Spheres of Care is a performative event, a nurturing oasis and reservoir of rest, where we focus on care amidst emotional, social, and ecological crises. Call for applications is open from 19th September to October 2nd.

The three-day event gathers together researchers, artists, activists, and other interested parties. The event offers a multitude of perspectives to care and nurture; we look at care in relation to self, society, and soil. We gather around a wide range of information through lectures, practices, and performances.

Location: Vuotalo, Mosaiikkitori 2 (Vuosaarentie 7), Vuosaari, 00980 Helsinki

Time: October 28th-30th

Language: The primary language is Finnish, with some of the keynotes and discussions in English.

The participant capacity is limited. An open call is now open for applications

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Production: WAUHAUS x Aliisa Talja in collaboration with Vuotalo

The event is free of charge.

The event is supported by The City of Helsinki, Arts Promotion Center Finland, Kone foundation

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photo: Heidi Soidinsalo WAUHAUS is part of the grand opening exhibition “14 Rooms” at the newly renovated Puistokatu 4 – a Space for Science and Hope. The century old mansion, located in the Kaivopuisto district in Helsinki, Finland, is an event space and safe space for research, work and discourse on the current ecological crisis.

Puistokatu 4 is a joint project between the Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation and Maj and Thor Nessling Foundation. WAUHAUS members Samuli Laine and Heidi Soidinsalo have created an installation called Treehouse as part of an immersive exhibition that takes over the entire mansion. Recycling elements from previous works by WAUHAUS, Treehouse seeks to reflect our interconnectedness to our surroundings and other species. Visitors are invited into a tent to view a recording of a talk by evolutionary biologist Aura Raulo that is accompanied by video material created by Jonathan Sundström.

Treehouse has been created from materials made in collaboration with others for WAUHAUS’ previous works. They have now been made into a tent, a video and a soundscape.

Concept & creation: Heidi Soidinsalo & Samuli Laine

Video lecture: Aura Raulo at the event A Messy Seminar (WAUHAUS, HAM, Helsinki Biennial)

Additional video material: Jonatan Sundström. The material is excess from videos recorded for a video work made in collaboration with Helsinki Art Museum. The finished video will premiere at HAM in 2023.

Crafting of tent and pillow cases: Eeva Varmola

Tent fabric: from the performance Sapiens – The story of a storytelling species (The Finnish National Theatre in collaboration with Zodiak and WAUHAUS, based on Yuval Noah Harari’s original work, adaptation and performance script by Minna Leino)

The exhibition 14 Rooms is open August 8th to 21st, every day at 10–17

Free of charge

Address: Puistokatu 4, Helsinki, Finland

Read more here


Playhouse by WAUHAUS on 29.–30.3. at the Multiplié dance festival in Trondheim, Norway.

Photo: Katri Naukkarinen Playhouse is a moment for reconnecting with our bodies and desires. It is a guided journey to make new connections with one another through physical contact.

In Playhouse the connection can manifest as a hug, a slow dance, a gentle fight or anything we agree on. Playhouse is a practice of consent and expressing our desires. It is a safe space to find a path to pleasure through physical connection.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Multiplié presents dance and choreography that stretches the understanding of dance. The festival is organized by DansiT. Playhouse was first introduced in Santarcangelo Festival, Italy in 2017.

Playhouse at Multiplié 29.–30.3.2022

Venue: Arena, Sal 2, possibility to participate and leave at all times when open.