Welcome to Father Frost Against 2021 - festival

Please note that because of border closures due to the COVID-19
pandemic, the festival will most likely be postponed to the spring or
summer of 2021, and held under a different name. The new festival date
will be announced no later than December 1. On December 1, we will share
information about how to apply for a Finnish visa and crossing the border.

As of now: From 7 to 9 of January, in Helsinki, the annual cultural and
political festival "Father Frost against" will take place. Here, on a
politically neutral territory, we together (organizers / participants /
guests) will create a temporary autonomous zone free from hierarchical
forms of interaction and discrimination. The festival is organized by
local activists, as well as participants from various horizontal
initiatives, libertarian, left-oriented and anarchist communities in
Russia and the post-Soviet area.

During the festival we will co-create and establish new projects and
connections, produce situational practices and knowledge, and exchange
experiences as activists, artists and disciplinary researchers from
different regions and countries.

Father Frost Against is a territory for the political imagination,
creating and supporting alternative practices of coexisting - a way of
thinking, speaking and acting in opposition to outdated cultural codes.
A space for strategies and tactics of solidarity, synthesizing
theoretical and practical approaches aimed at researching and
transforming socio-political and cultural processes locally, while
keeping global contexts in perspective.

The festival are also a pleasant occasion for us to meet and spend time
together enjoying performances, great music, discussions and relax in
pleasant company and in a safe context.

The aim of the festival is:

Finding new contacts and supporting "invisible" project groups and
initiatives, exchanging experiences, making acquaintances and networking
on current projects. Strategic planning.
Joint project activities. Invention and dissemination of alternative
infrastructures and interaction algorithms within self-organized
communities and nomadic associations. Time spent enjoying.Active
participants are representatives of self-organized communities from
Russia and the CIS countries, local projects and participants from other
countries: activists, artists, representatives of trans / queer / lgbt
communities, feminist initiatives / intersectional / cyber / xeno / left
feminist movements, decolonial trends, participants of anarchist
communities, independent media, representatives of human rights
organizations and NGOs. Also - ecologists, philosophers, sociologists,
political scientists, practitioners and theorists of contemporary art,
critical theory, whose contour of interests lay in participatory
projects and alliances.

The festival program offers various forms of participation: open
discussions / reports / panels , workshops, presentations, video
projects, performances, networking and gentle reflection.
The end of the festival will be a crypto-rave with the participants from
the modern electronic scene, experimental music and political techno-live.

All information about the festival program will be publicly available.

Lunch and dinner are free for guests from abroad. We can only offer a
vegan menu in order to make our cuisine accessible to everyone.

Overnight accommodation will only be provided for the first 40-50
participants who register for the festival (form available at
https://dedmorozprotiv.com/apply, select English language from the
menu). The rest will have to book accommodation on their own.
The questionnaire deadline is January 6, 2020.

The festival program will be held in Russian or English. If needed, they
will be translated into Finnish, English, and Russian.

The festival will take place at two locations - Oranssi and Ulrika.

Oranssi is located in Suvilahti. The address is: Kaasutehtaankatu 1,
building 11. The easiest way to get there is from the Sörnäinen or
Kalasatama metro stations. This is the location for all discussions and
workshops on January 7, 8 and 9. Place on google maps.

After 19:00 on Saturday (January 9) there will be a benefit concert for
the festival. The address is: Ulrika, Leppäsuonkatu 11. Ulrika is in the
basement of the third student house “Domus Gaudium”. The easiest way to
get there is on foot from the Kamppi metro station. Location in google

Both venues where the festival is taking place are accessible.

Website: https://dedmorozprotiv.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1961818990627012
Instagram: @ffrost_against
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnKhsD1O30BooGiMyWgd2Gg
Telegram: https://t.me/dedmorozprotiv
Additional Information: dedmoroz@riseup.net


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Nov 17 2020 13:28


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Dec 1 2020 22:16

Unfortunately, due to global pandemic we must postpone the festival Father Frost Against. Our goal is to organise the festival during year 2021 in Helsinki, FInland.

Stay healthy and support autonomous self-organised infrastructures!

Dec 1 2020 22:16

Unfortunately, due to global pandemic we must postpone the festival Father Frost Against. Our goal is to organise the festival during year 2021 in Helsinki, FInland.

Stay healthy and support autonomous self-organised infrastructures!