Suoja/ Shelter is a 3-day international annual festival-laboratory, which is held in the bomb-shelter in the center of Helsinki. We invite artists, performers, musicians, educators to comprehend the "shelter" in all its hypostases, forms and manifestations. Shelter as a refuge from the threat and shelter as an indicator of the existence of a threat. Shelter as an underground for marginal or as a privilege for the elite. Shelter as a transfer point, compelled communal living, a model of society in miniature, a safe space for the gathering of like-minded people. Shelter as a burrow, shelter as a den, shelter as the last asylum, shelter as a new beginning. Located within the global rock of the capitalist world, the shelter is represented in the present while at the same time is hidden from it. Therefore, it is from within the shelter that we can overcome the rhetoric of the "Cold War" and the creative logic of cognitive capitalism by imagining a world of new affects, new tenderness, sensitivity, and non-toxic communication.