Peilikirkas oli äänestäneen yleisön suosikki

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Peilikirkas oli äänestäneen yleisön suosikki

Taiteilija katusuunnittelutiimissä -hankkeemme on edennyt luonnosten julkisen nähtävilläolon ja kommentoinnin päättymiseen  -  12.-26.10.2015 esillä olleista teosluonnoksista Peilikirkas sai eniten ääniä kaikilla foorumeilla Tamperelaisen äänestyksestä nettisivuillani annettuihin kommentteihin. Kiitos kaikille kommentoijille! Täällä vielä linkki alkuperäiseen uutiseen, jossa kaikki luonnokset ja projekti taustoineen esitellään. 

Uutisoin hankkeen jatkosta sitä mukaa kun projekti kehittyy, ja kuulen edelleen mieluusti kaikenlaiset kommentit liittyen taidekentän ja julkisen tilan suunnittelukentän yhteistyön kehittämiseen. 

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Public art in Stockholm

I was lucky to be part of a group of people working on the field of public art in Finland, that visited the important public art sites of Stockholm about two weeks ago. The so called 'Percentage for Art' -principle is used there nation wide, and put to action trough operators like the Statens Konstråd, a state funded organization promoting and organizing public art projects. We also visited the construction site of New Karolinska Solna hospital, a huge new hospital, in which the 'Percentage for Art' -principle has been used. 

a snapshot from a slideshow in their showroom presenting the project 

a snapshot from a slideshow in their showroom presenting the project 

The Finnish Government has also listed promoting public art as one of their top projects in the field of culture in the upcoming 4 years. Looking forward to seeing what this will mean in practice. 


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new operator in the field of Finnish street furniture design

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new operator in the field of Finnish street furniture design

I recently had the pleasure of meeting the founders of a Finnish startup called Bongo House. A new company started only in the beginning of this year their mission is to connect Finnish designers and artists with local manufacturers, to produce high quality street furniture that makes you smile. 

What impressed me was that instead of being just a new designer company, they aim at creating a network trough which new ideas and ways of doing could more easily find their way into production and to use.  I highly appreciate their friendly and open approach and wish them the best of luck in facilitating the collaboration between the artists, manufacturers and the municipalities interested in building more interesting public spaces. 

The work in the cover photo is called Ystävä (Friend) and it's designed by Risto Luoma. You'll find more photos of it here.

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A brief talk at the Tapahtumien Yö Happening

As part of a 24h talk series, I'll be talking about how we could update the 19th century way of integrating public art into everyday surroundings, to suit contemporary design processess, and how that could add to the quality of our public spaces.

Central Square, Tampere, August 6th, 1pm 

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