Robin Hood

TOUCH AND FEEL THE CAPITAL – AND MAKE IT YOUR OWN!

There is no outside of global financial capitalism so we have to find ways to work within it. Robin Hood – a cooperative fusing economy, art and activism works towards new forms of economy and organisation.  For Media Facades Festival 2013, Robin Hood created an interactive campaign including a 3-day workshop and an  urban installation. Read more…

TransEurope Slow

A BIKE RIDE THROUGH EUROPE

Take a virtual bike ride and explore the development of European cities through the eyes of the urban cyclist. TransEurope Slow negotiates modern cities and finds places that tell contemporary stories which move beyond tourist attractions, stereotypes, and city brands. Your journey will seamlessly switch from Liverpool to Helsinki and Madrid, linking the cities and highlighting their differences, and similarities. Read more…

Urban Takes Helsinki

A SOCIAL MAP OF THE CITY

What meanings do we attach to the city space while documenting it, and how does the social video landscape reflect urban realities? Urban Takes Helsinki, a project by Michelle Teran, looks at personal stories and different perspectives of Helsinki as depicted through online video. The project is created in collaboration with seven amateur videomakers living in the city who post their videos on YouTube. Read more…

The Race Code

A  RACIAL TECHNOLOGY?

The Race Code is a photography based installation that tackles with issues of race, culture and perceptions of one’s self and the other. The installation consists of a photo booth, a face recognition software and a wall projection of a matrix of faces. The program takes a passport-like picture of the viewer, performs instant measurements of the face, which then appears on the projected matrix of faces. Read more…

Kallio Archive

MOMENTS FROM A DISAPPEARING CITY

The Kallio district in Helsinki is currently changing rapidly through gentrification and real estate development. The Kallio Archive is an open media service documenting the life of the neighbourhood on video. The archive collects moments from a disappearing city and publishes its materials for free use on the web. It is based on a concept of “near media” which reflects urban memories online – and is used and produced by the residents. Read more…