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…

City Sleep Light

FEEL THE PULSE OF THE CITY AT SLEEP

Antoine Schmitt’s project for Media Facades Europe 2010, City Sleep Light makes a radical move by transforming a whole building into the sleep light of the city, akin to the sleep light of a computer. All the lights are pulsing together in an organic rhythm, turning the building into a living organism. Read more…

The 25th hour of Kallio

RAPID LOCAL ART

For the Media Facades Festival 2010, gallery Alkovi and m-cult invited a group of artists to collaborate on a media art process reflecting urban space. The 25th hour of Kallio was a collaborative workshop and process of collective curating, where 11 artists worked together for one weekend in the neighbourhood of Kallio. Read more…