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Plans and meetings

Posted on October 21, 2010 at 22:39, by pigasus

Airikka met with the art school students today to communicate the wishes residents have for the cultivated work of art. The wishes put forward by the residents were to have areas of all sizes for cultivating, a place for hanging out, a box with a lock for tools and a compost bin. The residents were also hoping that the artwork would become a monument of Arabianranta. Read more

WDC Application Blues

Posted on February 4, 2011 at 22:12, by pigasus

At the end of December 2010 we heard from Artova that the dog park materials we had prepared for WDC in August weren’t sufficient and that we would have to fill in an official application form. The timing was difficult as I and my husband Tero Pajunen would be travelling from the beginning of January. Writing the application was thus postponed until the beginning of February. Read more

How it all began

Posted on April 20, 2011 at 22:46, by pigasus

I think it was in March 2011 that I noticed an A4 notification on the school wall where a group was looking for people to participate in the organisation of a film festival.

I’m Nikita Gavrilenko, and I started studying cultural management in the adult education programme of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in January 2011. Earlier I had studied Russian trade and international commerce, among other things, and in 2009 I graduated from the Metropolia Fashion and Clothing programme. Films have always been close to my heart; I believe in the healing power of moving pictures. In my studies, I will be concentrating on all things cinema, things like film festival organisation.

I remember vivdly the day I called Susanna and got an invitation for an interview at Kääntöpaikka. Read more

Another grower meeting at the School of Arts

Posted on May 18, 2011 at 22:06, by pigasus

The second grower meeting at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture saw little participation.

I met Scott at the plot of cultivation the previous Sunday and so knew beforehand about the plans he and his students had made. Stara had promised to deliver fewer than 20 concrete rings but it would still amount to less than one cultivation ring per grower. Furthermore, the donation of a garden shed is now a dead duck. Read more

A small setback

Posted on June 13, 2011 at 22:23, by pigasus

After the meeting at City Planning Department, I decided to contact the commercial partners personally to find out how keen they were to continue with the co-operation plans with Helsinki.

Design Dog Park has had two strong candidates for partners, both of which have expressed their interest in co-operation. One is a manufacturer of pet foods, other is a company that produces functional design. Read more

Should you finish what you’ve started?

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 22:32, by pigasus

The AFF project started in 2010. The reception was good and there was a clear demand for a film festival, and so there was continuation this year, too. We are already making plans for the next year. The event has taken root quickly and I believe that people know to expect it every year… it would perhaps be downright irresponsible to abandon a process that has enjoyed such a good start.

This year the festival tasks have been divided to many different parties and participants. Pieces have been cut out that correspond to the motives and strengths of each of those involved. We have been thinking about what kind of tasks would benefit doers the most, and what parts of the festival production are such that the participants should get to know them and gain knowledge and know-how. Read more

Meeting 10.11.2011

Posted on November 10, 2011 at 23:32, by pigasus

Meeting for Artova Film Festival 2012




1. No replies to our recruitment message

  • Our message was too “commercial”
  • Interns require a compensation for their work
  • We’ll explain ourselves better: ideology, local city culture, local city culture revolution, being motivated by things other than money

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Let’s get it started, My House Arabianranta!

Posted on January 6, 2012 at 13:27, by Minun taloni Arabianranta

Let’s Get It Started (MC Hammer)
Just before Christmas I received a phone call from Janne, the chairman of Artova. I was asked to take a role of leading this project, My House Arabianranta.  A week later I called back: ”Yes, I’ll take it!”

The initial plan for the project sounds already interesting: the planners and the inhabitants together demonstrate how the building functions in everyday life. Read more

Who, what, when?

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 22:39, by pigasus

I’m a street festival newbie. I joined the festival organisation and volunteered to work in the publicity team: traditional tricks and social media. I got on board because of the “job description” – I hadn’t even visited the events of previous years.


And that means that you might find yourself all at sea. Fortunately, every successful project starts with a wad of questions: What? Where? To whom? And why?

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Arabia Street Festival in full swing

Posted on March 8, 2012 at 22:16, by pigasus

Hi! I’m Taneli Kainulainen, the producer-in-chief of Artova Street Festival, and this is my first entry. Last year, I participated in planning the concept for the Street Art Festival and co-ordinated a street music spot in front of Kääntöpaikka.

The event production was kick-started with a planning meeting where we drafted the division of tasks and responsibilities. Everything ran smoothly because are production team consists of people who are active and clearly committed to the event. We also managed to complete a tentative schedule for the production. Read more