The Next Helsinki | Checkpointhelsinki, Gulflabor, Occupymuseums, Terreform
Top-Down Guggenheim to Bottom-Up Helsinki: Could an audience for art become encouraged to create its own works through participation? If so, what would characterise a collaborative architecture? Inspiration is often found through necessity, in reclaimed spaces and recycled materials.
With the renewal of commercial ports in Helsinki, there exist significant areas of the city with abandoned dock equipment; photographing it by urban exploration a game to be played with the authorities. This process will reach the heart of the city as Southern Harbour finds itself unable to cope with a new generation of cruise liner.
What if the surplus paraphernalia of boarding and loading ships could be put to new uses in support of artistic endeavour throughout the city?