Weekly Tips: What to do in February

In February, we visit a movie club, & Other Stories, and a restaurant without a kitchen. Weekly Tips introduces the most interesting events in town, covering all things design and related.

Olafur Eliasson’s Pentagonal Landscapes will be seen at EMMA Museum. © OLAFUR ELIASSON – THE VOLCANO SERIES

In February, we visit a movie club, & Other Stories, and a restaurant without a kitchen. Weekly Tips introduces the most interesting events in town, covering all things design and related.

All kind of movies

February is a perfect time for movie nerds. Russian Film Festival celebrates its 10-year-anniversary and focuses especially in Russian women directors. All movies are subtitled in English.

This month, the Image magazine’s film club offers a preview of Moonlight. After the movie there is a discussion about the film.

And if you want to see Finnish short films (in Finnish), take a look at Kevyesti kerran kuussa under the theme love.

Russian Film Festival

Image’s film club: Moonlight
9.2. at 19–21:30

Lyhyesti kerran kuussa
12.2. at 15-17

Utopia Now – The Story of Finnish Design

In honour of the centenary of Finnish independence in 2017, Design Museum will open its completely renewed collections exhibition. This exhibition presents the integral role of design in the evolution of the Finnish welfare state. It has five themes illustrating the history of design through living stories. In addition, Design Museum has invited ceramic artist Pauliina Pöllänen (born 1983) to hold her first major solo exhibition in Finland. Having graduated in 2012 from the National Academy of Arts in Oslo, Pöllänen is known for her abstract ceramic sculptures.

Utopia Now – The Story of Finnish Design

Pauliina Pöllänen: Half Full

Design Museum
Korkeavuorenkatu 23, 00130 Helsinki

& Other Stories

Swedish fashion brand & Other Stories will be opening its first Finnish store at Galleria Esplanad on Friday 3 February. Launched in 2013, & Other Stories is owned by H&M.

HelsinkiOther Stories
Galleria Esplanad
Aleksanterinkatu 40, Helsinki

Festival of Political Photography 2017

Food is not just a simple, basic commodity used to satisfy hunger. This year, the Festival of Political Photography will present images that highlight the political, social and environmental dimensions of food. The environmental effects of the food industry and climate change are interconnected with hunger, migration, and wars.

Festival of Political Photography 2017

Exhibition at The Finnish Museum of Photography: 3.2.–29.4.2017 (Tallberginkatu 1G, Helsinki)
At Stoa: 4.2.–30.3.2017 (Turunlinnantie 1, Helsinki)
At Virka Gallery: 22.2.–28.5.2017 (Sofiankatu 1, Helsinki)


Take In

A restaurant without a kitchen? Yes please. If you want to try something new, Wolt and American Express have opened a pop up that delivers food from the local restaurants.

Take In
11.1.– 4.2.2017
Keskuskatu 5, Helsinki
Mon–Fri at 15–22 (order before 20.30)
Sat at 13–20 (viiorder before 17.30)www.takein.fi

Olafur Eliasson – Pentagonal Landscapes
Danish-Icelandic Olafur Eliasson (born 1967) is a contemporary artist who explores the relationship between people and their surroundings. The works included in the presentation, the majority of which were created within the last six years, explore many of the artist’s key interests, such as light, optics, mirrors, architecture, orientation, and landscape. Created in a close dialogue between EMMA and Studio Olafur Eliasson, the presentation is a continuation of the museum’s exhibitions of contemporary art, which display diverse perspectives on topical themes.

Olafur Eliasson – Pentagonal Landscapes
EMMA, Ahertajantie 5, 02100 Espoo

Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair and Stockholm Design Week

A weekend break in Stockholm? Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair and Stockholm Design Week form an annual meeting place for Scandinavian design. The city is filled with design events, showrooms and exhibitions. Finnish exhibitions include Eero Aarnio at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern (8 February to 23 April) and Artek on Skeppsholmen exhibition at MDT in Skeppsholmen (7 to 11 February).

Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

Stockholm Design Week
Events around Stockholm

Yoga festival

Joogafestival Helsinki is a wellness event that brings together yoga, pilates, mindfulness and meditation and many other wellness-related themes. Two-day event includes classes, lectures, workshops and exhibition.

Joogafestival Helsinki