and population. The lecture is in Finnish.

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Biodynamic farm unity – farm individuality as the cornerstone of quality food
Place: Lecture room B1096, Pinni B

The world and agriculture have changed rapidly during our time. Monoculture, chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and maximizing profit in factory farming are the big, indefensible challenges of our time. The biggest challenge of food production is to find farming measures that are ecologically sustainable, local and support nature’s biodiversity. Biodynamic land management provides tools for producing food in an ecologically sustainable, social and economic manner. The farm can be seen as living and life promoting, and its operations rest strongly on recycling nutrients, diverse production and a living social and economic cooperation with consumers. This way, the production of food is also transparent and the produce healthy and tasty. The lecture is given by Henri Murto from Rekola Biodynamic farm. The lecture is in Finnish.

Organizer: Tamy’s organic food association Tampiiri ry

4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Screening and discussion of Nälkämaan Sampo – The story of Talvivaara
Place: Cinema Arthouse Niagara

Nälkämaan Sampo (2016) is a life cycle documentary directed by Mika Koskinen. The documentary is based on years of follow-up on the various phases of the Talvivaara mine. However, the movie is not only about the mine. Through the mine project that has turned into a national tragicomedy, the movie also provides an interesting image of the Finnish society. Finland is traditionally considered an open model society of clean environment and high technology. Nälkämaan Sampo shows the other side of Finland. In addition to experts and politicians, activists and local residents are given a voice in the movie. The movie is subtitled in English. You can pay €3–5 euros depending on your preference. The movie is followed by a discussion.

Organizers: The Environmental and Development Cooperation Days and Tamy’s Committee for Environmental Affairs

7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Light at the end of the tunnel Club
Place: Club Tunneli, Itsenäisyydenkatu 2

Come to Club Tunneli to feel the vibes and empower yourself!
On the stage:

Organic Cotton Beat – a duo of two women, where verses about the joys of everyday live, ugly and beautiful, easy and hard, hate and hot love, and saving the world meet. The most important mission of OCB is to save the human kind and the earth from destruction.

Dance Theatre MD

You? An open mic opportunity for saving the world

The party will continue with DJs Dolce & Käppänä

The charge is voluntary, €0–5, and will be donated to the Syria Operation of Finnish Red Cross

Thursday 17 November

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Textile 2.0: Sewing jams
Room 303, Virta

Turku UAS Textile 2.0 organizes a sewing jam where leftover textiles are given a new life. Join us to learn more about textile waste, recycling and sewing! You can bring leftover textiles with you. Nextiili will also donate textiles for the event. The workshop is in Finnish or English according to the participants’ wishes.

12 noon to 2 p.m. Panel discussion: the future of development cooperation
Place: Auditorium B1100, Pinni B

How does the future of Finnish development cooperation look like? What does a change in financial structures mean for the current and future development cooperation projects and operators? These questions will be addressed by Suvi Virkkunen, Development policy advisor at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Helena Arlander, Director of Portfolio and Risk management at Finnfund, and Auli Starck, Policy Advisor at Kepa. The discussion is led by Ph.D. Mikko Perkiö from the Master’s programme of Global Health and Development. The audience can ask questions throughout the discussion. The panel discussion is in English.

Organizer: Tamys’ Committee for Development Cooperation

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Theme days as a medium for change
Place: OASIS, Pinni B

Are the student unions’ theme days an effective way to change the world? How much of resources were used for Environmental and Development Cooperation Days 2016? How can you participate in advocating within the limits of your own wellbeing? Is saving the world exclusive or can it be inclusive as well? These and many other questions are addressed in the reflection event of the Environmental and Development Cooperation Days. The discussion is introduced by the project secretaries but different perspectives are invited to join in the discussion! The discussion will be in Finnish or English according to the participants’ wishes.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Africa Night
Place: Lecture room 6017, Linna

Global Social Work Finland will organize traditional Africa Night in 6th floor of Linna. The event is free of charge and open for everyone. The languages used are English (mainly) and Finnish. Participants are kindly asked to send an email to and inform that you're coming to prepare enough snacks. The program for the evening will be announced later – stay tuned!

Organizer: Global Social Work Finland / Globaali sosiaalityö ry

This year we celebrate Tamy’s 91st birthday party!

We welcome you to celebrate Tamy’s 91st birthday party on Friday 11 November 2016. This year’s birthday celebration will probably be Tamy’s last before next year’s funeral, so of course good hospice has been taken care of! The celebrations begin with a cocktail party for invited guests. After the cocktails, the main party will follow at the upstairs of the Main building’s Assembly Hall at the University of Tampere. The after party is celebrated at Klubi57.

The dress code is lounge suit, but don’t worry about it too much. The celebration venues are accessible.

Facebook event:


Cocktail party at 4.30 p.m. @ Tamy’s Office

The anniversary celebrations begin with a cocktail party for invited guests. The party will include a speech by the chair, mingling and good company. Bubbly drinks and cocktail snacks are served.

The organization you present may also give its regards to Tamy. Instead of material gifts, you may support Tamy’s development cooperation project by making a donation to Tamy’s bank account: FI76 5732 2620 0100 09 (Message: Tamy91). The donations are used for Tamy and GRAVIS’s 2015–2017 development cooperation project, Improving Health through addressing Nutrition and Sanitation (fundraising permit issued by the National Police Board: POL-201416532. [the whole country, Åland Islands excluded])

Main party at 6 p.m. @ Assembly Hall lobby, Main building

The main party begins at 6 p.m. in the Main building’s Assembly Hall lobby. A trimmed version of the traditional anniversary will be served: speeches, shows, handing out Tamy’s acknowledgements, academic songs, and of course food and drinks! In addition to the drinks served, it is possible to buy additional drinks from the counter.

After party at 10 p.m. @ Klubi57

The party will go on and on and on at Klubi57! Come and enjoy the music, dancing, high-quality company, food and drinks. The after party is open for everyone (food and drinks served for those who attended the main party). You can also bring you own drinks.

The price and sign-up

The price of the celebrations is €30, including the main party and the after party and its servings. The invited guests are also welcome to our cocktail party.

The sign-up for the invited guests is already open and a sign-up link has been sent to them. The general sign-up opens on 21 October. The sign-up is done via a link which will be provided later. The sign-up is binding!

After the sign-up, please pay the fee immediately to Tamy’s bank account FI76 5732 2620 0100 09 (message: full name/Tamy91, e.g. “Teppo Teekkari/Tamy91”).

More information:

Tuomas Himmanen, board member responsible for organizations and events

This year Tamy gives you the Organization Week from 26 September to 2 October 2016 (week 39). The Organization Week is the perfect opportunity to find out what kind of organizations operate within Tamy and the University. You can participate in various events, check out the activities and find yourself a new hobby and even new friends!

This year Tamy gives you the Organization Week from 26 September to 2 October 2016 (week 39). The Organization Week is the perfect opportunity to find out what kind of organizations operate within Tamy and the University. You can participate in various events, check out the activities and find yourself a new hobby and even new friends!

The programme may very well still grow, so sign up your organization's event now if it is still missing from it!

The traditional Aatemarkkinat Idea Fair is part of the Organization Week and it takes over the University Main Building's lobby every year at the end of September. This year the Idea Fair takes place on Wednesday 28 September at 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. During the Fair associations, clubs and other organizations acting in cooperation with the University and the Student Union spread out in the lobby and introduce themselves to students. Come take a tour and see if you can find a new hobby for yourself!

Facebook event.


Monday 26.9.

Tueday 27.9.

Debating For Beginners

Pinni B5078 at 5pm
Are you interested in debating? Would you like to become better at critical thinking, argumentation and persuasion? UTA Debate Society provides all this and much more. Come join our special evening for new debaters. No previous experience needed. See you there!
Facebook: UTA Debate Society

Get to know TAYK

UN Association of Tampere
3D Crush Cafen alakerta (viihdehuone) klo 17
The United Nations Organization of Tampere is organizing an evening for anyone interested in joining our activities. Hang out with us while getting to know more about what we do: UN themed advocacy and events, such as seminars, movie nights, model UN and more!

Luuppi's board game night

The traditional monthly board game night will be held on Tuesday 27th of September at Pinni B lounge (B1029-1031). The event will begin at 18:00. Pinni B lounge can be found by taking the stairs in front of Luuppi's office and going through the door on the left.
The event is open and free for everyone, because it is Tamy’s Organization Week.
There will be some snacks for the players on behalf of Luuppi. Do bring your favourite games! The event is alcohol-free.
If the doors are locked in the evening you can contact Ville Komulainen (040 076 8853) and somebody will let you in.

Keri's Floorball

Cultural Association Keri is playing floorball on Tuesdays 8.00-9.30 pm at Koiviston koulu (Lehvänkatu 9). We are playing from 20th September till 29th November. The price for autumn season is only 5 euros for Keri’s members. Find more information here:

Wednesday 28.9.

Tamy Idea Fair

Tamy's Idea Fair, the university main building's lobby area at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Organizations operating within Tamy and the University take over the university's main building - Come browse the offerings and find yourself a new hobby!

Viva's new members' nigth

Viva - the Green Left of UTA invites all fans of academic freedom and social justice to join us! Welcome to our new members' night at Tammelan puistokatu 14-16 on Wednesday 28.9. at 6pm. We'll discuss both our own principles and activities as well as current events. Bring your own bottle if you're thirsty; we'll continue the night (and the fight!) at som

e local pub later on. Find out more about us at

The university camera club Vastavalo's newbies' night

in the darkroom of Vanha Domus (Väinämöisenkatu 11) at 6 pm.
Come along to spend an evening with photography enthusia

sts! You can bring a couple of your photos, or just show up to look the others' snaps and hang out with us. We'll serve some snacks. Welcome all new and old members as well as if you are still considering our membership, and feel free to bring your friends too!


It's time for the annual beginners' course in ultimate, organized by FreezeBees!
Ultimate is a fast paced team sport played with a frisbee. A team scores when their player catches the disc in the opposing team's end zone. There's no physical contact allowed. There are also no referees, so the players call possible fouls themselves. Therefore, the Spirit of the Game and respect are a very important part of this sport.

28.9.-9.11. on Wednesdays
Group 1 at 20-21
Group 2 at 21-22

In Atalpa (notice that you have to pay the Unipoli Sport fee)

10e (pay in cash when the course starts)
includes a new frisbee and FreezeBees membership for the autumn 2016

ENROL via freezebees at
Tell us which group you'd prefer
(Max 15 people / group)
You only need indoor shoes, a water bottle and comfy sportswear with you! We'll provide the great FreezeBees spirit! ;)

P.S. We also play on Saturdays 14-15.30, beginners welcome as well!

Welcome! See you soon in Atalpa!
- FreezeBees

Thursday 29.9.

UtaSports Elephant Football Tournament

Thursday 29.9, place: Messukylä tekonurmi (turf) at 10-14
Join us in UtaSport for the funniest sport event of the autumn, Elephant Football Tournament!
Despite its name, Elephant Football doesn’t actually involve any animals. It’s like regular football but you play it with an exercise ball (google it if you don’t know the meaning!). Gather up a group of 5-12 people and come to exercise in amazing spirit! More information:  and Facebook

City tour of the Green Party

University's Main lobby at 4 pm

Do you want to find out the best flea markets, vegetarian restaurants or the loveliest coffee houses at Tampere? Then you are the most welcome to the legendary city tour of the Green Party. After the tour we have get togehter at the Restaurant 931 located in Kehräsaari.

Poikkitieteelliset Haalaribileet - FRESH LIKE SUSHI feat. Evelina

29.9. klo 21-04, Viihdemaailma Ilona

Description: The most legendary monthly student party in Tampere since 1993. Fantastic vibe and changing themes make sure that you'll have a great time each night! This month we have wonderful Evelina performing!

Friday 30.9.

Tampere Queer Festival: Film screening & Danceoke

Film Screening at Arthouse Cinema Niagara from 20:45 to 22:30
followed by Danceoke in Ravintola 931.
TQF-website (Friday program):

Lauantai 1.10.

Tampere Queer Festival: Workshops & Party Against Binary

In Monitoimitalo 13 (Satakunnankatu 13) from 11.30 to 18.00 workshops, discussions, crafting, zine-distros, humanistic tarot readings and vegan food! Amazing queer party in the evening at Club Tunneli! Check out the exact program accessibility info, language policy etc. at

Sunnuntai 2.10.

Tampere Queer Festival: Brunssi / Brunch

Labour Museum Werstas, Gallery Bertel (Väinö Linnan aukio 8) at 12.00-16.00: vegan food, hanging out, conversations, distro!
More info:


Takaisin ylös/ Back

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