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Jazzing up the project & fruits of brainstorming

Posted on September 29, 2011 at 19:53, by pigasus

Spirit of Artova invited all interested area residents and parties to an open brainstorm. We figured that it was the short notice that reduced the amount of participants to a handful but our meeting in Kääntöpaikka yielded ideas by the bucketful! We took My House Arabianranta initiative and Design Dog Park under consideration.

As the representative of the dog park, I briefed the participants quickly about the idea behind Design Dog Park, where we are now and what we are going to do from here on in. Read more

We’re looking for buildings and volunteers for My House Arabianranta event

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 20:14, by pigasus

My House Arabianranta is a week-long event that takes place in autumn 2012 and illustrates the journey of five local buildings from the drawing board to the everyday life of its residents.

The goal is to raise awareness of how blocks of flats are built, what are the factors that affect the local architecture, and how the Per cent for Art Scheme has been used in the art purchases of the buildings. You can read more here.

Would you like to open your building, or perhaps even your own flat, to the public in autumn during Helsinki Festival or Design Week? Ask your housing co-operative to sign up for My House Arabianranta event! The five most distinctive buildings will be taken on board. Read more

We’re looking for buildings and volunteers for My House Arabianranta event

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 23:54, by pigasus

My House Arabianranta is a week-long event that takes place in autumn 2012 and illustrates the journey of five local buildings from the drawing board to the everyday life of its residents.

The goal is to raise awareness of how blocks of flats are built, what are the factors that affect the local architecture, and how the Per cent for Art Scheme has been used in the art purchases of the buildings. You can read more here.

Would you like to open your building, or perhaps even your own flat, to the public in autumn during Helsinki Festival or Design Week? Ask your housing co-operative to sign up for My House Arabianranta event! The five most distinctive buildings will be taken on board.

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Co-ordinator’s first appearance

Posted on February 13, 2012 at 20:24, by pigasus

Hi! My name is Minna Reinilä, and at the turn of the year I started my work trial at culture and resident house Kääntöpaikka, where I run the everyday functions and take care of PR, and at Spirit of Artova, where I’m a co-ordinator. I’m sure I’ll find out in the near future what all that means. At this point, it would seem that I’ll participate in co-ordinating Arabianranta Street Festival and join the media relations team of AFF. Writing is a dear hobby of mine, and I’m very interested in sharing in this blog how I experience working in this kind of environment.

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Virtual Design Dog Park

Posted on April 22, 2012 at 22:48, by pigasus

Matti Lahtinen, a Metropolia student, is adding the finishing touches to his creation, the virtual Design Dog Park. The idea is to enable people to enhance their experience in the dog park with the mobile application that also includes all the design elements. Also, as a kind of “by-product”, a browser-based 3D model has been created, which means that you can visit the place on-line where ever you are. The browser version is already in operation.

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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.

 

 

Translation by Pigasus Translations.

Group dynamics and dynamic groups

Posted on December 31, 2012 at 15:37, by pigasus

When volunteers are making an event, the motivation must be something other than money. Starting from the “we want you” announcement of AFF, it has always been about having a good time.

 

I was interested in AFF because, in addition to liking the idea of having fun with nice people, I wanted work experience in the culture sector. In many an internship the gist of it is that the unpaid intern gets to work the shredder or scrub the toilet, but in AFF there were real responsibilities for all motivated participants! It felt like Artova respected and valued the ideas and skills of our motley crew, a bunch with a very diverse background. This diversity made our event complete and multi-faceted, it couldn’t have been done without those different skills and points of view. The organisers should represent the same amount of diversity your desired audience has. The input from each team member spoke louder than any CV.

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