The publication event of the Signal magazine in Caisa on Thu 19th of March


Welcome to the publication party of the Signal magazine and the closing event of the 9 Gatherings Project on Thursday March 19th from 4pm to 7.30pm at the Culture Centre Caisa, Caisa Hall, Mikonkatu 17 C / Vuorikatu 14, Helsinki, 1st floor! Signal – Writings on the Freedom of Movement is a new multilingual publication on migration published by the Free Movement Network. The different projects, experiences and new ideas which emerged during the 9 Gatherings Project will be presented in the event. The asylum seekers who participated on the project will present their work and tell about their working process.

The Signal magazine includes contributions by activists, researchers, artists and others touched by the migration issues. Finnish and European asylum politics, struggles for migrants rights and experiences related to the borders and free movement are addressed in journalistic texts, poetry and pictures.


16.00 Outcomes of the 9 Gatherings Project. Project coordinator Markus Himanen
16.15 Presentation of the Signal magazine. Member of the editorial group, Aino Korvensyrjä
16.40 House for the Undocumented: Project presentation. Architect, researcher Katja Maununaho & the working group
17.00 Current issues in asylum politics. Migration activist Katja Tuominen, Free Movement Network
17.20 Artist Muhaned Durubi presents his work
17.30 Introduction of the Artists in Asylum Project by Kiila Association. Poet Kalle Niinikangas and artist JP Kaljonen
18.00 Spoken Word Programme. The participants of Artists in Asylum Project by Kiila Association
18.30–19.30 Mingling

The event is hosted by the journalist Artur Kopani.

The language of the event is English. Small snacks and drinks are served from 6pm onwards. Signal magazine will be available.

9 Gatherings is an initiative of the Free Movement Network, Oikeudet ilman rajoja – Association and the Artists’ and Writers’ Association Kiila. It facilitates collaboration between the cultural sector, migrants in precarious situations and NGOs working with migrants. The main sponsor of the project is the Ministry of Education and Culture.


Best regards,

Markus Himanen
9 Gatherings Project Coordinator, Free Movement Network
[email protected]

Johanna Raekallio
9 Gatherings Project, Art Coordinator
[email protected].