Hunter-gatherers 2023 is over. You can listen to the stories from the camp here (unfortunately only in Finnish, some older stories also in English). Photos and video are coming up. There has also been talk of future endeavours – if you want to know about them (once we know ourselves), join the mailing list.
What is it like to live in the city with a Stone Age mindset? What kind of “nature” is it if you look at it like a forest or a mammoth steppe? What kind of spirits and creatures move there? What is its map like when it consists of stories? How can you survive on what the city has to offer?
Hunter-gatherers is a communal experiment and a utopian art project where a band of urban hunter-gatherers live in Kalastama, Helsinki from 21 to 27 August 2023. Anybody can join.
Children and families are also welcome.
You can visit the camp and participate in its life simply by dropping by between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Someone is always present.
If we are not at the camp, we are somewhere nearby – you can call us: 041 586 2252
(From foreign numbers +358 41 586 2252)
You can also call to check beforehand where you can find us, or to let us know when you are coming for example if you are coming with a larger group or have special needs (more about accessibility here).
Participating is free, but you can support us with a voluntary contribution of your choice.
Hunter-gatherers began in 2021 and continued in 2022. You can listen to earlier stories from the Hunter-gatherer world here.
The project is organised by Höyhentämö – Pluckhouse.
Leiri = the camp | Soratie = gravel road | Veneaitaus = fenced dockyard | Puro = stream | Kierrätyskeskus = recycling centre