Update – an article in Helsingin Uutiset
I’ve been asked to help with a community project in recently developed district of Kalasatama in Helsinki. Annika Niskanen and Mikko Niemisto are working now to assist the local community in claiming the public space and turning it into a park. After nearly a year of work, they got a city council permission to turn a section of an outdoor public car park into a recreation area. Several meeting with Kalasatama community were called, where the adults and kids of the area designed the hangout area.. Painting the tarmac road and granite rocks in vibrant colours was first in the agenda.
Kivinokka is a peninsula on the seaside in Helsinki. The nature reserve a place of summer cottages, gardening allotments, forest walks and an annual environmental art exhibition. This year I’m taking part in the show, that is in its 11th year running.
A group of former and current EA students of Aalto, we called the exhibition “The Last Lingonberry”, to reference the constant threat of building development in the area, as well as the recent decision to discontinue the Environmental Art program in the University.
More about the exhibition here.
Here’s a sneak peek of my work, six interventions located throughout the area, to be discovered accidently.
Circa 2014 (2014), Installation in a cultivated forest