Author Archives: Hella Hernberg

DESIGNING FOR PUBLIC SECTOR CHALLENGES

The new Design for Government course (DfG) has started in full steam in the end of March at Aalto University. The international group of 30 students from various design fields is working for 10 intensive weeks with complex challenges provided by Ministry of the Environment. DfG is a pilot course under Aalto Creative Sustainability master’s programme [...]

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A YEAR IN GOVERNMENT

It’s been an exciting year at the Ministry of the Environment with the Design Exchange Programme (DEP). Now I am settling back at Urban Dream Management headquarters at L3 warehouse, Jätkäsaari, rich with experiences from the world of government. Having a stronger background in working with the grassroots but also interacting with the public sector [...]

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NEW DREAMS AHEAD

Dear Readers - It’s the last day of 2012 and it’s been terribly silent at the blog front. That of course means that the year has been exciting and busy in other ways. 2012 has passed so fast and so full of events it’s hard to believe it’s been only one year. After touring with Helsinki [...]

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HELSINKI BEYOND DREAMS IS HERE!

We are happy to announce that our new book, Helsinki Beyond Dreams, has arrived safely from the printing house, and the official book launch will be celebrated on April 12. The plan is to use Pelago‘s new cargo bike to deliver the book to the nearest bookshops in Helsinki before the launch date. Our webshop [...]

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OPENING DOORS TO TEMPORARY SPACES

The temporary use of vacant spaces is still a pretty new phenomenon in Helsinki, but it seems to be making its way fast on the public agenda. In the recent few years, major infrastructural changes, such as the relocation of Helsinki’s inner city harbors to the eastern suburb of Vuosaari, have made large areas available [...]

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