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HEL YES! TAKE 2

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The HEL YES! project, which has recently gained a lot of publicity in London, is now travelling towards Helsinki. In January 2011, an industrial hall in the former harbour area of Kalasatama will be transformed into a temporary restaurant. The … Read More

GREEN BREAK

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[Brief Notes from New York #3] The sky is still sunny but the wind is getting cold in New York – the perfect time to grab your laptop and explore the warm spots of the city. One of my recent … Read More

DEAD DROPS

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<img src="http://deaddrops project planning tools.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/deaddrops1-600×400.jpg” alt=”” width=”560″ height=”373″ />Photo: Aram Bartholl Across New York City, a new kind of public but anonymous network is building up. The “Dead Drops” are USB connections jutting out of walls at different locations around … Read More

AFTER ALL, THIS IS MY CITY

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People on their way to work by train or metro during the early morning hours in Helsinki, may have noticed these poetic statements at the sides of roads and rail tracks. The works are made of yellow autumn leaves woven … Read More

CURTAIN WALL CINEMA

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During the past summer of 2010, the Londoners have had the chance to witness an ingenious example of turning a derelict petrol station into an exciting public space. The Cineroleum is a project by a collective of young artists, architects … Read More

HALLOWEEN MEETS OUTSIDER ART

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[Brief Notes from New York #2] Walking along the streets of New York in the end of October you can not miss the crazy-funny-whimsical Halloween arrangements people decorate their homes with.mens club 24 This is only a small selection of … Read More

WE WANT TO RIDE OUR BICYCLES

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There has recently been a lot of talk about cycling in Helsinki. On the last weekend of September, at the Megapolis event organised by the NGO Dodo, we had the chance to listen to inspiring examples from Copenhagen. At the … Read More

BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK

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[Brief Notes from New York #1] The new Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of the many reasons why New York should truly be considered a city committed on improving the living qualities of its inhabitants. The park is being constructed … Read More

PLAYGROUND FOR ALL AGES

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Dodo's 15th birthday in Kalasatama. Photo: Päivi Raivio During the unusually warm summer of 2010, we have done some rather frequent bicycle trips to Kalasatama, to take care of our urban farm. At the same time, we had the chance … Read More

NOTES OF AN AMATEUR FARMER

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Last May, we presented the first steps of our urban agriculture project in Kalasatama – the ‘bagfarm’ organised by Dodo and put together by a group of about 30 farmers. In the heat of last summer, our farm was proved … Read More

OPEN IDEAS WORKSHOP FOR JÄTKÄSAARI

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Helsinki invites its inhabitants to brainstorm ideas for its new inner city quarters. The city organises a workshop to discuss the future development of Jätkäsaari, a large former harbour area in close connection to the inner city of Helsinki. The … Read More

FROM SHRINKING CITIES TO RURAL DREAMS

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http://abisgroup.ru ____________________________________________________________________________________ I have spent many childhood summers in my grandfather’s home village in Central Finland. The scenery is picturesque, with a small river running through meadows and forest. But the village itself is rather empty – as is the … Read More

PUNAJUURI BLOCKPARTY

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During August, Helsinki has been filled with concerts, festival and events, even so many it’s difficult to keep track of them. But besides the more traditional and commercial events, last Saturday it was proved that the streets can come to … Read More

NIGHT RIDERS’ CYCLE LANE

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<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-1281" title="IMG_3618" src="http://www.urbandreammanagement.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/IMG_3618.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="374" srcset="http://www.urbandreammanagement.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/IMG_3618.jpg 560w, http://www.urbandreammanagement look at these guys.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/IMG_3618-270×180.jpg 270w” sizes=”(max-width: 560px) 100vw, 560px” />The night before yesterday, more than 250 cyclists together with the artist group Länsiväylä created an informal cycle lane … Read More

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