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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. This is only a small selection of different decoration … 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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____________________________________________________________________________________ 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 case … Read More

NIGHT RIDERS’ CYCLE LANE

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The night before yesterday, more than 250 cyclists together with the artist group Länsiväylä created an informal cycle lane in Helsinki. The crowd assembled at 01.30 Sunday night and drove through puddles of water soluble paint along Hämeentie, creating thin … Read More

WINDY DAY AT THE HARBOUR

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The new Kalasatama shore route was opened on Helsinki day, 12 June, accompanied with the sounds of wind and storm. The brave ones who made their way to the harbour despite the challenging weather, got to admire the views and … Read More

KALASATAMA WATERFRONT COMES ALIVE

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The city of Helsinki will soon open a new pedestrian + cycling path along the waterfront of the Kalasatama harbour. The route opens officially on Saturday 12 June, celebrating also the official Helsinki day. The path itself will be worth … Read More

BAGFIELD IN KALASATAMA

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We have now planted our first ever urban farm! Last Sunday, Urban Dream Management took part in a project organised by Dodo: together with 35 other young farmers, we built an experimental field of gardening bags in the empty harbour … Read More

OPEN HELSINKI BICYCLES

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Pelago Bicycles, Downtown Assembly and Urban Dream Management will host a WDC Helsinki 2012 ideas forum about bicycling and street cultures. The compact session will take place on Saturday 22 May, 15.30-16.30 at gallery Myymälä2, Uudenmaankatu 23 F, Helsinki.

CLUES TO OPEN HELSINKI

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On Saturday 8th of May, I was invited to join an inspiring and tasty brunch hosted by Ok Do and Sitra. A group of people from different design disciplines, art, it, skateboarding and bicycling, sat around the table to discuss ideas … Read More

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