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EXHIBITION The year 2014 will mark the centenary of the birth of designer Ilmari Tapiovaara. In honour of the event, Design Museum will stage an extensive exhibition of Tapiovaara’s work. The theme is considered in particular from the perspectives of the social responsibility of the designer and sustainable development.
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OUR SHOPPING Closeness to nature and DIY culture influence Helsinki’s shopping scene. Craftsmanship becomes a trend once in every generation, and that is the time when Grandma’s tips come in handy. With self-made products or those produced by local artisans you can make sure there is quality in both the materials and the design. Upcycling, recycling and re-making are part of the culture of ecological and ethical values in today’s urban Helsinki.
EXHIBITION A group of Finnish fashion designers are designing a swimwear collection for Monokini 2.0. The swimwear collection is modeled by women who have gone through breast cancer. The collection will be also exhibited in a performative catwalk venue. The artistic director of Monokini 2.0 is the art duo Tärähtäneet ämmät / Nutty Tarts. The original idea is by Elina Halttunen (PhD), the woman with one tit.
TO DO&SEE Helsinki is a great city for cycling and by bicycle you get to see many things that otherwise are unaccessible. Many people in Helsinki cycle to work all year around. Helsinki has an over 1,000 km of bicycle paths.
EXHIBITION Is there a place for unstaged photography in art?