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Camp Pixelache 2013 on Naissaar, Estonia

We are organizing a new edition of 'Camp Pixelache’ on 17-19 May 2013 as part of the Pixelache Festival 2013 programme. This year Pixelache is organised as a dual-city festival (16-19.5.2013) in Helsinki-Tallinn around the overarching theme of 'Facing North - Facing South.

The main venue for Camp Pixelache will be Naissaar (formerly Nargen, Nargö), an island located near Tallinn, 10 km away from the Estonian coast. The island was rumoured to be "Terra Feminarum" (the island's Estonian name literally translates as 'island of women') but had until WWII a historic Estonian-Swedish fishing community. The island's military history still leaves its traces in tangible and intangible forms: military buildings, sea-mine relics, heavy minerals, and a vague 3-month period following the October Revolution when it was declared an anarcho-syndicalist autonomous republic. Closed as a military island during the Soviet period, the island now has a few dozen permanent residents, boosted in summer time with many visitors, a classical music festival, and is a place to respect as an Estonian nature conservation area.

We have invited Mary Mellor to give a keynote presentation on Naissaar. Mary Mellor is a Social Science Professor at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne (UK), who has a long-standing interest in alternative, green and feminist economics. Within the concert hall and related buildings open workshops can also be organised.

We are calling out for presentations and workshops!

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