THE NEXT HELSINKI - International Call for Alternatives to the Proposed Guggenheim Helsinki


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We call upon architects, urbanists, landscape architects, artists, environmentalists, students, activists, poets, politicians, and all others who love cities to suggest ways in which Helsinki and its South Harbor can be transformed for the maximum benefit of the city. We invite submissions that devise this transformation at whatever scale – and whatever medium – contributors consider appropriate: the site itself, the harbor, the city, the country.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Idea, Open
Genre Urban
Country Helsinki
RegDeadline 2 March 2015 GoogleCal iCal
2 March 2015 (via Online)
Eligibility All

”The city is the greatest collective work of art ever conceived and Helsinki is one of the most exquisite.

We are seeking projects that infuse urban life with meanings that attach artistry to every aspect of the everyday.

Emanating from this spectacular waterside site, we hope to find new ideas about dissemination, participation, and collaboration, not simply the anachronism of another conventional containment vessel for yet more of the too familiar media of traditional art production.”

Michael Sorkin, Chair of the Jury

Michael Sorkin, Chairperson
Ilona Anhava
Walter Hood
Juha Huuskonen
Juhani Pallasmaa
Miguel Robles-Durán
Andrew Ross
Neil Spiller
Joanna Warsza
Mabel Wilson
Sharon Zukin
Kaarin Taipale, secretary of the jury

The jury and the organizers will try to ensure that the most provocative, thoughtful, and artfully presented contributions get a full public airing in Helsinki and New York, with the goal of seeing them widely aired and realized.

Entry Fee

Checkpoint Helsinki, G.U.L.F. (Global Ultra Luxury Faction), Terreform, New York

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