The weekend is just around the corner! With Helsinki Design Week, you can fill it with design, art and conversations. Here are the tips for Friday, 14 September!
See our full programme here.
Open Studios gives you an entrance to the most interesting work spaces in Helsinki. The guided tour through Punavuori starts from the front of Napa Agency (Pursimiehenkatu 13 a 3) or through Kallio and Vallila from Sturenkatu 37-41 4b, in front of Publics.
Pursimiehenkatu 13 a 3 or Sturenkatu 37-41 4B
The Work Up! seminar related to the Employment 2020 initiative of the Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment is organized for the first time in cooperation with Helsinki Design Week. The topic is “Artificial Intelligence and Ethics”, and keynote speakers are Minna Mustakallio of Futurice and philosopher Maija-Riitta Ollila. The theme is addressed in terms of both work life and design. We’ll hear specialists’ panel discussions.
During PIHKA’s four-hour bag-making course, participants will handcraft a design handbag from start to finish, from cutting the leather to sewing. We will be assisting and guiding the course participants through all the phases of the process. During the interesting and delightful half day spent learning the secrets of leather handcrafting, all the attendees will be creating their own stylish, practical and durable leather bag. Participation only through registration, participation fee 160€.
The idea of the Clarion x TRE pop-up store is related to HDW’s 2018 theme TRUST. Each product chosen for the store is considered in some way trustworthy and can finish the sentence: “TRUST is…” The products on display can be purchased in the store or ordered to be delivered to the hotel or to your home. There is a store in both the Jätkäsaari and the Helsinki-Vantaa airport hotels, and the stores offer a discount for visitors staying over. The stores are built near the reception desks, and in them design fans can find items by Artek, 24bottle and Guardian of the Baltic Sea.
Clarion Hotels in Jätkäsaari & Airport
Tyynenmerenkatu 2 / Karhumäentie 5
Memory Popsicles is a participatory exhibition in which people are invited to taste “frozen memories” and re-interpret them in their own way. Each ice cream, beyond the aspect of taste, will contain a secret message written on its stick. This message is the fragment of the original memory the taste is representing. The role of the audience is to match each flavour with its original memory.
Flavour Studio, Teurastamo
KERU is a non-profit open community fridge with the aim of reducing food waste and supporting sustainable food culture. At the opening event, visitors are able to participate in a waste food cooking workshop and other activities. Many successful food sharing movements across Europe have inspired the pilot project.