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Lähiöfest2017: 'People-Driven City' Seminar

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University of Helsinki Great Hall (Juhlasali)

Unioninkatu 34

00100 Helsinki


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The languages of the event are Finnish (morning) and English (afternoon).
Seminaarin kielet ovat suomi (aamupäivän osuus) ja englanti (iltapäivä).


Lähiöfest2017, or Festival for neighbourhoods, is a festival about the city and what unites it. Lähiöfest2017 puts emphasis on areas of the city in the midst of change. With this festival we look to inspire broader discussion and thus we invite all to share thoughts and experiences in its first international seminar.

The seminar 'People-Driven City' brings together experts and activists involved in projects that combine placemaking and city planning, entrepreneurship and community work. The seminar presents different intiatives that represent both grassroots work and more traditional structures. We look how and where 'bottom-up' and 'top-down' initiatives can meet. What creates value and identity in a place? What kind of new catalyst roles could the civil servants and research institutes such as universities and larger entreprises take? How does social entrepreneurship work in neighbourhoods? What can we learn from other cities and each others' experiences?

Lähiöfest2017 -tapahtuman pääseminaari ‘People-Driven City’ 29.9. järjestetään kaikille kaupungin tulevaisuudesta kiinnostuneille. Seminaari katsoo kaupungin muutosta ihmisten näkökulmasta: miten alueiden arvoon ja identiteettiin voidaan vaikuttaa, miten yrittäjyys ja sosiaalinen vastuu voivat kohdata, miten lähiöiden korjauksia voidaan tehdä ihmiset huomioiden sekä mihin kaupunkimme ovat matkalla ja mitä voimme oppia muualta. Kysymyksiä tarkastellaan sekä ‘ylhäältä alas’- että ‘alhaalta ylös’-näkökulmista, ja etsitään keinoja niiden tuomiseksi lähemmäksi toisiaan.

SPEAKERS puhujat

Our guest speakers are leading experts and visionaries in their fields, representing different European cities as well as different disciplines and approaches.

Puhujamme ovat kaupunkien kehityksen vaikutusvaltaisia suunnannäyttäjiä Suomesta ja Euroopasta, ja he edustavat kattavasti eri aloja ja lähestymistapoja.

Kees Christiaanse (NL)

Urban planner & Architect, Future Cities Laboratory Programme Leader, founder and partner of KCAP

Philippe Castaing (UK/FR)

Chief curator and connector at MakeShift

Egbert Fransen (NL)

Director at Pakhuis de Zwijger

Madeleine Nobs (SE)

Business Developer, Sustainable Business, NCC Building

Simon van Dommelen (NL)

Initiator & director, LOLA

More to be announced - stay tuned!
Puhujia julkistetaan lisää pian!

PROGRAM ohjelma

The seminar program will be published during the summer.

Half of the seminar will be in Finnish and it will concentrate on topics related to Helsinki and Finland. The other half will be in English and broaden the discussion to an international context.

Seminaarin aamupäivä on suomenkielinen, keskittyen erityisesti Helsingin ja muiden suomalaisten kaupunkien muutokseen. Iltapäivä on englanninkielinen ja näkökulma laajempi: kysymme, miten tulevaisuuden eurooppalaista kaupunkia rakennetaan.

PARTNERS yhteistyökumppanit

This seminar would not be possible without our wonderful partners and sponsors.

The main partners of the seminar are Danske Bank and Kiinteistömaailma. The content partners are Aalto University, AaltoPRO, Architecture Information Centre Finland and NCC Suomi. We are thankful for the generosity of Embassy of the Netherlands in Finland, Embassy of Estonia in Finland and Finnish Cultural Institute in Netherlands.

City of Helsinki is the main supporter of Lähiöfest2017. The main partners are Vahanen and K-Market.

FAQs usein kysytyt kysymykset

If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Suomenkieliset tiedot tulossa pian. Jos sinulla on kysyttävää, ethän epäröi olla meihin yhteydessä!

Don't you offer student or other discounts?

We don't offer a discount automatically. However, students and 'active citizens' (activists, people volunteering in different associations etc.) can apply for a cheaper, sponsored ticket (á 55€). Read more and apply for the discount code by August 15th here: http://bit.ly/peopledrivencity-discount

Students from partnering study programs will receive VIP tickets via their own university.

What's included in the ticket price?

Most importantly: full day of top-notch programme with prominent international and Finnish experts, change-makers and visionaries. Also: coffee. Note that lunch is not included in the price. Many of the best restaurants in Helsinki are located in the area nearby and you'll get a chance to pick your favourite (we'll give you tips, too).

Can my organization order and pay tickets by invoice?

If you wish to buy more than 5 tickets and would prefer an invoice, send your order by email to info@lahiofest.fi.

Can I volunteer at the event?

To apply to become a volunteer, or to know more, contact paula@lahiofest.fi. Volunteers should be available for the whole event day and possibly also the day before for a shorter period. Volunteers receive free tickets to the seminar (obviously!) and should be able to watch most of the talks.

What's the cancellation / refund policy?

Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the event, until Sept 22nd 4pm.

Also free VIP tickets (yhteistyökumppaneiden kutsuvierasliput) should be cancelled 7 days before the event. We want to create a great event with a great buzz for as many people as possible, so we will charge a penalty fee of 50 euros for late cancellations and no-shows.

What is the language of the event? Millä kielellä seminaari järjestetään?

The seminar is divided into two parts: the first one in the morning is held in Finnish, focusing more on the context of Helsinki and Finland. After lunch we broaden the view and all talks and interviews will be held in English.

Seminaari on jaettu kahteen osaan: aamupäivän osuus on suomeksi, lounaan jälkeen osuus englanniksi.

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