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MFF 2015 – all around Helsinki, August 20-23

Media Facades Helsinki, organised for the 5th time, will go nomadic. The programme becomes visible on the digital screens of Helsinki’s metro and tram lines with the Interrupting the Everyday campaigns. In the Night Sites programme, a new project will open in a new location every night.

On the Night of the Arts, August 20, the evening will be spent in the Tähtitorninmäki park as part of the Observemus event. In collaboration with the Runokuu poetry festival we open our first night site at 9 pm, with the project Tales from Frontiers (Marikki Hakola, Jarmo Vellonen, Epa Tamminen, Jone Takamäki) illuminating the Observatory facade and yard with images and sounds.
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The next night, Friday August 21, a new night site will open by the Hanasaari power plant and coal hill. The final programme will be published in early August – for more information also visit our Facebook page!

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The program for Helsinki Festival has been published!

Media Facades is a partner festival for Helsinki Festival.

Here you can find the program of the Helsinki Festival 2014: http://www.helsinginjuhlaviikot.fi/

Welcome to the Helsinki Festival!

 

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Media Facades returns to Lasipalatsi Square, August 21-24

This year, Media Facades returns to the Lasipalatsi Square, where the new projects for 2014 will premiere on the Night of the Arts, August 21.

The theme for Media Facades 2014 is Participatory City. The are projects are shaped in interaction with the citizens – and this year also with other representatives of urban nature, such as the plants and the bees!

More information on the MFF2014 programme in the coming weeks.

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Media Facades Helsinki production, Urban Alphabets by Suse Miessner

Media Facades festival produces this year Urban Alphabets by Suse Miessner.

Our touring program for 2014 already kicked off as Suse Miessner’s Urban Alphabet was presented at Medialab-Prado’s facade as part of the ARCO’2014 program in February 21. Urban Alphabets is going to travel around to many festivals from the Connecting Cities network in 2014.

Website of the project: www.ualphabets.com

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Meeting of artists and curators January 28-29, Berlin / transmediale.14

The meeting of Connecting Cities curators and artists was held in Berlin in connection with transmediale.14 , January 28-29.

In the meeting the new projects were chosen and the program was decided for the Connecting Cities network and festivals for the year 2014.

The Connecting Cities artists and curators joined for the official transmediale.14 program and continued with a Connecting Cities Panel discussing the topic Blackout on the 31 January. On the following day the Connecting Cities’ workshop analyzed the potential of urban media facades, visual language, audience and participation and telepresence.

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Register for the Robin Hood workshop!

Easy money!? Want to get money without work!? No strings attached! – A Robin Hood workshop on the ethics and politics of financial economy at Made in Kallio, Vaasankatu 14, Helsinki, August 19-21.

Join the Robin Hood gang, mutate into parasites of financial economy and gain access to money without a necessity to work. This is no joke! We shall walk you to our camp in the Sherwood forest, follow the money routes of financial economy, log into the brains of the elite at Wall Street, appropriate their most important knowledge and put it to work for us. Read more…

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Vaasankatu: the venue for 2013

The main venue for Media Facades Festival 2013 will be Vaasankatu in Kallio, Eastern Central Helsinki. The notoriously-famed street, the “Knife Boulevard” is currently undergoing interesting changes, with art and culture activists living side by side with the traditional porn shops and bars. In Summer 2013, Vaasankatu is in experimental use as a pedestrian street. Read more…

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Artist and curator workshop, Marseille

Curators and artists of the Connecting Cities network gathered in Marseille in February 5-8. to discuss projects and programme for the 2013 events. Hosted by Videospread, the workshop enriched the perspectives on the Networked City theme, in light of the concepts presented by the artists. Read more…