CHRISTMAS OFFER: 25% off until 20 December 2013!


If you haven’t a copy of Helsinki Beyond Dreams yet, now is your chance! We offer the book for 27 euros (25% off normal price) until 20 December 2013.

Remember to order soon if you want the book delivered before Christmas!
Destination: Final date to order for delivery before Christmas (shipping price)
Finland: 16/12 (Economy mail 3€) | 17/12 (Priority mail 5€)
Nordic Countries: 12/12 (Economy 7€) | 17/12 (Priority 9.25€ except Norway 14€)
Europe: 11/12 (Economy 7€) | 16/12 (Priority 9.25€ – Non-EU countries 14€)
Canada and USA: 4/12 (Economy 7€) | 12/12 (Priority 14 €)
Other countries | 1/12 (Economy 7€) | 8/12 (Priority 14 €)

Happy Christmas times!
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(Please note the dates are provided by Finnish Post, and Urban Dream Management cannot take responsibility of any changes in the delivery schedules.)


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2nd edition out now!

In between sailing and biking trips around summery Helsinki we are glad to announce that the second edition of Helsinki Beyond Dreams has just arrived  from the printing house. The books are again available online or from our retailers. The content of the second edition is the same as the first, except some minor corrections (meaning that the new one is even a bit better!).

Since our latest news update, we have also delivered books to some new stockists around the world, including Bookhandeln Konst-ig in Stockholm, Your Mind in Seoul and Basheer Graphic Books in Singapore. See our full list of retailers here.

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Monocle Shop and William Stout Books

It is our pleasure to announce that Helsinki Beyond Dreams is now reaching better availability around the world through our favourite retailers farmacias similares viagra. Monocle Shops in London, New York, Hong Kong and Toronto, and the legendary William Stout Architectural Books in San Francisco are now stocking this title.

This gives a great push towards 2013. We wish everyone a brilliant New Year!



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Book Review by Project for Public Spaces

Along the summer we’ve been delighted to see a lot of blog posts and newspaper articles popping up in connection to Helsinki Beyond Dreams. Here’s a link to an extensive review of Helsinki Beyond Dreams by Brendan Crain from Project for Public Spaces. This text really captures well the essential message of the book, which applies to many cities around the world, not only Helsinki.

“Helsinki Beyond Dreams illustrates how LQC [lighter, quicker, cheaper] interventions add up to a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts by generating a more robust public discussion around public space. For that alone – never mind the crisp writing and beautiful illustrations – the book is well worth a read.”

Another blog post well worth reading is an interview by Pop-Up City, unfolding the background of Helsinki Beyond Dreams and offering more insight into some of the projects presented in the book. For Helsinki enthusiasts, Pop-Up City offers a lot more of Helsinki-related articles too.



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The Magic of Sac Magique

“This was just about the most fun I have ever had doing a project,” says Sac Magique, the fantastic illustrator behind the cover and main illustrations of Helsinki Beyond Dreams. Have a look here at his magical works.

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HEL/LO Let’s Talk about Dreams

We’ve been invited by the Finnish Institute in London to speak at HEL/LO Let’s Talk – a series of four events that will bring together architecture and design professionals from London and Helsinki for a lively discussion and exchange of ideas throughout the year.

The first event to kick off the series 24 May is called HEL/LO – Let’s Talk About Dreams. Editor of Helsinki Beyond Dreams, Hella Hernberg, will join the discussion that focuses on self-initiated, DIY architecture and design projects that shape the cities and communities we live in. Have a look at Hella’s interview at the event’s pages.

HEL/LO will also be the London launch for Helsinki Beyond Dreams and the book is for sale at the event.

HEL/LO – Let’s Talk About Dreams
Thu 24 May, 6–9 pm
The Gopher Hole, 350–354 Old Street, London, EC1V 9NQ

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Monocle 06/2012 and Monocle Daily

We are really happy to have been covered in so many media articles lately, but this one of course made us especially glad: Helsinki Beyond Dreams in the July/August issue of Monocle! In the same issue, the famous quality of life survey, where Helsinki still ranks high as 2nd best city in the world.

You can also listen to us on Monocle Daily evening news, 12/07/2012.


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Yle News, 11 July

Helsinki Beyond Dreams made the way to the evening news yesterday! Yle, the Finnish national broadcaster, published an inclusive story of Helsinki’s flourishing urban culture, featuring We Love Helsinki, Restaurant Day, us and the newly launched local “factory”, Made in Kallio, together with comments from our cultural minister.

»Watch the news here (the story of urban culture starts at around 18:15)

»Read the article “Helsinki on uusi Berliini” (Helsinki is the new Berlin) here


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Helsinki Day with New Books

Writers Matti Klinge, Hella Hernberg, Leena Parkkinen and Kirsi Piha with moderator Tommi Laitio from Demos Helsinki

On Helsinki Day, 12 June, Demos Helsinki organised an evening with new books on Helsinki. The panel discussion at the WDC Pavilion was an exceptional encounter with experienced and renowned specialists (such as professor Matti Klinge), young writers (such as Leena Parkkinen and Hella Hernberg) and ex politicians (such as Kirsi Piha) – covering all imaginable perspectives of past, present and future Helsinki.

The books featured were:
Pääkaupunki: Helsinki ja Suomen valtio 1808-1863 (by Matti Klinge)
Mitä tapahtuu huomenna Helsingille? (by Ellun Kanat)
Keltainen kaupunki – Yellow City (by Napa Illustrations)
Helsinki Beyond Dreams (by Hella Hernberg)

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Activists and officials at WDC Pavilion

Hella Hernberg, Eero Holstila, Timo Wright and Ville Relander had a fruitful discussion on 5 June. Photo: Anni Syrjänen

Urban activists and city officials will encounter next Tuesday 5 June, 12-1 pm at the WDC Pavilion.

We’ve been invited by OK Do to host a discussion around Helsinki Beyond Dreams. More precisely, we’ll be talking about new grassroots culture and how the city’s rules and regulations meet citizens’ ideas.

Speakers will be: Hella Hernberg (editor of Helsinki Beyond Dreams), Eero Holstila (former head of Helsinki Economic Development), Ville Relander (Helsinki food culture strategy, Abattoir) and Timo Wright (Bermuda Helsinki).

The event is inspired by a book action taking place right now. Urban Dream Management together with Cable Factory and Abattoir have distributed copies of Helsinki Beyond Dreams to Helsinki’s city officials and members of the city council. We hope that the good message will spread and open up new kinds of interaction between citizens and the city’s official policies.

Welcome! The event will be in Finnish.
»Event page on Facebook 

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  • Helsinki Beyond Dreams is a book about new urban culture and how it can make a difference.