Johanna Sinkkonen, The World Inside My Room, 2021

Johanna Sinkkonen (1983 FI)

Welcome to participate in a the rya rug workshop. Rya rugs made in the workshops will be shown at the exhibition in Seppä house during the summer of 2021.

At the moment the project involves the following participants: Kodisjoki School, Rauma Freinetschool, Rehabilitative Workgroup of Eurajoki, the Fructus-project in Rauma and Pori.

More info at Maailma huoneessani

Contact email/phone
johanna.sinkkonen (at) gmail.com / 050 371 8167 or raumars (at) raumars.org / 044 05454 19.

Residency March-July


The community art project, which describes the journey of fast fashion, utilizes fabric waste and handicrafts. In June the exhibition will be installed at Seppä House (Sepän talo), where the artist Johanna Sinkkonen will implement a spatial artwork from the rya rugs made by the participants.

Sinkkonen's orientation to the field of community art is motivated by an interest in influencing society. The central part of the project is to attract attention to the enormous amounts of cloth and fabric waste. At the same time, the workshop attendees will learn the technique of rya rug and the journey of fast fashion from sweatshops to households to the landfills, while using art to express these issues.

Did you know that as much as 73% of clothes end up in landfills or get burned?

The world, once open for us all, has been deformed, becoming rooms inside our homes. We can point the finger at the guilty parties all day long, but all of us are responsible for the well-being of the Earth. Beyond our gaze, in the sweatshops, plenty of cheap clothing items are being produced for us to buy. We are consuming these products and are at fault as well.

The exhibition at Sepän talo will consist of a living room, decorated with furniture and smaller items. At first glance the space seems soft and welcoming, safe. But the exhibition will have a documentation of the used clothing items, amounts and origins. This documentation will show the ugly side of the room.

An entirety is created in which each participant is present, an entirety in which many are able to identify. An entirety where the world is inside my room. An entirety that is a picture of our time.

Documentation of the exhibition can be seen at the Maailma huoneessani-website too.

Come and join!

The World Inside My Room -workshop consists of making mini rya rugs, which can be of any shape. Former experience is not required and all participants are instructed on how to make one. Mini rya rugs are made by using a technique common during the age of depression, learnt from Johanna's grandmother. It is also encouraged to use your own technique and make it as a part of the mini rya rug. If you do not have any surplus fabric, it is possible to get materials from RaumArs and collaborators.

Let's use old t-shirts, socks and bedsheets and create an important piece of art together

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