My House Arabianranta is a week-long event that takes place in autumn 2012 and illustrates the journey of five local buildings from the drawing board to the everyday life of its residents.
The goal is to raise awareness of how blocks of flats are built, what are the factors that affect the local architecture, and how the Per cent for Art Scheme has been used in the art purchases of the buildings. You can read more here.
Would you like to open your building, or perhaps even your own flat, to the public in autumn during Helsinki Festival or Design Week? Ask your housing co-operative to sign up for My House Arabianranta event! The five most distinctive buildings will be taken on board.
We are particularly interested in:
- an environment that encourages people to spend time together
- a fresh way of utilising communal spaces
- residents who are willing to take part in the event
Please mention in your application, if your housing co-op already has someone who would like to be our contact person, or someone who has existing links to the architect of the building and the artist whose artwork is displayed in it.
We are also looking for volunteers to help organising the event. Come and use your interest in home living and design, and skills as a photographer, event publicist, storyteller or something else. We’d love to hear from you!
If you want to participate, let us know by 3.2.2012 by sending a message (satu.onnela[at]gmail.com).