Helsinki is the northernmost Human Cities participant. The Finnish capital is known for its beautiful architecture and light summer nights. In recent years, the city has seen the uprise of a booming pop-up culture and urban movements, such as the now global Restaurant Day. Technological know-how and a successfull startup scene are also important trademarks of the city.
Human Cities Helsinki is represented by Group X from Aalto University. The focus of the programme in Helsinki will be to activate public spaces and to encourage interaction through design.
This video is “filmed” with Canon EOS 350D. Approximately 3000 images were taken in the city of Helsinki during the summer 2009 and edited in PhotoShop to gain the miniature feeling.