HDW Children's Design Week

When Thu 01.09.2022 - Sun 11.09.2022
Time HDW Children's Windows 1–11 September
Children’s PechaKucha 5 September at 12–14
R&A x Children’s Design Week: Lumikuningatar (“Snow queen”) 10 September 2022 at 2pm
Where Aleksanterinkatu 13
Accessible Yes

Next up on Saturday: R&A x Children’s Design Week: Lumikuningatar (“Snow queen”)
10 September 2022
2 pm–4 pm
Bio Rex, Mannerheimintie 22–24
Accessibility information to Bio Rex can be found here.

A Finnish fantasy film based on the classic fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen will be screened at the iconic cinema Bio Rex. You can arrive the dress-along screening dressed as your favourite movie character. There will also be movie themed transfer tattoos for those who wish to decorate themselves at the event.

Buy your tickets to this “dress along” here.

HDW Children’s Windows, in partnership with: Culture and Leisure Department of the City of Helsinki, Urban Tech Helsinki and the Design Academy of the Design Museum and Ornamo.

HDW Children’s Windows

Everyone is welcome to admire the Installation built in the City of the Future Workshop!
Place: Aleksanterinkatu 13, 1st floor
Accessible to all from Mikonkatu. Open daily until 11 September and can be viewed through the window, too.

CITY OF THE FUTURE workshop!

PROGRAMME

Saturday 3 September at 10–16

The installation will be built with young people on Saturday 3 September 2022. You can follow the workshop behind the window between 10 and 16 hours. Pre-registration required. The workshop is full.

Sunday 4 September at 10–16

A non-stop open workshop for children at 10–16.

Workshop results displayed in the window 1–11 September 2022

1–11 September 2022 The installation built with children and young people can be seen in the window.

What is this all about?

Children’s Design Week’s main event will focus on the design of the future city, giving a voice to kids and youth about what kind of a city centre would be genuinely open to them.

The window installation series started in 2021 continues by giving the ground floor windows in the corner of Aleksanterinkatu and Mikonkatu for kids to take over. 

What does the city of your dreams look like? What is a genuinely open city of the future like? Come tell us your opinion and leave your imprint in the middle of the city! There will be two workshops in a window installation.

On Saturday 3 September 2022, the installation will be built with young people. Will feature designer Hanna Kaarina Heikkilä and graphic designer and illustrator Sanni Wessman. You can follow the workshop behind the window between 10 and 16 hours. 

On Sunday 4 September at 10–16, the premises will host an open workshop for all children. This is a non-stop workshop so that you can hop in any time you like! The workshop is limited to 40 participants at a time, and kids must have an adult with them to participate. Each participant’s workshop round will take about 20 minutes. The instructors speak Finnish, Swedish and/or English. Participation is free of charge and does not require any previous skills. 

Welcome, all designers great and small! The installation will be on display throughout HDW for the Young until 11 September.

In cooperation with: Culture and Leisure Department of the City of Helsinki, Urban Tech Helsinki and the Design Academy of the Design Museum and Ornamo.

Children’s PechaKucha

A warm welcome to kids’ own PechaKucha!

5 September at 12 – 1 pm
Helsinki Central Library Oodi, Maijansali
Töölönlahdenkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki
The venue is accessible for all.
The event is held in Finnish.

You can register here.

PechaKucha Night developed by Japanese architects is one of the most popular main events during Helsinki Design Week. PechaKucha is a series of presentations for which each speaker selects 20 pictures. Each of them is shown to the audience for 20 seconds so that each presentation lasts exactly 6 minutes and 40 seconds. 

In 2022, HDW is giving the floor to children to create their version of the super popular event. At Oodi, school children will take the stage. They will speak about topics that are inspiring and exciting to them right now. We can expect at least a presentation about football and video games.

Helsinki Design Week is part of the Culture Path by the City of Helsinki, and in cooperation with SuoMu, the Finnish Association of Design Learning, HDW has produced PechaKucha guidelines for headmasters and teachers in Finnish, Swedish and English. This can be found here.