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Helsinki together with cities of Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen and Lahti is the World Design Capital 2012.

The WDC Helsinki 2012 programme includes 300 projects, divided into six different themes. One half of the programme contains various development projects, represented by the themes “transforming city” and “rethinking design”. Projects based on these themes feature different forms and uses of design in a particularly broad and diverse manner. The other half of the programme includes events aimed at city residents, tourists as well as design trend-setters and professionals. These are grouped under the three themes “a year of events”, “exhibitions” and “encounters”. Design will also be highlighted through various national and international publications under the theme “communications”. In this summary, the programme is displayed as a list. You can also explore the programme in more detail at www.wdchelsinki2012.fi or in our mobile application. This programme summary is from 19 December 2011. The programmes may be subject to change.

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WDC Helsinki 2012 will encourage us to observe and discover ways to improve our daily lives, our environment and even our business operations. Design is all around us, and well designed objects as well as well planned systems and services will improve the quality of our daily lives.


YEAR OF EVENTS EXHIBITIONS TRANSFORMING CITY RETHINKING DESIGN ENCOUNTERS COMMUNICATIONS

The programme is updated at wdchelsinki2012.fi.

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NEW YEAR’S EVE OF DESIGN

KONE’S HELSINKI DESIGN REFERENCE TOUR

The Design Capital Year begins! The opening ceremony will be hosted by Helsinki’s Mayor Jussi Pajunen, and all guests will be able to make New Year’s resolutions. The climax of the festive atmosphere will be the turning on of the Cathedral lights. New Year’s Eve of Design is a WDC Signature Event. DATE: 31.12.2011 PLACE: Senate Square, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.wdchelsinki2012.fi INFORMATION: Programme Director Kaarina Gould, World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, +358 400 350 505, kaarina.gould@wdchelsinki2012.fi

A tour and a map for self-guided Helsinki tours. The tour consists of design-related KONE’s references and interesting buildings housing KONE’s products. The map will be available at WDC Helsinki 2012 locations and Helsinki travel information bureaus. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki WEBSITE: www.kone.com INFORMATION: Director, Brand and Events, Global Marketing and Communications Ritva Seppänen, KONE, +358 40 743 9560, ritva.seppanen@kone.com

JANUARY

A community of designers, artisans and artists has sprung up on the Hämeenkatu street in Lahti. During 2012, Designer’s Street Lahti will organise themed open door events in the area. These open door events to be organised once a month on Saturdays will include exhibitions, workshops and more. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Lahti INFORMATION: Designer Minna Vierula, +358 40 582 0409, minna@ideakellari.fi

The Mari Village will come to life. The Mari Village is a 1960’s utopian design by Marimekko’s founder, Armi Ratia, which aimed to create a residential community for Marimekko employees to promote a better quality of life. This idea will be realised when the Mari Village will be revived within a modern setting, aiming to search for new ways of developing a sense of emotional wellbeing for people all around the world. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki and the world, Marimekko stores, offices and factories WEBSITE: www.marimekko.com/marivillage (soon) INFORMATION: Acting Marketing Director Tiina Alahuhta-Kasko, Marimekko, +358 9 758 7328, tiina.alahuhtakasko@marimekko.fi

HELSINKI DESIGN MENUS

ANNANTALO CHILDREN’S BOOK CAFÉ

The chefs with their teams at the Kappeli, Kaarna, Salve, Zetor, Virgin Oil Co., Stone’s and Belge restaurants have developed a unique Helsinki Design Menu for each restaurant, emphasising among other things local foods, the Finnish way of life and responsibility. Each restaurant has its own theme for the menu. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Kappeli, Kaarna, Zetor, Salve, Stone’s, Virgin Oil Co., Belge; Helsinki WEBSITE: www.belge.fi, www.kappeli.fi, www. ravintolakaarna.fi, www.zetor.net, www. ravintolasalve.fi, www.stonespub.fi, www. virginoil.fi INFORMATION: Development Manager Santeri Uusitalo, +358 10 766 0667, santeri.uusitalo@sok.fi

Children will redesign the Annantalo café, transforming it into a new Children’s Book Café. The Children’s Book Café and the adjacent Studio Anna will provide a good venue for reading books; it will also host illustration exhibitions, book publication events, author and illustrator interviews, workshops, poem panels, brief concerts, sales activities and other interests. DATE: 23.1.–31.12.2012 PLACE: Annantalo Arts Centre WEBSITE: www.annantalo.fi INFORMATION: Cultural Producer Liisa Paatsalo, Annantalo, +358 9 3103 7174, liisa.paatsalo@hel.fi

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11TH DOCPOINT – HELSINKI DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

FISKARS DESIGN VILLAGE 2012

Docpoint will present a series of documentaries on the significance of good and bad design. The series will portray the entire scale of design from fonts to city planning. The aim is to explain how indispensable good design is for the smooth running of daily lives and the functionality of a modern society: because of bad design, we are drowning in needless plastic and throwaway rubbish. DATE: 24.–29.1.2012 PLACE: Helsinki WEBSITE: www.docpoint.info INFORMATION: Executive Director Leena Närekangas, +358 50 542 9291, leena.narekangas@docpoint.info

The year-long series of events will include exhibitions, seminars and other associated events as well as various Fiskars Design Village display windows in Helsinki. DATE: 5.2.2012–6.1.2013 PLACE: Fiskars Village and Helsinki WEBSITE: www.onoma.org INFORMATION: General Manager Martina Lindberg, The Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars, +358 19 277 7500, martina.lindberg@ onoma.org

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WDC HELSINKI OPEN DOORS WEEKEND World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 will throw open the doors of its designers and invite everyone to discover their work. During the weekend, design will be looked at from many different angles from workplaces to schools and clubs to worksites. DATE: 3.–5.2.2012 PLACE: Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen, Lahti WEBSITE: www.wdchelsinki2012.fi INFORMATION: Programme Director Kaarina Gould, World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, +358 400 350 505, kaarina.gould@wdchelsinki2012.fi

FORTUM OPEN HOUSE The Fortum Tower at Keilaniemi and the power plant at Suomenoja will open their doors to the public. During the Design Capital Weekend, Fortum’s art collection will be on display and during Espoo Day on 27.8.2012, the public will be able to admire the view from the top of the famous tower house. DATE: 3.–5.2.2012 and 27.8.2012 PLACE: Fortum headquarters in Espoo, Combined Heat and Power plant at Suomenoja, Espoo WEBSITE: www.fortum.com INFORMATION: Communications Manager Elina Kokko, Fortum, +358 40 733 9493, elina.kokko@fortum.com

ARCHITECTURE IN FILM

The world’s northernmost Design Week will provide an arctic design perspective for the year. The week’s programme will include dozens of contributory events, such as exhibitions, performances, company introductions, an international level design seminar and networking opportunities. DATE: 17.–26.2.2012 PLACE: Rovaniemi WEBSITE: www.rovaniemidesignweek.fi INFORMATION: Producer Julius Oförsagd, Rovaniemi Design Week, +358 40 562 5590, julius.oforsagd@ rovaniemi.fi

CONSTRUCTED ENVIRONMENT, NATURE AND ECOLOGY – HOW TO CONTROL CLIMATE CHANGE IN CONSTRUCTION The City of Helsinki Environment Centre will open an exhibition in the Viikki Environment House, their new offices completed in the autumn of 2011. The exhibition will showcase solutions for controlling climate change in construction and housing, and highlight Helsinki’s natural values.  DATE: February 2012 PLACE: Viikki Environment House, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.hel.fi/ymk

ROCKING CHAIR GET-TOGETHER The Rocking Chair Get-Together will consist of a city event in Esplanade Park on 30 June, a design competition ending on 13 September 2012 and a charity auction of art rocking chairs on 19 September 2012. DATE: February–September 2012 PLACE: Helsinki INFORMATION: Creative Director Miia Liesegang, Innollinen, +358 40 741 5006, miia@innollinen.fi

A series of lectures and films will combine architectural research with film. An expert lecture will introduce each film. DATE: 3.2.–20.4.2012 PLACE: Cinema Orion, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.kava.fi/esitykset/arkkitehtuuri INFORMATION: Communications Specialist Risto Alatarvas, Academy of Finland +358 40 828 0648, risto. alatarvas@aka.fi

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BUILDING THE CITY!

MOA, MASTERS OF A?

The cross-disciplinary project will allow children to learn about architecture and city planning through opera, performances, short films and visual arts. The main idea is to combine architecture, classical music and the performing arts into a feast of all senses. A series of operatic performances, to be performed by children and accompanied by professional musicians, will be produced within the project. DATE: 3.-18.3.2012 PLACE: Museum of Finnish Architecture, small exhibition hall WEBSITE: www.rakennetaankaupunki.fi INFORMATION: Director Jorge Raedo (English, Spanish), +358 44 556 6041, jorge.raedo@yahoo.es

MoA, an exhibition and a festival of ideas and innovations, which uses the design year as a launch pad, is an annual event organised by Aalto University, emerging around the thesis projects of new master graduates from the School of Art and Design and the schools of Technology and Economics. Interesting events are built around the four-week exhibition including seminars, demonstrations, discussion events and presentations. DATE: 9.5.–3.6.2012 PLACE: Helsinki WEBSITE: www.moa.fi INFORMATION: Producer Tarja Peltoniemi, Aalto University, +358 50 532 3817, tarja.peltoniemi@aalto.fi

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Fiskars Home will organise an Open Door Day which will provide information on the journey of a product from conception to the final result. The programme includes events for children, artist interviews, identification of old objects and factory tours. DATE: 31.3.2012 PLACE: Arabiakeskus / Arabia Factory Shop, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.arabia.fi INFORMATION: Head of PR Tuija Aalto-Setälä, Fiskars, +358 40 501 0303, tuija.aalto-setala@fiskars.com

APRIL

The central meeting place of WDC Helsinki 2012, a wooden pavilion designed by Aalto University students, is to be located in the courtyard area between the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Design Museum. The Pavilion will host various events – workshops, international and Finnish talks by well-known speakers, comments on the other programmes and various campaigns. Museums will also extend their displays to the courtyard and street level. DATE: 12.5.–16.9.2012 PLACE: The area between the Design Museum and the Museum of Finnish Architecture WEBSITE: www.wdchelsinki2012.fi INFORMATION: Programme Director Kaarina Gould, World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, +358 400 350 505, kaarina.gould@wdchelsinki2012.fi

NÄYTÖS 2012 DESIGN GOES WASHING JETTY The Helsinki City Planning Department’s city festival focuses on the significance of the 13 carpet washing jetties on the shores around Helsinki, as a social meeting place which unites the city’s residents and as an important aspect of Helsinki’s cultural heritage. The Design Goes Washing Jetty events will be centred around architecture, design, community spirit and conservation of the environment. DATE: 30.4.–31.12.2012 PLACE: 13 carpet washing jetties in Helsinki INFORMATION: Producer Antti Salminen, +358 400 875 129, antti.salminen@leka.fi

In spring 2012, Exhibition 2012 will showcase the thesis projects of MA and BA students graduating from the Aalto University Fashion and Clothing Design programme. DATE: 25.2.2012 PLACE: Helsinki INFORMATION: Lecturer Tuomas Laitinen, Aalto University, +358 40 952 6024, studio@laitinencollection.com

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DESIGN DISTRICT HELSINKI WEEK

SKIDIT FESTARIT - CHILDREN’S ARTS FESTIVAL

Design District Helsinki will celebrate the Design Capital Year at the beginning of June for nearly a week with various campaigns and events. Residents of the Design District will invite both residents of the city and visitors to acquaint themselves with the work of entrepreneurs and designers and to discover the small boutiques offering excellent customer service, individual products and shopping delights.  DATE: 7.–10.6.2012 PLACE: The Design District area and the Pavilion WEBSITE: www.designdistrict.fi INFORMATION: Executive Manager Laila Alanen, DesignDistrict Helsinki, +358 50 5484114, laila.alanen@designforum.fi

The Children’s Art Festival is an urban child culture festival now organised for the third time in the Kallio neighbourhood of Helsinki. It aims to offer meaningful culture, quality time together, positive experiences, multiculturalism, tolerance, meetings with artists and within the arts environments. The key word is participation. DATE:  29.7.2012 PLACE: Kaikukatu 4, Kallio, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.skiditfestarit.fi INFORMATION: Producer Aino Heikkinen, Skidit Festarit, +358 40 522 5088, aino@ainoheikkinen.com

AUGUST

This exhibition and seminar event aims to strengthen the cultural identity and community experience of the audience through design. It encourages discussion of Finnish identity, design, national form language and the significance of tradition in current and future design. DATE: 15.–17.6.2012 PLACE: Lahti WEBSITE:  www.karjalanliitto.fi INFORMATION:  Maija-Liisa Lindqvist, The Finnish Karelian League, +358 400 561 077, maija.liisa.liisa. lindqvist@pp.inet.fi

LASIPALATSI DESIGN MARKETS & FASHION FILM FESTIVAL Lasipalatsi Design Markets & Fashion Film Festival will be organised at the Lasipalatsi Square and the Bio Rex cinema. This will be the fourth time that this young designers’ sales event will be organised, and this time it will be an even grander city event as a film festival delving into the combined world of fashion and design. DATE: 1.–4.8.2012 PLACE: Lasipalatsi square, Bio Rex INFORMATION: Raisa Niemi, the Lasipalatsi Film and Media Centre, +358 50 371 7818, raisa.niemi@lasipalatsi.fi

SECRETS OF HELSINKI What is made in Helsinki? The project will search for and discover industries characteristic of Helsinki, design new local products based on the heritage of each project creator and introduce the resulting products to the residents of Helsinki. The project continues the concept used for COMPANY, another project started in 2007 by designers Aamu Song and Johan Olin. DATE: June 2012 PLACE: Helsinki WEBSITE: www.com-pa-ny.com/projects/secrets_of_ helsinki/ INFORMATION: Designer Johan Olin, +358 41 519 9086, Johan.olin@com-pa-ny.com

STUDIO KUKKAPURO Professor Yrjö Kukkapuro’s studio completed in 1968 at Kauniainen will open its doors to the general public for the first time. The series of events produced by the Hapnik Collective consists of three separate parts: a studio exhibition, guided tours for groups at the studio and Futura happenings. DATE: 1.8.–31.10.2012 PLACE: Studio Kukkapuro, Kauniainen WEBSITE: www.kukkapuro.fi INFORMATION: Producer Ida Kukkapuro, +358 50 5303 854, info@hapnik.fi

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ETELÄ-HERMANNI OPENING CEREMONY

DESIGN HELPS - LIVING ROOM

At the Etelä-Hermanni Opening Ceremony, city planning and construction which are characteristic of Helsinki will introduce themselves through this most pleasantly completed area. Within the Etelä-Hermanni area, state-ofthe-art architecture and design are combined with a unique blend of cultural and architectural-historical layers. DATE: August–September 2012 PLACE: Etelä-Hermanni, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.hel.fi/ksv INFORMATION: Tuukka Linnas, Helsinki City Planning Department, +358 9 3103 7308, tuukka.linnas@hel.fi

The Living Room will act as a meeting place for anyone interested in helpful design and create a forum for dialogue between sustainable development and design. In addition to various events, the Living Room will be enlivened by a design café and an exhibition and seminar area. The exhibition will display products of the design cooperation for example through documentaries, photographs and completed products. DATE: 6.–27.9.2012 PLACE: Helsinki WEBSITE: www.tikaushare.org INFORMATION: Linda Lehto, Tikau Share ry, +358 40 960 8283, contact@tikaushare.org

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EVERYDAY DISCOVERIES - INTERNATIONAL DESIGN HOUSE EXHIBITION The Mini World Design Exhibition will bring the current design phenomena to Helsinki. Leading design organisations from some twenty countries will be introducing their new design concepts for better everyday living through play, memories and stories. Everyday Discoveries – International Design House Exhibition is a WDC Signature Event. DATE: 6.–16.9.2012 PLACE: Suvilahti WEBSITE: www.wdchelsinki2012.fi INFORMATION: Programme Director Kaarina Gould, World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, +358 400 350 505, kaarina.gould@wdchelsinki2012.fi

HELSINKI DESIGN WEEK 2012 Helsinki Design Week 2012 will bring together the international design community and local designers. The Design Week will not only present design to designers but will also seek to find new ways to benefit society and the city itself. An important theme will be the implementation of social innovations through participative design. DATE: 6.–16.9.2012 PLACE: Helsinki WEBSITE: www.helsinkidesignweek.com INFORMATION: Helsinki Design Week, +358 9 628 082, info@helsinkidesignweek.com

HABITARE As the largest furniture, interior decoration and design event in Finland Habitare introduces products for interior decoration and functionality within homes as well as public areas. In addition to hundreds of exhibitors, Habitare also offers high-class specialist exhibitions and areas, as well as inspiring programmes for both professionals and the general public. DATE: 12.–16.9.2012 PLACE: Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre WEBSITE: www.habitare.fi INFORMATION: Exhibition Group Manager Päivi Kukkamäki, The Finnish Fair Corporation, +358 50 524 9942, paivi.kukkamaki@finnexpo.fi

OPEN HOUSE EVENT – AT MARTELA HOUSE Martela House will open its doors to all. The event will provide an opportunity to discover new products as well as meet designers and employees. DATE: 12.9.2012 PLACE: Martela House, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.martela.com INFORMATION: Brand and Communication Manager Leena Puttaa-Sollo, Martela, +358 40 84 95 480, leena.puttaa-sollo@martela.fi

OPENHOUSEHELSINKI The OpenHouseHelsinki event will open doors to locations that are not normally accessible to either residents of the city or visitors. OpenHouseHelsinki will organise guided tours to interesting indoor facilities, city neighbourhoods, inner courtyards as well as new and old architectural points of interest. Designers and specialists will act as tour guides. DATE: 13.–16.9.2012 PLACE: Helsinki WEBSITE: www.openhousehelsinki.fi INFORMATION: Press Officer Martta Louekari, OpenHouseHelsinki, +358 45 1351318, martta.louekari@gmail.com

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GLORIA FASHION SHOW 2012 Gloria Fashion Show is a highly popular fashion show, to be organised for the ninth time. In 2012, the theme of the show will be design in its many forms DATE: September 2012 PLACE: Old Student House, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.gloria.fi INFORMATION: Editor in chief Minna Juti, Gloria, +358 407470184, minna.juti@sanomamagazines.fi

OCTOBER

KONE employees around the world will visit different sites and observe human behaviour in elevators and on escalators, and meet with customers to discuss their needs. Their observations will be used for example to provide greater understanding of customers. DATE: October 2012 PLACE: Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and 30+ destinations around the world WEBSITE: www.kone.com/corporate/en/Press/Releases/ Pages/kone-celebrates-annual-people-flow-day. aspx INFORMATION: Director, Brand and Events, Global Marketing and Communications Ritva Seppänen, KONE, +358 40 743 9560, ritva.seppanen@kone.com

NOVEMBER OLO.MUOTO ‘12 - FORM.OF.EXISTENCE A large international design event with young designers and design schools as well as Finnish wood as their focal point. The aim is to enhance understanding of the significance of industrial design in companies and to promote design management. DATE: 14.–16.11.2012 PLACE: Lahti WEBSITE: www.lahdenmessut.fi INFORMATION: Maarit Paldan, Lahti Fair Ltd., +358 3 525 820, maarit.paldan@lahdenmessut.fi

THE SECRET LIGHTGARDENS The event will introduce ideas and dreams of the role of city space and architecture in the daily lives of the city’s residents by using light to illustrate the concepts. The Secret Lightgardens will spread out in the Helsinki Tori Quarter inner courtyard areas that are usually hidden by day. A seminar for professionals will also be part of the event. DATE: 23.11.–2.12.2012 PLACE: Inner courtyards of Tori Quarters, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.valosto.com INFORMATION: architect Marjut Kauppinen, +358 40 702 5895, marjut.kauppinen@ark-kauppinen.fi

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JANUARY

HELSINKI SOUTH HARBOUR – OPEN INTERNATIONAL IDEAS COMPETITION

20X0 – A JOURNEY INTO THE FUTURE The Heureka exhibition portraying a future city will among other things illustrate future housing, transport, healthcare and spending. DATE: 8.10.2011–27.1.2013 PLACE: Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre, Vantaa WEBSITE: www.heureka.fi INFORMATION: Communications Manager Heli Ainoa, Heureka, +358 40 901 5295, heli.ainoa@heureka.fi

The entries participating in the International Ideas Competition organised for the development of the Helsinki South Harbour will be displayed and open for public comment at the Exhibition Centre Laituri. The results of the competition will be announced in spring 2012. DATE: 15.12.2011–21.1.2012 PLACE: Information and Exhibition Hall Laituri, Helsinki WEBSITE: http://laituri.hel.fi/ INFORMATION: Exhibition Coordinator Anu Hämäläinen, Laituri / Information and Exhibition Hall Laituri, +358 9 3103 7440, anu.k.hamalainen@hel.fi

ICE CELLAR The exhibition series will showcase the most interesting works of the younger generation of designers and examine the possibilities of design in a world where production, design and the designer’s role are undergoing change. DATE: 13.10.2011–31.12.2012 PLACE: Design Gallery Köln im Studio, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/pages/K%C3%B6ln-imStudio/197746023625413?sk=info INFORMATION: Jari Saariaho, +358 40 589 0636, jari.saariaho@gmail.com

The Ice Cellar to be opened at the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress in Helsinki will organise events, work performances and discussion events in addition to exhibitions. The Ice Cellar will provide an opportunity to discover works created by the island’s own designers and artists. The new venue will also promote cooperation among creative professionals living and working on the island. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Suomenlinna, Helsinki INFORMATION: chairman Esa Toivanen, +358 40 533 7903, esa.toivanen@viapori.fi

“HOUSING PLANS” – SAFA’S ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITIONS LAHTI DESIGN STATION The Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA) traditional Architectural Competitions Exhibition will present community-focused new construction and a variety of innovative area planning solutions. The exhibition will feature competition entries for the Vaajakoski Centre in Jyväskylä, the Peltosaari area of Riihimäki, the Housing Fair Community House in Hyvinkää and the Helsinki Townhouse competitions. DATE: 14.12.2011–29.1.2012 PLACE: Museum of Finnish Architecture, small exhibition hall WEBSITE: www.mfa.fi INFORMATION: Press Officer Hanna Galtat, Museum of Finnish Architecture, +358 9 8567 5111, hanna.galtat@mfa.fi

The meeting place of WDC Helsinki 2012 in Lahti is the Lahti Design Station, which will showcase design from Lahti as well as other Finnish and international design. Anyone visiting the Design Station will also have an opportunity to find out about and participate in the activities of WDC Helsinki 2012. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Lahti WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/muotohuoltamo INFORMATION: Project Manager Päivi Ronkainen-Forsius, Lahti Design Station, +358 44 716 1553, paivi.ronkainen-forsius@lahti.fi

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NEXT TIKKURILA. THE OLD STATION BUILDING 150 YEARS.

TWO FACES OF HELSINKI

The station building in Tikkurila is one of the oldest preserved buildings in the area, and as a public building, it has touched the lives of many Tikkurila people. The station reaches the age of 150 years in the Design Capital year and is the venue of a varied programme of events related to the station in its honour. The programme is intended to increase awareness of the architecture of the building. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Vantaa WEBSITE: www.vantaa.fi/kaupunginmuseo INFORMATION: Curator Jaana af Hällström, Vantaa City Museum, +358 50 3105952, jaana.af.hallstrom@vantaa.fi

The conscripts serving in the Defence Command Public Information Division have produced a series of art photographs on the bombings of Helsinki. Together with the Defence Forces Photographic Centre they have chosen interesting photographs of the Helsinki bombings and produced modern day photographs taken from the exact same location with the same focal distance. DATE: 10.1.–4.2.2012 PLACE: Information and Exhibition Hall Laituri, Helsinki WEBSITE: http://laituri.hel.fi INFORMATION: Exhibition Coordinator Anu Hämäläinen, Information and Exhibition Hall Laituri, +358 9 3103 7440, anu.k.hamalainen@hel.fi

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DESIGNGALLERY 12: FINNISH DESIGN UNWRAPPED – JANI KAILA Designgallery 12, a series of exhibitions and events, will focus on the current themes and phenomena of Finnish and international design. The participants in the series, who will vary each month, were selected from over a hundred high-quality applicants. DATE: 4.–29.1.2012 PLACE: Designgallery 12, Design Museum, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.designmuseum.fi INFORMATION: PR & Communications Aila Svenskberg, +358 9 6220 5420, aila.svenskberg@ designmuseum.fi

SPAIN MEETS FINLAND The exhibition of the work of Manuel Estrada, one of Spain’s most renowned graphic designers, is accompanied by workshops aimed particularly at young people from a variety of backgrounds. Estrada talks about his methods and visions in the workshops. DATE: 9.1.–29.3.2012 PLACE: The International Cultural Centre Caisa WEBSITE: www.caisa.fi INFORMATION: Director Johanna Maula, The International Cultural Centre Caisa, +358 50 522 2960, Johanna.maula@hel.fi

One key aspect of the exhibition will be a video production introducing seven buildings located outside of Finland yet designed by Finnish architects. New as well as uncompleted works are also to be included. This work combining videos, still images, sound landscapes and architect interviews will be readily appreciated regardless of language or cultural differences. The exhibition will also include background material, such as drawings and scale models. DATE: 11.1.–26.2.2012 PLACE: Museum of Finnish Architecture WEBSITE: www.mfa.fi INFORMATION: Hanna Galtat, Communications, Museum of Finnish Architecture, +358 9 8567 5111, hanna.galtat@mfa.fi

CITY CENTRE, LIVING AND WORKING ENVIRONMENTS The exhibition draws together selected city centre, residential area and industrial estate projects run by the City of Vantaa. The emphasis of the exhibition is specifically on town planning, park and street planning as urban design. The exhibition will be divided into four parts: Sustainable Design in Vantaa, Aviapolis – An Airport City, Revamped Centres and Marja-Vantaa, Ring Rail Line. DATE: 12.1.–4.11.2012 PLACE: A Window into Design in Vantaa, Tikkurila WEBSITE: www.vantaa.fi INFORMATION: Park Planning Manager Hanna Keskinen, City of Vantaa, Municipal technology centre, +358 9 8392 9334, hanna.keskinen@vantaa.fi

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SEVEN CONNECTIONS – FINNISH ARCHITECTURE ABROAD The WDC Helsinki 2012 meeting place in Vantaa is the exhibition and event space on the Asematie road in Tikkurila. This exhibition space will provide information and pleasant experiences throughout 2012. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Tikkurila, Vantaa WEBSITE: www.vantaa.fi INFORMATION: Cultural Manager Lea Rahkola-Kauranen, City of Vantaa, Event and City Culture Services, +358 50 312 1969, lea.rahkola-kauranen@vantaa.fi


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The series of exhibitions entitled ‘Yellow City – illustrated stories from Helsinki’ is based on the book with the same title combining illustrations and literature, to be published in January 2012. The exhibition focuses on the nature of illustration as utilitarian art: how an illustration is created to order. DATE: 16.1.2012–31.12.2012 WEBSITE: www.napaillustrations.com PLACE: Helsinki City Library, Annantalo Arts Center, The Lasipalatsi Film and Media Centre, Skidit Festival INFORMATION: illustration agent Marjo Granlund, Napa Illustrations, +358 50 329 7655, marjo@ napaillustrations.com

This exhibition will provide Helsinki with a glimpse of Saint-Etienne, chosen as the Unesco Design City. The exhibition will introduce the City’s creative design through products, projects, new solutions and research, leaning on the concept of innovation and imagination in which all of us can have a say. DATE: 26.1.–9.2.2012 PLACE: Valssaamo, Cable Factory, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.france.fi INFORMATION: Cultural Manager Elina Tanskanen, French Institute in Finland, +358 9 2510 2118, elina. tanskanen@france.fi

ART LAB – ANNANTALO ACTIVITY GALLERY

DESIGNWORLD

The thematic workshops at the activity gallery approach design through various art forms. Examples of the themes are the Sami culture, Japan, culinary culture, daily life at home, festivals, play, and the architecture of animals or nature’s own design. DATE: 23.1.–31.12.2012 PLACE: Annantalo Arts Centre, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.annantalo.fi INFORMATION: Cultural producer, Liisa Paatsalo, Annantalo Arts Centre, +358 50 529 2141, liisa.paatsalo@hel.fi

DesignWorld, an international themed summary of modern design, will unlock different meanings of design at the social and ecological as well as individual level. Design will be looked at through the basic needs of the individual and society in general, with reflection on the various opportunities for design to have an impact on our changing world. DATE: 27.1.-6.5.2012 PLACE: Design Museum, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.designmuseum.fi INFORMATION: Aila Svenskberg, PR and Communications, Design Museum, +358 9 6220 5420, aila. svenskberg@designmuseum.fi

ROSE FOR BUILDING 2011 Rose for Building is a Helsinki City Board of Works annual award for quality work related to the constructed environment. The candidates are selected from noteworthy constructed environment projects completed each year and the award-winning entries are introduced in an exhibition. DATE: 24.1.-25.2.2012 PLACE: Information and Exhibition Hall Laituri, Helsinki WEBSITE: http://laituri.hel.fi/ INFORMATION: Exhibition Coordinator Anu Hämäläinen, Laituri / Information and Exhibition Hall Laituri, +358 9 3103 7440, anu.k.hamalainen@hel.fi

DESIGNERS ’12 Ornamo’s and Grafia’s joint touring exhibition ‘Designers 2012’ and the accompanying publication illuminate the sector’s diversity and illustrate the daily work of designers. DATE: 25.1–25.3.2012 PLACE: Virka Gallery, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.virka.fi/galleria INFORMATION: Exhibition Director Kirsi Hasu, Virka Gallery, +358 9 3103 6261, kirsi.hasu@hel.fi

NOWHERE FINLAND 2012 DESIGN EXHIBITION The national NowHere Finland exhibition is organised every other year. In 2012, the exhibition focuses on environmentally friendly design applied to concrete products and works, as well as actions and concepts. DATE: 28.1.–13.5.2012 (Jyväskylä), 15.6.–26.8.2012 (Savonlinna), 4.–22.9.2012 (Lahti) PLACE: Craft Museum of Finland (Jyväskylä), Savonlinna Provincial Museum, Sibelius Hall Congress and Concert Centre (Lahti) WEBSITE: www.nowherefinland.fi INFORMATION: Regional Artist in Design Paula Susitaival, +358 40 717 9939, paula.susitaival@minedu.fi

FEBRUARY WELL-FUNCTIONING HOME – INNOVATIVE AND SAFE SOLUTIONS FOR GOOD LIVING Well-Functioning Home is an information centre and exhibition showcasing solutions, technology, aids and products for obstacle-free and safe living for all. DATE: 1.2.–21.12.2012 PLACE: Käpylä, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.toimivakoti.fi INFORMATION: Exhibition Manager Tiina Petäjävaara, +358 50 537 8777, tiina.petajavaara@hel.fi

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WINDOW ON DESIGN PATHWAY

EKOLANDIA

A trail built within the Museum of Technology gives prominence to selected exhibits among the standard exhibitions, allowing the visitor to learn about various design processes and the lifecycle of an industrial product. The exhibition forms a part of the exhibition complex Designed Technology – Windows on Technology and Design. DATE: 1.2.–31.12.2012 PLACE: Museum of Technology, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.tekniikanmuseo.fi INFORMATION: Project Manager Anna Iso-Ahola, Museum of Technology, +358 45 341 4544, anna.iso-ahola@ tekniikanmuseo.fi

The Ekolandia exhibition showcases Finnish design and fine art through spatial concepts that plumb the future. The main emphasis of the exhibition is ecological thinking and objects or materials given extended lives in a new environment and the context of art. DATE: 3.2.–27.5.2012 PLACE: Lahti Art Museum, Lahti WEBSITE: www.lahdenmuseot.fi INFORMATION: Curator Ville-Matti Rautjoki, Lahti Art Museum, +358 50 3985 513, ville-matti.rautjoki@lahti.fi

ALVAR AALTO MEDAL 2012

Design skills in Lahti demonstrate strong local industrial tradition, Finnish cooperation between education, research and business operations, as well as young designers’ international activity. This series of exhibitions will showcase local design skills through products manufactured by the region’s businesses. The exhibitions will be located at each company’s own facilities as well as the Design Station. DATE: 1.2.–28.12.2012 PLACE: Design Station and the companies’ own exhibition facilities, Lahti WEBSITE: www.lakes.fi INFORMATION: Development Manager Jari Tiikkainen, LAKES – Lahti Regional Development Company, +358 40 727 8335, jari.tiikkainen@lakes.fi

DESIGNER PATHWAY Designer Pathway illuminates the multiple phases, often demanding teamwork, of the design process through examples of work by young designers. The exhibition is implemented together with Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. The exhibition forms a part of the exhibition complex Designed Technology – Windows on Technology and Design. DATE: 1.2.–31.12.2012 PLACE: Museum of Technology, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.tekniikanmuseo.fi INFORMATION: Project Manager Anna Iso-Ahola, Museum of Technology, +358 45 341 4544, anna.iso-ahola@ tekniikanmuseo.fi

GIVE ME A HAND – TECHNOLOGY OF TOOLS The exhibition focuses on tools, their evolution and qualities. The exhibits are tools made at the ironworks of Fiskars and Billnäs, or on loan from the rare collection of industrial designer Olavi Lindén. The exhibition forms a part of the exhibition complex Designed Technology – Windows on Technology and Design. DATE: 1.2.–31.7.2012 PLACE: Museum of Technology, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.tekniikanmuseo.fi INFORMATION: Project Manager Anna Iso-Ahola, Museum of Technology, +358 45 341 4544, anna.iso-ahola@ tekniikanmuseo.fi

The exhibition introduces the winner of the Alvar Aalto Medal 2012. The prize, established in 1967, is intended to honour creative architectural work, and it is awarded for the 11th time at the World Design Capital Gala at Sibelius Hall, Lahti on 2 February 2012. As well as Alvar Aalto, the medal winners have included Tado Ando, Alvaro Siza and Steven Holl. DATE: 4.–26.2.2012 PLACE: Museum of Finnish Architecture WEBSITE: www.mfa.fi INFORMATION: Hanna Galtat, Communications, Museum of Finnish Architecture, +358 9 8567 5111, hanna.galtat@mfa.fi

DESIGN ESPOO! WeeGee, the Espoo centre for WDC Helsinki 2012, will open an exhibition and event space for one year. This space will provide an opportunity to discover the projects and participate in the workshops and events related to WDC Helsinki 2012 in Espoo. DATE: 4.2.–31.12.2012 PLACE: WeeGee Exhibition Centre, Espoo WEBSITE: www.weegee.fi INFORMATION: Project Coordinator Johanna Lehtonen, WeeGee Exhibition Centre,, +358 9 8168 2239, johanna. lehtonen@espoo.fi

VISION Vision is a summary of the history, present and future outlook of the Fiskars Ironworks. The concept is a collage of pictures, works and artefacts, and it provides stimuli for creating visions of the future by means of design and architecture. DATE: 5.2.2012–6.1.2013 PLACE: Copper Smithy, White Hall, Fiskars OTHER: The exhibition is part of the Fiskars Design Village 2012 programme. WEBSITE: www.fiskarsvillage.fi INFORMATION: General Manager Martina Lindberg, The Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars, +358 40 753 5374 martina.lindberg@ onoma.org

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15 DESIGNERS – 15 VISIONS

DESIGN IN HELSINKI FILMS

15 artists of international renown will introduce themselves three at a time or in three groups through material, working technique, design philosophy or another specific unification theme. DATE: 5.2.2012–6.1.2013 PLACE: Copper Smithy, White Hall, Fiskars OTHER: The exhibition is part of the Fiskars Design Village 2012 series WEBSITE: www.fiskarsvillage.fi INFORMATION: General Manager Martina Lindberg, The Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars, +358 40 753 5374, martina.lindberg@onoma.org

The exhibition is an introduction to the visual world of films made in the 1930s to 1960s Helsinki – costume design, design and architecture – and will give visitors an opportunity to see design professionals at their daily work in the film studio. DATE: 15.2.2012–13.1.2013 PLACE: Helsinki City Museum, main building, Sofiankatu 4, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.hel.fi/hki/Museo/fi INFORMATION: Exhibition Curator Minna Santakari, +358 50 337 6370, minna.santakari@gmail.com

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Designgallery 12, a series of exhibitions and events, will focus on the current themes and phenomena of Finnish and international design. The participants in the series, who will vary each month, were selected from over a hundred high-quality applicants. DATE: 10.2.–4.3.2012 PLACE: Designgallery 12, Design Museum, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.designmuseum.fi INFORMATION: PR & Communications Aila Svenskberg, +358 9 6220 5420, aila.svenskberg@ designmuseum.fi

6 SCENES OF BEAUTY This Vantaa Art Museum exhibition will present design and visual arts side by side in an innovative and interesting way. The exhibition consists of six parallel yet different dioramas designed by designer/artist working pairs. DATE: 10.2.–4.8.2012 PLACE: Vantaa Art Museum WEBSITE: www.vantaa.fi/taidemuseo INFORMATION: Curator Maria Mauno, Vantaa Art Museum, maria.mauno@vantaa.fi, +358 50 314 6272

This large-scale exhibition examining the relationship between play and art from many different angles, presents the history, design and esthetics of toys from ancient Mesopotamia to the global information society of the first decade of the second millennium. DATE: 24.2.–20.5.2012 PLACE: Helsinki Art Museum, Tennis Palace, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.taidemuseo.fi INFORMATION: Curator Tuija Kuutti, Helsinki Art Museum, +358 9 3108 7021, tuija.kuutti@hel.fi

A PLACE WITH A VIEW. RECOLLECTIONS OF PIHLAJAMÄKI. The residents are given a voice in an exhibition about one of the first suburbs planned as a whole in Helsinki. The exhibition consists of interviews and photographs describing the daily life in homes and living behind the modern facades. DATE & PLACE: February 2012 at a place to be confirmed in Pihlajamäki. 12.5.2012–26.8.2012 Helsinki City Museum, Sederholm House, Aleksanterinkatu 18., 8.3.-18.4.2012 in Viikki Library. INFORMATION: Curator Jari Harju, Helsinki City Museum, +358 9 3103 6504, jari.harju@hel.fi

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LABORATORY BY VIEWMASTERS OF HELSINKI Laboratory is a photography gallery opening in central Helsinki for the duration of 2012. Laboratory brings together photographers, designers and the general public. The opening exhibition is photographer Martin Parr’s ‘Think of Finland’, produced in partnership with Nokia.  DATE: 10.2.–31.12.2012 PLACE: Erottajankatu 9 B (inner courtyard), Helsinki WEBSITE: www.viewmasters.fi INFORMATION: Tuuli Sotamaa, +358 50 331 6727, tuuli@viewmasters.fi

HUSS TO DAMASCUS! DRAWINGS OF THE KALLIO CHURCH FROM THE TURN OF THE 20TH CENTURY This small-scale exhibition displays the drawings of the Kallio Church as designed by Lars Sonck as well as photographic materials from the museum’s collections. The exhibition is part of the 100th anniversary year of the church and the Kirkko soikoon Church Music Festival as well as the photo exhibition displayed at the Kallio Church Chapel Hall. DATE: 1.3.–1.4.2012 PLACE: Museum of Finnish Architecture WEBSITE: www.mfa.fi/ INFORMATION: Hanna Galtat, Communications, Museum of Finnish Architecture, +358 9 8567 5111, hanna.galtat@mfa.fi

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DESIGNGALLERY 12: NEW NORDIC FASHION ILLUSTRATION

SHORELINES – URBAN LIVING BY THE WATER

Designgallery 12, a series of exhibitions and events, will focus on the current themes and phenomena of Finnish and international design. The participants in the series, who will vary each month, were selected from over a hundred high-quality applicants. DATE: 16.3.–8.4.2012 PLACE: Designgallery 12, Design Museum, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.designmuseum.fi INFORMATION: PR & Communications Aila Svenskberg, +358 9 6220 5420, aila.svenskberg@designmuseum.fi

Finland boasts shorelines of 320,000 km – a distance of eight times around the world! The proximity of water and the diversity of the shores provide a strong identity and an appealing special characteristic within an international context. Right now shore areas are being intensively designed and towns are expanding towards the shorelines. The exhibition will present residential areas built near water from the 18th century to the present time. The exhibition will be associated with events in the Pavilion and the neighbourhoods that are being presented. DATE: 28.3.–27.5.2012 PLACE: Museum of Finnish Architecture WEBSITE: www.mfa.fi/ INFORMATION: Hanna Galtat, Communications, Museum of Finnish Architecture, +358 9 8567 5111, hanna.galtat@mfa.fi

The Virka Gallery and the Photography Art Association of Finland will set up unique ’rest room’ exhibitions at the legendary City Hall WC facilities via music, art and photography. DATE: 23.3.–30.9 PLACE: Virka Gallery, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.virka.fi/galleria INFORMATION: Exhibition Director Kirsi Hasu, Virka Gallery, +358 9 3103 6261, kirsi.hasu@hel.fi

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METROPOLIS HOUSING FAIR 2020 The Metropolis Housing Fair 2020 takes a look at the immediate future of urban living in Helsinki. The exhibition will introduce interesting new forms of housing and how these can be implemented in Helsinki. It aims to demonstrate the variety of options available and stimulate discussion on housing issues. DATE: 27.3.-28.4.2012 PLACE: Information and Exhibition Hall Laituri, Helsinki WEBSITE: http://laituri.hel.fi/ INFORMATION: Exhibition Coordinator Anu Hämäläinen, Laituri / Information and Exhibition Hall Laituri, +358 9 3103 7440, anu.k.hamalainen@hel.fi

THREE STORIES OF URBANISATION – LOST IN KATUTURA, IN THE COUNTRYSIDE OR IN THE CITY? AND THE ADVENTURES OF THE STUBBORN JACKAL The exhibition provides an insight into three developing societies in African and Asian countries, and examines whether or not design can improve the world. The exhibition is part of Responsible Design, a series of exhibitions and events. DATE: 28.3.–19.8.2012 PLACE: Helinä Rautavaara Museum, Espoo WEBSITE: helinamuseo.fi INFORMATION: Museum Director Maria Koskijoki, Helinä Rautavaara Museum, +358 9 8163 1431, maria.koskijoki@helinamuseo.fi

APRIL 2012 HEAD AND HEART - HELSINKI AS CAPITAL CITY 200 YEARS The Head and Heart consists of an exhibition at the Virka Gallery and the rotating section of the Lion Block where the city itself is an exhibition item. The themes running through the exhibition are life in the capital city, multiculturalism and the ”rhythm”. DATE: 4.4.–17.6.2012 PLACE: Virka Gallery, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.virka.fi/galleria INFORMATION: Exhibition Director Kirsi Hasu, Virka Gallery, +358 9 3103 6261, kirsi.hasu@hel.fi

TURKEY MEETS FINLAND Leading designers in Turkey introduce themselves through an exhibition focusing on jewelry and cloth design, and industrial design. The exhibition will also include lectures, demonstrations, a concert and workshops. DATE: 10.4.–14.6.2012 PLACE: The International Cultural Centre Caisa WEBSITE: www.caisa.fi/ INFORMATION: Director Johanna Maula, The International Cultural Centre Caisa, +358 50 522 2960, Johanna.maula@hel.fi

DESIGNGALLERY 12: KUVITA! – HELSINKI ILLUSTRATION FESTIVAL Designgallery 12, a series of exhibitions and events, will focus on the current themes and phenomena of Finnish and international design. The participants in the series, who will vary each month, were selected from over a hundred high-quality applicants. DATE: 13.–15.3.2012 PLACE: Designgallery 12, Design Museum, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.designmuseum.fi INFORMATION: PR & Communications Aila Svenskberg, +358 9 6220 5420, aila.svenskberg@designmuseum.fi

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A PLEASANT CITY ENVIRONMENT – A BETTER LIFE

Shapeshift is a tool which changes its shape depending on the context, time, situation and need. In the first part of the Shapeshift series, the artist collective De Kristallklara will produce an art exhibition, concert and play. DATE: 29.4.–20.5.2012 PLACE: Gallery Sinne, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.sinne.proartibus.fi INFORMATION: Locum Executive Director Sabina Westerholm, Pro Artibus Foundation, +358 50 400 2075, sabina.westerholm@proartibus.fi

Topics of this exhibition displaying the urban environment include furniture from the public facilities in Helsinki, it signs, landscape architecture, design and accessibility. The exhibition will be complemented by workshops and seminars. DATE: 10.5.–9.6.2012 PLACE: Information and Exhibition Hall Laituri, Helsinki WEBSITE: http://laituri.hel.fi/ INFORMATION: Exhibition Coordinator Anu Hämäläinen, Laituri / Information and Exhibition Hall Laituri, +358 9 3103 7440, anu.k.hamalainen@hel.fi

MAY 2012

INDEX: AWARD EXHIBITION OUTDOOR EVENT

Futuro House and its fascinating story will be revealed. The audience will have a chance to have a closer look at a house which has been the subject of conservation and an awardwinning film produced about the house. The design will be complemented by selected compilation works, Arkki School of Architecture auxiliary exhibition, a workshop, a children’s event and speeches. DATE: 8.5.–16.9.2012 PLACE: WeeGee Exhibition Centre, Espoo WEBSITE: www.weegee.fi INFORMATION: tuottaja Marko Home, WeeGee Exhibition Centre, +358 40 556 0546, marko.home@espoo.fi

MOA, MASTERS OF A? MoA, an annual event organised by Aalto University, is an exhibition and a festival of ideas and innovations embracing the design year as its launch pad. It is put together by using the dissertations, theses and diploma projects of masters level students graduating from the School of Art and Design and the schools of Technology and Economics. Several interesting events are built around the four-week exhibition including seminars, demonstrations, discussion events and presentations. DATE: 9.5.–3.6.2012 PLACE: Helsinki WEBSITE: www.moa.fi INFORMATION: Producer Tarja Peltoniemi, Aalto University, +358 50 532 3817, tarja.peltoniemi@aalto.fi

ÖÖ, WAS IT A DREAM? ÖÖ (Finnish: ‘yö’, English: ‘night’) is a pop-up gallery from Estonia, as well as an interactive showroom and collective studio, which brings together young designers from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. For five days, ÖÖ will generate various happenings around the world. DATE: 9.–13.5.2012 PLACE: Helsinki city centre WEBSITE: www.beingkeskula.com INFORMATION: Merilyn Keskula, KESKULA, merilyn@ beingkeskula.com, +447979021393

The exhibition will showcase 60 finalists competing for the INDEX: Award 2011, the world’s top prize for design aiming to improve quality of life. DATE: 10.5.–10.6.2012 PLACE: Keskuskatu, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.indexaward.dk INFORMATION: Producer Katarina Siltavuori, World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, +358 50 599 2510, katarina.siltavuori@wdchelsinki2012.fi

NORDIC MASTERS In May, Nordic Masters will bring Masters of Art from the Nordic countries to meet with their Finnish colleagues in Helsinki. The curated exhibition of these new graduates will be set up at the NIFIN facilities in Kaisaniemi from 11 May to 3 June 2012. After May, the masters will be sent on a tour to other Nordic countries. The exhibition will introduce burgeoning arts and crafts masters. DATE: 11.5.–3.6.2012 PLACE: The exhibition will be set up at the NIFIN facilities in Kaisaniemi and at the ArtShortCut’s facilities WEBSITE:  www.artshortcut.com/SWAP INFORMATION: Project Manager Päivi Korppi, +358 50 330 0755, paivi@artshortcut.com

OIVA TOIKKA: THIS TIME Galerie Forsblom’s design exhibition series will be launched by Oiva Toikka, one of the greatest names in Finnish glass. The long-awaited exhibition consists of innovative, imaginary, bold and unique glass works DATE: 12.5.–3.6.2012 PLACE: Galerie Forsblom, Lönnrotinkatu 5, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.galerieforsblom.com INFORMATION: Frej Forsblom, Galerie Forsblom, +358 9 680 3700, frej@galerieforsblom.com

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OASIS The exhibition combines sculpture, furniture design, landscape architecture and gardens. Oasis examines the boundary lines between an object and its environment. DATE: 13.5.–30.9.2012 PLACE: Fiskars OTHER: The exhibition is part of Fiskars Design Village 2012 WEBSITE: www.onoma.org/fi/nayttelyt/ INFORMATION: General Manager Martina Lindberg, The Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars, +358 40 753 5374, martina.lindberg@onoma.org

DESIGNGALLERY 12: FISKARS DESIGN VILLAGE NEW & CLASSICS Designgallery 12, a series of exhibitions and events, will focus on the current themes and phenomena of Finnish and international design. The participants in the series, who will vary each month, were selected from over a hundred high-quality applicants. DATE: 1.6.–8.7.2012 PLACE: Designgallery 12, Design Museum, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.designmuseum.fi INFORMATION: PR & Communications Aila Svenskberg, +358 9 6220 5420, aila.svenskberg@designmuseum.fi

The major aspects of the exhibition are objects and spaces related to culinary art: food preparation, eating, growing, everyday fare, feast, cafés, tearooms, food as an art form, preservation, etc. DATE: 13.5.–30.9.2012 PLACE: The Granary, Fiskars OTHER: The exhibition is part of Fiskars Design Village 2012 WEBSITE: www.onoma.org/fi/nayttelyt/ INFORMATION: General Manager Martina Lindberg, The Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars, +358 40 753 5374, martina.lindberg@ onoma.org

BIRCH BARK! – MODERN BIRCH DESIGNS The exhibition and its activities examine the expressions of birch bark in art and demonstrate the traditional uses of birch bark as well as its possibilities in modern design and object culture. DATE: 2.6.-2.9.2012 PLACE: The Gallen-Kallela Museum, Espoo WEBSITE: www.gallen-kallela.fi INFORMATION: Museum Director Tuija Wahlroos, the GallenKallela Museum, +358 9 8492 3410, tuija.wahlroos@gallen-kallela.fi

FINNISH ARCHITECTURE 2010–2011 BUILDERS OF THE FUTURE – FINNISH DESIGN 1945–1967 The Builders of the Future exhibition will delve into the history of Finland and examine how Finland emerged from the economic difficulties following World War II to become one of the most significant meccas of design. The exhibition will introduce the finest works and products of the golden age in Finnish design as well as designers who have gained international renown. DATE: 24.5.–23.9.2012 PLACE: Design Museum, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.designmuseum.fi INFORMATION: PR & Communications Aila Svenskberg, +358 9 6220 5420, aila.svenskberg@designmuseum.fi

TIMELESS - DESIGN FROM THE STONE AGE TO TODAY. The prehistoric section of the Vantaa City Museum core exhibition will be reorganised and expanded through the perspective of design. The exhibition aims to illustrate the usability and esthetics of ”Stone Age Design” and to describe what it means to understand form language. DATE: Starting from May 2012 PLACE: Vantaa WEBSITE: www.vantaa.fi/kaupunginmuseo INFORMATION: Marjo Eerikäinen, Vantaa City Museum, +358 405739920, marjo.eerikainen@vantaa.fi

The biennial survey of the most up-to-date architecture will be compiled in 2012 utilising new methods to examine architecture from the different perspectives of the commissioner, constructor and end-user as well as through the dynamics that exist between these three participants. Through a new structure, content and technique, the exhibition aims to offer visitors new and innovative tools for analysing their personal understanding of architecture and creating a more active relationship with it. The selected designs will cover a wide range of the various sectors of architecture, varying in size from small buildings to entire areas. DATE: 6.6.–22.7.2012 PLACE: Museum of Finnish Architecture, large exhibition hall WEBSITE: www.mfa.fi INFORMATION: Press Officer Hanna Galtat, Museum of Finnish Architecture, +358 9 8567 5111, hanna.galtat@mfa.fi

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Your own home may be your greatest environmental achievement, since it is now recognised that built environment is responsible for 60% of climate change. How then should one build or renovate one’s own home to ensure ecological sustainability? In years to come, what will a sustainable community structure look like? Change is an exhibition exemplifying the changes in our climate, lives and environment. DATE: : 6.6.–30.9.2012, main exhibition 1.8.–30.9.2012 PLACE: Museum of Finnish Architecture, small and large exhibition halls WEBSITE: www.mfa.fi INFORMATION: Press Officer Hanna Galtat, Museum of Finnish Architecture, +358 9 8567 5111, hanna.galtat@mfa.fi

This art event will present modern art and a series of concerts of high standard. Design will be the central and uniting theme of the 2012 exhibition. DATE: 29.6.–11.8.2012 PLACE: Pyhäniemi Manor, Hollola WEBSITE: www.pyhaniemankartano.fi INFORMATION: Managing Director Sari Pihlström, Pyhäniemi Manor, +358 45 276 3307, sari.pihlstrom@ pyhaniemenkartano.fi

This exhibition will take you to the roots of Finnish design by showcasing the products and artists of Helsinki from the 18th century arts and crafts masters up to the current era of our international reputation of design. DATE: 12.6.2012–31.8.2013 PLACE: Hakasalmi Villa, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.hel.fi/hki/Museo INFORMATION: Head of Research Minna Sarantola-Weiss, Helsinki City Museum, +358 9 3103 6488, minna.sarantola-weiss@hel.fi

CAMOUFLAGE The Camouflage exhibition blends the borders of modern art and design by bringing together fifteen Finnish and international artists, designers and collectives. DATE: 15.6.–7.10.2012 PLACE: Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.kiasma.fi INFORMATION: Curator Leevi Haapala, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, +358 9 1733 6538, leevi.haapala@kiasma.fi

A TRADITION OF FUTURE (ORNAMO 100TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION) One hundred years ago when the Association of Designers Ornamo was founded in Finland, its members had a mission: to make the new century distinguishable through industry and art. What, then, are the designer’s roles, dreams and responsibilities during the Design Capital Year 2012? What kind of tomorrow is being designed today? DATE: 16.6.–5.8.2012 PLACE: Kunsthalle, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.ornamo.fi INFORMATION: Secretary General Salla Heinänen, Ornamo, +358 400 221 143, salla.heinanen@ornamo.fi

The exhibition jointly set up by the Virka Gallery, Lahti City and Pro Puu Association exemplifies wood architecture as well as the diverse use of wood and its considerable importance in Finnish design. DATE: 29.6.–2.9.2012 PLACE: Virka Gallery, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.virka.fi/galleria INFORMATION: Exhibition Director Kirsi Hasu, Virka Gallery, +358 9 3103 6261, kirsi.hasu@hel.fi

JULY 2012 GLOBAL NORDIC DESIGN 2012 Where is Nordic design heading to? Traditions are being challenged and changed after international success spanning half a century. Participants in the exhibition will include the five winners of the prestigious Nordic Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Award: Steinunn Sigurdardottir (Iceland), Harri Koskinen (Finland), Henrik Vibskov (Denmark) and the designer teams Norway Says (Norway) and Front (Sweden). Gothenburg’s Röhsska museet will be partnering in this exhibition. DATE: 11.7.–16.9.2012 PLACE: EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art WEBSITE: www.emma.museum INFORMATION: Communications Manager Leena Joutsenniemi, EMMA, +358 46 877 1844, leena.joutsenniemi@ espoo.fi

DESIGNGALLERY 12: CTRL X Designgallery 12, a series of exhibitions and events, will focus on the current themes and phenomena of Finnish and international design. The participants in the series, who will vary each month, were selected from over a hundred high-quality applicants. DATE: 17.7.–12.8.2012 PLACE: Designgallery 12, Design Museum, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.designmuseum.fi INFORMATION: PR & Communications Aila Svenskberg, +358 9 6220 5420, aila.svenskberg@designmuseum.fi

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Your own home may be your greatest environmental achievement, since it is now recognised that constructed environment is responsible for 60% of climate change. Change is an exhibition exemplifying the change in our climate, lives and environment. It opens up new angles and provides answers to how we can alter our attitudes and actions to turn this change into a positive resource. DATE: 1.8.–30.9.2012 PLACE: Museum of Finnish Architecture, large exhibition hall, staircase and courtyard INFORMATION: Press Officer Hanna Galtat, Museum of Finnish Architecture, +358 9 8567 5111, hanna.galtat@mfa.fi

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FINLAND MEETS UGANDA Finland Meets Uganda will showcase the work of Ugandan born Lincoln Kayiwan. An essential part of the exhibition are to be the workshops, perceived and designed by Kayiwan and aimed at children, encouraging them to understand the concept of design by utilising recycled materials.  DATE: 6.8.–12.10.2012 PLACE: The International Cultural Centre Caisa WEBSITE: www.caisa.fi/ INFORMATION: Director Johanna Maula, The International Cultural Centre Caisa, +358 50 522 2960, johanna.maula@hel.fi

A PLEASANT CITY ENVIRONMENT – A BETTER LIFE A Pleasant City Environment – A Better Life is part of the City Planning Department Information and Exhibition Hall Laituri’s series of programmes promoting the theme Open City – Better Environment for Residents. DATE: May–June 2012 PLACE: Information and Exhibition Hall Laituri, Helsinki WEBSITE: http://laituri.hel.fi/ INFORMATION: Exhibition Coordinator Anu Hämäläinen, Laituri / Information and Exhibition Hall Laituri, +358 9 3103 7440, anu.k.hamalainen@hel.fi

MODERN CONSTRUCTION HERITAGE IN HELSINKI This exhibition will introduce thirty or so monuments of contemporary architecture in Helsinki, approved into its register by DOCOMOMO, an international expert organisation specialised in the protection of modernism. Buildings and constructed areas will be examined, not only as architectural works of art and landmarks of the cityscape, but also as daily living environments with their interiors and furnishings. DATE: 9.8.–8.9.2012 PLACE: Information and Exhibition Hall Laituri, Helsinki WEBSITE: http://laituri.hel.fi/ INFORMATION: Exhibition Coordinator Anu Hämäläinen, Laituri / Information and Exhibition Hall Laituri, +358 9 3103 7440, anu.k.hamalainen@hel.fi

Boutique will transform the white gallery space at the Amos Anderson Museum into a mecca of good taste – it is a place which aims to seduce its customers by offering them something exclusive and unique. The exhibition will display the shop-in-shops of five artist/fashion designer pairs, where a visitor may touch, try on and purchase the Boutique products. DATE: 17.8.–12.11.2012 PLACE: Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.amosanderson.fi INFORMATION: Senior Curator Kaj Martin, Amos Anderson Art Museum, +358 9 6844 4632, kaj.martin@amosanderson.fi

DESIGNGALLERY 12: HANNA SARÉN & JUHA NENONEN Designgallery 12, a series of exhibitions and events, will focus on the current themes and phenomena of Finnish and international design. The participants in the series, who will vary each month, were selected from over a hundred high-quality applicants. DATE: 20.8.–2.9.2012 PLACE: Designgallery 12, Design Museum, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.designmuseum.fi INFORMATION: PR & Communications Aila Svenskberg, +358 9 6220 5420, aila.svenskberg@designmuseum.fi

ASHES AND DIAMONDS This exhibition will showcase new Finnish jewelry art both in Finland and the other Nordic countries. Modern jewelry in the art world has had relatively little impact, a phenomenon which pushes boundaries and has seldom been exhibited in Finland. The exhibition will be staged with the idea of bringing down any prejudices within the realm of jewelry art, as well as the art world borders. DATE: August–September 2012 (Stockholm), 3.10.–24.10. (Lahti), 30.10.–25.11. (Lappeenranta) PLACE: Galleria Platina, Stockholm / Design Station, Lahti / Gallery Pappilan Pihatto, Lappeenranta INFORMATION: Päivi Ruutiainen, HUMAK University of Applied Sciences, +358 20 7621 205, paivi.ruutiainen@ humak.fi

SEPTEMBER BMW ART CARS Since 1975, BMW has produced unique art cars. The mobile sculptures are touring around the world and will now arrive in Finland for the first time. Designers of the cars displayed in the exhibition include Alexander Calder, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, Ken Done, Michael Jagamara Nelson and Sandro Chia. DATE: 1.9.–31.10.2012 PLACE: EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo WEBSITE: www.emma.museum INFORMATION: Communicatons Manager Leena Joutsenniemi, EMMA, +358 46 877 1844, leena.joutsenniemi@ espoo.fi

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The Mini World Design Exhibition will bring the current design phenomena to Helsinki. Leading design organisations from some twenty countries will be introducing their new design concepts for better everyday living through play, memories and stories. Everyday Discoveries - International Design House Exhibition is a WDC Signature Event. DATE: 5.–15.9.2012 PLACE: Suvilahti, Helsinki INFORMATION: Programme Director Kaarina Gould, World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, +358 400 350 505, kaarina.gould@wdchelsinki2012.fi

Designgallery 12, a series of exhibitions and events, will focus on the current themes and phenomena of Finnish and international design. The participants in the series, who will vary each month, were selected from over a hundred high-quality applicants. DATE: 11.–30.9.2012 PLACE: Designgallery 12, Design Museum, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.designmuseum.fi INFORMATION: PR & Communications Aila Svenskberg, +358 9 6220 5420, aila.svenskberg@designmuseum.fi

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STUDIO MIKKO PAAKKANEN: MY BOX My Box is Mikko Paakkanen’s exhibition to be staged at the Gallery Forum Box, displaying new forms and expressions which push the current boundaries. Open discussion events to consider current challenges and objectives of design will also be organised within the exhibition area. DATE: 7.–30.9 2012 PLACE: Gallery Forum Box, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.forumbox.fi INFORMATION: Designer Mikko Paakkanen, +358 45 1145 145, mikko@paakkanen.fi

FROM OVEN TO TABLE – FINNISH DESIGN CAST IRON FOR THE KITCHEN Cooperation between the Karkkila Ironworks Museum Senkka and the Rosenlew Museum will display Finnish design kitchen and household cast products from the 1950s to 1990s, the work of Finland’s leading designers. DATE: 10.9.–31.12.2012 PLACE: Museum of Technology, Helsinki OTHER: The exhibition is part of the series of exhibitions Designed Technology – Windows on Technology and Design WEBSITE: www.tekniikanmuseo.fi INFORMATION: Project Manager Anna Iso-Ahola, Museum of Technology, +358 45 341 4544, anna.iso-ahola@ tekniikanmuseo.fi

Fortum will be involved at the Habitare Fair 2012 through a construction depicting its perspective on the home of the future. The project will specifically highlight the importance of creative planning in respect of future homes and their energy solutions. DATE: 12.–16.9.2012 PLACE: Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre INFORMATION: Communications Manager Elina Kokko, Fortum, +358 40 733 9493, elina.kokko@fortum.com

HARRI KOSKINEN: NEW SCULPTURES An exhibition by top Designer Harri Koskinen will open the autumn season at Galerie Forsblom. This internationally awarded designer’s exhibition is to be made up of some very impressive industrial sculptures. DATE: 14.9.–14.10.2012 PLACE: Galerie Forsblom, Lönnrotinkatu 5, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.galerieforsblom.com INFORMATION: Frej Forsblom, Galerie Forsblom, +358 9 680 3700, frej@galerieforsblom.com

SMART DESIGN, SMART THINKING, SMART PROCESS The Smart Design exhibition and conference will discuss and describe the use of a creative process and service design in problem solving and the promotion of sustainable development in society. The project will present Nordic achievements to the international community in the area of design concepts and ask: can creative problem solving save the world? DATE, Exhibition: 20.09.–2.11.2012, Conference: 31.10.–1.11.2012 PLACE: The exhibition will be set up at the NIFIN facilities at Kaisaniemi. The conference venue will be determined during 2011. WEBSITE: www.smartprocess.in will be launched during 2011. INFORMATION: Curator Kira Sjöberg, ArtShortcut Oy, +358 40 770 7781, kira@artshortcut.com

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Shapeshift is a tool which changes its shape depending on the context, time, situation and need. The second part of the project has been implemented in cooperation with Good TV. Gallery Sinne will act as a centre for this project which will be carried out within the cityscape. DATE: 7.–30.9.2012 PLACE: Gallery Sinne, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.sinne.proartibus.fi INFORMATION: Locum Executive Director Sabina Westerholm, Pro Artibus Foundation, +358 50 400 2075, sabina.westerholm@proartibus.fi


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At the Ski Museum exhibition, the age-old and firmly established ski making traditions will be displayed highlighting the industry’s progress from home industry to industrial manufacture. DATE: 20.9.2012–31.12.2013 PLACE: Lahti City Museum / Ski Museum, Lahti WEBSITE: www.lahdenmuseot.fi INFORMATION: Curator Tiia Tiainen, Lahti City Museum, +358 50 518 4591, tiia.tiainen@lahti.fi

Kruunuvuorenranta is one of the most visible marine facades of the city and currently almost completely unlit. An international competition has been organised to design the area’s lighting, followed by an exhibition displaying the results. DATE: 9/2012–10/2012 PLACE: Information and Exhibition Hall Laituri, Helsinki WEBSITE: http://laituri.hel.fi/ INFORMATION: Exhibition Coordinator Anu Hämäläinen, Laituri / Information and Exhibition Hall Laituri, +358 9 3103 7440, anu.k.hamalainen@hel.fi

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MASTERS OF RECYCLING – LEARNING CENTRE FOR THE ZABBALEEN OF CAIRO  The exhibition will demonstrate how a citizens’ organisation in Cairo aims to improve the environment and appreciation of zabbaleens, the waste collecting community in Cairo, through community design. DATE: 26.9.2012–6.1.2013 PLACE: Helinä Rautavaara Museum, Espoo WEBSITE: helinamuseo.fi OTHER: The exhibition is part of Responsible design – Series of Exhibitions and Events INFORMATION: Museum Director Maria Koskijoki, Helinä Rautavaara Museum, +358 9 8163 1431, maria.koskijoki@helinamuseo.fi

HAPPY END? This Helsinki Art Museum and Aalto University School of Art and Design joint project will examine the types of futures available for people. Will our future lives be easy and fun, ecologically diverse or overuse, destruction and tragedy? DATE: September–December 2012 PLACE: Helsinki Art Museum, Tennis Palace, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.taidemuseo.fi INFORMATION: Curator Heli Harni, Helsinki Art Museum, +358 9 3108 7023, heli.harni@hel.fi

OCTOBER SNØHETTA: ARCHITECTURE – LANDSCAPE – INTERIOR An award-winning Norwegian architectural firm has gained international renown for their bold, innovative and environmentally savvy projects. This international touring exhibition will showcase a library in Alexandria, the marble clad opera house shaped as an iceberg which has become an icon in Oslo in just a short time, and the New York 9/11 monument. DATE: 10.10.–25.11.2012 PLACE: Museum of Finnish Architecture, large exhibition hall WEBSITE: www.mfa.fi INFORMATION: Press Officer Hanna Galtat, Museum of Finnish Architecture, +358 9 8567 5111, hanna.galtat@mfa.fi

DESIGNGALLERY12: DESIGN MIGRATION 10+ Designgallery 12, a series of exhibitions and events, will focus on the current themes and phenomena of Finnish and international design. The participants in the series, who will vary each month, were selected from over a hundred high-quality applicants. DATE: 12.–28.10.2012 PLACE: Designgallery 12, Design Museum, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.designmuseum.fi INFORMATION: PR & Communications Aila Svenskberg, +358 9 6220 5420, aila.svenskberg@designmuseum.fi

HOME The Home exhibition will examine the ideal concept of a home throughout different periods and use both international and Finnish examples to examine how the local environment has changed through design from the end of the 19th century up to our modern age. DATE: 12.10.2012–13.1.2013 PLACE: Design Museum, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.designmuseum.fi INFORMATION: PR & Communications Aila Svenskberg, +358 9 6220 5420, aila.svenskberg@designmuseum.fi

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The Lahti-themed jewelry of both international and Finnish artists will be displayed in several shop windows in downtown Lahti. During the exhibition, a lecture where everyone is welcome will be organised, along with guided tours to the specific locations displaying jewelry. DATE: 21.9.–14.10.2012 PLACE: Lahti, downtown shop windows INFORMATION: Jewelry artist Anna Rikkinen, +358 40 586 2064, annarikkinen@hotmail.com


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This exhibition displaying paintings by Takuyo Kawachi will also offer an opportunity to learn about furniture and interior design, glass design and book binding. In addition, there will be workshops on Japanese ceramics, interior design and paper products. DATE: 19.10.–20.12.2012 PLACE: The International Cultural Centre Caisa WEBSITE: www.caisa.fi/ INFORMATION: Director Johanna Maula, The International Cultural Centre Caisa, +358 50 522 2960, johanna.maula@hel.fi

Designgallery 12, a series of exhibitions and events, will focus on the current themes and phenomena of Finnish and international design. The participants in the series, who will vary each month, were selected from over a hundred high-quality applicants. DATE: 9.11.–2.12.2012 PLACE: Designgallery 12, Design Museum, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.designmuseum.fi INFORMATION: PR & Communications Aila Svenskberg, +358 9 6220 5420, aila.svenskberg@designmuseum.fi

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UNIONINKATU AXIS Some of the most important buildings, squares and parks are located alongside the Unioninkatu street. The street is a historically significant part of the central city area , yet has lost its key role as a busy shopping street. In the main, the Unioninkatu Axis includes the route from Tähtitorninmäki (Observatory Hill) to the Kallio Church. In 2012, the profile of Unioninkatu will be raised as is befitting to its former status with the aid of an exhibition, etc. DATE: October–November 2012 PLACE: Information and Exhibition Hall Laituri, Helsinki WEBSITE: http://laituri.hel.fi/ INFORMATION: Exhibition Coordinator Anu Hämäläinen, Laituri / Information and Exhibition Hall Laituri, +358 9 3103 7440, anu.k.hamalainen@hel.fi

NOVEMBER SHAPESHIFT: TWELVE MEN ON A RAFT Shapeshift is a tool which changes its shape depending on the context, time, situation and need. The third and last part of the series will be an exhibition consisting of a series of events with a group of international artists participating. DATE: 2.–25.11.2012 PLACE: Gallery Sinne, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.sinne.proartibus.fi INFORMATION: Locum Executive Director Sabina Westerholm, Pro Artibus Foundation, +358 50 400 2075, sabina.westerholm@proartibus.fi

Design, architecture and visual arts professionals will create works of art, spaces and experiences from the dreams sent to the Virka Gallery by the residents of Helsinki. DATE: 14.11.2012–13.1.2013 PLACE: Virka Gallery, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.virka.fi/galleria INFORMATION: Exhibition Director Kirsi Hasu, Virka Gallery, +358 9 3103 6261, kirsi.hasu@hel.fi

HELSINKI – BERLIN The city designers of Helsinki and Berlin have decided to learn from each other. Together the cities have founded a City Plan Academy where design practices and inspiring examples are shared and developed together. The exhibition will display the first project of the Academy where the Helsinki design team has drafted a plan for Tegel Airport in Berlin and the team from Berlin a plan for Helsinki Kalasatama. DATE: November–December 2012 PLACE: Information and Exhibition Hall Laituri, Helsinki WEBSITE: http://laituri.hel.fi/ INFORMATION: Exhibition Coordinator Anu Hämäläinen, Laituri / Information and Exhibition Hall Laituri, +358 9 3103 7440, anu.k.hamalainen@hel.fi

DECEMBER UNBUILT HELSINKI The majority of the most important buildings in Helsinki are the result of an architectural competition. What would Stockmann, the Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki Railway Station or Kiasma look like if the runners-up had been given the go-ahead? Artist Nene Tsuboi and Graphic Designer Benjamin Reichen had a look at the archives at the Museum of Finnish Architecture, creating a different Helsinki. DATE: 4.12.2012–24.2.2013 PLACE: Museum of Finnish Architecture INFORMATION: Artist Nene Tsuboi, +358 40 765 7450, nene@nenetsuboi.com

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A well-known designer and architect Ilkka Suppanen will present a piece of work in association with the Galerie Forsblom series of design exhibitions, highlighting a dialogue between different cultures as well as centuries old arts and crafts traditions and the modern era. DATE: 20.10.–11.11.2012 PLACE: Galerie Forsblom, Lönnrotinkatu 5, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.galerieforsblom.com INFORMATION: Frej Forsblom, Galerie Forsblom, +358 9 680 3700, frej@galerieforsblom.com


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Designgallery 12, a series of exhibitions and events, will focus on the current themes and phenomena of Finnish and international design. The participants in the series, who will vary each month, were selected from over a hundred high-quality applicants. DATE: 7.12.–13.1.2013 PLACE: Designgallery 12, Design Museum, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.designmuseum.fi INFORMATION: PR & Communications Aila Svenskberg, +358 9 6220 5420, aila.svenskberg@designmuseum.fi

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AALTO GARDEN OTANIEMI STUDENT COMPETITION

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The competitors were set the task of creating an unprejudiced, viable and multi-disciplinary plan for the Otaniemi University area, taking into account the principles of sustainable development and the welfare of the area. The plan should also include production and operating principles. PLACE: Otaniemi, Espoo DATE: the competition period is 17.10.2011–16.1.2012 and the winner will be announced on 30.1.2012, implementation to be in the summer of 2012 WEBSITE: www.aalto.fi INFORMATION: Project Secretary Inka Finell, Aalto University, inka.finell@aalto.fi, +358 50 550 6251

This project will see the Helsinki Deaconess Institute Alppikatu block indoor and outdoor signposts renewed and personal door signs produced for those who occupy the hall of residence. This people-friendly planning project will aim to create a freely-accessible community-oriented city area which will take into account its diverse users. Again, both planning and signpost production will be carried out in cooperation with those who occupy the hall of residence. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Deaconess Institute, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.hdl.fi INFORMATION: Communications Director Mika Mäkinen, Helsinki Deaconess Institute, +358 50 555 3425, mika.makinen@hdl.fi

ABATTOIR In autumn 2012 a meeting place for food and design open to everyone will be launched on the Customs market; residents’ event suggestions will also be welcomed. Farmers markets, pop-up restaurants and design events will bring together those interested in food and urban culture. DATE: September–December 2012 WEBSITE: www.heltu.fi PLACE: Customs market, Työpajankatu 2, Helsinki INFORMATION: Elina Forss, +358 50 303 3528, elinaforss@gmail.com

ARABIA HELSINKI TO HAVE A GREATER VISIBILITY Arabianranta will become a new kind of travel destination. The product will be a living neighbourhood with several different layers to discover. Major themes will include userfriendliness, design, history, nature and the residents. Arabia shows the handprint of artists, planners and producers in the area’s buildings, objects and energy-producing community spirit. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Arabianranta, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.arabiahelsinki.fi INFORMATION: Project Manager Niina Puumalainen, Helsinki City, Economic and Planning Centre, Development Department, +358 40 3347691, niina.puumalainen@hel.fi

BEAUTY ON THE WAY HOME Seasonal plants are part of everyday design in the city environment. The Beauty on the Way Home project will create new forms for the seasonal plant areas and highlight the traditional planting areas within architecture and park culture. These areas are located all around Helsinki at 30 different locations, ten of which are located in the city centre. A map will be created of the various planting locations with lists of plants and their descriptions. The choice of locations will serve to highlight the originality and special characteristics of the residential areas and improve the cityscape. DATE: 10.6.2011–30.9.2012 PLACE: Helsinki WEBSITE: www.hel.fi/hkr INFORMATION: Project Manager Katriina Arrakoski-Mäkinen, +358 40 336 2389, katriina.arrakoski-makinen@ hel.fi

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The Bicycle Project aims to plan and produce more effective ways to promote cycling. The main aims of the project include the drafting of the planning instructions, construction and maintenance of cycle lanes, organisation of bicycle parking, a bicycle centre, and cycling-related marketing and information. The Bicycle Project will follow the Helsinki City Council strategy promoting cooperation between the city administrations. The purpose of the Bicycle Project is to achieve a concrete bicycle centre prototype for the cycling season of the Design Capital Year. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki WEBSITE: www.hel.fi/hki/ksv/fi/Liikennesuunnittelu/Pyoraily INFORMATION: Leena Silfverberg, City of Helsinki Traffic Planning Division, Regional Planning Office, +358 40 334 2253, Leena.Silfverberg@hel.fi

These development projects will seek new opportunities for more compact urban construction. Cloud City will examine opportunities provided by diverse, ecological construction in the Merikortteli area in Helsinki and will illustrate these plans by using apartment-sized balloons. The project aims to promote understanding among residents of the new types of urban living solutions. DATE: Starting from February 2012 PLACE: Merikortteli, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.cloudcity.fi/fi/arkkitehtuuri INFORMATION: Architect Samuli Woolston, ALA Arkkitehdit, +358 40 555 5709, samuli@ala.fi

A design competition developing convenient everyday travelling conditions. The Malmi railway station is one of the busiest in Helsinki, and its development will improve the daily travelling conditions for thousands of urban residents. The competition is organised by Cembrit Oy in cooperation with the Helsinki City Planning Department, Pentagon Design, Ornamo and SAFA. DATE: the competition period is 3.10.2011–15.1.2012, results to be announced on 10.5.2012 WEBSITE: www.cembrit.com/bullhorn INFORMATION: Brand Manager Kåre Berenthz-Nicolaisen, Cembrit Oy, +358 45 2428 9860, kare. nicolaisen@cembrit.com

Helsinki Region Transport, HRT, will illustrate practical measures to develop fluent and intelligent traffic operations. People-friendly public transport planning in the Helsinki area means that bus, tram, underground and train routes and schedules are planned as a whole, taking into account any bottlenecks and the main lines. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Espoo, Helsinki, Kauniainen, Kerava, Kirkkonummi, Sipoo and Vantaa WEBSITE: www.hsl.fi INFORMATION: Customer Relationship Manager Leena Rautanen-Saari, Helsinki Region Transport HRT (HSL), +358 50 389 8970, leena.rautanen-saari@ hsl.fi

DESIGN STOP CITY SETS – DISCOVER THE DESIGN What is a city like as a stage? The Aalto University City Sets is a media art project where the city stage settings are created through design, architecture, art, time and weather conditions. The project will entail a study seminar, exhibition and three media art works. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Lume, Aalto University WEBSITE: www.citysets.net INFORMATION: Director Mika Tuomola, Crucible Studio, Medialab, Aalto University, +358 40 516 2371, mika.tuomola@aalto.fi

CLAY AND WOOD IN THE CITY Clay and Wood in the City will change the scenes that ruin the cityscape by making them more pleasing to the eye. The project will bring together the architect, artist, manufacturer and representatives of the city, and it will study the possibility to utilise natural materials as modern building materials and works of art. The project will invite residents’ associations and other local actors to join in. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki, Lahti INFORMATION: Artist Pekka Paikkari, +358 40 076 6716, atitudi@atitudiworks.com

New, high quality stopping place shelters will be built next to the Kamppi underground station at Fredrikinkatu. They will feature a larger covered area than those currently in place, more opportunities for electronic information and maximised accessibility. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Kamppi, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.hel.fi/hki/HKL/fi INFORMATION: Heli Rautio, Sito Oy, +358 46 877 2684, heli.rautio@sito.fi

DESIGN STREET IN THE HERTTONIEMI BUSINESS DISTRICT An open idea competition was arranged to find a new look and identity for the main street of the Herttoniemi business district. This competition was a part of the Metrohelsinki project where the city together with the area’s businesses promotes the neighbourhoods adjacent to the eastern underground route as lively business areas. DATE: 13.9.2010–31.12.2012 PLACE: Herttoniemi, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.metrohelsinki.hel.fi/designkatu INFORMATION: Architect Mikko Näveri, Helsinki City Planning Department, Town Planning Unit, Eastern Office, +358 9 3103 7326, mikko.naveri@hel.fi

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ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION CABINET CAMPAIGN Fortum Oy will organise a campaign to pimp the electricity distribution cabinets in spring 2012 in cooperation with the Tapiola, Keilaniemi and Otaniemi schools. The aim of the campaign will be to activate young people in the T3 area to see their environment in a new way and to reduce vandalism towards electricity distribution cabinets. The suggestions will be visible online and based on the voting, a pre-agreed number of the competition entries will be implemented during 2012. DATE: Spring 2012 PLACE: Tapiola, Keilaniemi, Otaniemi, Espoo INFORMATION: Communications Manager Elina Kokko, Fortum Oyj, +358 40 733 9493, elina.kokko@fortum.com

HELSINKI SOUTH HARBOUR – OPEN INTERNATIONAL IDEAS COMPETITION The international Helsinki South Harbour competition organised by the Helsinki City Planning Department aimed to find ideas for the shore areas of Eteläsatama, the marine visiting card of Helsinki. This ideas competition which was open to all sought to find proposals that could be used as a guide for the future development of Eteläsatama. The aim is to provide residents with free access to the sea and to integrate the area more closely to the city’s infrastructure. DATE: 2.5.2011–30.9.2011 WEBSITE: www.kirjavasatama.fi INFORMATION: Competition Secretary, Architect Sanna Lahti, Helsinki City Planning Department, Town Planning Unit / City Centre Project +358 9 3106 4424, sanna.lahti@hel.fi

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This work of art of the public facility dives below the surface. Observations from the underground spaces, sewage systems, maintenance tunnels and rock shelters of Helsinki will be brought to surface as a display of public works. Presentation forms include moving pictures, 3D installations, publications and pavilions of sound. DATE: 1.11.–31.12.2012 PLACE: Helsinki WEBSITE: www.helsinkiunderground.com INFORMATION: Development Director Johanna Wartio-McEvoy, ArtShortCut Oy, +358 50 352 0032, johanna@ artshortcut.com

THE FINNISH NATURE CENTRE HALTIA ITÄ-PASILA TO STRIKE! The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia will be built in Espoo close to Nuuksio Natural Park. The Exhibition and Event Centre will present gems of Finnish nature under one roof. Haltia will be open to the general public in February 2013. DATE: Opened to the general public in February 2013 PLACE: Nuuksio, Espoo WEBSITE: www.metsa.fi/haltia INFORMATION: Communications Manager Päivi Rosqvist, +358 400 425 666, paivi.rosqvist@metsa.fi

GARDENS FOR ALL Gardens for All will bring three new types of cultivation allotment areas to Espoo, Otaniemi in Tapiola and Keilaniemi. The project will provide opportunities for recreation and hobbies for the areas’ residents, students and company employees. Allotments will increase the diversity, green areas and enjoyment of the city environment. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Espoo WEBSITE: www.espoo.fi/tyovaenopisto INFORMATION: Design Lecturer Saana Karlsson, Espoo City Adult Education Centre, Home and Leisure Team, +358 9 816 57202, saana.karlsson@espoo.fi

The Itä-Pasila to Strike project aims to improve the esthetic appeal and enjoyment of the Itä-Pasila area, whilst respecting the original architecture of the area. The purpose is also to give the residents a real sense of belonging to the area, pride in the locality and to raise the image of Itä-Pasila. Some twenty designers, artists and architects will participate in the project, many living within the Itä-Pasila area. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Itä-Pasila, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.itapasilaiskuun.org INFORMATION: Producer Paula Kemppainen, +358 50 367 8324, pl.kemppainen@gmail.com

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HELSINKI UNDERGROUND The Fifth Dimension is Helsinki University’s project which will study the use of urban spaces and the utilisation of ecosystem services in the development of cities. In the centre of the project will be green roofs, i.e. roofs of buildings covered in vegetation which are seen as an essential part of sustainable development of a city. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki University, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.luomus.fi/kasvitiede/tutkimus/viherkatot/ INFORMATION: Researcher Susanna Lehvävirta, Helsinki University, Finnish Museum of Natural History +358 50 576 2952, susanna.lehvavirta@helsinki.fi


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Jätkäsaari in Helsinki will become a new marine city area. The Jätkäsaari construction project aims to take into account both residents and visitors and to explain the construction stages of the new area. Hazards, dust, noise and traffic congestion will be avoided as much as possible by logistics operations, with the site being fenced off to ensure safety. The Jätkänsaari Huutokonttori will be used as the information centre of the area construction. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Jätkäsaari, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.uuttahelsinkia.fi/jatkasaari INFORMATION: Communications Manager Sirkka Mäkeläinen, Economic and Planning Centre, Development Department, +358 9 310 36132, sirkka. makelainen@hel.fi  

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KALASATAMA SKATE PARK The concrete skateboarding park to be constructed at Kalasatama will represent a new wave of skateboarding parks. Wood and veneer are now behind us: future parks will be constructed of concrete. The 900 square metre area acquired from the Helsinki City Real Estate Department is currently being built as a community project into the largest concrete skateboarding park within the metropolitan area. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Kalasatama, Helsinki INFORMATION: Executive Director Anssi Paukkunen, Finnish Skateboarding Association, +358 44 022 9090, info@rullalauta.fi

KAMPPI CHAPEL OF SILENCE A chapel is being built at the Narinkka Square in Kamppi, in the middle of the busiest section in town, to serve as a meeting place as well as a place of quiet reflection. The wood-constructed Chapel of Silence in Kamppi will not be used for church services. However, employees from both the Helsinki area churches and the City’s Social Services Department will be available to talk with and listen to visitors. The chapel which should be completed by spring 2012 has been designed by K2S Architects Ltd. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Narinkka Square, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.helsinginseurakunnat.fi INFORMATION: Project manager Eeva Salonen, Helsinki Parish Union , +358 50 3800 907, eeva.salonen@evl.fi

KESKUSKATU, STREET FOR PEDESTRIANS The brochure and the transparency set depicting the new look Keskuskatu will include information of the surface planning solution, construction and usage. The Keskuskatu pedestrian precinct project is an example of how street paving can be utilised to enhance our everyday experiences. The Keskuskatu paving is based on a mathematical design developed by the English mathematician, Sir Roger Penrose. DATE: 1.2.2012–31.12.2012 WEBSITE: www.hel.fi/hkr INFORMATION: Development Manager Reijo Järvinen, City of Helsinki, public works department, +358 9 3103 8546, reijo.jarvinen@hel.fi

KORSO CENTER; KOTKANPESÄ AND KORSONAUKIO An infill development project for Korso town centre, centre square and central park, taking into account the strong local identity and the residents living in the area. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Korso, Vantaa WEBSITE: www.vantaa.fi INFORMATION: Park Planning Manager Hanna Keskinen, Vantaa city, Municipal Engineering Centre, +358 9 8392 9334, hanna.keskinen@vantaa.fi

KRUUNUVUORENRANTA ART LIGHTING Lighting solutions and light art are the focus in the planning of the new city quarter to be built in place of the Laajasalo Oil Harbour. The project features a design competition for a landscape light installation, followed by an exhibition displaying the results. Furthermore, an oil tank will be transformed into a light art work and a sheltered outside space which will provide a place for future events. DATE: 21.11.–31.12.2012 PLACE: Laituri Exhibition Centre, Narinkka 2, Helsinki and Oil Tank 468, Kruunuvuorenranta, Laajasalo WEBSITE: http://ksv.hel.fi/fi/projektisivu/kruunuvuorenranta/ valot INFORMATION: Project Manager, Architect Riitta Jalkanen, +358 9 3103 7293, riitta.jalkanen@hel.fi

KULTTUURISAUNA A new public sauna will be built at Hakaniemenranta continuing the tradition of public saunas, thus creating a simple and interesting bathing place near the sea. It will be housed in a low-energy building using renewable energy sources. The aim of the Kulttuurisauna will be to invoke conversation about the city culture, the new sauna culture and the better use of the city centre shore areas. DATE: Starting from May 2012 PLACE: Hakaniemenranta, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.kulttuurisauna.fi INFORMATION: Architect Tuomas Toivonen, +358 40 516 9690, tuomas@nowoffice.org

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The aim of this international competition is to come up with an idea for the area surrounding the most essential railway section in Lahti, which would improve the cityscape and take into account future development opportunities with regard to operations. The new travel centre in Lahti as well as the converging of various forms of traffic and the ecological traffic environment are an essential part of the competition task. DATE: Autumn 2012 PLACE: Lahti WEBSITE: www.lahti.fi INFORMATION: Project Manager Riitta M. Niskanen, City of Lahti, +358 50 559 4200, riitta.m.niskanen@lahti.fi

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LAHTI FUTURE LAB Lahti Future Lab will integrate the design processes into the daily experience for visitors or people who work or live in the city. The central idea of the ”City Lab”, is to create experimental environments where it is possible to test and further develop products and services which are at different development stages, as well as other functions developed by designing.  DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Lahti INFORMATION: Supervisor Ari Känkänen, Lahti Polytechnic, Institute of Design and Art +358 50 526 5904, ari.kankanen@lamk.fi

LEINELÄ ROUNDABOUT’S ”LOCALS” In the Leinelä area of Vantaa, a project examines the role of art in city planning and construction. This sees the design and production of a work of art at the Leinelä southern roundabout, aimed at strengthening Leinelä’s local identity. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Leinelä, Vantaa WEBSITE: www.vantaa.fi INFORMATION: Park Planning Manager Hanna Keskinen, Vantaa city, Municipal Engineering Centre, +358 9 8392 9334, hanna.keskinen@vantaa.fi

LIGHTING AT THE HELSINKI CITY THEATRE AND ITS PARK AREA The lighting at the Helsinki City Theatre and the surrounding park area will be improved and residents of the city will be asked to participate in the project. The project will investigate the possibilities of light architecture within the City Theatre park area, for example via workshops. Data collected in this project will be used when the lighting plan if drawn up. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki City Theatre Helsinki WEBSITE: www.hel.fi/hkr INFORMATION: Architect Päivi Halme, +358 9 3103 8344, paivi. halme@hel.fi

LIGHTING PROJECT FOR THE TRADESMENS’ ASSOCIATION The facade lighting for the businesses and surrounding areas of the Helsinki City regional tradesmens’ associations. The aim is to use lighting to enhance a united cityscape. DATE: March 2012 PLACE: Helsinki INFORMATION: Customer Relations Manager Tuula Saari, Dynamo Advertising Oy, +358 50 5970459, tuula.saari@dynamo.fi

LIV/SÄILÖ – THE PARK CONTAINER OF THE SPORTS DEPARTMENT LIV/SÄILÖ – the Park Container of the Sports Department, is a product development project aiming to establish an evolving, innovative and timeless design concept suitable for various sports parks and diverse uses. The SÄILÖ containers will house the machinery and equipment necessary for the maintenance of the sports park as well as the equipment used daily by schools and sports clubs.  The first prototype will be set up at the Lauttasaari sports park. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Lauttasaari, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.hel.fi/liikunta INFORMATION: Planning Manager Antti Salaterä, City of Helsinki Sports Department, +358 50 303 8244, antti. salatera@hel.fi

LOW2NO – A NEW MODEL OF SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN Low2No is a new city block and operating model in line with sustainable development. ”Low2No” is derived from the phrase ”from low carbon to no carbon”. The Low2No development project includes low energy and low carbon planning and construction, resulting in a sustainable built environment. The solutions developed in this Sitra-led project will act as examples both in Finland and internationally. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Jätkäsaari, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.low2no.org INFORMATION: Director, Strategic Design Marco Steinberg, Sitra, +358 40 482 7508, marco.steinberg@sitra.fi

MARJA-VANTAA SERVICE DESIGN The Marja-Vantaa Service Design project showcases the winning ideas from the service architecture competition and their further development into resident-friendly service solutions. The service design project aims to promote interaction between residents and to increase their opportunities to have a voice where the content of services is considered. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Marja-Vantaa, Vantaa WEBSITE: www.vantaa.fi INFORMATION: Cultural Manager Lea Rahkola-Kauranen, City of Vantaa, Event and City Culture Services, +358 50 312 1969, lea.rahkola-kauranen@vantaa.fi

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The development project at the Laajaniitynaukio in Vantaa aims to enliven the central areas of Martinlaakso and to make them more pleasant near the railway, bus terminal and railway station areas. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Martinlaakso, Vantaa WEBSITE: www.vantaa.fi INFORMATION: Park Planning Manager Hanna Keskinen, Vantaa city, Municipal Engineering Centre, +358 9 8392 9334, hanna.keskinen@vantaa.fi

OASIS – A TRUE ’LIVING’ ROOM IN ANNANTALO’S YARD What would a true ‘living’ room look like? The Annantalo yard will be transformed into a pleasant and easily accessible activity area for children, young people and families where art and design play a central role. Students from the Aalto University will participate in the project. DATE: 23.1.2012–31.12.2012 PLACE: Annantalo Arts Centre, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.annantalo.fi INFORMATION: Cultural Producer Liisa Paatsalo, Annantalo Arts Centre, +358 50 529 2141, liisa.paatsalo@hel.fi

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PEOPLE DEVELOPING SUURPELTO Residents of the area will be allowed to participate in the development of their own neighbourhood at Espoon Suurpelto. The People Developing Suurpelto project will encourage cooperation between residents, businesses, the city, associations and clubs. The aim is to bring residents together to get to know each other, to enjoy the area and feel at home in their new environment. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Suurpelto, Espoo WEBSITE: www.suurpelto.fi INFORMATION: Managing Director Leena Manner, Suurpelto Marketing Ltd, +358 50 588 0021, leena. manner2@espoo.fi

PUBLIC WATER POINTS  The planning of the public water points in Lahti originated from city residents’ ideas generated on the Design Capital open ideas day. In this project, students at the Lahti University of Applied Sciences Institute of Design will produce water point prototypes suitable for pubic locations, and these designs will be displayed around the city for residents to consider. DATE: the entire year 2012 PLACE: Lahti INFORMATION: Kari Metso, LAMK, Lahti University of Applied Sciences Institute of Design, Industrial Design, kari.metso@lamk.fi

RESIDENT PARTICIPATION AT THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT ”Great to Grow Up in Helsinki” refers to the Helsinki City Public Works Department project aiming to bring together residents, businesses and the City to create a better city environment. This project endeavours to increase resident participation in the development of a pleasant local environment. The main purpose is to create channels for learning more about parks and the environment. The Resident Participation at the Public Works Department projects include for example Friends of Park activities, spring cleaning operations and guided park walks. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki parks, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.hyvakasvaa.fi INFORMATION: Project Manager Elina Nummi, Helsinki City Public Works Department, +358 50 388 1410, elina.nummi@hel.fi

RHYTHM In spring 2012, the Garden City Kauniainen will see a community-related environmental artwork Rhythm taking shape, which will not only improve the esthetics of the city area but also remind everyone that it belongs to each resident. The environmental artwork Rhythm, created from over 20,000 orange and white tulips has been planted on the overgrown slope in front of Villa Vallmogård which residents of the city had wished to see cleaned up. DATE: 31.9.2011–31.5.2012 PLACE: Villa Valmogård, Kauniainen WEBSITE: www.kauniainen.fi INFORMATION: Creative Director Timo Berry, BOTH Creative Design Agency, +358 41 532 4345, berry@both.fi

RUSETTI – ESPOO CENTRAL PARK The Rusetti project aims to enhance the Espoo central park, making it into a recreational oasis for the residents, creating special characteristics and an Internet portal for the park as well as organising several events. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Espoo Central Park, Espoo WEBSITE: www.espoo.fi INFORMATION: Project Secretary Katrin Aia, Espoo Environmental Centre, +358 9 8168 3917, katrin.aia@espoo.fi

SANANI - THE DYNAMIC FACADE LIGHTING OF THE KAUNIAINEN TOWN HALL The community-related art lighting project of the Kauniainen Town Hall and the adjacent park will begin in the New Year 2012. The plan includes ideas for the Town Hall art lighting with its variations according to each event as well as the revamping of the lighting for the adjacent areas. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Kauniainen WEBSITE: www.kauniainen.fi INFORMATION: Town Gardener Emmi Silvennoinen, Kauniainen, +358 50 500 4128, emmi.silvennoinen@ kauniainen.fi

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SAUNA FINLANDIA

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The Hernesaari areas will be built into a new residential area and a centre of business operations by the sea. A plan is currently being drawn up for the area with construction to begin in ten years time. Prior to this, the City of Helsinki will develop the Hernesaari area as a cruise ship harbour and travel destination. At the proposal of the Helsinki City Planning Department, Avanto Architects have designed a group of design saunas for the area, combining the traditional sauna culture with today’s architecture. PLACE: Hernesaari, Helsinki INFORMATION: Producer Ville Iivonen, +358 40 506 0422, ville@soulproductions.fi

The neighbourhood belongs to its creators! Spirit of Artova is a great example of regional cooperation within the Arabianranta, Toukola and Vanhakaupunki area. In this project led by the neighbourhood association residents, employees, students, associations, businesses and educational institutions have become active producers of everyday designs. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Arabianranta, Toukola, Vanhakaupunki, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.artovanhenki.fi INFORMATION: Project Manager Janne Kareinen, ArabianrantaToukola-Vanhakaupunki Neighborhood Association, +358 45 631 6516, jannekareinen@ yahoo.com

The design characteristics of snow can be used to expand or enliven the uses of public spaces. The hill to be designed in Kauniainen will be both a complete design as well as a launch pad for users’ own improvements. In addition to the hill to be designed, the project aims to inspire people to develop the existing sledding areas. DATE: 15.12.11-31.30.2012 PLACE: The sledding hill adjacent to the Kauniainen Ski Resort INFORMATION: Artist Hans-Peter Schütt, +358 50 308 2803, hanselpansel@hotmail.com or Artist Topi Äikäs, +358 40 517 5342, topi.aikas@iki.fi

T3 Science, art and economy will create a unique combination in Espoo in the area that consists of Otaniemi, Tapiola and Keilaniemi. The world class science campus, the icon of urban planning and international companies are together much more than the sum of their parts. The actors in the area support each other and define together what the future global town will be like. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Espoo WEBSITE: www.espoo.fi INFORMATION: Cultural Director Georg Dolivo, City of Espoo +358 9 8165 2191, georg.dolivo@espoo.fi

SPINNING TOP - CREATING A HAPPY SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT TELAKKARANTA FILM In this project organised by the CIty of Helsinki Education Department Media Centre, a new, smart service offering will be created to support the wellbeing of children and youth. The aim is to promote a community spirit in young people and encourage participation in the school day, also to enable those attending to recognise the school as a natural part of their digital daily lives. The development work will be based on a user-oriented design and interactive innovation encouraging the school children to become involved. An open source code, open data and open interfaces will be used in these service solutions. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki INFORMATION: Project Coordinator Teemu Ruohonen, City of Helsinki Education Department Media Centre 050 541 8125, teemu.ruohonen@gmail.com

The old industrial milieu of the Hietalahti harbour area, Telakkaranta, will change as a result of cooperation between the City of Helsinki and Skanska. As part of the changes taking place in the area, a movie on Telakkaranta has been produced. The film visualises the future of the Telakkaranta area as part of the existent, vibrant urban landscape. WEBSITE: www.uuttahelsinkia.fi/jatkasaari INFORMATION: Marketing Manager Christina Rinnetie-Uski, Skanska Kodit Oy, +358 40 501 9816, cristina. rinnetie-uski@skanska.fi

TERRACE AT THREE SMITHS’ SQUARE The Terrace at the Three Smiths’ Square in the centre of Helsinki which is to be revamped will bring the Design Capital to one of the busiest meeting places in Helsinki. The HOK-Elanto Terrace Restaurant will be renovated by spring 2012, making the Design Capital themes available to all at the open meeting place. DATE: estimated dates 20.4.–30.9.2012 PLACE: Three Smitsh’ Square, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.hok-elanto.fi/ravintolat INFORMATION: Development Manager Santeri Uusitalo, +358 10 766 0667, santeri.uusitalo@sok.fi

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Korjaamo Culture Factory will develop a new design, activity and service centre at the Korjaamo’s Töölö area facilities. The Third Space encompasses several areas including cultural, adventure, café, gallery, relaxing, working and teamwork areas. It is not a home nor a workplace, it is a third space in between and in addition to.  DATE: Starting from February 2012 PLACE: Korjaamo Culture Factory, Töölö, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.korjaamo.fi INFORMATION: Director Raoul Grünstein, Korjaamo Culture Factory, +358 40 546 5630, raoul.grunstein@ korjaamo.fi

The Unionkatu street divides Helsinki city centre and encounters along the way significant urban spaces in Helsinki. To celebrate Helsinki’s 200 years as the capital city, this axis will emerge as a stage with a blue line, a laser beam, connecting its two ends, the Tähtitorninmäki park and the Kallio Church. Between these two landmarks falls the Unioninkatu street axis whose revamping will be undertaken by Helsinki City Planning Department. The street’s surface and lighting will be integrated. Different art projects will awaken the different stories the street tells. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki WEBSITE: www.hel.fi/ksv INFORMATION: Architect Janne Prokkola, City Planning Department, Helsinki +358 9 3103 7233, janne. prokkola@hel.fi

The transform a container or a pumping station competition aims to design a more enjoyable cityscape. This competition, which is open to all, is looking for new ideas for improving the exterior of the container for hazardous waste and the waste water pumping station. This Helsinki Region Environmental Services’ project aims to find a complete suggestion or one on which further plans could be based and which could potentially also be used for other similar sites. DATE: The competition period is 22.9.2011–31.12.2011, with the results to be published during January/ February 2012 WEBSITE: www.hsy.fi/tuunaakonttitaipumppaamo INFORMATION: Communications Planner Petri Backström, Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority, +358 50 520 3766, petri.backstrom@hsy.fi

URBAN COG – A CYCLIST IS AN URBAN DESIGNER Urban Cog is an interactive urban design tool for Lahti residents, civil servants, designers, university experts, business representatives and students with which cyclists gain an active role in urban space’s usability design i.e. urban design from a cyclist’s perspective. Urban Cog utilises the practical design that arises from cyclists’ everyday insights. DATE: 2011–2016 PLACE: Lahti WEBSITE: www.greencity.fi/pilotit/liikkuminen/ urbaani-ratas INFORMATION: Development Manager Saara Vauramo, City of Lahti Administrative Affairs, +358 44 716 1585, saara.vauramo@lahti.fi

TURN TABLE - THE URBAN GARDEN Turn Table – The Urban Garden is a cultivation and activity oasis right in the middle of Helsinki, within the railwaymen’s niche of the old engine sheds. The disused engine turn table will act as a framework for a modern greenhouse and a cultivation activity oasis for the city. The undertaking includes a greenhouse, grain bins and a summer cafe with patios, diverse cultivation activities, workshops, voluntary work events as well as market, food and cultural events. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Pasila, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.kaantopoyta.fi INFORMATION: Jaakko Lehtonen, +358 400 606 313, jaakko. lehtonen@dodo.org

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365 Wellbeing consists of 12 design projects which are carried out in interdisciplinary, multicultural groups. Master’s degree students, researchers and experts in Aalto University work together with the Cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen and Lahti. 365 Wellbeing aims to contribute to revamping the Design Capital’s design practices. The project applies aspects of service design and critical design, among other things. The aim is to tell about the significance of design as actions with social initiative and responsibility. DATE: Starting from September 2011 PLACE: Espoo, Helsinki, Vantaa, Kauniainen and Lahti WEBSITE: www.aalto.fi INFORMATION: Professor Turkka Keinonen, Aalto University, School of Art and Design, Department of Design, turkka.keinonen@aalto.fi

Arkki will renew all of the Social Insurance Institution of Finland’s (KELA) benefit information systems (40 in total) along with the associated support systems and auxiliary registers (90 in total) connected to them. The online customer service will also be improved and new services built. The aim will be to improve services from the users’ perspective. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: www.kela.fi INFORMATION: Project Manager Jaana Carlenius, KELA, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland, +358 40 480 8151, jaana.carlenius@kela.fi

AH-DESIGN: ACCESSIBLE AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN Aalto University brings the Design for All approach to good everyday product design. Particular attention is given to the elderly and the meeting of different generations in everyday life. DATE: 1.9.2011–31.8.2013 PLACE: Espoo, Helsinki, Milano and Nantes WEBSITE: www.aalto.fi INFORMATION: Henna Harri, Aalto University henna.harri@aalto. fi, +358 40 584 7728

ARCHITECTURE POLICY PROGRAMME Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Education and Culture and the Architectural Centre are preparing a new Architecture Policy Programme for Finland. Its aim is to establish a foundation for designing a sustainable living environment and develop a joint operating culture. Expert workshops and seminars will provide initial information on the Architecture Policy Programme. DATE: Throughout 2012 INFORMATION: Construction Counsellor Aila Korpivaara, Ministry of the Environment, +358 50 572 6357, aila.korpivaara@ymparisto.fi

BASE OF THE PYRAMID (BOP) ALEPA DESIGN WORK UNIFORMS The project will revamp Alepa’s work uniforms to meet the wearer’s needs. The employees will be able to combine different garments in various ways to meet their personal tastes and work requirements. Despite the possibility to modify the uniforms, the recurring theme will ensure that the customers recognise the members of staff with ease. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Alepa stores at Eliel, Mannerheimintie, Töölö, Sports Hall and Helsinki Airport WEBSITE: www.alepa.fi INFORMATION: Service Manager Marko Lumppio, Alepa Chain +358 10 766 0111, marko.lumppio@sok.fi

This Aalto University project concentrates on everyday design and business activities in the developing market. Particular attention is given to products, services, business models and practices which could prevent poverty without endangering ecological responsibilities. DATE: 1.9.2010–30.8.2012 PLACE: Espoo, Helsinki, India and Peru WEBSITE: www.aalto.fi INFORMATION: Development Director Teija Lehtonen, Aalto University, +358 40 061 8328, teija.lehtonen@ aalto.fi

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BEIBAMBOO – BABY’S BEST BAMBOO BASICS ALSO FOR HIRE! The baby clothing hire saves materials and energy used to make clothes as well as the parents’ time, energy, space and money. The clothes are free of chemicals and safe, and their disinfecting service and cleanliness guarantee are unique in Finland. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: www.beibamboo.com INFORMATION: CEO, inventor Nina Ignatius, Beibamboo, +358 40 835 0500, nina.ignatius@gmail.com

BUILDERS OF THE FUTURE – FINNISH DESIGN 1945–1967 In cooperation with Grafia and Ornamo, Aalto University will organise a design competition seeking to find a monument for donors of the endowment capital of the new university. The competition has been aimed at Aalto University students, employees and alumni. The winner will be announced on 1.2.2012 and the completed design will be published in March 2012. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: www.aalto.fi/tulevaisuudenrakentajat INFORMATION: Development Manager Anna-Maija Aalto, Aalto University, +358 50 356 0751, anna-maija.aalto@ aalto.fi

BLOCK-project brings together the residents, businesses, shops and organisations in a block. The operational model offers different actors in a block various services through which concrete savings targets can be found as well as lowemissions solutions for carrying out everyday life routines that increase satisfaction. DATE: 1.12.2011–31.12.2012 PLACE: Espoo, Helsinki and Vantaa WEBSITE: www.ilmastoinfo.fi INFORMATION: Director Mika Hakosalo Helsinki Environment Department, Ilmastoinfo (Climateinfo), +358 40 196 1962, mika.hakosalo@ilmastoinfo.fi.

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CITY CAR AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Blue 1’s new graphic design theme will depict the company’s new service concept. The different but recurring themes on the airplanes will be continued during 2012 among other things as part of the aesthetics for the uniforms and the in-flight concept. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: www.blue1.fi INFORMATION: Director Product Concepts Johanna Jäkälä, Blue1 CRM & Service Delivery, +358 40 844 2086, johanna.jakala@blue1.com

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and several businesses are cooperating in the development of the concept for an ecological city car. This car, which is to run with biodiesel, will be made from bio-based renewable and recyclable materials with a low environmental load. At the same time, the aim is to minimise high-load raw material streams and the car’s carbon footprint. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Metropolia AMK, Vantaa WEBSITE: www.metropolia.fi INFORMATION: Teacher Tuomo Äijälä, Metropolia AMK, +358 40 354 2952, tuomo.aijala@metropolia.fi

A virtual map that will introduce our built environment from the point of view of children and young people and bring up children’s ideas for future urban environments. Children will examine their hometown with words, images, animations and videos. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: www.cmycity.net INFORMATION: Director Pihla Meskanen, Arkki, School of Architecture for children and youth +358 50 517 4602, pihla.meskanen@mp.inet.fi

BLUE1 IN-FLIGHT CONCEPT Blue 1 will revamp its Boeing 717’s interior design and service concept. The aim will be to create a customeroriented and pleasant entity which the staff will be able to carry out in the limited space of an airplane. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: www.blue1.fi INFORMATION: Director / Product Concepts, Johanna Jäkälä, Blue1 CRM & Service Delivery, +358 40 844 2086, johanna.jakala@blue1.com

CITY DISTRICTS TURN INTO VILLAGE COMMUNITIES/ KASSI SERVICES The project’s aim will be to create city district communities in which people can spread resources with each other and to see what is happening in the neighbouring communities. The communications tool used in the project is the communal Kassi Service developed in Aalto University’s research project. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki and Lahti WEBSITE: www.kassi.eu INFORMATION: Juho Makkonen and Antti Virolainen, Avoin Interactive Oy, +358 41 5022 683, +358 50 5311 793, juho@kassi.eu, antti@kassi.eu,

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What kind of city paths could there be in Helsinki? The aim of the City Paths project is to involve residents and city departments in the production of their own city paths. Practical pilots will be used to create city experiences as well as to test tools and user experiences. In 2012, for example the City of Helsinki Public Works Department Guide Pilots will be produced for Unioninkatu as well as routes from Hernesaari to the city centre, aimed at tourists. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: www.forumvirium.fi/hankealueet/alykas-kaupunki INFORMATION: Project Manager Kaisa Spilling, Forum Virium Helsinki, +358 40 744 8831, kaisa.spilling@ forumvirium.fi

A colour map of Lahti is to be produced by the community itself. Residents are invited to observe their city during the different seasons and to take photographs of their observations. The photos will be used to create a Lahti colours’ fan, which will also highlight the area’s design network. The photographic compilations will also be displayed in a public space as well as an exhibition. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Lahti WEBSITE: www.citycolours.fi INFORMATION: Rami Toivonen, Studio Salokannel & Toivonen, +358 400 780 398, kuvat@citycolours.fi

Espoo Adult Education Centre re-designs its premises for handicrafts and visual arts into memorable learning environments. The project will create a modern and versatile arts and crafts learning environment with its virtual worlds that will be suited to the diverse teaching specialising in adult pedagogy. DATE: 25.8.2011–31.12.2012 PLACE: Espoo Adult Education Centre, campus in Ahertajantie. WEBSITE: www.espoo.fi/tyovaenopisto INFORMATION: Special Planner Anna-Liisa Lohikoski, Espoo Adult Education Centre, +358 9 8168 2836, anna-liisa.lohikoski@espoo.fi

CLEANDESIGN CENTER CREATIVE PILOT Product design projects combine cleantech, technologies that burden the environment and resources less, usercentred design and design thinking. The aim is to sustainably produce internationally competitive products and services. DATE: 1.12.2011–31.12.2013 PLACE: Lahti WEBSITE: www.lahtisbp.fi INFORMATION: Development Director Riikka Salokannel, Lahti Science & Business Park, +358 40 576 1464, riikka.salokannel@lahtisbp.fi

The aim of the Creative Pilot project is to bring creative skills into the business services aimed at SMEs. Design will be the pilot theme of the project and experiences gained will be used more widely in the operating concept. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: All of Finland WEBSITE: www.tem.fi INFORMATION: Senior Officer Petra Tarjanne, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, +358 50 434 4932, petra.tarjanne@tem.fi

CLUB OF HELSINKI The Club of Helsinki project concentrates on developing the lifespan of products. It brings together businesses, design actors and waste processing personnel in the spirit of sustainable development. The aim is to offer businesses an opportunity to combine social responsibility and business development. The test project that takes place is Sao Paolo aims to bring about a new way of working which, in addition to waste processing, will improve the living standards of those who lose out in the global consumer society. DATE: Starting from September 2011 PLACE: Sao Paolo INFORMATION: designer Ilkka Suppanen, +358 50 564 1081, ilkka@suppanen.com

CUSTOMER-ORIENTED SERVICE NETWORK PROJECT IN LAUTTASAARI Utilising service design, the project will create an operational model based on the Personal Budget idea and a new Care Manager service process model to support it. The focus is on customers and their needs. The aim is to create a safe living environment at home for those who need outside support.  DATE: 2011–2012 WEBSITE: www.hel.fi/hki/Sosv/fi INFORMATION:  Susanna Hyvärinen, City of Helsinki Social Service Department/ Services for Elderly, Management support, +358 40 148 5786, susanna.hyvarinen@hel.fi

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The Joint Local Authority of Education in Espoo Region, Omnia, will make new creative skills and entrepreneurship known. You will be able to find out about the physical and virtual learning environments throughout the year, and the topic will also be discussed in an international event. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Espoo WEBSITE: www.innoomnia.fi, www.omnia.fi INFORMATION: Anne Linnonmaa, ArtOmnia, Joint Authority of Education in Espoo Region Omnia/InnoOmnia, +358 40 5868 555, anne.linnonmaa@omnia.fi


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School pupils and students will describe their lives and learn to use existing databases and research material. Participating cities’ education departments and information services will encourage pupils to visualise information. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: www.tieke.fi INFORMATION: Project coordinator Timo Cantell, TIEKE, Finnish Information Society Development Centre +358 50 354 2937, timo.cantell@hel.fi

Developing public transport, cycling and pedestrian access from the users’ perspective, with design driving the process. Metropolia University of Applied Sciences will produce information with which more functional, safer and more accessible models for moving in cities can be developed. Sub-projects within the entire project will include a bike centre and Marja-Vantaa’s feeder parking lot. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: lad.metropolia.fi INFORMATION: Producer / Information Officer, Päivi Keränen, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, +358 20 783 5051, paivi.keranen@metropolia

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DESIGN EDUCATION PACKAGE FOR CHILDREN Design Education Package, carried out in cooperation with Aalto University, acquaints children in the five pilot primary schools with the central topics of design through games, task cards and material samples. The central aims of this project are to develop the teaching materials for design education and to show that design is part of everyday life. DATE: Starting from 2011 PLACE: One primary school in each of the cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen and Lahti. INFORMATION: Designer of the package Johanna Ruohonen, +358 44 572 7770, ruohonenjohanna@hotmail.com

DESIGN IP The Ministry of Employment and the Economy will renew the national strategy for immaterial rights. The new IPR strategy will give the design perspective greater prominence than it has previously. The aim is to determine means and procedures to encourage businesses to use design in future to a greater extent as part of their intangible assets. DATE: March 2012–December2012 PLACE: All of Finland WEBSITE: www.tem.fi INFORMATION: Consulting Counsellor Mikko Huuskonen, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, +358 10 606 3732, mikko.huuskonen@tem.fi and Antti Eskola, Commercial Counsellor, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, +358 10 606 4820, antti.eskola@tem.fi

DESIGN THINKING PILOTS The Design Thinking Pilots project will examine what the future service models will be like with regard to wellbeing, travel, energy and housing. The aim is to find solutions which would increase innovation in businesses and open new business opportunities. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Lahti, Hämeenlinna, Vaasa WEBSITE: www-livingbusiness.f INFORMATION: Executive Director Tove Hagman, Culminatum, +358 400 434 676, tove.hagman@culminatum.fi

DESIGNER’S TREASURE CHEST DESIGN ROI The use of key indicators for the impact of investments made in design follows the ROI model typical of business management. This research project to be implemented together with Aalto University will increase understanding of the impact of design by discussions with company management in their own language. The project will develop a model and key indicators of the benefits of design investments. The results will be published in September 2012. DATE: September 2012–December 2012 WEBSITE: www.designroi.fi INFORMATION: Executive Director Karoliina Salonen, Finnish Design Business Association FDBA +358 9 6220 8116, karoliina.salonen@designforum.fi

Pre-school children in the Cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen and Lahti will gain a design experience through the Designer’s Treasure Chest project. The package distributed to all preschool groups will contain a teacher’s and a child’s handbook, a scrapbook as well as 20 objects which have been selected with design in mind and which will inspire the children to experiment, observe, be taken by surprise and succeed. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Espoo, Helsinki, Vantaa, Kauniainen and Lahti WEBSITE: http://www.vantaa.fi/fi/kulttuuri/lasten_ja_ nuorten_kulttuuri INFORMATION: Manager of Children’s Culture Reeli Karimäki, Vantaa City, +358 40 524 1403, reeli.karimaki@ vantaa.fi

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The Design Exchange programme launched by Sitra aims to bring design skills to the public sector by the placement of a designer in a public organisation. The aim is to support and develop the renewing of the public sector and its design skills as well as to provide the public sector with user oriented design tools. A long-term aim of the project is to increase strategic design skills and create a new ”strategic designers’ generation” in Finland. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki and Lahti WEBSITE: www.sitra.fi INFORMATION: Director of Strategic Design Marco Steinberg, Sitra, +358 40 482 7508, marco.steinberg@sitra.fi


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Designing Eating is the cooperation project between Ceramist Karin Widnäs and chef Kari Aihinen the result of which will be Ravintola Savoy’s 75th anniversary crockery. The crockery will consist of unique numbered plates. DATE: Starting from 9.1.2012 PLACE: Helsinki WEBSITE: www.karinwidnas.fi INFORMATION: Karin Widnäs, Ceramist, +358 50 511 2232, karinwidnas@hotmail.com

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DESIGNING OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH CONCEPT – RENOVATION OF SERVICES AND PREMISES

In this business, research, training and product development cooperation project, Aalto University ideas teams will come face to face with the curiosity that businesses have to try pioneering activity within the design industry. Crossdisciplinary student teams will develop for businesses responsible business concepts, which will then be collected into a workbook describing the possibilities of design tools. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: http://kausaali.fi INFORMATION: Executive Director Susanna Perko, Kausaali Oy, +358 44 273 7580, susanna.perko@kausaali.fi

What kind of occupational health service do we wish to have in the future? The Designing Occupational Health Concept project will develop occupational health services to meet changing customer needs. The aim is to promote wellbeing at work. In addition to the development of services, the Helsinginkatu 24 building will be renovated to provide an occupational health centre. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki WEBSITE: www.hel.fi/tyoterveys INFORMATION: Information Officer Anna-Liisa Merisaari, City of Helsinki Occupational Health Centre, +358 9 310 54202 , anna-liisa.merisaari@hel.fi

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DESIGN IN LAHTI’S CULTURAL EDUCATION PROGRAMME

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Design will become a part of Lahti City’s cultural education programme. The target group for the design workshops will be Lahti City’s 5th graders (approximately 950 pupils) and their teachers. DATE: 4.1.–24.2.2012 PLACE: Lahti City’s primary and secondary schools INFORMATION: Culture Coordinator for Basic Education Susanna Koponen, +358 50 398 5775, susanna.koponen@ lahti.fi

Students in visual art and arts and crafts schools and other children and young people participating in public events will study the content and methods of fashion design and costume and jewelry art as well as studying the visual messages of clothing and adorning oneself. The aim will be to support balanced self-image of children and young people as well as their independent and consumption critical thinking. DATE: Throughout 2012 INFORMATION: managing director Anu Hietala, The Finnish Association of Art Schools for Children and Young People and The Finnish Crafts Organisation, +358 40 7363 767, anu.hietala@youngart.fi

DESIGN YOUR OWN CITY AND URBAN STAGE Young people in Helsinki will participate in creating and designing their own environment and realising their design using recycled materials. Youth centre’s yards, building site fences, jetties for washing your rugs and other places that interest young people will be given a new look and a spark. The aim will be to strengthen young people’s impact on urban culture and to continue the practices found to be successful after the design capital year. The project is a part of the ‘Young people and design’ entity. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki INFORMATION: Participation Coordinator Sanna Koskinen, Helsinki City Youth Department, +358 40 336 2109, sanna.koskinen@hel.fi

The treatment path the patient takes together with his/ her medical team from the first meeting to the monitoring phase. The patient will have at his/her service medical expert knowledge, technology, research, a committed care team, carefully designed premises and the network of wellbeing and health services. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: www.docrates.com INFORMATION: Assistant to the CEO, Jonna Puisto, Docrates Ltd, +358 50 500 1835, jonna.puisto@docrates.com

THE EDITION The Edition will introduce the most interesting creative industries cooperation projects between Europe and Asia in the form of a professional seminar and a city event and will act as a platform for forging long term relationships. This pilot project to be launched in Helsinki (August 2012) and Singapore (November 2012) aims to become a permanent cooperation platform for promoting the development of these areas into more important centres within the creative fields. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki INFORMATION: Producer Ossi Luoto, Pluto Finland, +358 40 739 0036, ossi.luoto@plutofinland.fi

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ELE – NEW LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS IN TEACHER EDUCATION Helsinki University will develop three new learning premises for teacher training and improve the other teacher training premises in ways that will make them places of active and participative learning and ease the use of new technology. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki WEBSITE: www.helsinki.fi/yliopisto INFORMATION: Professor Kirsti Lonka, Helsinki University, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences +358 50 318 2181, kirsti.lonka@helsinki.fi

FOOD CULTURE FOR THE AGING PEOPLE The City of Helsinki Social Services Department is developing Food Culture for the Aging People. The aim of this project is to move towards restaurant-style food preparation and serving culture, which will satisfy the customer. The customers will be offered taste bites, traditions, winds of change, food delights and esthetical experiences. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki WEBSITE: www.hel.fi/hki/sosv/fi/etusivu INFORMATION: Designer Timo Vierelä, City of Helsinki Social Services Department, +358 40 334 0320, timo. vierela@hel.fi

Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen and Lahti will form a testing platform for electric traffic in 2012. The Electric Vehicle Action Group EVAG is an effort born of a proposal put forward by key Finnish businesses in order to create an electric infrastructure in the larger Finnish cities. The aim of the EVAG project is to enable rapid growth of electric traffic by developing city structures, infra-construction and services that are favourable for and compatible with electric cars and other electric transport. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: www.electrictraffic.fi INFORMATION: Elias Pöyry, Eera Oy, +358 500 426 125, elias. poyry@eera.fi

THE FORM OF GOOD TASTE Elanto bakery started its production in Helsinki in 1907, and it quickly became the largest bread baker in the capital region. Elanto’s oat bread was a popular product, which was created in 1960 and was produced all the way until 1984. Now the classic product of Finnish food design has made a comeback thanks to new technology. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: http://www.hok-elanto.fi/index.php?id=7467 INFORMATION: Head Corporate Communications, Ralf Nyberg, HOK-Elanto, +358 10 766 0590, ralf.nyberg@sok.fi

FORTUM’S ENERGY BENCH ESPOO – YOUTH’S CULTURE- AND DESIGN CITY The project will combine different groups of children and young people in Espoo from nine-year-olds to 18-year-olds who will get a chance to form the content of Espoo’s cultural youth work during spring 2012. Experts from different sectors will be available to assist. The methods will include citizen navigation, design clubs for young people and co-designing. The project is a part of the ‘Young people and design’ entity. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Espoo INFORMATION: Leading Youth Worker, the City of Espoo Youth Department, +358 46 877 1230, laura.mannila@espoo.fi

FEEL GOOD - EVERYDAY WELLBEING AND HAPPINESS TO EVERYONE An extensive entity, Studia Generalia – series of lectures and events, will be realised around service design and everyday design for the WeeGee Exhibition Centre. The entity will also strengthen the cooperation of the wellbeing projects in the five design capitals. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Espoo, Helsinki, Kauniainen, Lahti and Vantaa WEBSITE: www.espoo.fi INFORMATION: Project Planner Mia Kuokkanen, City of Espoo, +358 9 8168 3602, mia.kuokkanen@espoo.fi

The lit and heated energy bench will be present in various events throughout the year. Visitors will be able to sit down on the bench and record their event messages with the help of the camera crew. The messages will be uploaded on YouTube and the visitors will be able to deliver them to their friends for example through Facebook. DATE: Throughout 2012 INFORMATION: Communications Manager Elina Kokko, Fortum Oyj, +358 40 733 9493, elina.kokko@fortum.com

GERIATRIC REHABILITATION SERVICE DESIGN 2012 The project will create a new model for supporting elderly people’s ability to function. The course and content of the service chain will be examined from the perspective of elderly people’s needs. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki WEBSITE: www.okks.fi INFORMATION: CEO Katja Ilvonen, Oulunkylän sairaskotisäätiö / Oulunkylän kuntoutussairaala, +358 50 300 4089, katja.ilvonen@okks.fi

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The new exercise equipment will offer a chance to do some impulse exercising outside the Sports Departments official fitness parks. The pilot project will take place by Töölönlahti where the prototypes of the equipment will be installed. DATE: Starting from 3.5.2012 PLACE: Töölönlahti, Helsinki INFORMATION: Technical Planning Chief Antti Salaterä , Helsinki City Sports Department, +358 50 303 8244, antti.salatera@hel.fi

The aim of Helsinki City Environment Centre is to create sustainable events. Greening Events helps manage and minimise the environmental impacts of events, such as their carbon dioxide emissions. The model will be developed and spread during 2012 after which all event organisers can be given instructions on the organisation of environmentally friendly events. DATE: 15.9.2011–31.12.2012 PLACE: Espoo, Helsinki, Kauniainen, Lahti and Vantaa WEBSITE: www.aaltopro.fi/greeningevents INFORMATION: Ulla Heinonen, Aalto PRO, +358 40 550 6982, ulla.heinonen@aalto.fi

The project will introduce world class research on environmental problems and solutions to them. Simultaneously, new innovative and interdisciplinary viewpoints will be taken forward. The dialogue between citizens and decision-makers using environmental and bio-art will be an essential part of the project. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki WEBSITE: www.helsinki.fi/yliopisto INFORMATION: Coordinator of Environmental Research, Kaisa Korhonen-Kurki, Helsinki University, Centre for Environment, HENVI & Finnish Museum of Natural History +358 9 1915 7905, kaisa. korhonen@helsinki.fi

GUIDE PILOT Helsinki lacks a uniform guidance system. The Guide Pilot project will launch the design of a new, holistic guidance system for the entire Helsinki area. The aim is to create an extensive, high-quality guidance system to be used throughout the city. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: www.hel.fi/hki/HKR/fi/Etusivu INFORMATION: Area Planner Anu Kiiskinen, City of Helsinki Public Works Department +358 9 310 38419, anu.kiiskinen@hel.fi

HAKUNET GRAPHO LEARNING INITIATIVE (GLI) Technology and research as the basis for literacy. Ekapeli developed by Grapho Learning Initiative will be available for all Finnish children supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture. The mobile version of the game will enable its distribution, for example, to developing countries in Africa. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: grapholearning.info INFORMATION: Project Manager Helena Lehtimäki, University of Jyväskylä +358 40 562 9441, helena.lehtimaki@ jyu.fi

New models are being developed in Vantaa with an aim to improve residents’ possibilities to participate in the development of their own residential area. The participation possibilities are developed in the pilot project HakuNet through service design. DATE: 15.9.2011–31.12.2012 PLACE: Hakunila, Vantaa WEBSITE: www.vantaa.fi/hakuverkko INFORMATION: Liisa Juustila, City of Vantaa, +358 50 314 5123, liisa.juustila@vantaa.fi

HELSINKI DESIGN LAB GREEN CAMPUS The aim of the project is to develop on the Otaniemi campus a test environment which will support the participation of the campus in the global climate struggle and enable the active participation of various parties in the development of ecological and energy efficiency of the area. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: www.vtt.fi INFORMATION: Jorma Pietiläinen, VTT, +358 400 446 258, jorma. pietilainen@vtt.fi

The creation of something new requires the ability to use design in decision making and construct solutions architecture. Helsinki Design Lab (HDL) is a Sitra proposal aiming to promote strategic design skills and networking in the public sector. Sitra aims to develop a new style operating method which will enable the creation of design solutions for example with regard to ageing, climate change or other social challenges which require a strategic approach. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: All of Finland WEBSITE: www.helsinkidesignlab.org INFORMATION: Director, Strategic Design Marco Steinberg, Sitra, +358 40 482 7508, marco.steinberg@sitra.fi

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Open information effortlessly and quickly available to everyone. Information regarding the Helsinki region can be used for decision-making, utilised in applications or to build new web services, among other things. Information can be beautiful. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: www.hri.fi INFORMATION: Project Manager Ville Meloni, Forum Virium Helsinki, +358 400 260 000, ville.meloni@ forumvirium.fi

The educational programme of the Danish INDEX: organisation will focus on design processes and creative solutions as well as help to find solutions for various challenges. During this education, upper secondary school students will design their own solutions from global challenges to local issues. Seven upper secondary schools will participate in this educational pilot programme in Finland. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen and Lahti INFORMATION: Producer Katarina Siltavuori, World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, +358 50 599 2510, katarina.siltavuori@wdchelsinki2012.fi

HOAS LABORATORY HOAS Homes for Students Foundation and Demos think tank will cooperate to perceive the future of student housing, and look for new models for more responsible and happier living. DATE: 1.10.2010–30.5.2012 PLACE: Espoo and Helsinki WEBSITE: www.hoas.fi INFORMATION: Account Manager Satu Kivipuro, HOAS homes for students, +358 40 835 4900, satu.kivipuro@ hoas.fi

INSPIRING CONTROL ROOM The aim of Fortum’s project will be to create a control room concept which will support the wellbeing of the employees and their sensitivity to their important task. The design manual for the control rooms will be taken into use in the new power stations and to some extent in the existing plants. DATE: Throughout 2012 INFORMATION: Communications Manager Elina Kokko, Fortum Oyj, +358 40 733 9493, elina.kokko@fortum.com

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences will innovate, study and develop premises, equipment and applications for schools’ learning environments. The aim of HSPACE will be to create flexible operational environments and concepts which are easy to adapt for different purposes. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: http://www.facebook.com/group. php?gid=227809645786&v=info INFORMATION: Lecturer of Digital Media, Juhana Kokkonen, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, degree Programmes in Design and Media +358 44 058 4262, juhana.kokkonen@metropolia.fi

INSPIRING SCHOOL Martela will introduce new solutions for future school environments. The new learning environments will inspire participation and flexible learning whilst improving interaction skills. Learning is increasingly about creating opportunities. DATE: 27.–28.1.2012 PLACE: Educa Fair, Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre WEBSITE: www.martela.com INFORMATION: Sales Director Matti Mäenpää, Martela, +358 10 345 50, matti.maenpaa@martela.fi

IBM SMARTER CITIES CHALLENGE As the only city in the Nordic Countries, Helsinki has been chosen to participate in IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge in which IBM offers expert and technology advice to help develop cities. The aim of the project is to combine and visualise information available in the city in new ways. 24 cities around the world have been selected to this first phase of the three year project. DATE: Starting from March 2012 PLACE: Helsinki INFORMATION: IBM communications +358 9 459 5900, ibmficom@fi.ibm.com

INTELLIGENT DESIGN – THE SERVICE DESIGN PROJECT IN HELSINKI UNIVERSITY LIBRARY The Helsinki University Library’s service design project will improve the local and online services directed at its over 100,000 users. Together with the new library building, the high-quality and superb services will create an impressive implementation and an interesting space. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki INFORMATION: Project manager Inkeri Salonharju, Helsinki University Library, +358 50 415 5528, inkeri. salonharju@helsinki.fi

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The aim of Kallio Pavilions that will be erected to celebrate Kallio Library’s 100th anniversary will be to increase the residents’ possibilities to tell their ideas and hopes for the development of the library and the area. In the Pavilions those active in the area can present and tell about their own activities. DATE:  13.–17.8.2012 PLACE: Kallio Library/Matti Heleniuksen puisto INFORMATION:  Project Planner Pirjo Lipasti, Helsinki City Library, +358 40 336 1058, pirjo.lipasti@hel.fi

The project run by Helsinki University will present Finnish world-class teacher training’s training sessions using videos. Finnish teacher training will be given a form that can be spread around the world. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: www.helsinki.fi/yliopisto INFORMATION: Research Doctor Elina Kuusisto, Helsinki University, +358 50 318 0309, elina.kuusisto@ helsinki.fi

KRUUNUSILLAT (CROWN BRIDGES) COMPETITION 

LIBRARY CARD FOR MOBILE DEVICES

This international design competition aims to attract the world’s best in bridge design asking them to submit a design for a new tram, cycle and pedestrian link between Kalasatama and Kruunuvuorenranta. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki WEBSITE: http://www.kruunusillat.fi/ INFORMATION: Project Manager Jari Tirkkonen, City of Helsinki Economic and Planning Centre, 040 334 9027, HYPERLINK ”mailto:jari.tirkkonen@hel.fi” jari. tirkkonen@hel.fi

Library Card for Mobile Devices is a development project currently ongoing in the Helsinki City Library, with the key aim to produce a user-oriented new service form for mobile devices. This service will enable users to access the library anywhere and any time in any way desired. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: http://suuntaamo.fi/content/mobiilikirjastokortti INFORMATION: Information Officer Pirjo Lipasti, Helsinki City Library, +358 40 336 1058, pirjo.lipasti@hel.fi

THE KÄKÄTE-PROJECT: BETTER LIFE FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE BY DEVELOPING TECHNOLOGY The KÄKÄTE project will concentrate on improving everyday life and facilitating work through technology. The project will give a voice to the elderly and those working with them. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: www.ikateknologia.fi INFORMATION: Project Manager Kirsti Pesola, Central Union of the Welfare of the Aged, +358 50 597 0069, kirsti.pesola@vtkl.fi

Living Lab offers possibilities to learn about non-profit distributing organisations and the new non-profit Kasvuhuone services provided by them. DATE: 1.6.2010–31.3.2013 WEBSITE: www.yhteiskunnallinenyritys.fi PLACE: Uusimaa INFORMATION: Project Manager Ulla Korhonen, Diakonia University of Applied Sciences, +358 40 5055879, ulla.korhonen@diak.fi

MEANING, SENSE AND SUCCESS FROM EDUCATIONAL DESIGN LAPLAND SNOW DESIGN Snow and ice construction demonstrates the role of Lapland as arctic design pioneer. The design created in this project will introduce Lapland’s snow and design skills as well as new type of snow and ice design. The design will be the result of cooperation between the University of Lapland Art Faculty, Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences Technical Faculty and Rovaniemen kehitys Oy. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Rovaniemi WEBSITE: http://lapland-snow-design.blogspot.com/ INFORMATION: Dean Timo Jokela, University of Lapland, Art Faculty, +358 40 739 6034, timo.jokela@ ulapland.fi

The project’s aim is to design the current adult and continuing education field in a way which is more customeroriented. The customers are adults, life-long learners who meet various transitional and development cycles and working and learning cultures throughout their career. DATE: 1.9.2010–31.12.2016 PLACE: Lahti WEBSITE: www.lamk.fi/inno INFORMATION: Head of Customer Relations Jari Hautamäki, Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Centre of Innovation, jari.hautamaki@lamk.fi, +358 50 049 8127

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Developing the sign systems on metro stations to meet the needs of the metro users. Helsinki City Transport will evaluate and develop systems as the metro is renewed and extended. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: www.hel.fi/hki/HKL/fi/Etusivu INFORMATION: Heli Rautio, HKL / Länsimetro Oy, +358 46 877 2684, heli.rautio@sito.fi

The project makes the field of design more visible to the residents of Vaasa region, and highlights local design nationally and internationally. The project discusses the great variety of design and how design can improve products, services and surroundings. DATE: 1.8.2011–31.12.2012 PLACE: Vaasa WEBSITE: www.muova.fi INFORMATION: Project Coordinator, Kirsi Mattila, Western Finland Design Centre Muova, +358 50 364 1220, kirsi.m.mattila@aalto.fi

Preventing residents’ social exclusion with a user interface. Helsinki City Social Service Department will produce a media independent, icon-based e-service navigator. In addition, the residents will be able to improve their chances of finding employment through the My e-Design education format. DATE: Throughout 2012 INFORMATION: Project Coordinator Junno Kaarna, Helsinki City Social Service Department, +358 40 334 1368, junno.kaarna@hel.fi

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MYLLYPURO MEDIA LIBRARY Myllypuro’s media library is an experiment for future library activities.  The media library’s activities meet the local people’s needs by offering them support and tools for staying onboard the information society’s development. Cooperation with other public actors, businesses and residents’ associations is emphasised in the library’s activities.  DATE: 2011– PLACE: Myllypuro’s new media library INFORMATION:  Project planner Pirjo Lipasti, Helsinki City Library, +358 40 336 1058, pirjo.lipasti@hel.fi

NATUREGATE The online service will bring together technology and nature and promote the new way of embracing natural sciences. With the help of NatureGate, users will be able to easily recognise different species. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: www.luontoportti.fi INFORMATION: Producer Eija Lehmuskallio, NatureGate, +358 40 596 8560, eija@luontoportti.fi

NEW FAÇADE COLOURING SERVICE – HELSINKI’S COLOUR PLAN INTO ELECTRONIC FORM Colours are a significant element in the urban environment and for urban contentment. The project will digitalise Helsinki’s colour plan’s 378 colour combinations to ease repair works. DATE: 2011–2012 WEBSITE: www.hel.fi/hki/Rakvv/fi INFORMATION: Leena Jaskanen, Helsinki City Construction Supervision Office, +358 400 171 805, leena. jaskanen@hel.fi

OUR ALEKSI - CITIZEN IDEAS Our Aleksi is a project where residents and city centre entrepreneurs are included in brainstorming the area’s future. The aim is a pleasant and lively market environment where the needs and wishes of users have been taken into account. This project also aims to create a model for useroriented implementation of development projects within the city. DATE: September 2011 – September 2012 PLACE: Lahti WEBSITE: www.lahti.fi INFORMATION: Project Manager Riitta Niskanen, City of Lahti, +358 50 559 4200, riitta.m.niskanen@lahti.fi

OUR CITY IS DESIGNING! PARTICIPATE! The project aims to find and strengthen social cohesion in multicultural communities through events and research, and to develop Meri-Rastila into an enjoyable community. The results of the project will be presented in an exhibition at the end of the project. DATE: 1.9.2011–30.11.2012 PLACE: Meri-Rastila, Stoa, University of Helsinki, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Aalto University INFORMATION: Contact person Mustafa Gürler, +358 40 129 03732, mustafa.gurler@hel.fi

PROMOTING ACCESSIBILITY IN COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES How can we ensure that an accessible information society will become a reality? The accessible communication services monitoring team promotes accessibility and ensures that accessibility issues will be extensively covered in communications policy. The monitoring team activity is based on the ‘Towards an accessible information society’ activity programme of the Ministry of Transport and Communications. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: All of Finland WEBSITE: www.tem.fi INFORMATION: Special Researcher Mikael Åkermarck, Ministry of Transport and Communications, +358 9 160 28396, mikael.akermarck@lvm.fi

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PROMOTION OF DESIGN KNOW-HOW

RENEWAL OF AN EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

Tekes, The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, in cooperation with Design Foundation Finland promotes the competitiveness of SMEs by encouraging them to use design skills in the development of their business operations. During this project, which will run until the end of 2012, representatives will visit 100 to 150 businesses around Finland explaining about the possibilities of design. DATE: 1.9.2011–31.12.2012 PLACE: All of Finland WEBSITE: www.tekes.fi INFORMATION: Specialist Merja Salonen, The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, +358 10 60 55974, merja.salonen@tekes.fi

In this service design project involving the Employment and Economic Development Offices, the services of the offices will be designed with a more user-oriented approach. The aim is to improve customer satisfaction and service experience. A unified and functional service package will be constructed from personal, telephone and electronic services. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Uusimaa INFORMATION: Project Manager Olli Vihanta, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, +358 50 396 4996, olli.vihanta@tem.fi

RENEWAL OF THE MATERNITY PACK 

PROUD (People, Researchers and Organisations Using Design for co-creation and innovation) will look for innovation, competitive edge and sustainable solutions through design. The project will promote design thinking in the public sector and business life, particularly in SMEs. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki, Eindhoven, Kortrijk, Lancaster, Paris, Essen, Luxemburg INFORMATION: Program Director Jussi Sorsimo, Culminatum, +358 400 561 1040, jussi.sorsimo@culminatum.fi

The aim of the project is to design and implement a new image for the new maternity package which communicates the purpose of the pack and embodies the promotion of baby’s health and wellbeing. The package will be presented in an exhibition in Helsinki City Hall’s Virka Exhibition Venue. DATE: 29.6.–2.9.2012 WEBSITE: www.aalto.fi INFORMATION: Project Planner Katarina Broas, Aalto University, Department of Media, graphic design, +358 50 359 1069, katarina.broas@aalto.fi

ROLLATOR FOR CHILDREN READY STEADY GO! FINLAND The sport sector and design sector strengthen their cooperation networks and jointly indentify international business opportunities. The aim of the two-year programme is to create new product and service innovations. DATE: 2011–2012 WEBSITE: www.lahtisbp.fi PLACE: Lahti, Espoo, Helsinki and Vantaa INFORMATION: Project Manager Karoliina Vilander, Lahti Science and Business Park, +358 50 3836361, karoliina. vilander@lahtisbp.fi

The rollator designed by Metropolia University of Applied Sciences’ design students and its product development project will be presented in an exhibition. This will also create networks and operational models with which universities can support businesses’ product development activities. DATE: November 2012 WEBSITE: www.metropolia.fi INFORMATION: Senior Lecturer Mika Ihanus, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, mika.ihanus@ metropolia.fi

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SERVICE AND SPACE CONCEPT IN OULUNKYLÄ LIBRARY

The project will study knowledge workers’ everyday lives on grass root level and aim to find better ways to work and organise work. The objective will be to design the working week in a new way and to increase its meaningfulness, creativeness and efficiency. The project’s results will be published in two seminars and a book. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: www.alykastyo.fi INFORMATION: CEO Pekka Pohjakallio, 925 Oy, +358 50 557 1156, pekka@925project.com

The Oulunkylä Library is the Helsinki City Library’s pilot project aimed at producing a more customer friendly and efficient use of space and staff resources by designing the space and services. DATE: 2011–2012 PLACE: Oulunkylä Library INFORMATION: Project Planner Pirjo Lipasti, Helsinki City Library, +358 40 336 1058, pirjo.lipasti@hel.fi

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Service Design Club Proto for young people in Marja-Vantaa produces new visions of what a pleasant urban space looks like in the eyes of young people. Young people study, pass on their views on and record the designed and built environment through, for example, videos and photography. They learn to look at and comment their everyday surroundings in a new way. The project is a part of the ‘Young people and design’ entity. DATE: 2011–2012 PLACE: Youth Centre Kannisto ,Vantaa INFORMATION: Executive Manager Anneli Nikolajeff, Youth Centre Kannisto, +358 40 861 0793, anneli. nikolajeff@vantaa.fi

Social Responsibility & Design is an international joint venture run by British Council Finland, Goethe Institut Finnland and Helsinki University which studies the communality of public spaces and residents’ wellbeing through participative urban planning. The venture brings together design/urban planning professionals, researchers and local residents through workshops, lectures and exhibitions. DATE: 17.11.2011–31.12.2012 PLACE: Helsinki and Espoo WEBSITE: www.responsibledesign.fi INFORMATION: Antti Karjalainen, British Council Finland, Country Manager, +358 50 382 1259, antti.karjalainen@ britishcouncil.fi

The Shape Your World! –design workshop will provide 6 to 13-year-old children and youth an opportunity to participate in the designing of their own environment. The idea of the workshop is to design and produce an interactive play sculpture for the school/nursery schoolyard. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Five schools and nursery schools in the city of Espoo WEBSITE: facebook.com/muotoilemaa INFORMATION: Carpenter Niko Riepponen, City of Espoo, +358 46 877 1927, niko.riepponen@espoo.fi

STUDIO - THE FIRST OFFICE HOTEL AND MEETING PLACE FACED FULLY FOR DESIGNERS IN FINLAND Diagonal and Martela will create Finland’s first office hotel for designers in Helsinki. The Studio will act not only as a working space but also as a place for cooperation, networking and mentoring. The facility is easy to transform from an office into an exhibition or teaching area. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Studio, Helsinki WEBSITE: http://diagonal.fi INFORMATION: Jaakko Väänänen, Studio/Diagonal, +358 40 560 4828, jaakko@diagonal.fi

SINGLE CONTACT POINT FOR BUSINESS SERVICES TRASHCARNIVAL The development of the Enterprise Finland service package will combine public business services into more user-oriented offerings – a single contact point for customer services. In this service design project, public business services will be offered to customers as one package: online - Yrityssuomi.fi, by telephone - Enterprise Finland telephone service, and face to face in the facilities operating under the Enterprise Finland marque. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: All of Finland WEBSITE: www.yrityssuomi.fi INFORMATION: Consulting Counsellor Jaana Lappi, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, +358 50 308 8143, jaana.lappi@tem.fi

The Trashcarnival events teach young people to find new usages for rubbish and abandoned goods. Tuning teaches sustainable development and a new kind of design thinking: an individual product is more than its original intended use allows you to think. It is material for many new and even surprising usages. The project is a part of the ‘Young people and design’entity. DATE: September 2011 – February 2012 PLACE: Youth clubs in Lahti INFORMATION: Youth Officer Virpi Rantanen, Youth Department City of Lahti, +358 50 518 4498, virpi.rantanen@ lahti.fi

SUPPORTING THE USE OF OPEN DATA SITE ALLOCATION COMPETITION FOR BLOCK 10583 ON SÖRNÄISTENNIEMI The aim of the Helsinki Real Estate Committee’s competition was to find new solutions to the aesthetics of living in a block of flats and its diversity and flexibility. The site allocation competition was organised between 8.3–22.6.2011. DATE: 8.3.2011–31.12.2012 PLACE: Kalasatama, Helsinki WEBSITE: www.uuttahelsinkia.fi/kalasatama INFORMATION: Martti Tallila, City of Helsinki, Real Estate Department, +358 9 310 36449, martti.tallila@hel.fi

The use of open, digital public databases will be promoted by highlighting design in the demonstration of public sector data. The project encourages the use of design as a part of research and promotion of application and service development. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: www.tem.fi INFORMATION: Commercial Counsellor Antti Eskola, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, +358 10 606 4820, antti.eskola@tem.fi

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URBAN OFFICE

VISUALISATION OF INNOVATION DATA

Urban Office is an open-to-all and free-of-charge office and meeting place in Lasipalatsi’s Kohtaamispaikka. You can book a workstation and or separate meeting space.  It is an office for the residents where knowledge workers and entrepreneurs who need a short-term office space can work alone or together.   DATE: 2010–2012 PLACE: Lasipalatsi Kohtaamispaikka, first floor INFORMATION:  Project Planner Pirjo Lipasti, Helsinki City Library, +358 40 336 1058, HYPERLINK ”mailto:pirjo.lipasti@hel.fi” pirjo.lipasti@hel.fi

The Ministry of Employment and the Economy will test a new method of presenting information related to the economy and innovation or financing. The aim of the pilot project is to visualise key information with regard to the economy and innovation activities. The pilot will seek to discover new tools and means to communicate clearly in an understandable manner. Another aim is to discover visually interesting ways to publish information. DATE: the entire year 2012 PLACE: All of Finland WEBSITE: www.tem.fi INFORMATION: Senior Auditor Katri Lehtonen, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, +358 50 526 2515, katri.lehtonen@tem.fi

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The online service will help consumers recognise responsible companies. The service will help Finnish companies act as the pioneers of responsibility and to build a responsible network. The aim will be to make genuine actions the symbol of Finnish companies abroad. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: www.verso.info INFORMATION: Chief executive officer Jussi Korpikoski, Verso Globe Oy, +358 40 537 5797, jussi.korpikoski@ verso.info

VISUAL ENVIRONMENTS IN THE CARE PLACES FOR THE ELDERLY The project will develop environments that improve the quality of life and create stimuli for the elderly in care homes and hospitals in Lahti. The development will be carried out through means of service design taking into account the customers’, their families’ and the staff’s hopes and wishes. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Lahti WEBSITE: www.lamk.fi/kuvataide INFORMATION: Teacher Kirsti Nenye, Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Design, visual art, kirsti. nenye@gmail.com, +358 50 526 5974

WATER AND DESIGN The project will promote the development of a clean, urban water ecosystem and illustrate the continuous connection between water and humans. It will include a special project for the design process for urban runoffs and street design. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Lahti WEBSITE: www.lahtisbp.fi INFORMATION: Design Development Director Riikka Salokannel, Lahti Science & Business Park, riikka. salokannel@lahtisbp.fi +358 40 576 1464

WDC HELSINKI 2012 HOUSE Martela Oyj has been in charge of the interior design and furniture of the Headquarters of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012. In his design, the designer Rane Vaskivuori has taken into account WDC Helsinki 2012’s graphic image and colour spectrum. The space represents a future model of an open and communal working culture. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: WDC Helsinki 2012 House, Helsinki INFORMATION: Marketing and Communications Manager Leena Puttaa-Sollo, Martela Oyj, +358 40 849 5480, leena.puttaa-sollo@martela.fi

VISUALISATION OF INFORMATION IMPACT In The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes) Visualisation of Information Impact project, visualisations are made from three different types of materials: the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) Sfinno database, final report of the Verso programme and materials describing the results of construction related programmes. These visualisation experiments will describe the role of Tekes in the innovation activities of businesses and research organisations. Following the pilots, the aim is to expand the visualisation methods to cover more materials, such as the Tekes annual report as well as impact summaries. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: All of Finland WEBSITE: http://www.taiteenkeskustoimikunta.fi www.tekes.fi INFORMATION: Specialist Soile Ollila, The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes) +358 50 557 7967, soile.ollila@tekes.fi

WHERE DOES THE SOIL COME FROM? (URBAN FARMING) This open and free-of-charge club aimed and young people will acquaint the participants with the production of local and fresh produce in urban surroundings and inspire the aesthetic reinvigoration of the cityscape. Young people will learn about the different alternatives of urban farming from bucket to allotment and acquaint themselves with local and organic farming. The young people will also be given the possibility to start their own gardening projects. The project is a part of the ‘Young people and design’ entity. DATE: February – September 2012 PLACE: Youth Centre Kannisto ,Vantaa INFORMATION: Executive Manager Anneli Nikolajeff, Youth Centre Kannisto, +358 40 861 0793, anneli. nikolajeff@vantaa.fi

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WONDERWATER Our water consumption requires planning. Wonderwater will be a series of events, exhibitions and projects which will concentrate on water and its usage on local and global level. The aim will also be to raise awareness on the significance of water. Wonderwater’s collection of events has been curated by Jane Withers and Kari Korkman. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki WEBSITE: www.wonderwater.fi INFORMATION: Curator Jane Withers, +44 20 77271505, jw@janewithers.com

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YOUTH FOOD FESTIVAL Young people in the capital area will organise various themed food culture events. They will plan the evening including the table setting, decorations, menu as well as the programme. This will enable young people to learn new skills, find out about organic and local food and to take into account food aesthetics. In addition, it will support the mutual interaction between young people and adults. The project is a part of the ‘Young people and design’ entity. DATE: 20.2.–31.12.2012 PLACE: Helsinki INFORMATION: Cultural Producer Mari Alamikkelä, Helsinki City Youth Department, +358 40 334 2095

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The Metropolitan area has a considerable resource in its over 90,000 university students. World Student Capital will make students and other talented individuals a visible part of the cityscape, enabling them to be active residents creating something new. Pilots will be used to find solutions for example for housing and transport between campuses. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: www.hyy.helsinki.fi PLACE: Espoo, Helsinki and Vantaa INFORMATION: Saara Nykänen, Helsinki University Student Union, saara.nykanen@hyy.fi, +358 50 5950 329


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Critical Studio is a course organised by the design think-tank OK Do in the Aalto University School of Art and Design. The course promotes critical dialogue on design amongst students in the design and media departments. The course discusses the changing role of the designer as well as the new social demands faced by the sector. The course includes an excursion to Amsterdam, and its outcomes will be presented in a publication due in spring 2012. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Aalto University Website: www.ok-do.eu INFORMATION: Anni Puolakka, +358 50 527 3123, anni@ok-do.eu, Jenna Sutela, +358 40 574 3434, jenna@ok-do.eu

Design Forum Finland organises a monthly series of mini-seminars. The themes in 2012 will include The City of Dreams – how to improve the city through service design, the role of design in music and design in footwear. These seminars will be free of charge to participants, with the aim to achieve lively interaction between the panellists and the audience. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki Website: www.designforum.fi INFORMATION: Project Coordinator Heidi Valkola, Design Forum Finland, +358 50 555 6160, heidi.valkola@ designforum.fi

DESIGNED FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS

ROAD SHOW OF DESIGN

A series of four events organised by The American Chamber of Commerce in Finland (AmCham Finland) brings to Finland internationally renowned key business experts to generate discussion about design as a corporate competitive advantage. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Various locations INFORMATION: Katariina Tuohimaa, American Chamber of Commerce, +358 45 133 5027, katariina. tuohimaa@amcham.fi

The Road Show of Design invitational events will provide company management an opportunity to hear speeches on current design, chart the diverse service portfolio of leading Finnish design agencies, arrange meetings with the representatives of these agencies and open a discussion on business design needs. The aim is to challenge leading industrial businesses as well as leading Finnish design agencies to discuss how to use design and other industry services to create a competitive edge for businesses. DATE: throughout 2012 PLACE: Several locations around Finland Website: www.designforum.fi INFORMATION: Project Coordinator Susanna Otranen, Design Forum Finland, +358 9 6220 8120, susanna. otranen@designforum.fi

KUUTIO COLLECTIVE MEET-UP KUUTIO collective will organise a series of meet-up events, to stimulate young people’s interest in self-employment in the creative industries. The aim is to create a strong multisector network of professionals. DATE: Throughout 2012 Website: www.kuutio.eu INFORMATION: Designer Taina Seitsara, KUUTIO Collective, +358 50 561 9611, taina-seitsara@kuutio.eu

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Technology Days is a science event for the people, which introduces technology and the natural sciences in an easy to understand format and stimulates discussion about the role of technology in the world. Design will have a prominent part to play in the event in 2012. The presentations will focus, for example, on city planning, landscaping and the interaction between design and technology. DATE: 13.–14.1.2012 PLACE: Dipoli, Otaniemi INFORMATION: Event Manager Raija Huikko, Technology Academy Finland (TAF), +358 40 506 6113, raija. huikko@technologyacademy.fi

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LECTURE SERIES ON DESIGN BY ADULT EDUCATION CENTRES An open lecture series by the adult education centres in the capital city region prepares people for understanding, applying and evaluating design-related phenomena. The series includes a lecture intended for immigrants to Finland, which introduces Finnish design and its history. DATE: 30.1.–19.3.2012 PLACE: Adult education centres in the capital city region INFORMATION: Principal Taina Törmä, Adult Education Centre of Helsinki City, +358 9 310 88501, HYPERLINK ”mailto:taina.torma@hel.fi” taina.torma@hel.fi

The winners of the World Design Impact Prize, the Alvar Aalto Medal and the Estlander Prize, presented in the World Design Capital Gala, will introduce their work to the public at the Day of Design and Architecture event, which will be held in the Kiasma Theatre and open to all. DATE: 3.2.2012 PLACE: Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki INFORMATION: Tomi Summanen, Alvar Aalto Foundation, tomi.summanen@alvaraalto.fi

SERVDES. SERVICE DESIGN AND INNOVATION CONFERENCE A three-day conference will be organised by Laurea University of Applied Sciences on the research and methodology applied in service design. The programme will comprise workshops, research presentations and illustrations of how research on service design and the methods applied in business life can be combined. DATE: 8.–10.2.2012 PLACE: Exhibition Centre WeeGee, Tapiola and Laurea SID, Leppävaara Website: www.servdes.org INFORMATION: Project Manager Milla Harjula, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, +358 40 671 9700, milla. harjula@laurea.fi

MARCH

DESIGNERS VILLAGE WORKSHOPS DESIGN FOR A BETTER WORLD Project on developing and revitalising the areas around Kariniemi Park and Vesijärvi Harbour in Lahti. DATE: January 2012 PLACE: Lahti Website: www.propuu.fi INFORMATION: Director Markku Tonttila, Pro Puu ry, +358 3 751 5600, info@propuu.fi

FEBRUARY

An international invitational seminar related to the Design Museum Designworld exhibition themes that will focus on the background and relevance of responsible design as well as the importance of design in society. The seminar can also be followed live on the Internet, and later the event can also be watched on video. DATE: 6.3.2012 PLACE: Atheneum, Helsinki Website: HYPERLINK ”http://www.living.aalto.fi” www. living.aalto.fi INFORMATION: Programme Director Tiina Laurila, Aalto University, +358 50 443 3977 tiina.laurila@aalto.fi

WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL GALA World Design Capital Gala combines three significant design and architectural awards, namely the inaugural World Design Impact Prize, presented by the originator of the World Design Capital nominations Icsid (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design) as well as the Alvar Aalto Medal and the Estlander Prize. The Gala organised in the Sibelius Hall in Lahti is by invitation only. World Design Capital Gala is a WDC Signature Event. DATE: 2.2.2012 PLACE: Sibelius Hall, Lahti Website: www.wdchelsinki2012.fi INFORMATION: Kaarina Gould, World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, +358 400 350 505, kaarina.gould@ wdchelsinki2012.fi

FENNIA PRIZE – GOOD DESIGN GROWS GLOBAL Fennia Prize is an international design competition for businesses, which is organised by Design Forum Finland and Fennia Group. The objective of the competition is to promote the generation of high-quality products and services and support industry in its efforts to hone competitiveness and gain entry to international markets. DATE: May 2011– March 2012 Website: www.fenniaprize.fi INFORMATION: Communications Manager Anne Veinola, Design Forum Finland, +358 9 6220 8119, anne.veinola@ designforum.fi

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APRIL BOOKIES

CITIES FOR ALL HELSINKI – CONFERENCE

Bookies is a seminar presenting the publishing practices and the printed output of art and design publishers. Through the media of dialogue, discussion and exhibitions Bookies will be examining the changing role of printed publications, which occupy the transitional space between art and design, where they have an important function as vehicles for the distribution of contemporary art and as modes of independent artistic expression. DATE: 3.–28.4.2012 PLACE: Seminar in Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, exhibitions in Napa Gallery and Myymälä2 INFORMATION: Producer Tuukka Kaila, +358 50 301 8792, info@tuukkakaila.com

The Cities for All Helsinki conference is intended for professionals in product and environmental planning, construction as well as social policy decision makers. The aim of the conference is to show how the Design for All method can offer concrete solutions to global challenges, such as ageing populations and sustainable development. The conference will be accompanied by an exhibition of solutions by invited Finnish designers. The exhibition is designed with a view to an international tour. DATE: 24.5.2012 PLACE: Helsinki Music Centre Website: www.finnishdesigners.fi/citiesforallhelsinki INFORMATION: Marketing and Communications Manager Terhi Tamminen, Avaava, +358 45 135 8932, terhi. tamminen@avaava.fi

Nordic architectural educators will lead an inspiring workshop with Lahti Swedish-speaking primary school pupils. The innovative methods and tasks used in the workshop will be presented in a free-to-all seminar on 19.4.2012. DATE: 18.–20.4.2012 PLACE: Lahti Website: www.playce.org INFORMATION: Producer Mari Forsberg, +358 45 679 0920, mari.forsberg@alvaraalto.fi

COLLECTIVE DESIGN The US-based Design Management Institute is the most prestigious design management organisation in the world. An annual European conference will gather some of the world’s top design managers and experts to Helsinki. The conference will focus on user-oriented problem solving through the means of design in both private and public sectors. DATE: 25.–26.4.2012 Website: www.dmi.org/dmi/html/conference/europe12/ conference.htm INFORMATION: President Karen Reuther, DMI/the Design Management Institute, kreuther@dmi.org

PRODUCT DESIGN GALA

NORTHERN WORLD MANDATE – CUMULUS HELSINKI CONFERENCE Hosted by the Aalto University’s School of Art and Design, the Cumulus Conference will gather the world’s design, art and media universities to Helsinki to participate in a global convention of universities. The conference will examine the ways in which public services can be developed through design. DATE: 24.–26.5.2012 PLACE: Aalto University: School of Art and Design, Media Centre LUME, Design Factory, School of Economics and School of Engineering WEBSITE: http://cumulushelsinki2012.org INFORMATION: Project Manager Juha Järvinen, Aalto University, +358 50 321 5335, juha.jarvinen@aalto.fi

NORDIC YOUTH FASHION SUMMIT Helsinki Design Week and Aalto University are bringing together influential players in international fashion, media representatives, designers and experts to discuss the growing international aspect of youth fashion brands as well as networking and the creation of new business models. DATE: May 2012 PLACE: Helsinki INFORMATION: Director Kari Korkman, Helsinki Design Week, +358 40 548 3767, kari.korkman@ helsinkidesignweek.com

The product development course at Aalto University will end with a product design gala where prototypes created as part of the coursework will be introduced to the audience. The audience will also have an opportunity to follow lectures and workshops and to meet with students. DATE: 27.4.–15.5.2012 PLACE: Aalto Design Factory, Espoo Website: www.pdp.fi INFORMATION: Professor Kalevi Ekman, Aalto University, +358 50 555 3566, kalevi.ekman@aalto.fi

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J U LY

EPISIS CONFERENCE

WASTELANDS: EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS ASSEMBLY

EPISIS is a project, which promotes the development of service innovations with pan-European cooperation. The closing conference of the project coordinated by The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes) will be organised in Helsinki in June 2012. The conference theme includes intangible values for design, brand, image and immaterial rights among other things. DATE: 4.–6.6.2012 PLACE: Helsinki Website: www.proinno-europe.eu/episis INFORMATION: Specialist Anna-Maija Sunnanmark, The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), +358 10 60 55808, anna-maija.sunnanmark@tekes.fi

EASA (European Architecture Students Assembly) is an independent, annual meeting and festival of international architecture students. It takes place in a different country each year. The 2012 festival in Helsinki will examine the current state and potential of the world’s backyards, i.e. wastelands. DATE: 16.–29.7.2012 PLACE: Suvilahti, Helsinki Website: www.wastelands.fi INFORMATION: Producer Emmi Jääskeläinen, +358 40 8428 908, emmi.jaaskelainen@wastelands.fi

AUGUST

The congress, aimed at professionals in the field of municipal engineering, seeks solutions to improve community services. DATE: 4.–10.6.2012 PLACE: Finlandia Hall Website: www.ifme2012.com INFORMATION: Jyrki Vättö, Finnish Association of Municipal Engineering FAME, +358 50 559 1435, jyrki.vatto@hel.fi

DESIGN ROUND TABLE 2012 Meeting of design experts, to be organised by the National Council for Design. The meeting will take place in a pavilion to be built between the Design Museum and the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki. DATE: 8.6.2012 PLACE: Pavilion INFORMATION: Senior Advisor Kirsi Väkiparta, National Council for Design, +358 9 1607 7027, kirsi.vakiparta@ minedu.fi

SAFA ARCHITECTURE SEMINAR 2012 SAFA’s annual Architecture Seminar will be organised in 2012 in the Helsinki University’s Porthania large lecture hall on 8.–9.6.2012. Anyone interested in quality architecture and the constructed environment have always been welcome to the event – including both those who use the constructed environment as well as construction professionals. DATE: 8.–9.6.2012 PLACE: Porthania, University of Helsinki, Helsinki Website: www.safa.fi INFORMATION: Education Manager Pia Selroos, Finnish Association of Architects SAFA, +358 41 528 2952, pia.selroos@safa.fi

12TH INTERNATIONAL DOCOMOMO CONFERENCE Docomomo (International committee for documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the modern movement) invites architects, historians and researchers to discuss the development of modernist architecture and town planning as a part of the present-day efficiency-driven urban structure. DATE: 7.–10.8.2012 PLACE: Espoo Cultural Centre, Tapiola Website: www.docomomo-fi.com/conference2012 INFORMATION: Secretary Mari Forsberg, Docomomo Suomi Finland ry, secretary@docomomo-fi.com

HELSINKI SUMMER SCHOOL Helsinki Summer School is an international summer school organised jointly by universities in the Helsinki region. During World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, the Summer School will, in addition to academic, design-themed education, also offer a diverse social programme revamped through service design methods, and an international student environment. DATE: 7.–23.8.2012 PLACE: Different locations depending on the course Website: www.helsinkisummerschool.fi INFORMATION: Programme Manager Pauliina Mikkonen, University of Helsinki, Helsinki Summer School, +358 9 191 24063, pauliina.mikkonen@helsinki.fi

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FEELING FOR WOOD

OPEN FORUM EVENTS

Feeling for Wood is an international forum for wood architecture and design that exploits wood. It will have its inaugural meeting in September 2012. The design event will include an international conference on wood, organised get-togethers for experts and exhibitions. DATE: 4.–7.9.2012 PLACE: Sibelius Hall, Lahti INFORMATION: Communications Manager Heini Moisio, City of Lahti, +358 50 383 6504, heini.moisio@lahti.fi

Open Forum coffee mornings provide a platform for the Helsinki network of Forum Virium and any up-to-date topics that might be of interest to SMEs. The open events aim to generate and grow new enterprise and to bring together various operators in the Helsinki Metropolitan area. DATE: 1.10.–31.12.2012 PLACE: Different locations depending on the event INFORMATION: Producer Ruska Kylänen, Forum Virium Helsinki, +358 50 589 7389, ruska.kylanen@forumvirium.fi

NORDIC ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN WORKSHOP

AT THE SAME TABLE

The Nordic Architecture and Design Workshop in Lahti will examine the land areas located centrally in the city and vacated following the cessation of industrial use and will create ideas for new uses of these areas. Other Nordic countries are more advanced in the structural industrial change, so Finnish city development and planning can learn from these countries. DATE: 5.–7.9.2012 PLACE: Lahti Website: www.safa.fi INFORMATION: Mika Karkulahti, +358 50 564 1125, mika.karkulahti@kolumbus.fi

At the Same Table is a project based on design and art professionals collaborating to network and share skills and competence. The goal is to organise a happening to encourage interaction between various designers and artists. The event will be documented and the outcome will go on show in a public space in the city. DATE: 1.10.–20.12.2012 INFORMATION: Designer Inni Pärnänen, +358 50 373 7101

SUBURBAN DESIGN Suburban Design is a seminar organised collaboratively by the cities of Vantaa, Espoo and Helsinki for the international European New Towns Platform. The aim is to highlight the development and revitalisation of areas that were built after the two World Wars. DATE: 12.–14.9.2012 PLACE: Tikkurila, Vantaa Website: www.vantaa.fi INFORMATION: Project Assistant Paula Mäki, City of Vantaa, +358 41 5199 400, paula.maki@vantaa.fi

INFORMATION TO THE FORE SEMINAR 2012 A key challenge for planning in the 2000’s is to organise the ever-increasing amount of information into easily comprehensible segments. The seminar will focus on information design, i.e. information visualisation, which is increasingly a part of the information worker’s daily task. DATE: September 2012 Website: www.informaatiomuotoilu.fi INFORMATION: Professor Tapio Vapaasalo, Graphic Design, Aalto University, +358 50 560 2547, informaatiomuotoilu@informaatiomuotoilu.fi

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COMMUNICATIONS

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20+12 DESIGN STORIES FROM HELSINKI

FINNISH WARDROBE

Katja Hagelstam’s and Piëtke Visser’s 20 + 12 Design Stories from Helsinki is a collection of personal ideas and views by designers and influential design operators from various fields on the creative offering and culture of Helsinki. The book is made up of 20 interviews and 12 articles covering an extensive range from different areas of design. DATE: Published in October 2011 WEBSITE: http://wsoy.fi/yk/products/show/178951 INFORMATION: Liisa Kuvaja, WSOY, +358 40 722 5789, liisa.kuvaja@wsoy.fi

The online forum introduces Finnish fashion designers and their creations. The content of the portal is supported by various workshops and seminars. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: www.finnishwardrobe.com INFORMATION: Melissa Ylijoki, Muotoa, +358 44 502 2373, melissa@muotoa.fi

Design 200 is a TV series of 200 instalments of roughly two minutes’ duration each. Each instalment deals with one Finnish design object. The items selected for the series may be of very different types, but the common denominator is their importance and impact on design. DATE: 9.1.–15.12.2012 PLACE: Min morgon YLE FST5 INFORMATION: Producer Mats Långbacka, Ab Långfilm Productions Finland Oy, +358 50 571 0951, mats@langfilm.fi

The Font Walk is about noticing letters! The tour will enable visitors to notice various and sometimes easily unnoticed public facilities where fonts are used. A map available at Napa Gallery from April 2012 will provide assistance. This will be a mystery tour, offering plenty of surprises along the way, both in the form of the fonts and the destinations. The map is designed by Graphics Designer/ Illustrator Camilla Pentti from Helsinki. DATE: 25.4.–31.12.2012 PLACE: Helsinki WEBSITE: http://napagalleria.wordpress.com/ INFORMATION: Exhibition Secretary Katri Paakkanen, Napa Gallery, +358 45 634 6855, katri.paakkanen@ gmail.com

DESIGN 2012 MAGAZINE FUTURE CITY STAMP DESIGN COMPETITION How can design be used to build a better city? The World Design Capital’s own magazine talks about the events and themes making up the year as well as about those who make it all happen. The free magazine is distributed at the WDC events and through the partners. The magazine is produced by Sanoma Magazines Finland. DATE: Publication on 27.1.2012 INFORMATION: Managing Editor Johanna Hytönen, Sanoma Magazines Finland, +358 9 120 5883, johanna. hytonen@sanoma.com

The Future City design competition has been judged. Eight entries were selected from among the 1,422 designs submitted for the open competition. The winning designs will be published on 23.1.2012. DATE: Publication of the stamps on 23.1.2012 WEBSITE: http://www.futurecity.fi/ INFORMATION: Product Manager Tommi Kantola, Itella Corporation’s postage stamp centre, +358 20 451 5531, tommi.kantola@posti.fi

DESIGN DONALD DUCK Donald Duck’s adventures in the World Design Capital. The Donald Duck editing team in collaboration with the World Design Capital Helsinki team will produce the comic book. DATE: Spring 2012 WEBSITE: www.akuankka.fi INFORMATION: Editor In Chief Aki Hyyppä, +358 9 120 5306, aki.hyyppa@sanoma.com

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GLORIA DESIGN MAGAZINE

HOORAY FOR HELSINKI – OUR VERY OWN CITY!

Gloria Design is a new lifestyle magazine which approaches design from various different angles, such as fashion, interior decoration, architecture, food and antiques. The magazine also presents the main events, people and achievements linked to the whole World Design Capital year and introduces discussion focused on design and the built environment. DATE: Publication in March 2012 WEBSITE: www.gloria.fi INFORMATION: Editor-In-Chief Minna Juti, +358 9 120 5287, minna.juti@sanoma.com

Helsinki celebrates! Hooray for Helsinki is a rich and colourful picture book published by Tammi Publishers, which lays down a framework for teaching children about design. The book is published in celebration of Helsinki as World Design Capital 2012, not forgetting that the same year is the 200th anniversary of Helsinki as the Capital of Finland. DATE: Publication in January 2012 WEBSITE: www.tammi.fi INFORMATION: Editor Mirkka Hynninen, +358 9 6937 6612, mirkka.hynninen@tammi.fi

LIMITLESS DESIGN – ASPECTS OF FINNISH INDUSTRIAL ART

HELSINKI BEYOND DREAMS The book discusses the turning point reached in urban culture and the creative uses of urban space. It provides examples of the ways in which the inhabitants’ ideas and social innovations can revitalise cities and make them greener and more fun. The book is edited by Hella Hernberg and published by Urban Dream Management. DATE: Publication in March 2012 WEBSITE: www.helsinkibeyonddreams.com INFORMATION: Architect Hella Hernberg, SAFA, +358 50 377 9703, info@hellahernberg.com

The book celebrates the one hundred years that the Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo has paved the way for design. In the book, well-known Finnish design experts examine the various areas of design and their significance in terms of the national identity and economy.  DATE: The book has been published WEBSITE: www.ornamo.fi INFORMATION: Communications Secretary Minna Borg, Ornamo, +358 9 68777 411, info@ornamo.fi

The City of Helsinki is developing the current service map by producing a clearer version. The new interface will promote accessibility of electronic transactions and provide every resident equal access to location, service and other municipal data produced by the service map database. This open interface will complement the Helsinki Region Infoshare project. DATE: Throughout 2012 PLACE: Helsinki WEBSITE: www.hel.fi/palvelukartta INFORMATION: Project Manager Mirjam Heikkinen, City of Helsinki Economic and Planning Centre, +358 9 3104 3975, mirjam.heikkinen@hel.fi

HIDDEN TREASURES The Real Gem TV series will seek and build internationally stunning Finnish travel gems and put them on to the world map. The series will feature a team of professional designers who will refine various locations throughout Finland as new travel gems. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: www.nopsatravels.com/todellinenhelmi INFORMATION: Freelance Writer Liisa Jokinen, +358 50538350, liisa@liisajokinen.com

The project will produce a new and flexible map service as well as maps for the Metropolitan Green Circle. Design will be applied to the graphical appearance and content presentation as well as the map service user interfaces. A multi-channel service will be a key aspect of the project, enabling the service to be used at various terminals. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: www.fgi.fi INFORMATION: Tapani Sarjakoski, Finnish Geodetic Institute, Department of Geoinformatics and Cartography, +358 40 755 4852, tapani.sarjakoski@fgi.fi

SHORELINE ROUTE MAP AND THE URBAN PILOT WEB CONCEPT The former Helsinginniemi port operations area will be designated for residents’ use, opening up some 20 kilometres of new shoreline. The aim is to build an extensive route for this area. The shoreline route map will indicate the new routes and provide guidance for their use. The map can be printed online. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: http://ksv.hel.fi/kaupunkiluotsi INFORMATION: Information Officer Helena Roschier, Helsinki City Planning Department, +358 9 3103 7131, helena.roschier@hel.fi

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SSAW New Finnish fashion is ready to make a global entrance! SSAW is a new fashion magazine providing a platform for young Finnish fashion designers hoping to enter the international stage. The magazine presents young fashion designers’ latest collections through fashion shoot images and interviews by globally renowned photographers, stylists and editors. DATE: Publication in May INFORMATION: Producer Timo Ilola, +358 40 511 2528, timo.ilola@gmail.com

STADI.TV – THE HELSINKI LOCAL CHANNEL Stadi.TV actively follows the events taking place in World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 and organises workshops for the projects included in the official programme. Stadi.TV is an open media channel, where the people living in the capital city region can produce their own content. It can be viewed online, on TV and through mobile devices DATE: Troughout 2012 WEBSITE: www.helsinkikanava.fi and http://stadi.tv/ INFORMATION: Production Manager Jenni Niemiaho, +358 40 167 6680, jenni.niemiaho@forumvirium.fi

WDC 2012 is a mobile application for smart phones, which makes sure that you always have the very latest WDC programme on hand. The app has been developed in collaboration with Fjord to produce an exemplary digital service, based on user-friendliness and intuitive use. DATE: Throughout 2012 WEBSITE: http://wdchelsinki2012.fi INFORMATION: Digital Communications Officer Kaija Rossi, World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, +358 400 923 726, kaija.rossi@wdchelsinki2012.fi

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