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Action in the background

Posted on June 21, 2010 at 23:33, by pigasus

Tuula Isohanni sent a message, saying that she had discussed the idea with Markku Hakuri, the professor of environmental art at Aalto University, and that the idea was in Mr. Hakuri’s view feasible.

Niina Puumalainen enquired about the opinion of the owner of the plot, the Real Estate Department of the city, and found that the department reaction was positive. Their message was that the city would be content with a nominal rent but it would have to be clear who is responsible for the upkeep of the plot and the cultivation.

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Looking good!

Posted on September 1, 2010 at 08:54, by pigasus

At this point, it’s clear that we can use the empty plot for cultivation in the summer of 2011. We would have liked to start this year, but no can do. It’s ok, though, the future looks bright, and everything has went so well that you wouldn’t believe. At least I wouldn’t, true to my Finnish brand of scepticism.


The Arabianranta art co-ordinator, Tuula Isohanni from Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, has taken the project under her wing. She has managed to achieve progress both with the city and with the School of Arts. The project now has the support of the city, and the planning will start at the department of environmental art sometime in the autumn. The application for a WDC initiative has been handed in, and it’s realistic to expect that it will pass and that financial support would come from that quarter.


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After winter

Posted on March 1, 2011 at 22:23, by pigasus

During winter, the planning went on in the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture headed by Scott Elliott. In November, Scott met with the architect in charge of Arabianranta area in the City Planning Department, and the designs and plans made by students were sent to the architect already by the end of the month. December saw three designs chosen and presented to the city decision-makers, after which one of the designs was selected for realisation.

At the end of February, Scott, Tuula Isohanni and the architect from the City Planning Department had one final meeting about the budget and matters concerning some last loose ends. In the beginning of March, the chosen plan was handed over to the environmental engineer of the Land Division of the Real Estate Department who would use it when landscaping the plot.


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Helsinki Public Works Department and Gammel Dogs Association to become partners

Posted on August 23, 2011 at 22:05, by pigasus

Design Dog Park project group asked for a meeting with the project manager Armi Koskela from Public Works Department and the quality controller Ritva Keko. They graciously agreed to come.

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Town plan concerning the dog park location to be late

Posted on November 4, 2011 at 22:56, by pigasus

kuva: Timo KirkkalaI asked to be updated on the progress of the town plan draft at Helsinki City Planning Department. The plan has to cover the whole surrounding park area as well, and it has to be completed before the rest of the project and construction can proceed.

The department was quick to reply: “The department is currently working on the town plan. The plan will probably be delivered to the planning committee as a proposition. Read more

The wheels of the city go round and round…

Posted on February 16, 2012 at 20:31, by pigasus

As settled in the last meeting with the Public Works Department, we were invited to attend a planning meeting at the department 16.2.2012.

There were a lot of people in addition to our three representatives. Tomas Palmgren, project manager of investment office, chaired the meeting. There were also the office manager, region planner and the project leader of this initiative, all of who have been in touch with us in the past, and finally the purchasing contract planner consultants from Vireo Oy. Read more

Hämeentie is ours!

Posted on March 10, 2012 at 22:49, by pigasus

Taneli the producer smiles broadly in our meeting. He has a good reason to, because at the moment he’s our hero. He conquered Hämeentie.


Hämeentie is a street nearby. In previous years, the street festival has sprawled on both sides of the street, and this year too we’ve made plans to place programme and show venues to the community centre Kääntöpaikka, Galleriakäytävä, Comics Centre and the yards of Toukola area single-family houses. And now, according to the most recent news, also on Hämeentie.

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Artova Kino concept as a moving picture

Posted on September 7, 2012 at 22:29, by pigasus

Mari Andersson ja Azar Saiyar deconstructed the Artova Kino concept into bite-size entities in Artova Film Festival (AFF) mini seminar 7.9.2012 (see the video in this post). They told about the joys and challenges of running a movie club that has established itself in the Helsinki movie scene. They also told about funding, facilities, hunting down rights to films, film traffic, motivation, ambition and the magic of the moving picture.



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