Better Cities Together Seminar September 8th

Tapahtuma,Seminaari 23.8.2016

The seminar aims to introduce different ways and viewpoints for co-creation. Why is co-creation important to cities? How have the ways of co-creation evolved? Where is co-creating taking us?

Venue: Helsinki City Hall, Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13, Helsinki

Time: 8.9.2016 klo 8.30-13

After the seminar you have a possibility to visit the new Helsinki Lab at the City Hall foyer with the Chief Design Officer of the city.

The event is organized by The Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo, Association of Visual Communication Designers Grafia, The Association of Finnish Architects’ Offices (ATL), Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA) and City of Helsinki in co-operation with Design For Government (DfG), the Aalto University’s Creative Sustainability master’s programme.

The event is free of charge. Pre-registration is needed.


08:30 Coffee and Registration

09:00 Opening remarks – Anne Stenros, Chief Design Officer, City of Helsinki

09:15 KEY NOTE Co-creating the city – designing your way out of urban challenges – Runa Sabroe, Programme Director, Danish Design Centre

10:00 Better Cities by Participatory Architecture - Inari Virkkala, Architect, Uusi Kaupunki (New Urban) Collective

10:30 Do-It-Yourself Urbanism – Shaping Cities from the Bottom-up, Timo Hämäläinen, Urban Blogger

11:00-11:15 Break 11:15-11:45 Designing Change – Mel Woods, Reader, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD), University of Dundee

11:45 Visions for Better Cities – Discussion 

Reijo Väliharju, Development Manager, City of Tampere

Kaisa Lähteenmäki-Smith, Phd. Political Science, Science Specialist, The Prime Minister’s Office

Jyrki Vanamo, Managing Director, Architect, mapdon

Salla Heinänen, Executive Director, The Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo

Anna Salonen, Interior designer and CEO, MottoWasabi

12:25 Closing Remarks and Introduction to Helsinki Lab

12:30 Lunch


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