During the last months, Salasanat has collaborated closely with Sivuvalo, in their mission to make visible the immigrant and non-immigrant writers through debates, workshops and poetry performances, besides to promote multilingual encounters of poetry and art in Finland through live words.
On May 24, 2014 as part of Maailma Kylässä, World Village Festival in Finland, Sivuvalo, and [Radiador] Magazine presented an artisanal poetry book compilation with literary work of foreigner authors residing in Finland, who write in their native languages. The book publication was supported by the Finnish Editorial Into Kustannus.
The writers included in this publication are: Marcel Jaentschke (Nicaragua), Diana Mistera (Italy), Mohamed Ahmed Haji Omar (Somalia/Finland), David Gambarte (Spain), Rosamaria Bolom (Mexico), Maila-Kaarina Rantanen (Brasil), Tanya Tynjälä (Peru), Polina Kopylova (Russia), Daniel Malpica (Mexico) and Roxana Crisólogo (Peru).
This Book compilation has its own trailer with music composed by the Mexican artist Ana Gutieszca and edited By Spanish filmmaker, Anna Recasens.
During the first presentation called “Caracol Multicultural”, the designer and editor of the book Daniel Malpica and Roxana Crisólogo, coordinator of Sivuvalo Project, talked about the process and significance to making books from recycled materials. Cartonero book as is called in Latin American is an alternative in crisis times.
Also, the Peruvian writer, Victoria Guerrero traveled to Helsinki as guest at the Maailman Kirja Festival to share her poetry.
The Sivuvalo’s book launch had three poetry presentations at the Maailma Kylässä Festival organized by [Radiador] Magazine and Salasanat, where some of the Book’s authors read and performed their writings.
During the second presentation of Sivuvalo’s artisanal book compilation on June 25th, 2014 at Third Space, Sivuvalo and [Radiador] Magazine presented a “Poetry Showcase” and the “Book trailer projection”.
The authors Roxana Crisólogo, Daniel Malpica, Tanya Tynjälä and Rosamaría Bolom shared with the audience poetry and spoken words.
For the last presentation on August 16, 2014 Sivuvalo and [Radiador] Magazine organized in Arkadia International Bookshop an interesting discussion about the principal topic that Sivuvalo’s project: Is this Finnish literature?
The discussion brought to light the need to organize more talks and interventions on the subject.
After that, the public enjoyed the interventions of Tanya Tynjälä (Peru) and David Gambarte.