A new week, new events – the festival continues! Cheer up your Monday and participate in Helsinki Design Week. See our tips for Monday, 11 September.
See our full programme here.
Following the theme of sustainability, two goldsmiths design and make pieces of jewelry during the week. The process is open to public on workdays from 11 to 15 September from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Au3 Boutique and on Instagram. We’ll discuss jewelry-making and its role in the development of sustainable design. Finished products are on display at the boutique on Saturday, 16 September, and they’ll be sold to the highest bidder. All the jewelry in the collection will be sold at a 15% discount for the whole week.
Ramboll and Helsinki Cyclists will hold an event to collect experiences about walking and cycling in the centre of Helsinki. During the tours, participants will observe their walking and cycling experiences and document their thoughts and observations along the way. After the tours, participants will have an opportunity to compare and explore the experiences gained during the tours in a workshop organized by Ramboll’s service designers. The aim is to brainstorm how the centre of Helsinki could be developed into a better environment for pedestrians and cyclists. An illustrative summary of the collected experiences and development potential will be published during fall 2017.
Cities have become the focus of action for addressing sustainability problems, particularly climate change. In this talk Dr. İdil Gaziulusoy will present how sustainability transitions in the urban are design challenges and what roles design plays in transition projects.
Interested in the complex relationship between design and society? Curious about the hot topics in design research today? Welcome to Design Research Book Talks, a series of dialogues with leading design researchers from Aalto University’s Department of Design.
Book Talks gathers five recently published books addressing topical themes such as active citizenship, design and ethics, consumerism, children’s rights, feminism, technological development, and many more. Each Book Talk consists of short presentations of the books, followed by a moderated discussion and an audience Q&A in an inspiring and intimate round-table format. Today: Ramia Mazé and Meike Schalk: Feminist perspectives on design
Visual culture site Around Journal brings a unique cross-discipline creative event to Kunsthalle Helsinki. Using a croquis drawing technique, participants will be introduced to selected examples of Finnish fashion design. The creative drawing evening will be held in the surroundings of Julian Rosenfeldt’s Manifesto Exhibition.
Throughout Helsinki Design Week, the Marimekko store in the Forum shopping centre houses a WST second-hand pop-up where you can find pre-owned Marimekko clothing from recent collections as well as gems from years or even decades back.
Marimekko Store Forum
Restaurant Koskenranta is serving a Finnish lunch. The buffet table is set with non-traditional dishes designed by ceramic artist Karin Widnäs. Enjoy a meal, design and the rapids next to the restaurant. Koskenranta is an idyllic restaurant, meeting and event centre situated in the heart of the old city of Helsinki.
Katariina Saksilaisen katu 9
The fantastically renewed Hanaholmen opens its doors to art! Hanaholmen is a unique combination of diverse hotel services, fantastic touches of archipelago and marine climate, and design and art by famous Nordic artists.
You are welcome to celebrate the first visible results of our art programme with us and to become acquainted with visions of the art of public spaces. Two new artworks will be inaugurated at the event: a mural painted by Mirza Cizmic, a student from the art school Kuvataideakatemia, and the new art corridor called Korridoren, by Susanne Gottberg and Markus Kåhre, situated indoors. Our chef Lukas Hemnell loves Nordic flavours and will make a three-course lunch of this season’s ingredients for the event.
Hanasaarenranta 5, 02100 Espoo
“A beautiful linen tablecloth is meant to be used, not to be kept in your cabinet,” said Dora Jung, who designed dozens of linen damasks in her time. What has your tablecloth experienced with you? What kind of memories does it carry? How have you used it differently? Come and tell your story, and you may get a 20% discount at the Lapuan Kankurit Helsinki Store & Studio.
Play your Helsinki invites people to share their experiences of Helsinki and take part in discussing what’s most important for them in our city but also to speak out regarding its planning and infrastructure. The installation is meant to be thought-provoking, waken memories and raise opinions, but also to inspire the sharing of stories of Helsinki.
The piece consists of hundreds of metal pipes that resemble church bells when moved. The data on the movement of the pipes is collected, processed and visualized online on the Play your Helsinki website, where one can see how the visitors have interacted with the installation. The collected data will include elements of chance and the effects of nature, which raises the question about the accuracy of statistics in general. How well can human factors in the end be measured and predicted? The installation is part of the HDW HOP City Installations.