PixelAche Talks

      Climate Changes in the City 22.11.2018

Climate Changes in the City :: 22.11.2018 @ Design Museum

Is the 2050 urban plan of Helsinki, a plan from and for the right side of our brains? Is it mostly concerned with order, functionality and clarity?

The left brain hemisphere concerns the detail, the right the larger scale, they need to coexist and communicate in order to be the masters of chaos in a growing complex world. Helsinki seems to be leaning, as most growing cities, towards experimentation, but in reality it shuts down spaces where such has started bottom-up and as spontaneous cooperative processes from independent citizens. So why are cities being built towards permanent structures? Why is top-down winning the needed balance? Why are there so many empty buildings? Why such rigidity in cities when most of us citizens are becoming more and more fluid in changeable life-styles!
Do we need pockets of chaos in the cities, like Suvilahti in Helsinki, to feed this duality between the left and the right brains?

@ Design Museum
17:00 – 20:00

17:00-17:15 Welcoming words
17:15 – 17:40 Opening remarks of the guest speakers
17:40 – 18:40 Panel debate
18:40 – 19:00 Discussion with the audience
19:00 – 19:30 Final remarks and future works
19:30 – 20:00 Networking

Moderator: Pedro Aibeo, MSc, MSc PhDc Architect, Aalto University, Kone Research Fellow, CEO of Gamified Cohousing, Vis. Ass. Professor at UNAM Mexico.

Panu Lehtovuori, Professor of Architecture, Head of Research Group Urban Planning and Design at the University of Tampere;
Anni Sinnemäki, the Deputy Mayor for Urban Environment of the City of Helsinki;


      Public Assembly 22.09.2017
      Public Assembly 23.09.2017
      Public Assembly 24.09.2017

Days 22, 23, 24.9.2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 at Oranssi Concert Room,

Organisations, informal groups and interested individuals participate

an open Assembly to discuss topics of public interest.

What economy for Helsinki?

As part of the public Assembly during the festival, Yhteismaa, Pixelache and Commons.fi  are calling for a discussion on “What economy for Helsinki?”, to identify and promote joint advocacy towards Helsinki City by other economy actors in Helsinki.

One of the questions we would like to ask during the Assembly, is can we come to collective input/advocacy in light of Helsinki Strategy 2017-2021 curently being drawn up? Commons.fi has sofar handed in the following proposal : Solidaarisuus ja yhteistalous sek yhteiskunnallinen yrittjyys, calling among other for a working group at the city council.

The Assembly time for this moderated discussion is from Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th, from 18 – 21pm. The coordination team of RIPESS Europe (http://www.ripess.eu/) is visiting Helsinki during the weekend, and will participate the Assembly and share on ongoing experiences elsewhere in Europe.

Welcome to all interested to the Assembly!

Please send in any comments, questions in beforehand, to rubyvdwekken @ gmail . com