Ptarmigan operated in Tallinn from 2011-2014. We no longer maintain any presence in Tallinn, but this website will continue to serve as an archive of the activities produced at Ptarmigan during these years.
Where does the conceptual economy of art and culture separate from the actual? Can the cultural sphere of Tallinn create a currency to challenge, compete and/or comment on the Euro? Can local currencies empower creativity? How can a system emerge to benefit Tallinn culture without burying us in overhead?
Make it Rain is an evening to explore the possibilities of a local, alternative currency. We begin with presentations by artists and activists who have attempted such projects in the past. Following the presentations will be a look at existing alternative currency projects in the art world. We conclude with an open seminar to look at practicalities and possibilities of such a system being implemented in Tallinn.
Presentations: Christian Nold (London, UK) and his Bijlmer Euro project (presenting over Skype); Totaldobze (Riga, Latvia) and their Dobziki currency; Rainer Eidemiller from the P.A.I. Bank in Paide. Panel will include Raoul Kurvitz (EKA/Polymer), Henri Laupmaa (Uus Maailm), John W. Fail (Ptarmigan) and others.