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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Upcoming Events, Autumn 2012

Upcoming presentations and discussions with Hella Hernberg and Helsinki Beyond Dreams this autumn. Welcome! 28.8. Miniseminar: Designing for Better Cities at Design Forum Shop, Helsinki. 29.8. Lecture: “Everyman’s Urbanism” at the 4th Sustainable Summer School Expert Day at WDC Pavilion, Helsinki 6.9. Breakfast discussion: Co-creating a Sustainable City. Co-moderated with Ida Kukkapuro, at +Studio Breakfast series […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Helsingin Sanomat, 28 June

On 28 June, Finland’s biggest newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat featured us with almost a whole spread of articles. The deputy mayor of Helsinki, Pekka Sauri wrote a review of Helsinki Beyond Dreams (right), and with HS editors, we went on a journey to find new, undiscovered gems around the city. »Read the book review here  

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Helsinki Day with New Books

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 […]

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Activists and officials at WDC Pavilion

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 […]

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News from NYC and London

We are back in Helsinki after spending two fantastic weeks with book launches in New York and London. Thanks to Finnish Institutes in both cities for organising interesting seminars and exhibitions. Grassroots innovations in Helsinki seem to be of interest abroad. Our list of retailers is growing: You can now find the book at MoMA […]

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