Challenging the City Scale
28 Aug, 2017

Human Cities _Challenging The City Scale/ Exhibition Helsinki 2017


Dear Human Citizens,
The travelling Human Cities exhibition in 2016-2018 presents the process and results of co-creating activities in the experimental Labs of all the Human Cities partners. The next upcoming Exhibition will be held in Helsinki during the Helsinki Design Week

Human Cities Exhibition / Helsinki (FI) 13-29 Sept. 2017

Save the date: 12 September at 18:00 - Human Cities exhibition opening.
Dipoli, Otaniemi campus, Otakaari 24, Ground Floor Exhibition Space, Espoo. 

The Human Cities exhibition consists of three sections, displaying three different scales of participatory design. User-based architecture and social innovation are at the core of each exhibition.

The main exhibition showcases the Human Cities projects throughout Europe made by the participating Human Cities network members. The second section presents the findings of the Exit School of Architecture project, which showcases new Finnish architecture rising from a shared local identity. It analyses the role of collaboration in Nordic Noir architecture − an interplay between architects and their clients with an emphasis on shared values and cultural mentality. The third section displays work from the Helsinki Masterclass − the studio course Diversifying forms of Living - which was organized in collaboration with the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. This exhibition is called Superimposed Verticality.

Check here for the press release. 



11 September, Monday 

15:00-17:00 - Discussion in the Helsinki City Hall Design Lab focused on different ways to use design and participation to engage citizens and companies in the development of the city.

Location: Helsinki City Hall, Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13, Helsinki.

12 September, Tuesday 

10:00-17:30 - Collaborative international workshop in Aalto University, organized by the Group X, Department of Architecture, aimed to develop the School as a Service concept in Otaniemi. The temporary, distributed model of seeing school spaces as a service, allows extended and intensified use of facilities. During the workshop, we will prototype school activities that could create and catalyze community discourse, togetherness and collaboration. The workshop will bring schoolchildren, teachers, residents, university faculty and Human Citizens together in creative sessions.

Find more info here
Registration by e-mail: 

18:00 - Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale exhibition opening in Dipoli, Ground floor exhibition space. 

Location: Dipoli building, Otakaari 24, 02150, Espoo.
Free Admission, free access.

13 September, Wednesday 

10:30-13:30 - Technical meeting, for Human Cities partners and invited parties only.
Location: Aalto University, School of Business, Runeberginkatu 14-16, 00100 Helsinki.

15:00-19:00 - “Design Diplomacy” meeting with designers in Swedish and Norwegian embassies (event of Helsinki Design Week). 

Register here: Sweden - Norway

14 September, Thursday

12:00-14:00 Guided boat tour in Helsinki.

18:00-23:00 Participation in the Summit of World Design Weeks Conference in Clarion Hotel in Jätkäsaari. The event is the first event by a network that gathers design weeks and festivals globally together. The theme for the summit is urbanisation. 

Location: Tyynenmerenkatu 2, 00220, Helsinki.
Register here, Accessibility for all.

15 September, Friday 

10:00-15:00 Attending workshops, organised by Summit of World Design Weeks.

Location: Tyynenmerenkatu 2, 00220, Helsinki.
Register here, Accessibility for all.

The HC experimentation in Helsinki organised by Aalto University took the name SCHOOL AS A SERVICE. A social innovation for a human-based temporary use of buildings. Here spaces are seen as a service, not as physical objects.

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